Friday, February 01, 2008

Out Today

BloodLust! 089
"Plague Journal" 7-inch
$8.00 USA/$11.00 World @ postpaid
(Pressed in an edition of 300 copies; White vinyl; White labels with minimal black text; Unmarked white cardboard sleeves - sealed on three sides; Black and white insert; Locrian's first appearance on vinyl sees the duo of Andre Foisy and Terence Hannum distilling their specific take on deconstructed metal trance music down to just over a dozen minutes of finely balanced, passive/aggressive, shimmering psychedelic drone; Includes locked-groove on B-side; private series number seventeen)

BloodLust! 093
"Whip Enthusiasts" 7-inch
$8.00 USA/$11.00 World @ postpaid
(Pressed in an edition of 300 copies; White vinyl; White labels with minimal black text; Unmarked white cardboard sleeves - sealed on three sides; Black and white insert; For this single, Dominick Fernow seems to have crafted the ultimate Prurient statement for BloodLust! - two tracks that seamlessly combine Fernow's "Pleasure Ground"-style minimal-synth leanings with his most caustic, raw, black metal lust - resulting in a truly brutal mutated style of power-electronics; private series number eighteen)

Thursday, January 31, 2008


As of today, BLOODYMINDED has 5,000 friends... on MySpace, that is.

We care deeply about each and every one of you.
Now please order our new CD.

XOXOXO - with love,
From all of us.

Photos from 517

Photographs from the 517 Noisefest in Lansing have been posted here:
You can access photos of my performance in the Friday section:
Starting at number:

BloodLust! February 2008 Update

The February update has been posted on the catalog weblog page,on the BLOODYMINDED MySpace blog, and on the Troniks/Chondritic Sound forum, and it has been sent out to the e-mail list. If you wish to receive it by e-mail, but you currently do not, please send me a message.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sleep Museum Returns

I am pleased that the great Sleep Museum "Street" private series 7-inch (B!061) will soon be followed up by a small set of CD-EPs. Robert and I are now finalizing the design for the first entry in the series:

More details will follow soon...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Fortieth Day "I" CD - Preview

Here is a preview of the design for The Fortieth Day "I" CD. This release, which is a re-issue of our out-of-print first cassette, will be listed in the March 2008 update, but I anticipate having stock before then.

Monday, January 28, 2008

More Wierd Photos

I just added some additional photographs from my recent NYC show to my Flickr page, courtesy of Naomi Ramirez, who has become the official Wierd house photographer:

There are also a lot of great photos from recent Wierd performances by Angel of Decay, Martial Canterel, etc., here:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Status: 1/27

I am finishing putting together mail-order and eBay packages. All paid orders for the BLOODYMINDED PLAYS BLOODYMINDED CD are packed up and ready to go to the Post Office. It is nice to have it out ahead of schedule. Apop and RRR will be among the first distros/stores to get copies.

Isidro and I are finalizing the artwork for the CD re-issue of the first The Fortieth Day cassette. We anticipate working on more CD re-issues in the lead-up to our Diophantine Discs LP.

I also hope to have the first Sleep Museum archival CD EP sent off to be manufactured within the week.

I almost had a Failing Lights private series 7-inch master in my hands, this weekend. Almost...

Intrinsic Action and BLOODYMINDED on eBay

I just saw these rare items posted on eBay:


I had a really nice overnight trip up to Lansing, Michigan, to play the 517 Noisefest - which, after various issues, occurred at Basement 414 - where it was supposed to be, all along.

Thanks to Sam for inviting me up. Major thanks to Ben, Brett, and Jon, from Druids of Huge, for dragging my ass up there - and for coming home earlier than they had wanted. Thanks to Olson and Tovah, for letting me sleep at their place.

Basement 414 was a pretty cool space... definitely could have used a stronger PA... there were sets that I definitely wanted to hear louder... and when I played, I was sending a very clean signal - "in the green"... but I could see that the house mixer was running "in the red"... sending too hot of a signal to the speakers. I think that I sounded fine, but I was told that people smelled "burning" --- that awful ozone smell that seems to happen fairly often on small PAs. Usually, I smell it too, but I did not, that night. To a backdrop of strobe lighting, after building up a mix of feedback channels, I did the alternate melody of "In Fives" -- like at The Flowershop and at Wierd --- which seemed to go well.

I totally enjoyed the sets from Plastic Boner Band, Druids of Huge, Shattered Hymen --- this was quite a Chicago-dominated night... New Pledgemaster stayed fully dressed, but Paul still managed to do something uncomfortable... (too) garbled vocals (unfortunately --- people NEED to hear these lyrics) with physical movement that threatened to go wrong... but stayed relatively safe. Being and Body Collector blasted out a really heavy-duty collaboration set. Worm Hands arrived quite late - actually played last - and performed a very intense, short set - not even allowing you to think that they might have been ultra-stressed out from a ten-plus hour drive through snowstorms, etc. --- And it goes without saying that Aaron Dilloway's set was beautiful... deep analog synth run through tape echo, etc., mixed with a really disorienting combination of field recordings. Among the top three sets that I have seen/heard by him. His new LP on Throne Heap is highly recommended.

About half of the festival ended up at the Olson residence, where the party continued to just before the sun rose. Olson and Dan did a reeds and cardboard box/broken dinner plate drum kit set on the back staircase... and the late-night kitchen session got sillier and sillier. Dong Dong Twins tattoos for all. Getting upstairs to sleep, was as Olson said, like trying to step through the Jonestown Massacre... so many bodies all next to each other. My mattress deflated during the short night (well, morning) of sleep. Bummer.

After brunch at Theios, we waited a bit for the Ypsilanti (etc.) crew to arrive. Although we could only stay to see Aaron Dilloway's great, dark synth set at the basement matinée show, it was really nice to at least spend a bit of time with friends. Sorry to miss out on the Hive Mind (new LP on No Fun is excellent and ultra-subtle) and Failing Lights (?) actions that were due to occur. And sorry to miss out on the Saturday and Sunday night sets by various friends.

Blast from the past: David S. Hastings (great to finally meet you!). Blast from the past - near miss: Scott Michaelson (how did we not meet up? Fuck?!?)