Wednesday, August 19, 2020

August 13, 2020 Update

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

AUGUST 13, 2020 UPDATE

How is everyone doing out there? It's been cool to hear directly from numerous people in different cities and in different countries, regarding their unique situations, as theses past months have played out. I'm still keeping very busy, although I've been more involved with behind the scenes work, in preparation for future releases. That said, I'm excited that the Intrinsic Action "Early Action" CDs arrived! It feels great to finally have these recordings from 1984 heading out into the world... I've also been doing a lot of Discogs work... death metal, black metal, grind, noise... I'm adding new items nearly every day.

Take care and stay safe, Mark


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- New: Intrinsic Action "Early Action" - CD/Digital
- New: The Fortieth Day "03/30/07" - CD/Digital
- New: The Fortieth Day "02/20/07" - CD/Digital

- Now: The Fortieth Day "Narratives Of Cultural Alienation" - Cassette/CD/Digital

- Now: Intrinsic Action S/T - CD/Digital
- Now: Paolo L. Bandera + Mark Solotroff "Geological Plots And Subway Rifts" - Digital+PDF
- Now: Mark Solotroff "You May Be Holding Back" - Digital
- Now Nightmares "Sub-Sonic Language Transmission"
- Now: Intrinsic Action 1985 - T-shirt
- Now: Super Eight Loop - 001-100


- Next: Ensemble Sacres Garcons "Demonization: These Worldly Powers" - LP/Digital
- Next: BLOODYMINDED "Synths Up!" - CD (Live)
- Next: Super Eight Loop - Book
- Next: Slogun "This Way Comes" - CD


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

Homepage
Webstore

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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 maintaining in-stock items and adding 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

 
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IN ROTATION

Here are some recent (and older) recordings that I've been listening to. I add and remove albums to reflect my listening habits. Some things may linger:

- 16 "Dream Squasher"
- A Beautiful Machine "King Tide"
- Burial "Satanic Upheaval"
- Caustic Wound "Death Posture"
- Cemetery Filth "Dominion"
- Convocation "Ashes Coalesce"
- FACS "Void Moments
- Göden "Beyond Darkness"
- Iugula-Thor "Sisters"
- Living Gate "Deathlust"
- Martial Canterel "Objet Trouve"
- Iggy Pop "The Bowie Years" (box set)
- Jason Simon "A Venerable Wreck"
- The Psychedelic Furs "Made Of Rain"
- Slaves No More "The Unravelling"
- Sshe Retina Stimulants "Murked Clutter + Grandiose Punk"
- Vile Creature "Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!"
- The Warlocks "The Chain"
- Wrekmeister Harmonies "We Love to Look at the Carnage"

+ Lots of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Sex Pistols, and The Clash... music, documentaries, etc.


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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.



New Album:

We're excited that we'll be working with Alexandra Lerman, a Brooklyn-based artist - and a dear friend, as we develop the cover art and the design of our new album. You can view some of her work here:
https://www.alexandralerman.com/

Following a couple of changes that we requested, we're waiting for final mixes from Sanford Parker, and then we'll be moving on to mastering.

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.






Live Album:
Song selection is being finalized for our forthcoming CD, "Synths Up!" More news soon...


New album:
Ten new songs are really forming and band members are continuing to share files and to review mock-ups of rough mixes
. We'll keep assembling things remotely until we're ready to head into the studio with Sanford Parker to work on "amplified" sounds, vocals, and mixing.

Instagram
Facebook
Bandcamp
iTunes
Spotify


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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.

New album:
Following the mastering stage with Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, in Chicago, our forthcoming LP, "Demonization: These Worldly Powers," was sent to Smashed Plastic, a pressing plant in Chicago that opened in 2019. Cover artwork is still in progress but we anticipate working with a Chicago screen printer on that element..

Bandcamp

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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.

Our thanks to everyone who has already supported our two recently released archival CDs! We've received some great feedback from people who hadn't heard the original cassettes from 2007.



