Saturday, October 23, 2004


Super Eight Loop

(From the original liner notes)

After completing a short U.S. tour in support of Whitehouse, Intrinsic Action took a break to regroup and prepare for our last hurrah. A month later, in September of 1993, I decided to lock myself away with a bunch of analog synths to create some simple, primitive power-electronic tracks that recalled the heyday of the early ‘80’s - what got me started in the first place. Working consistently until July of 1994, a body of work built up that first saw the light of day in an ultra-limited edition of ten box sets comprised of S8L 1-10 - for friends only… Recording was finished with a final spree during late March/early April of 1995, and some final mastering was done during September of 1996. Two C-120 tapes (S8L 20 + 39) were shortened to C-60’s, and S8L 26, released briefly as a set of two C-10’s was reworked and mastered as a C-60. The plans for a video (S8L 16) were never realized, and the project was transferred into the last of the fifty S8L cassettes. Super Eight Loop has everything to do with New York City, primarily the filthiest fringes of the now defunct Times Square. While the absence of lyrics/vocals will not offer much in the way of clues, you can start on 43rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, and go from there.

Mark Solotroff

September 1996

S8L Phase 2 - coming soon...


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

BLOODYMINDED DETROIT TOUR 2004

Thanks:
Mike Connelly and John Olson - for initially thinking about getting us up there, and then getting us the hell up there;
Grey and Chuck D. - for their Eastern Market-style hospitality, and for their excellent Saturday Night Electro-Fevers - Grey, "Dazed" was intense! Thanks for making the Green (and Black) Door session happen, Aaron Dilloway - for gracing us with his smooth crowd surfing techniques; Nate - for the tuff solo-destroyer jams; Tovah - for the elegant stairwell "Say It" electronics; Tara C. - for the totally amazing food on Friday night...truffles always win my heart; Ryan - for introducing us to another dark chapter of deepest Rotlore; Sandor - for the gut-punch Andor-vocal style; David Reed - for driving through the night like a madman - it was good to see you again; The Two-Night Crew, including The Roach (who fucking told Entrails to stop!), Mary from Kentucky, and everyone else who we met - or did not meet - but who suffered through both of our sets.


BLOODYMINDED:
Ed Knigge - Synth + Vocals
Chris Mack - Synth
Mark Solotroff Synth + Vocals


15 OCTOBER 2004
STREET LEVEL @ VG KIDS
YPSILANTI

With:
Nathan Young (solo)
Tovah D-Day
+ Weedhouse (jam)

01. “GRUDGE (ONE)”
02. “A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL”
03. “BOOST”
04. “DOWN”
05. “IN THE MOOD”
06. “AS IF”
07. “BOUND TO DIE” (ED - LEAD VOCALS)
08. “MIND THE GAP”
09. “LAKE STREET”
10. “ANGEL OF TERROR”
11. “PRO-ANA”
12. “SHOCK PIT” (Intrinsic Action)
13. “DAZED” (Intrinsic Action)
14. “MANTRA”
Encore 1: “SADO-ELECTRONICS” (Intrinsic Action)
Encore 2: "CHINATOWN"

BLOODYMINDED in office hallway mode. The first ever BLOODYMINDED performance of "Shock Pit." We never stood a chance against the crowd. Casualties included Olson's lip, Grey's glasses, one Roland MC-202 (Grey, thanks for the repair work!), one microphone (totally destroyed) - lots of purple bruises and swelling - a total shambling mess of a set - we only got part of the way into "Chinatown" before everything cut out for good.


16 OCTOBER 2004
BEHIND THE
GREEN DOOR
DETROIT

With:
Andorkappen
Cleanse
Neuntoter Der Plage
Charlie Draheim
+ Entrails (destructo jam)

01. “HEAD”
02. “BABY”
03. “VOID"
04. “WEST”
05. “LICK”
06. “TROPHY”
07. “GENITAL PANIC”
08. “PORN LORDS”
09. “ANGEL OF DARKNESS”
10. “WET”
11. “29 BELOW”
12. “CHALK EATER”
13. “THE LOVE HATERS VS. THE HATE LOVERS”
14. “DAZED” (Intrinsic Action)
15. “MANTRA”
Encore: “1%” (Intrinsic Action)

BLOODYMINDED in battered, lower-energy loft kitchen mode. The first ever BLOODYMINDED performances of "29 Below" and "1%." Less of a spectacle, but a much better sounding set - complete with unrelenting ten-feet-in-front-of-the-speakers-feedback. At one point, I looked back and I saw Chris on top of the stove, and Ed committing mock-suicide with his head in the oven - always work your surroundings. "Trophy" was dedicated to the Mutant Moments Crew: Grey, Jonathan Canady, Marco Corbelli, Dominick Fernow, and Doodle-Bug.