Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Three new synth releases from Mark Solotroff


BloodLust! is pleased to announce the release of the first three recordings in a new analog synth initiative from Mark Solotroff. “Spatial Settlement Patterns,” “Psychological Mobility,” and “Vantage Points” are out now, via iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify, and in a limited edition of audio cassettes. 

Solotroff views these recordings as possible soundtracks for movement through metropolitan terrains, whether by foot, bike, car, or public transportation. An evolution from his overloaded wall-of-synth-noise Super Eight Loop recordings, which began in New York as soundtracks for walking through a pre-sterilization Times Square, these new recordings are far more nuanced and dynamic. Notably, they are meant to be listened to at a more moderate volume – allowing city sounds to blend into the music – and so as not to drown out voices, traffic, construction and other day-to-day urban sounds.

Solotroff may be better known as the vocalist of the doom metal band Anatomy of Habit (Relapse Records) and the heavy electronics band BLOODYMINDED (BloodLust!), but he has a 30+ year history playing analog synthesizer. His synth work has been at the core of his bands BLOODYMINDED (1995-present) and Intrinsic Action (1984-1995), he has recorded and released 100 hours of lo-fi analog synth music under the name Super Eight Loop, he plays synth and guitar in the duo The Fortieth Day and he is part of the occasional dark synth trio Nightmares.

Solotroff has also contributed synth to several other bands, live and/or in the studio, ranging from a four year role in Wrekmeister Harmonies to guest appearances with diverse electronic, experimental and metal bands, including Brutal Truth, Consumer Electronics, Indian, Locrian and Plague Bringer.

Solotroff is now recording and performing tenebrous analog synth music as a solo artist, with renewed vigor and determination. His bass-heavy soundscapes have been said to unsettle some listeners and calm others. Additional recordings in this sequence are forthcoming.

B!188 Mark Solotroff "Vantage Points"
C-30 Cassette - Edition of 25


Order, stream + read about it here:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/b-188-mark-solotroff-vantage-points-cassette
$5.00 + postage



Available digitally via:

Bandcamp
iTunes


B!187 Mark Solotroff "Psychological Mobility"
C-30 Cassette - Edition of 25


Order, stream + read about it here:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/b-187-mark-solotroff-psychological-mobility-cassette
$5.00 + postage



Available digitally via:

Bandcamp
iTunes


B!186 Mark Solotroff "Spatial Settlement Patterns"
C-30 Cassette - Edition of 25


Order, stream + read about it here:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/b-186-mark-solotroff-spatial-settlement-patterns-cassette
$5.00 + postage



Available digitally via:

Bandcamp
iTunes

 



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mark Solotroff - Live Photos - 05-08-17

Mark Solotroff
May 8, 2017
The Empty Bottle
Chicago

Photo courtesy of WatchthemwatchyoU

Photo courtesy of Bryan Wendorf

Monday, May 08, 2017

Mark Solotroff - Solo Synth Set - Tonight (5/8/17)


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A final reminder for tonight's free show at The Empty Bottle with Wrekmeister Harmonies, Trevor De Brauw (solo guitar, member of Pelican) and DJ Skyler Rowe (Rash, Anatomy of Habit). I will be playing a doomy analog synth set.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1884123095210553/

Monday, May 01, 2017

BloodLust! May 2017 Update

The BloodLust! May 2017 Update has been sent to the mailing list and can be viewed here: http://eepurl.com/cJRGIz