Monday, June 24, 2019

SUPER EIGHT LOOP 038

Monday, June 17, 2019

SUPER EIGHT LOOP 037

Thursday, June 13, 2019

SUPER EIGHT LOOP 036

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SUPER EIGHT LOOP 035

Monday, June 10, 2019

BloodLust! June 10, 2019 Update

The latest news from BloodLust! HQ

BloodLust! June 10, 2019 Update



I'm just popping in for a quick update, primarily to give some updates on expanded BLOODYMINDED album availability and to announce the Ensemble Sacrés Garçon T-Shirt pre=order. Please scroll down to the ESG section for details.

It's been a busy week, or so, and I only managed to get one Super Eight Loop remaster done, although there has also been some very solid progress on two new The Fortieth Day recordings, which I'll give more details on in an upcoming update...

- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L034


- New: BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" LP/CD/Digital
- Now: BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" Digital single
- Now: Mark Solotroff "The Myth Of Community" Cassette
- Now: Super Eight Loop 001-032


- Next: Slogun "This Way Comes" CD (compiles 7-inch singles and rarities)
- Next: The Rape of Angels - a new publication collecting all 19 issues of the BloodLust! noise and metal newsletter/zine from 1995-96.
- Next: BloodLust! Field Guide: Cassette Series - a new publication illustrating 19 early cassette releases on the label.

 

I'm continuing to add items to the BloodLust! Discogs store, including in-stock and extra personal copies of out-of-print label releases, as well as used items and rarities. Please check it out here:
https://www.discogs.com/seller/bloodlustchicago/profile


After a long layoff, I'm also adding many in-stock and some rare items to my eBay store. Please check it out here:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=bloodlustchicago&_sop=1



Mystery boxes are still in demand. Thanks to those of you who ordered a box recently!

http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/mystery-box

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We've had a couple of new reviews:


Musique Machine:

https://www.musiquemachine.com/reviews/reviews_template.php?id=7289&fbclid


Dargedik Rock Metal Webzine (Peru, in Spanish)

https://www.dargedik.com/2019/06/bllodyminded-bloodyminded-2019-review.html




The Armageddon Shop in Providence and Boston has our new album in stock 
http://armageddonshop.com/


The American Damage webstore now has our 2LP in stock
https://american-dreams.zone/product/bloodyminded-bloodyminded/



Chicago folks: the three Reckless Records stores (Loop, Wicker Park, Lakeview) are the exclusive Chicago store to stock our new 2LP/CD for the month of June.

https://www.reckless.com/


For those overseas, vinyl copies of our new album are available exclusively in the UK and Europe, for the month of June (while supplies last), from Industrial Coast.

https://industrialcoast.bigcartel.com/product/bloodyminded-2xlp

OUT NOW:


BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" (album)
2LP on 180-gram black vinyl in heavyweight gatefold jacket/8-panel digipak CD/Digital
Bandcamp: 
https://bloodyminded.bandcamp.com/album/bloodyminded
iTunes: https://apple.co/2XILdvM


BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" (three-song digital single)
Bandcamp: https://bloodyminded.bandcamp.com/album/bloodyminded-2
Itunes: https://apple.co/2GLG7tg
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2GSyykv
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2GMrh5v
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2V3brfM
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XTxGBN

 

ANATOMY OF HABIT
Anatomy of Habit formed in Chicago in October 2008 and is composed of Alex Latus (Guitar), Isidro Reyes (Percussion), Skyler Rowe (Drums), Mark Solotroff (Vocals), and Sam Wagster (Bass)



The next Anatomy of Habit show has been announced and it's on Tuesday July 30, with pioneering L.A. post-punk band Savage Republic and Chicago's End It All.

https://www.facebook.com/events/319393682285866/


Here we were, last week, working on a new song. I didn't have lyrics yet...



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INTRINSIC ACTION
Intrinsic Action was an industrial/power-electronics band, founded by Mark Solotroff in 1984, in Chicago, and dissolved in 1995, in New York, when BLOODYMINDED began.

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THE FORTIETH DAY
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.

Two new releases are in the works, including one recording for the label Ruido Horrible from Mexico City. More details to follow...

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MARK SOLOTROFF


Mark Solotroff "The Myth Of Community" Cassette
- Hand-numbered edition of 50 copies
- C-60
Packaged in a 5" x 7" poly clam shell album
- Color wraparound cover
- 1-inch pin
- Download code

https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/the-myth-of-community

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Bandcamp: https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/the-myth-of-community
Itunes: https://apple.co/2I4Qfyr
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KKQnWF
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2I0w7Nz
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2HYK52E
Amazon: 
https://amzn.to/2I2fSjd

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ENSEMBLE SACRÉS GARÇONS
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:
https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/album/intrinsic-action-iugula-thor-ensemble-sacr-s-gar-ons





http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/ensemble-sacres-garcons-t-shirt

Pre-orders are now available

Ensemble Sacrés Garçons 2019 design in GREY ink on BLACK T-shirts.

This is the design that was sold at the Ensemble Sacrés Garçons concert in April 2019 at Ligera in Milan, Italy

(Additional black and white image provided to better illustrate design)

Pre-orders are available through Sunday June 30, 2019, and the shirts will go into production on Monday July 1, 2019. I expect to ship them on or around Monday July 15, 2019.

Exclusive to this pre-order is a greater range of sizes, including:
WOMEN'S: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
MEN'S: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large, 2XL, and 3XL

After the pre-order closes, this design will only be available to order in Men's Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.

As with previous BloodLust! shirts (Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action, Sleep Museum, Super Eight Loop, TEN SUICIDES, The Fortieth Day, Nightmares, Mark Solotroff) these are professionally printed black Gildan 100% pre-shrunk cotton short-sleeve T-shirts with printing on the front.

