Yikes! I didn't expect 4+ week to pass so quickly... Lots of behind the scenes work here, so let's try to get caught up...
I've packed up a bunch of mystery boxes over the past month and I've been back to my storage space a couple of times to pull more stock to include in them. Thanks to those of you who ordered a box recently! http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/mystery-box
- New: Super Eight Loop 023 - digital - New: Super Eight Loop 022 - digital - New: Super Eight Loop 021 - digital - New: Super Eight Loop 020 - digital
- Now: BLOODYMINDED "No Fun Fest 2005" CD - Now: BLOODYMINDED "No Fun Fest 2006" CD - Now: B!193 Mark Solotroff "Symmetrical Spaces Of Communication" Cassette - Now: Super Eight Loop 001-019
- Later: BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" LP/CD/Digital - Later: BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" Digital single - Later: Mark Solotroff "The Myth Of Community" Cassette - Later: Super Eight Loop - embroidered patch - Later: Slogun "This Way Comes" CD (compiles 7-inch singles and rarities) - Later: The Rape of Angels - a new publication collecting all 19 issues of the BloodLust! noise and metal newsletter/zine from 1995-96. - Later: BloodLust! Field Guide: Cassette Series - a new publication illustrating 19 early cassette releases on the label.
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I've been busy getting the BLOODYMINDED Instagram profile underway, with live photos, archival posters and flyers, and a bit of commentary on older releases. Here are a few images, but please check them all out: @bloodymindedchi
ALBUM UPDATE: Megan and I wrapped up the LP/CD/Digital design work and everything is in production. We are targeting a late-May/early-June release date. Here's a first look at the album front cover. We haven't posted it anywhere else yet:
We've continued posting these album teasers, with key lyrics from the album. Please feel free to save and share these images on FB and IG:
The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the heavy-electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a band known for its aggressive and confrontational live shows. In The Fortieth Day, Reyes and Solotroff utilize guitar, bass, drum machine, and analog synthesizer to create epic, blackened, psychedelic-industrial drone soundscapes.
I've been quietly working on a new recording over the past couple of months, and after reviewing the master numerous times during the past week, I sent it off to the cassette duplicator. I'm still working on the cover artwork, so I don't have anything to share right now, but I can say that it will be packaged in 5" x 7" poly clamshell album with wraparound covers and it will include a pin and a download code. The title is "The Myth Of Community" and the track titles are "Administrative Framework" and "Institutional Transparency."
My instagram profile is now a public/business account, so please check it out. Here are some recent highlights: @marksolotroff
Ensemble Sacrés Garçons was initially billed as a collaboration between Iugula-Thor and Intrinsic Action (with support from Sshe Retina Stimulants) and we released our debut in 1995, on Old Europa Cafe, which you can stream here:
We received word that David is back at recording and mixing, so we should be reviewing new tracks fairly soon...
T-shirts are available via our Bandcamp page: https://synthnightmares.bandcamp.com/merch/nightmares-mouth-t-shirt Nightmares is the synth trio of Jonathan Canady (Angel of Decay, Dead World, Deathpile, etc.), David Reed (Envenomist, Imvixor, Luasa Raelon, etc.) and Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED, The Fortieth Day, Intrinsic Action, etc.)
I ordered embroidered patches with the Super Eight Loop logo design and they should be available within a month. Here's an image of the test patch:
I completed four more entries in the S8L digitization process since the last update. You can download and/or stream them all on Bandcamp. Thanks to those of you who have been following closely, as well as initiating some great conversations with me about this effort!