"02/20/07"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:

https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/02-20-07
BloodShop! for CD:
https://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-02-20-07
iTunes:
https://apple.co/2Adgkti

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4Y9lAsUfYzQDiHTYt6SLYX?si=UjTpPGicRUy_zn_4FpRDjA




"03/30/07"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:

https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/03-30-07
BloodShop! for CD:
https://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-03-30-07
iTunes:
https://apple.co/3h4CvCB
Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4rmmCvqrXuSoB4cxxD7QGx?si=O2p0fdu-RfK8FdVJHaXMZw

Thanks to everyone who has supported our latest album, "Narratives Of Cultural Alienation, which is still available on CD/Digital.



"Narratives Of Cultural Alienation"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:
https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/narratives-of-cultural-alienation
BloodShop! for CD:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-narratives-of-cultural-alienation-cd
iTunes:
https://apple.co/2xoQzF0
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4dZ4480FOXlL9qT7vxqhHR?si=G5DVxf9hTAO2MABWKLqtcg

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.

New album:
"Early Action" is out now on CD and all pre-orders have been mailed out. The CDs feature a 6-panel insert and they're housed in a jewel box. The digital has been released via Bandcamp but the original street date of August 21 is still in effect on iTunes.











Intrinsic Action
"Early Action" (1984)
CD/Digital

Order via Bandcamp:

https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/album/early-action
Order via BloodShop!:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/intrinsic-action-early-action-cd
Order via Ebay:
https://ebay.to/3kFkdda
Pre-order via iTunes:

https://apple.co/30FM4R0


Also available:



Intrinsic Action
"S/T" (1985)
CD/Digital
Order via Bandcamp:

https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/album/intrinsic-action
Order via BloodShop!:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/intrinsic-action
Order via Ebay:
https://ebay.to/3fVR0qC
iTunes:

https://apple.co/2TKgwXX
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4tJRKpz7Mo8nOVULSO0RXx


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

Facebook
Bandcamp
iTunes
Spotify


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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.)



Nightmares
"Sub-Sonic Language Transmission"
Digital + Bonus Mix + PDF

https://synthnightmares.bandcamp.com/album/sub-sonic-language-transmission
The digital version includes a 41-minute bonus track, "A Detachment Of The Soul," which is a decidedly different sounding mega-mix of select tracks from the new album, created by David Reed. The download also contains a PDF of the companion booklet.

Bandcamp

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MARK SOLOTROFF


(On stage with Brutal Truth in 2009)



My recent solo album, "You May Be Holding Back," now has expanded availability via all major digital platforms



Mark Solotroff "You May Be Holding Back" (Digital)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2PCefAEqmGnK3EGEB25723
iTunes: https://apple.co/2CI84m7
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2VlDcOR
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3i0OXE9
Bandcamp: https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/you-may-be-holding-back




Paolo L. Bandera + Mark Solotroff
"Geological Plots And Subway Rifts"
Digital+PDF

https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/geological-plots-and-subway-rifts



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. All 100 recordings are available to stream and download, exclusively via Bandcamp.


                       

Bandcamp

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THE SODALITY

BEYOND UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Discogs
Destination Morgue VII

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In response to the current situation in the USA, and amidst the increasingly global fight against racial injustice, I unequivocally state that I am against the discrimination of African Americans. Further, I want to reinforce that I absolutely condemn white supremacy, racism, bigotry, chauvinism, sexism, homophobia and other oppressive beliefs.

Copyright © 2020, Mark Solotroff, All rights reserved.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020 Update

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


JULY 23, 2020 UPDATE

I hope that you're all feeling well and making the most of this difficult time.

I'm excited to announce that the Intrinsic Action "Early Action" CD is at the pressing plant and it's now available for pre-order. The master that I received from Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room sounds really great, to me, and I think that Jonathan Canady, yet again, created a handsome CD package, for this eighth entry in the archival series that he's worked on with me. Details on ordering follow below.

Take care and stay safe, Mark


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- New: The Fortieth Day "03/30/07" - CD/Digital
- New: The Fortieth Day "02/20/07" - CD/Digital

- Now: The Fortieth Day "Narratives Of Cultural Alienation" - Cassette/CD/Digital

- Now: Intrinsic Action S/T - CD/Digital
- Now: Paolo L. Bandera + Mark Solotroff "Geological Plots And Subway Rifts" - Digital+PDF
- Now: Mark Solotroff "You May Be Holding Back" - Digital
- Now Nightmares "Sub-Sonic Language Transmission"
- Now: Intrinsic Action 1985 - T-shirt
- Now: Super Eight Loop - 001-100


