Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Sanguine Futures is now available for pro-order at Bathetic Records I highly recommend the bundle option with the great William Cody Watson record, Bill Murray, it'll disappear on July 10th, the official release date for SF---- Thanks to everyone involved for the faith and support. On Sanguine Futures, Kolodij was aided in arranging by Type Records' John Twells, who also produced and mixed the record at Seventh Door Studios in Massachusetts. Trumpet by the renown Greg Kelley. James Plotkin mastered. Simon Fowler did the beautiful artwork. John Hency, William Cody Watson and Omar Mashaal forever.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Video Premiere over at FOXY DIGITALIS for the Omar Mashaal composed piece- "River Runs Like Jewels" Boston’s High Aura’d (aka John Kolodij) has been making quite the impression over the last few years on a series of exquisite short-run tapes and CDRs. And honestly, even though said releases were all very good and quite lovely in their own right, they didn’t really prepare me for the heavy, stunning mass that is Kolodij’s first LP, Sanguine Futures. Joined by Type Records boss, John Twells (who helped with arrangements and mastering), High Aura’d reaches a new cosmic plane. Solemn drones bend from the sky, echoing like endless prayers being sent to a God that never existed. It is music that aches and breathes (something particularly true for the song featured in this fantastic video by Omar Mashaal). Layers are stretched like skin over muscle, painting a pretty facade for the distressed horror that’s buried underneath. This is living, folks, and there’s nothing left to do but let it wash over you and take you away in its blackened currents.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SHOW/ Record UPDATES....

Show this coming Tuesday, June 19th with my old friend AREA C and Eat Cloud at O'Brien's in Allston, MA. Big guns being drawn. Also, Sanguine Futures, my debut 12" LP will drop July 10th on Bathetic Records with a release party, also at O'Brien's with Animal Hospital and Ehnahre... more on these soon..............