Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
"Rope Piece" = "Rope Trick"?
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Please join us for our seventh live outing. This time we will crowd the stage at Hotti Biscotti - a venue known by some as the successor to The Nervous Center - on a rather varied bill of noise, digi-grind, experimental, breakcore, etc.
Friday March 7, 2008
3545 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Time: 9:00 PM
"Animal Law is what happens when five guys who primarily operate within the experimental, noise, and avant-garde rock scenes (Blake Edwards of Vertonen, ssseepage, Burrow, Series Founders, Crippled Insectual; Geoff Guy of Sexual Freedom, Gary Glitter Hard Drive, ex-Gays in the Military; Dylan Posa of Three Cheers for One Dead Man, ex-Cheer Accident, ex-The Flying Luttenbachers, ex-Bobby Conn; Jason Soliday of I Love Presets, Behold! The Living Corpse, Coeurl, Gunshop, Mora; and Mark Solotroff of BLOODYMINDED, The Fortieth Day, ex-Intrinsic Action), combine forces to play some form of laboriously slow, heavy metal dirge. While the band may cringe at the use of comparisons, references have already been made to (early) Swans, Khanate, Bauhaus, Harvey Milk, Joy Division, The Goslings, My Bloody Valentine, Flipper, Saccharine Trust, Einsturzende Neubauten, etc. On top of that, most of their compositions are purportedly love songs"
Blastitude (well, Blogstitude) had this to say about the new Locrian single:
Not too long ago, in response to their relatively pastoral track on the split cassette with Daleth, I said that I wanted to hear a Locrian recording more like their loud and aggressive live sets, and they've gone and done just that with their 7-inch on the Bloodlust! Private Series, two guitar-driven noise/drone attacks, sewn together by weird tech-metal riffing. Just what the doctor ordered. Side two ends in a seamless lock groove that I listened to for probably a little over two minutes, over at the dryer folding the clothes, spacing off, when I suddenly figured it out and snapped to attention and, I shit you not, whispered out loud: "Lock groove!"
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Mark Solotroff + Sshe Retina Stimulants
"Excellent Manipulation of Distorted Tape Death
- Part Two - Super Density Assemblage" CD
$14.00 USA/$17.00 World @ postpaid
(In 1996, NG5361 [also of Sigillum S] and I collaborated
on a recording project entitled, "Excellent Manipulation
of Distorted Tape Death," which was released on
BloodLust! as a four cassette, six-hour box set [4 x C-90],
limited to 50 numbered copies, housed in a large vinyl box.
The project utilized progressive analog tape generations
and sound fidelity decay as both a direction for the
concept that we worked under and for the sounds that
we manipulated and ended up with. In 2006, NG5361
revisited those recordings, in a more digital manner,
and he came up with two new masters: "The Edit"
- a disc of eight tracks, each drawn from one of the
original cassette sides -- and "Super Density Assemblage"
- two self-explanatory, 28-minute-long tracks, built from
multiple sections of the box set. This is the second of these
new masters to be released on CD. Professionally
duplicated CD, single panel, double-sided insert; color
artwork; in jewel box with shrinkwrap; Released in 2008)
1: Super Density Assemblage - Part 1 (28:00)
2: Super Density Assemblage - Part 2 (28:00)
More information on the original release:
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
“Plague Journal” b/w “Apocryphal City, Portents Fallen” 7”
Two sides of atmospheric post-industrial drone for guitar and machines. There’s a picture of a wind-damaged storefront on the insert, which makes a lot of sense, I suppose. Synths and loops and oscillators provide the background, noise and scrape, while the guitar scratches out a few melodic blues riffs. Pretty nice take on what can sometimes be a tough thing to bring across on vinyl without sounding overwrought. 300 copies, white vinyl, white sleeve.
Terence's new show - "Don't Give Up the Ghost" - features a dynamic video, entitled, "The Badge of Punishment," which is built around a Prurient performance from March 2007, at The Flowershop, in Chicago.
Monday, March 03, 2008
The B!102 Mark Solotroff + Sshe Retina Stimulants "Excellent Manipulation of Distorted Tape Death: Part Two - Super Density Assemblage" CDs should be in-stock by the end of the week, and paid pre-orders will be mailed out ASAP.
The Mauthausen Orchestra master is on its way to the pressing plant and everything should be on track for the March 24 release.
A short term solution for the Super Eight Loop series is in place, so I should be caught up with the March editions within a couple of days.
Office ambiance: Bauhaus "Go Away White"
Gary Beavuvais sent a copy of the latest Mammal release, this plain white sleeved 7" on white vinyl that he done for the Bloodlust! label. Story goes these two tracks was taken from an aborted Mammal lp entitled 'Death Rider' which also functioned as a soundtrack to a film w/the same name. I dunno, to me, seems a shame that the thing was shitcanned. Mammal's at his friskiest here, layin down some serious gnarled biker rock guitar squalls over layers of programmed percussions. It got me thinkin the film is probably noddin hard into some heavy Anger (as in Kenneth) homage but I guess we'll never know. If your lookin for someone what's come to bury OM & not praise them, Mammal sounds up to the task. And how.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
|Locrian: Plague Journal|| || |
|by [ j ]|
Bloodlust! : 2008
Released as part of Mark Solotroffs’ (Bloodyminded) Private 7” series, Locrian offers up two metal-tinged slabs of dizzying psychedrone.
And for those in need of the BLOODYMINDED "Magnetism" CD while it is temporarily out of print, try here: http://tinyurl.com/3yj9rc