Monday, January 20, 2020

Ensemble Sacrés Garçons on Bandcamp

Ensemble Sacrés Garçons now have a dedicated Bandcamp page:

https://ensemblesacresgarcons.bandcamp.com/

JANUARY 20, 2020 UPDATE

The latest news from Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED, and Mark Solotroff

JANUARY 20, 2020 UPDATE

Happy New Year and welcome back! After a much needed break, things are up and running again. I'm trying to tighten up the format of these emails so that they're easier and quicker to prep, and I'm also thinking of ways to include more useful/valuable content in these updates.

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- New: Intrinsic Action 1985 - T-shirt

- Now: Super Eight Loop - 001-100


- Next: Super Eight Loop - Book
- Next: Slogun "This Way Comes" CD (Compiles 7-inch singles and rarities - This will be the final release in the BloodLust!/C.O.S. anthology series)


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I'm adding 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


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


- Please click here to be added to the mailing list if you aren't already connected.

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IN ROTATION


Some recent (and older) recordings that I've been listening to. I'll add and remove albums to reflect my listening habits. Some things may linger... I also post things that I'm listening to during the day in my 
Instagram stories

Between the BLOODYMINDED show in December and Anatomy of Habit recording this month, I've been easing my ears back to life. I've also had waaaaaay too much CNN/MSNBC playing in the background...

- Exhumed Corpse "I'll Never Reach Your Plain"
- Pink Floyd/Roger Waters - various
- Slogun "The Pleasures Of Death"
- Swans "Leaving Meaning"
- Tindersticks "No Treasure But Hope"


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ANATOMY OF HABIT

Anatomy of Habit formed in Chicago in October 2008 and is composed of Alex Latus (guitar), Isidro Reyes (metal percussion), Skyler Rowe (drums), Mark Solotroff (vocals), and Sam Wagster (bass + lap steel). The band encompasses elements of doom metal, post-punk, death-rock, noise-rock, industrial, psychedelic, and shoegaze. The band's last album, "Ciphers + Axioms," was released by Relapse Records.






During the first week of January, we recorded our next album at Decade Music Studios, with Sanford Parker. We posted lots of photos and video clips on IG/FB and we're continuing to post lyric fragments from these songs. We'll be moving on to the mixing phase, shortly...

Our first show of the year has been confirmed:

https://www.facebook.com/events/561222871333047/



Website
iTunes
Spotify
Bandcamp
I
nstagram
Facebook

Threadless Shop


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BLOODYMINDED

BLOODYMINDED is a heavy electronic band that was formed in New York, in 1995, after the dissolution of the pioneering American post-industrial noise group Intrinsic Action, which was founded by Mark Solotroff, in Chicago, in 1984. BLOODYMINDED’s live shows are exceptionally energetic and are characterized by physical engagement, layers of abrasive analog synthesizer, aggressive vocals, and abundant feedback. In a live context, BLOODYMINDED celebrate and deconstruct the rock and roll performance.




Our final show of 2019 was a wild one! Thanks to Matt and Justin from Thousands of Dead Gods for bringing us out to Brooklyn. Thanks to Rectal Hygienics, Pharmakon, and Shredded Nerve for joining us and for such powerful performances! And thanks to everyone who came out and packed Apt. 202 to the gills (rafters?) to support us! There are tons of photos and videos on IG/FB, but these photos shot by Jane Chardiet really capture the essence of our performance. Thanks, Jane! We're discussing plans for 2020, which we'll start sharing, as soon as some things solidify... 


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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


Our goal for this month is to finalize the running order of the songs on our forthcoming album and to move on to the mastering phase...


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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.


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Bandcamp
Spotify
iTunes


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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.


https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/merch/intrinsic-action-1985-t-shirt

PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW OPEN FOR EXPANDED WOMEN'S AND MEN'S SIZES -- THE LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER IS FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020

NOTE: This is a pre-order for a greater range of sizes. Once the pre-order period is over, these shirts will remain available in Men's Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large. This is a new design for 2020, with the front cover Goya artwork from the 1985 self-titled Intrinsic Action cassette. White ink on black shirts. Shipping out on or around February 17, 2020


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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.)


