Saturday, March 22, 2008

I Went To See...

...Sightings, Emeralds, and Akhkhazu at The Empty Bottle, last night. I enjoyed the show very much and I ran into a lot of friends, which was really nice. I knew that Emeralds would sound pretty insane over the Bottle's PA.



Also on eBay

The Fortieth Day and Sshe Retina Stimulants cassette -- out of print -- grab an original on eBay before we turn it into a CD... because we will.

"Dazed" on eBay



A copy of the rare Intrinsic Action "Dazed" 7-inch is now up on eBay


A Prurient Catalog Listing Is Not A Review, But...

...This write-up came from the new Aquarius Records update:

PRURIENT "Whip Enthusiasts" (Bloodlust!) 7"
Latest noisy missive from one of our favorite ‘noise’ artists going. Prurient, aka Dom Fernow, has managed to rekindle our waning love of noisemusic, by incorporating all sorts of typically un-noise elements, the least of which is black metal, but also, melody, dynamics, mood, mystery, all without losing any harsh energy, and without resorting to any of the tired hackneyed devices used by noise musicians as far back as there has been noise music.
The sound of Prurient may have begun life as a blast of face peeling white noise, but has blossomed into a dark art, a creepy, sinister, fucked up and black as pitch exploration of negative sonics, and we can’t seem to get enough. Every release seems to stretch the boundaries of noise music into some new shape, challenging and weird enough to appeal to the not strictly noisists, but brutal and intense enough to keep the faithful’s ears bleeding.
This limited 7” offers up two new blasts, both employing a similar sonic approach, but to different effect. The A side is an explosion of beautiful noise, a dense tonal wall of sound, but beneath the caustic hiss, is a hypnotic minor key melody played on what sounds like a marimba, looped and repeated, building tension and creating a truly creepy atmosphere beneath and within the could of blacknoise surrounding it. Wild unhinged vocals howl, bathed in distortion, all in a downpour of hiss, but that strange haunting Carpenter / Goblin style melody repeated below the surface imbues the track with a cinematic menace that only sounds that much better wrapped in prickly noise.
The flipside is another wave of intense crunch and crumble, this time the melody beneath the skree is some sort of tangled guitar melody, but the effect is the same, repeated and looped mantra like, the crushing grinding lurching noise is transformed into something beautiful and beautifully ominous.
White sleeve, white vinyl, white labels, black and white insert. LIMITED TO 300 COPIES.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Prurient Review

From: Plague Haus (with thanks!)
http://plaguehaus.com/

Prurient: Whip Enthusiasts

by [ j ]

plain and white, just like meBloodlust! : 2008
Format: 7” Vinyl




Another release in the Private 7” series and another jewel in Mark Solotroffs’ (Bloodyminded) already hefty crown.

Side A’s “Garden Of Eden Located” begins with a synth line that would be as at home on a Vangelis soundtrack as here. A few seconds in and your blasted with a wall of noise you’ve come to expect from Prurient. Then you’re assaulted by the distorted scream/shouts of Dominick Fernow. The juxtaposition of the heady keyboards versus the harshness of the vocals and noise is amazing. It’s audio Yin and Yang.

B sides “The Judaic Palm Tree” starts with a vomited scream of a vocal that cuts abruptly as more spacey synth begins paired with subtle layers of sweeping noise. The vocals are (of course) heavily distorted, but instead of the expected screams and shouts, it’s more along the lines of a recital, deep and thoughtful.

I really like the direction Mr. Fernow has taken his project with this release. Originality is a tough act to pull off nowadays as we sail the seas of sameness in all genres. I hope to hear more along these lines. Pressed on white vinyl and housed in a plain white sleeve with photocopied insert, this release is limited to 300 copies. Recommended.
Website: hospitalproductions.com

Spring




Snow

Grey
Record synth
Dub cassettes
Pack orders
Listen to Sleep Museum rarities
Clean up more broken glass

Time to run...

More Mauthausen Orchestra on eBay



Interesting timing... A copy of the out-of-print M.O. "Raising Vapours" CD is up on eBay - here - in case anyone wants to acquire it.


Two, or Three, Drops of Blood...