The women's are fitted T-shirts. The men's are classic, full-size T-shirts, in the sense that they run a bit large, particularly compared to more snug-fitting American Apparel and H&M style T-shirts.

 

NIGHTMARES 
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.)

We've been listening to David's masters and everything sounds great! Now we're leaning heavily on Jonathan for his artwork and his  design skills...

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SUPER EIGHT LOOP
MINIMAL SYNTH MUSIC FOR ANALOG OBSESSIVES.
Super Eight Loop is series of 100 hour-long analog synth recordings by Mark Solotroff


I've completed one new release since the last update. As always, you can stream them all on Bandcamp:


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l034

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Ensemble Sacrés Garçons T-Shirt Pre-Order

http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/ensemble-sacres-garcons-t-shirt

Pre-orders are now available

Ensemble Sacrés Garçons 2019 design in grey ink on black T-shirts.

This is the design that was sold at the Ensemble Sacrés Garçons concert in April 2019 at Ligera in Milan, Italy

(Additional black and white image provided to better illustrate design)

Pre-orders are available through Sunday June 30, 2019, and the shirts will go into production on Monday July 1, 2019. I expect to ship them on or around Monday July 15, 2019.

Exclusive to this pre-order is a greater range of sizes, including:
WOMEN'S: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
MEN'S: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large, 2XL, and 3XL

After the pre-order closes, this design will only be available to order in Men's Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.

As with previous BloodLust! shirts (Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action, Sleep Museum, Super Eight Loop, TEN SUICIDES, The Fortieth Day, Nightmares, Mark Solotroff) these are professionally printed black Gildan 100% pre-shrunk cotton short-sleeve T-shirts with printing on the front.

The women's are fitted T-shirts. The men's are classic, full-size T-shirts, in the sense that they run a bit large, particularly compared to more snug-fitting American Apparel and H&M style T-shirts.

http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/ensemble-sacres-garcons-t-shirt




Musique Machine on BLOODYMINDED


https://www.musiquemachine.com/reviews/reviews_template.php?id=7289



Bloodyminded - Self Titled [Bloodlust! - 2019]

Chicago based Bloodyminded is a fairly unique project within the wider noise scene, and in particular, Power (Heavy) electronics / Death Industrial sub-genre. As these genres are often one-man affairs, & Bloodyminded is made up of six members, each of whom is already quite famous in the world of experimental music. Perhaps this is the only PE group in the world with such a large line-up.


Undoubtedly, the most famous member of the project is its founder and leader - Mark Zolotroff, a veteran of Power Electronics / Noise scenes. Back in 1984, his first project, Intrinsic Action, became quite famous in certain music circles. He is also the founder of the label BloodLust!, on which almost all Bloodyminded albums were released. It does not make sense to mention all the projects and achievements of Mark Solotroff, since today we are talking about the PE-band Bloodyminded, which was formed in 1995 after the completion of the Intrinsic Action. At the moment, the discography of Bloodyminded has eighteen mini-albums and singles, as well as six full-length albums.

In 2019, after a rather long break of six years, Bloodyminded released a new, self-titled full-length album. Traditionally, the album is released on the Mark Solotroff's label - BloodLust !. The album is released in two physical formats - CD and double vinyl LP. All this, as well as the digital version of the album, is available for ordering on the label’s website or on the band’s Bandcamp page.


The album cover is a black and white image of the facade of an industrial building, factory or multi-story car park, made in perspective upwards. The image does not contain any halftones and is made in stamp style. Upstairs, on a black stripe, Bloodyminded is written in plain white bold font. Since the album is self-titled, this name can be attributed both to the project and to the album. Despite its extreme simplicity, I liked the cover for both its directness and brutality. Perhaps it is not very suitable for a style like PE and is more suitable for something more industrial. But, nevertheless, it has its own style and charm.

The album, with a total duration of just under forty-three minutes, consists of thirteen tracks of different lengths - from one and a half minutes to five and a half minutes.

The musical part of the album is a monolithic sound canvas. This is such a solid and indivisible work that I don’t dare to single out any particular track. In all the tracks, a single compositional feature is present - the base is a monotonous, sometimes slightly rhythmic, analog synthesizer sound line, around this the band build other elements. Each track features a different secondary element -  going from grinding, almost electric discharges to the monotonous electronic drone. Around this, we hear various sounds, noises, and effects supporting the main structure. Sometimes it becomes like Harsh Noise; sometimes it is like Drone Ambient. There is almost no development in the compositions, to some extent, they are static, but in all the tracks there is something resembling an introduction and ending.

But, the main role is played by vocals. These are present most of the time, and quite often from the beginning to the end of each composition. This is a slightly distorted male voice, with very clear, almost like an actor, diction. This vocal is not flashy like most PE vocalists do, but Mark Solotroff reads the text in a raised voice. You can hear his pent-up rage, anger, and pain. In some parts of the composition, Mark's vocals are supported by the voices of the other members of the band, which creates a special effect. The combination of vocals and musical/noise parts creates the feeling that this album is a theatrical performance with a rather extreme and experimental soundtrack. Surprisingly, it is the vocals that create the effect of immersion in the overall sound. While listening, I often caught myself thinking that I didn’t want it to ever end.

I am a rather capricious listener. There are many PE projects that I like, but I haven’t been satisfied with a single album. It seems that Bloodyminded is the very thing that I would like to hear in the genre of Power Electronics. No doubt I'm impressed. So, we have a very strong and solid album, sure there’s not much in the shape of innovative ideas- however, what you get here is best of the PE genre tunneled together to create this great album.

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Sergey Pakhomov

Dargedik Rock Metal Webzine on BLOODYMINDED

https://www.dargedik.com/2019/06/bllodyminded-bloodyminded-2019-review.html