Prairie Fire

PF050 Celer – ‘Truth Abandons’ C60
Ed 150 w/ DL. In June of 2012, I spent several weeks packing to move to a new apartment. Everything was in boxes, and I realized that the majority of my possessions were CDs and vinyl, mostly copies of my own releases. That month, I took many of my own copies of CDs and records to Disk Union, selling them for less than half of wholesale prices, just because I couldn’t get rid of them otherwise, and to lighten the load of moving. I got rid of a few keyboards, including a Korg that I found on the street in Ochiai, I ended up leaving for the electronics garbage man. When something in your life is changing, for a while everything seems like a blur, and like you’re always moving to a new hotel room. You’re going to the same place, but it isn’t home yet. There was a pile of boxes in the corner of the room, an open balcony window, and a laptop on the floor. I watched the movie Overboard several times, just because the DVD was still in my computer, and hadn’t been packed up with everything else. Unpacking slowly, things began to come out, and piece themselves together into functionality again. In boxes of randomness I found some tapes of unused recordings, made sometime in my older apartment, for a show at Forestlimit in Hatagaya a few weeks before, when I used an open cassette player for live modulation. All those recordings came together, and once cut to length, fit as individual pieces of a wider whole. It took several weeks, but the pieces with no place eventually find somewhere, and fit, whether it was the intention or not. Then, most importantly, they have a home. Full album DL w/ artwork.

PF051 Harrow – ‘Wanderer’ C69
Ed. 100 w/ DL. In the spring of 2012, we had the idea to begin documenting the Canadian Black Metal scene west of the Great Lakes. We immediately took to scouring our contacts and the internet looking for folks who producing raw BM that worked for our ears. The first band to sign on for this project was Harrow, from Victoria B.C. Wanderer is essentially, two albums in one. The a-side (Wanderer) features studio tracks that mesh neo-folk and black metal where the b-side (Wandering) is live tracks recorded on a 2011 Wanderer tour. Pro-Duplicated and printed. Full album DL w/ artwork.

PF052 Walden – ‘Metchosin’ C30
Ed. 100 w/ DL. Walden is the second edition in our ongoing documentation of the Western Canadian BM scene. Like Harrow, Walden revolves around one person (Jacob Moyer) and is also from Vancouver Island. Metchosin however, is some next level shit. Described as atmospheric black metal, post-black metal, folk black metal – you name it – it’s not enough to properly convey what’s happening on this tape. Tribal folk flows seamless into blackened hardcore and then turns on a dime into pummeling raw BM, capped off with a forest inspired outro. Full album DL w/ artwork.


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