Aside from these unresolved and unpredictable Comcast/Internet connection issues, tonight, someone thought that it would be a good idea to throw a small glass bottle through my largest double-pane living room window. They had to have an amazingly strong and accurate arm! The police officers who responded were nice, though. I really need a show, to vent! Ha!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

OUT NOW: B!091 M.O. CD [MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA]



BloodLust! New Release - Out Now:

Artist: M.O.
Title: "Where Are We Going?"
Format: CD in Digipak
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 091
Genre: Noise / Experimental / Industrial / Power-Electronics / Minimal

AKA Mauthausen Orchestra; The first full-length release in over ten years! Pierpaolo Zoppo returns with seven new songs, recorded for BloodLust! in 2006, as a follow-up to his "Smooth Hate" 7-inch (B!065), which immediately sold out of its limited edition of 100 copies --- and the "Forbidden Ground" private series 7-inch (B!056), which is nearly sold out; Perfectly cold, austere, and dark analog synth material --- for fans of Zoppo's outstanding, evolving contemporary work --- yet carrying enough weight behind it to please all but the most close-minded and jaded fans of his early, violent, primitive, and raw Mauthausen Orchestra recordings (recently revisited for the lavish Broken Flag box set released by Vinyl-on-demand in 2007); This CD is packaged in a handsome black and white and color four-panel Digipak, designed by ex-BLOODYMINDED member, Megan Emish, who also designed the "Raising Vapours" CD (B!033) and who designed and executed the hand-silk-screened packaging for the "Smooth Hate" single; Approximately 46-minutes in length; Released in 2008.

Tracklisting:
1. "Intimate Pulsation" (8:11)
2. "Sometime Happen" (7:01)
3. "When Suffering Becomes Show" (7:57)
4. "Cellular Time Release" (9:03)
5. "Confusion" (3:58)
6. "Not Allowable" (8:04)
7. "The Hole" (2:05)

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$14.00 USA/$17.00 World @ postpaid

Please use bludlust@mindspring.com for PayPal payments

(Wholesale rate are available to distributors, mail-order services, and record stores)

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ALSO AVAILABLE:

(LIMITED QUANTITY IN STOCK)

B!056 M.O. "Forbidden Ground" 7-inch
$8.00 USA/$11.00 World @ postpaid
(private series; edition of 300 copies on white vinyl; 2006)
http://www.discogs.com/release/655174

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE:


B!065 M.O. "Smooth Hate" 7-inch
(Edition of 100 copies on red vinyl, 2006)
http://www.discogs.com/release/744536


B!042 Mauthausen Orchestra "Lost In Boyz Town" 7-inch
(Edition of 100 on grey marble vinyl; 1999)
http://www.discogs.com/release/252936


B!033 M.O. "Raising Vapours" CD
(Co-released by Body & Blood Exploration; 1997)
http://www.discogs.com/release/242565



Sleep Museum "Anasthesia" Sneak Peak



B!104 Sleep Museum "Anasthesia" CD EP

Coming soon...

Internet Woes

FYI: I have been having Internet/E-mail problems since I returned from Boston. My connection is up and down and I am having trouble getting things sorted out with Comcast. I am trying to do my best to keep up with correspondences and orders, and I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding during this frustrating period...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Super Eight Loop in Overdrive



With new (and second hand) equipment in place, in a completely different configuration than I previously utilized, I am finally able to continue working on Super Eight Loop tapes - both re-mixes/re-masters and new recordings. I have a bit of catching up to do, but I should be back on track with a few days of concentrated work...

Animal Law Online Bootleg



There is a fairly mediocre, bass-heavy, 31-minute-long live recording of Animal Law from March 7, 2008, at Hotti Biscotti, here, complete with some audience noise, some off-key vocals, etc...


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cock E.S.P. Still Love Us!

And we thought the love affair was over...


COWARD ELECTRONICS • SIMPLEMINDED

Featuring members of Cock E.S.P. and Rotten Piece, as well as guest appearances by members of Concrete Violin and Faggot, the first Coward Electronics release in four years is a tribute honoring two exceptional musical groups.

Bloodyminded is the godfather of comedic/absrudist noise who have, since the early 1990's, neatly and brilliantly trimmed the irony and extremism of power-electronics pioneers such as Whitehouse and Consumer Electronics, leaving only a deliciously overblown minimalist parody, impossible to take seriously.

Simple Minds has cleverly sent up a series of rock genres over their 30 year history, from three-chord punk rock to mildly off-center new wave to 80's pop stardom to, finally, christian contemporary music - each time providing a brave and precise mockery of their peers and themselves.

As a study in both the similarities and differences between these two approaches to parody, "Simpleminded" achieves it's goal by presenting Simple Minds-inspired lyrics in a Bloodyminded musical style. Such an approach truly realizes it's premise as these two artistic groups share so much more in common than the usual mix of genres - ragtime mash-ups of Eminem and black metal versions of Britney Spears songs being two examples. A wonderful achievement by Coward Electronics, an ensemble which releases albums far too infrequently.

Maybe we need to step up our production, a bit. Parodies and tributes seem to be overtaking our discography...



Low Stock on Atrax Morgue

There are only about 25 copies of B!039 Atrax Morgue "Her Guts" b/w "Sinfonia Per Un Sadico" remaining in stock. Those who wish to acquire a copy of this early private series 7-inch should get in touch soon.