- Next: Intrinsic Action "Early Action" - CD (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER)
- Next: Ensemble Sacres Garcons "Demonization: These Worldly Powers" - LP/Digital
- Next: BLOODYMINDED "Synths Up!" - CD (Live)
- Next: Super Eight Loop - Book
- Next: Slogun "This Way Comes" - CD


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

Homepage
Webstore

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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 maintaining in-stock items and adding 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

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IN ROTATION

Here are some recent (and older) recordings that I've been listening to. I add and remove albums to reflect my listening habits. Some things may linger:

- A Beautiful Machine "King Tide"
- Einstürzende Neubauten "Alles In Allem"
- FACS "Void Moments
- Göden "Beyond Darkness"
- Iugula-Thor "Sisters"
- Martial Canterel "Objet Trouve"
- Iggy Pop "The Bowie Years" (box set)
- The Rolling Stones "Goat's Head Soup" (over and over and over...)
- Slaves No More "The Unravelling"
- Sshe Retina Stimulants "Murked Clutter + Grandiose Punk"
- Tryptykon "Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)"
- The Warlocks "The Chain"
- Wrekmeister Harmonies "We Love to Look at the Carnage"


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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.


Since we're still on hold, as far as shows go, we're not only continuing planning for our next album, I've also been focused on writing. I just shared four new songs with with the other guys, and I'm working on more lyrics, on most days.

New Album:
We're excited that we'll be working with Alexandra Lerman, a Brooklyn-based artist - and a dear friend, as we develop the cover art and the design of our new album. You can view some of her work here:
https://www.alexandralerman.com/

Following a couple of changes that we requested, we're waiting for final mixes from Sanford Parker, and then we'll be moving on to mastering.

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.


(Mark, Pieter, and Megan, Pyramid Club, NYC, 1996)

Live Album:
Basic editing of the recordings from our 2019 shows was completed last week and now we're choosing which songs and which versions will be included on the CD, "Synths Up!" More news soon...


New album:
The foundations of ten new songs are shaping up very nicely, as band members have been sharing their work 
over the past few weeks. We'll keep assembling things remotely until we're ready to head into the studio with Sanford Parker to work on "amplified" sounds, vocals, and mixing.

Instagram
Facebook
Bandcamp
iTunes
Spotify


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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.

New album:
Following the mastering stage with Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, in Chicago, our forthcoming LP, "Demonization: These Worldly Powers," was sent to Smashed Plastic, a pressing plant in Chicago that opened in 2019. Cover artwork is still in progress but we anticipate working with a Chicago screen printer on that element..

Bandcamp

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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.

Our thanks to everyone who has already supported our two recently released archival CDs! We've received some great feedback from people who hadn't heard the original cassettes from 2007.



"02/20/07"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:

https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/02-20-07
BloodShop! for CD:
https://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-02-20-07
iTunes:
https://apple.co/2Adgkti

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4Y9lAsUfYzQDiHTYt6SLYX?si=UjTpPGicRUy_zn_4FpRDjA




"03/30/07"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:

https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/03-30-07
BloodShop! for CD:
https://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-03-30-07
iTunes:
https://apple.co/3h4CvCB
Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4rmmCvqrXuSoB4cxxD7QGx?si=O2p0fdu-RfK8FdVJHaXMZw

Thanks to everyone who has supported our latest album, "Narratives Of Cultural Alienation, which is still available on CD/Digital.



"Narratives Of Cultural Alienation"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:
https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/narratives-of-cultural-alienation
BloodShop! for CD:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-narratives-of-cultural-alienation-cd
iTunes:
https://apple.co/2xoQzF0
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4dZ4480FOXlL9qT7vxqhHR?si=G5DVxf9hTAO2MABWKLqtcg

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.

New album:
The forthcoming CD of recordings from 1984, which will be titled, "Early Action," is at the pressing plant and it's now available for pre-order via Bandcamp and iTunes.



Intrinsic Action
"Early Action" (1984)
CD/Digital

Pre-order via Bandcamp:

https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/album/early-action
Pre-order via iTunes:
https://apple.co/30FM4R0


In the meantime, the self-titled CD of 1985 material is finding its way further into the world...