The new Nightmares release, "Sub-Sonic Language Transmission," is at the duplication plant and should be in our hands soon. The printed elements (J-Card, 32-page book) are in-hand and they look excellent! We should be announcing the release date soon...


Bandcamp

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MARK SOLOTROFF


Website
Bandcamp
Instagram
Facebook
Spotify
iTunes


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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, launched in 1993. Digitization of all 100 cassettes began in December 2018 and finished in December 2019.


I took a break over the holidays but I'm back at work on the illustrated S8L guidebook. All 100 recordings remain available to stream and/or download via Bandcamp.

Bandcamp
Facebook


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THE SODALITY
BEYOND UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Discogs
Destination Morgue VII

 
Copyright © 2020, Mark Solotroff, All rights reserved.

PRE-ORDER: Intrinsic Action 1985 T-Shirt


Pre-orders are now available


PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW OPEN FOR EXPANDED WOMEN'S AND MEN'S SIZES

THE LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER IS FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020 

NOTE: This is a pre-order for a greater range of sizes. Once the pre-order period is over, these shirts will remain available in Men's Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large.

This is a new design for 2020, with the front cover Goya artwork from the 1985 self-titled Intrinsic Action cassette. White ink on black shirts.

As with other BloodLust! shirts (Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED, Ensemble Sacrés Garçons, Intrinsic Action, Super Eight Loop, The Fortieth Day, Nightmares, TEN SUICIDES, Sleep Museum, etc.) these are professionally printed black Gildan 100% cotton short-sleeve T-shirts with printing on the front. These 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 T-shirts.

Shipping out on or around February 17, 2020

Friday, December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019 Update

DECEMBER 13, 2019 UPDATE


BLOODYMINDED is playing in Brooklyn tomorrow night and it's our first NYC area show in over eight years. It's our last show of the year and of this album cycle. Anatomy of Habit will also be taking a break from live shows and we'll be recording our new album in early January. The other big news is that I've completed the digitization/remixing/remastering process for all 100 Super Eight Loop recordings. What now?!?!?


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- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L100
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L099
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L098
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L097
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L096
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L095
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L094
- New: Super Eight Loop - S8L093


- Now: Super Eight Loop - 001-092
- Now: BLOODYMINDED "Essential Humanity" Digital single
- Now: The Fortieth Day "A Mournful Silence" CD/Digital

- Now: The Fortieth Day "There They Made Their Peace" CD
- Now: BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" LP/CD/Digital
- Now: BLOODYMINDED "BLOODYMINDED" Digital single
- Now: Mark Solotroff "The Myth Of Community" Cassette

- Next: Super Eight Loop - Book
- Next: Slogun "This Way Comes" CD (Compiles 7-inch singles and rarities - This will be the final release in the BloodLust!/C.O.S. anthology series)


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I'm adding 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


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


- Please click here to be added to the mailing list if you aren't already connected.

Homepage
Facebook
Webstore

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IN ROTATION


Some recent (and older) recordings that I've been listening to. I'll add and remove albums to reflect my listening habits. Some things may linger... I also post things that I'm listening to during the day in my 
Instagram stories

- Caïna "Gentle Illness"
- Exhumed Corpse "Obsession"
- Luggage "Shift"
- Mizmor "Cairn"
- Nile "Vile Nilotic Rites"
- Sentient Horror "Morbid Realms"
- Swans "Leaving Meaning"
- Tindersticks "No Treasure But Hope"
- Tomb Mold "Planetary Clairvoyance"


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ANATOMY OF HABIT

Anatomy of Habit formed in Chicago in October 2008 and is composed of Alex Latus (guitar), Isidro Reyes (metal percussion), Skyler Rowe (drums), Mark Solotroff (vocals), and Sam Wagster (bass + lap steel). The band encompasses elements of doom metal, post-punk, death-rock, noise-rock, industrial, psychedelic, and shoegaze. The band's last album, "Ciphers + Axioms," was released by Relapse Records.



Last December we recorded demos for our next album with Matty Russell at Altered States. Since then, we've been refining those seven songs at our weekly practices and during the live shows that we played in 2019. In about two weeks, we're finally recording our new album with Sanford Parker at Decade Music Studios. We don't currently have a home for the album but we absolutely feel that it's time to record definitive versions of these songs and we're excited to dive into the process...


