Tue, Apr 30 2013: GOG
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, Arizona noise innovator GOG. Masterminded by Michael Bjella, GOG has toiled in the underground noise community for a decade, releasing records that have been widely respected and regarded as essential.
GOG's latest album, ‘Ironworks’, was previously released only on vinyl last December and will be available on CD and digital through Season of Mist later this year. ‘Ironworks’ was recorded in a late 19th century blacksmith shop; the album is an ode to the death of the American dream.
Regarding the signing, Michael Bjella states: “I started GOG to explore the darker sides of thought and life. I want to create things without restriction and form that can transport people and possibly make them confront their own fears. Things that are truly dark but have contrast. To borrow a line from one of my favorite artists, in case there might be harmony, then it is the harmony of accident, of chaos. I’m not trying to make harmony. Season of Mist has shown that they are not afraid to push the envelope with challenging music and sound. With their support I will continue to do that in GOG and bring my ideas to a new and bigger audience, I'm beyond excited”.
"At its darkest, GOG is an imposing glorification of nothing. At its brightest, GOG is our saviour. A swirling vortex of white and black, virtue and nihil, that finds equilibrium in entrancing drone." – Lurkers Path