Intrinsic Action
"S/T" (1985)
CD/Digital
Bandcamp: 
https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/album/intrinsic-action
iTunes: https://apple.co/2TKgwXX
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4tJRKpz7Mo8nOVULSO0RXx


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

Facebook
Bandcamp
iTunes
Spotify


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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.)



Nightmares
"Sub-Sonic Language Transmission"
Digital + Bonus Mix + PDF

https://synthnightmares.bandcamp.com/album/sub-sonic-language-transmission
The digital version includes a 41-minute bonus track, "A Detachment Of The Soul," which is a decidedly different sounding mega-mix of select tracks from the new album, created by David Reed. The download also contains a PDF of the companion booklet.

Bandcamp

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MARK SOLOTROFF



My recent solo album, "You May Be Holding Back," now has expanded availability via all major digital platforms



Mark Solotroff "You May Be Holding Back" (Digital)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2PCefAEqmGnK3EGEB25723
iTunes: https://apple.co/2CI84m7
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2VlDcOR
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3i0OXE9
Bandcamp: https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/you-may-be-holding-back




Paolo L. Bandera + Mark Solotroff
"Geological Plots And Subway Rifts"
Digital+PDF

https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/geological-plots-and-subway-rifts



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. All 100 recordings are available to stream and download, exclusively via Bandcamp.


                       

Bandcamp

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THE SODALITY

BEYOND UNKNOWN PLEASURES

Discogs
Destination Morgue VII

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

In response to the current situation in the USA, and amidst the increasingly global fight against racial injustice, I unequivocally state that I am against the discrimination of African Americans. Further, I want to reinforce that I absolutely condemn white supremacy, racism, bigotry, chauvinism, sexism, homophobia and other oppressive beliefs.

Copyright © 2020, Mark Solotroff, All rights reserved.

Monday, June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 Update

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


JUNE 29, 2020 UPDATE

I hope that this message finds everyone feeling well.

As I've been mentioning, I'm continuing to reduce my social media footprint. The Super Eight Loop Facebook page has been deactivated and I started the same process with the BloodLust! label Facebook page, as well as the profile for The Fortieth Day, which will both be deactivated in about two weeks. My goal is to focus on my own artist pages on IG/FB, as well as those for Anatomy of Habit and BLOODYMINDED. I'm encouraged by the many conversations that these updates have generated and I plan to continue trying to find ways to add value to these communications.

Take care and stay safe, Mark


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- New: The Fortieth Day "03/30/07" - CD/Digital
- New: The Fortieth Day "02/20/07" - CD/Digital

- Now: The Fortieth Day "Narratives Of Cultural Alienation" - Cassette/CD/Digital

- Now: Intrinsic Action S/T - CD/Digital
- Now: Paolo L. Bandera + Mark Solotroff "Geological Plots And Subway Rifts" - Digital+PDF
- Now: Mark Solotroff "You May Be Holding Back" - Digital
- Now Nightmares "Sub-Sonic Language Transmission"
- Now: Intrinsic Action 1985 - T-shirt
- Now: Super Eight Loop - 001-100


- Next: Ensemble Sacres Garcons "Demonization: These Worldly Powers" - LP/Digital
- Next: Intrinsic Action "Early Action" - CD
- Next: BLOODYMINDED "Synths Up!" - CD (Live)
- Next: Super Eight Loop - Book
- Next: Slogun "This Way Comes" - CD


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

Homepage
Webstore

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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 maintaining in-stock items and adding 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

 
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IN ROTATION

Here are some recent (and older) recordings that I've been listening to. I add and remove albums to reflect my listening habits. Some things may linger:

- A Beautiful Machine "King Tide"
- Einstürzende Neubauten "Alles In Allem"
- Exhumed Corpse "DEADBEAT"
- FACS "Void Moments
- Göden "Beyond Darkness"
- Iugula-Thor "Sisters"
- Martial Canterel "Objet Trouve"
- Oranssi Pazuzu "Mestarin Kynsi"
- Slaves No More "The Unravelling"
- Sshe Retina Stimulants "Murked Clutter + Grandiose Punk"
- The Warlocks "The Chain"
- Wrekmeister Harmonies "We Love to Look at the Carnage"


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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.



Following a couple of changes that we requested, we're waiting for final mixes from Sanford Parker, and then we'll be moving on to mastering.