Website
iTunes
Spotify
Bandcamp
I
nstagram
Facebook

Threadless Shop


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BLOODYMINDED

BLOODYMINDED is a heavy electronic band that was formed in New York, in 1995, after the dissolution of the pioneering American post-industrial noise group Intrinsic Action, which was founded by Mark Solotroff, in Chicago, in 1984. BLOODYMINDED’s live shows are exceptionally energetic and are characterized by physical engagement, layers of abrasive analog synthesizer, aggressive vocals, and abundant feedback. In a live context, BLOODYMINDED celebrate and deconstruct the rock and roll performance.

Our final show of the year is tomorrow, Saturday December 14, 2019, with Rectal Hygienics, Pharmakon, Shredded Nerve and DJ Nikki Sneakers, at Apartment 202 in Brooklyn, NY. If you need further details, please feel free to send me an email: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/544012243065374/






Our thanks to everyone who came out to support our recent show at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. It was quite a memorable night! I've posted lots of photos and video clips on IG/FB. For a comprehensive set of striking photos of us, as well as NIKA, Burial Hex, the museum, the guests, etc., I'd recommend checking out this post on Brooklyn Vegan:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/pics-burial-hex-nika-zola-jesus-bloodyminded-the-international-museum-of-surgical-science/


 


BLOODYMINDED "Essential Humanity" (four-song digital single)
Bandcamp: https://bloodyminded.bandcamp.com/album/essential-humanity
Itunes: https://apple.co/2KfP93m



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


Our new album is also available from these locations:


Thousands of Dead Gods (Brooklyn)
https://www.instagram.com/thousandsofdeadgods/


NEdS (Tokyo)
http://www.neds-records.com/



Armageddon Shop (Providence/Boston)
http://armageddonshop.com/


American Damage (Chicago)
https://american-dreams.zone/product/bloodyminded-bloodyminded/


Reckless Records (Chicago)
https://www.reckless.com/


Industrial Coast (UK)
https://industrialcoast.bigcartel.com/product/bloodyminded-2xlp

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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


Paolo was just in Chicago and we did some work related to the next Ensemble Sacrés Garçons album. We'll be working on art and design elements over the winter, now that the album is mixed.

Ensemble Sacrés Garçons T-Shirts are in stock:


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

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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.



We recently delivered a new master to Sergio Sanchez at Ruido Horrible in Mexico City and we're currently working with him on artwork and packaging design. More news soon...




The Fortieth Day "A Mournful Silence" CD/Digital
Bandcamp: https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/a-mournful-silence
BloodShop: http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-a-mournful-silence-cd
iTunes: https://apple.co/2XoL2dk






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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.

Facebook
iTunes
Spotify
Bandcamp 


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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.)


The new Nightmares release, "Sub-Sonic Language Transmission," is at the duplication plant and the packaging elements are now with a printer. Things are expected to move a bit slowly, due to the holiday season, but we expect an early 2020 release. More details soon...


Bandcamp

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MARK SOLOTROFF


I'm taking a short break to decompress, after wrapping up the Super Eight Loop series, but I'll be slowly working on new music that's an evolution of my last several releases from 2017-19. It'll combine synth, environmental sounds, etc., and I hope to present it in a live setting in 2020...



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

Digital:


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

Website
Bandcamp
Instagram
Facebook
Spotify
iTunes


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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, launched in 1993. Digitization of all 100 cassettes began in December 2018.


My thanks to everyone who has been streaming, downloading, and supporting this intense, year-long process! I've had some great ongoing conversations throughout the year, with both long-time and very new contacts,and the feedback has really added a positive dimension to all the work that went into this. All 100 recordings will exclusively live on Bandcamp, for now, unless I can figure out a feasible way to get them on iTunes, Spotify, etc. Now that the music is complete, I'm pleased to announce that I'm working on an illustrated "guidebook" of sorts, that will offer some background and context to the Super Eight Loop series. I'll be discussing the book more, soon, but in the meantime, here are the final recordings:


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l100


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l099


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l098


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l097


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l096


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l095


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l094


https://supereightloop.bandcamp.com/album/s8l093


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THE SODALITY
BEYOND UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Discogs
Destination Morgue VII

 
Copyright © 2019, Mark Solotroff, All rights reserved.