Our show with Liturgy and Leya at the Empty Bottle remains scheduled for August 21, pending changes to stay-at-home orders, Liturgy's tour plans, etc.


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.


(James, Mark, and crowd, Milwaukee Noise Fest, Darling Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 2007)

New album:
The foundations of ten new songs are shaping up very nicely, as band members have been sharing their work 
over the past few weeks. We'll keep assembling things remotely until we're ready to head into the studio with Sanford Parker to work on "amplified" sounds, vocals, and mixing.

Live Album:
We're also compiling a live anthology of recordings from our 2019 shows. It'll be titled "Synths Up!" Editing is underway now. More news about that, soon...

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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.

New album:
Following the mastering stage with Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, in Chicago, our forthcoming LP, "Demonization: These Worldly Powers," was sent to Smashed Plastic, a pressing plant in Chicago that opened in 2019. Cover artwork is still in progress but we anticipate working with a Chicago screen printer on that element..

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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 have two new CDs out this week. They are newly remastered editions of long-out-of-print cassettes from 2007, which document our first two live shows in front of an audience, and which also include processed versions of the shows, in the vein of Intrinsic Action "SCTL" material.



"02/20/07"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:

https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/02-20-07
BloodShop! for CD:
https://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-02-20-07
iTunes:
https://apple.co/2Adgkti

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4Y9lAsUfYzQDiHTYt6SLYX?si=UjTpPGicRUy_zn_4FpRDjA




"03/30/07"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:

https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/03-30-07
BloodShop! for CD:
https://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-03-30-07
iTunes:
https://apple.co/3h4CvCB
Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4rmmCvqrXuSoB4cxxD7QGx?si=O2p0fdu-RfK8FdVJHaXMZw

Thanks to everyone who has supported our latest album, "Narratives Of Cultural Alienation, which is still available on CD/Digital.



"Narratives Of Cultural Alienation"
Bandcamp for CD/Digital:
https://thefortiethday.bandcamp.com/album/narratives-of-cultural-alienation
BloodShop! for CD:
http://bloodshop.bigcartel.com/product/the-fortieth-day-narratives-of-cultural-alienation-cd
iTunes:
https://apple.co/2xoQzF0
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4dZ4480FOXlL9qT7vxqhHR?si=G5DVxf9hTAO2MABWKLqtcg

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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.

New album:
The forthcoming CD of recordings from 1984, which will be titled, "Early Action," was sent to Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room for mastering. I'm anticipating a release in late summer.

In the meantime, the self-titled CD of 1985 material is finding its way further into the world...




Intrinsic Action
"S/T" (1985)
CD/Digital

https://intrinsicaction.bandcamp.com/album/intrinsic-action
iTunes: https://apple.co/2TKgwXX
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4tJRKpz7Mo8nOVULSO0RXx


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

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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.)



Nightmares
"Sub-Sonic Language Transmission"
Digital + Bonus Mix + PDF

https://synthnightmares.bandcamp.com/album/sub-sonic-language-transmission
The digital version includes a 41-minute bonus track, "A Detachment Of The Soul," which is a decidedly different sounding mega-mix of select tracks from the new album, created by David Reed. The download also contains a PDF of the companion booklet.

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MARK SOLOTROFF


(Solo microphone feedback performance, viral:CULTURE Symposium, Columbia College, Chicago, 2007)

My recent solo album, "You May Be Holding Back," now has expanded availability via all major digital platforms



Mark Solotroff "You May Be Holding Back" (Digital)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2PCefAEqmGnK3EGEB25723
iTunes: https://apple.co/2CI84m7
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2VlDcOR
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3i0OXE9
Bandcamp: https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/you-may-be-holding-back





Paolo L. Bandera + Mark Solotroff
"Geological Plots And Subway Rifts"
Digital+PDF

https://marksolotroff.bandcamp.com/album/geological-plots-and-subway-rifts



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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. All 100 recordings are available to stream and download, exclusively via Bandcamp.


                       

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THE SODALITY

BEYOND UNKNOWN PLEASURES

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Destination Morgue VII

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In response to the current situation in the USA, and amidst the increasingly global fight against racial injustice, I unequivocally state that I am against the discrimination of African Americans. Further, I want to reinforce that I absolutely condemn white supremacy, racism, bigotry, chauvinism, sexism, homophobia and other oppressive beliefs.

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