The Sound Of Sadism



I recently received some copies of the power-electronics (and a bit of noise) compilation, "The Sound Of Sadism," from Jonathan Canady at Malsonus. It has been a long time since I have had stock of this CD, and since it has the ONLY AUTHORIZED track that BLOODYMINDED has ever recorded for a compilation, I thought that it would be good to stock the CD. And the track? None other than the most reviled BLOODYMINDED song, ever, "Moonwalker."

$14.00 USA/$17.00 World @ postpaid

Further details (courtesy of Discogs - http://www.discogs.com/release/92242):

1 Deathpile The Sound Of Sadism (5:10)
2 Iugula-Thor Sex Cuts (4:50)
3 Taint Victim's Family (4:43)
4 Skin Crime Dirt (6:01)
5 Atrax Morgue The Strangler (4:05)
6 Hydra (2) Service Not Rendered (3:46)
7 Gruntsplatter Carnivean (3:44)
8 BLOODYMINDED Moonwalker (6:11)
9 Con-Dom Gagged By My Own Genitals (5:19)
10 Black Leather Jesus Electro-Corrective Conditioning (4:44)
11 Sshe Retina Stimulants Darwin, NT (5:24)
12 Slogun Moments And Mine (5:50)
13 Discordance Sister (5:05)
14 Stahlnetz Mehr Über Gummi (5:46)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Oh Yeah, Wilderness

Wilderness are back from their "hiatus" (?) and they played a great set at The Empty Bottle last night. It was also fun to unexpectedly run into various Rococo Records, KK Rampage, and Bongripper personnel there.

Status - 03/17/08

I just ran to the Post Office and I am now caught up with all paid orders that accumulated while I was in Boston, barring those that I just picked up payments for at my P.O. box.

There are now only ten (10) copies of the Sshe Retina Stimulants "Oozing Americana" cassette available, should anyone still be interested in acquiring one.


More Surge on eBay

There is another copy of the Intrinsic Action "Manhattan Power Surge" single, on auction, here

BLOODYMINDED Boston Video

BLOODYMINDED
"Angel Of Darkness"
14 March 08
Jacque's Underground
Boston, MA



Click http://www.youtube.com/user/xxxdementia for more clips from the festival


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Boston Marathon


BLOODYMINDED

March 14, 2008
Jacque's Underground
Boston, MA

Well, I'm still bumming about missing yesterday's show, but my trip to Boston was EXCELLENT! Major thanks to Shane Broderick for this amazing undertaking, and to all of the TDS OGF guys (Shane, Ted, and Josh... + Jenna, of course!) for showing us such a great time and for being so hospitable. We really appreciate that you thought to bring us out there. The choice to hold the shows at Jacque's was brilliant. The after-party upstairs on Friday was as fun as the show downstairs.

Thanks to everyone who was there, for the amazing energy and enthusiasm while we played. It was great to see several out-of-town friends there... from New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, in particular -- and it was so nice to spend time with some of our Boston and Providence friends -- and to meet so many new folks, too. The quick trip ranged from the cultural -- a nice afternoon at the Museum of Fine arts -- to the posh -- sipping absinthe with Ms. Rylan at a swank cocktail lounge -- to the lowbrow -- various, I mean, shit, think about who we were with... It was also great to finally see some of the newer power-electronics groups that I have only heard a little bit from, thus far. Friday was marked by one intense, brutal set after another. It was no small feat getting up on stage after such hardcore sets. From Sharpwaist's crushing opener... holy fuck, when things kicked in, my stomach went up into my throat! Getting to play with Karlheinz again after several years was a treat. Cathode Terror Secretion are causing me to re-evaluate my thoughts on laptops and p.e. I mean, the set was unrelenting and harsh, period. And even with the power cutting out (too powerful for power-electronics?), Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck once again proved why they are at the top of this game. Fucking cruel, brutal sound mixed with a physically unmatchable stage show.

Fatalities: One (1) cheap Target rolling suitcase, one (1) Mackie 1202 mixer (which has survived since about 1995), one (1) H&M black long-sleeve T-shirt, one (1) right hand. I still have not tested out the synth that Pieter played and I am a bit scared to do so...

BLOODYMINDED
James Moy - Synth, Mix + Vocals
Pieter Schoolwerth - Synth
Mark Solotroff - Vocals

01. 01. LAKE STREET
02. ANGEL OF DARKNESS

03. MIND THE GAP
04. GIRLFRIEND ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN SCHIZOPHRENIC EPISODE BY REVEALING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
05. AS IF
06. OUTSIDE THE GATE
07. SHIVERY

08. TWO DROPS OF BLOOD
09. CIRCULAR RELATIONS
10. CHINATOWN
11. HEAD
12. VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL – AIDS WARD
13. WITHIN THE WALLS
14. A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL
15. TEN SUICIDES
(ENCORE) COST

Battered and bruised and back in Chicago,
Mark

Sshe Retina Stimulants Status

After taking care of the orders that accumulated while I was in Boston, there are now only a dozen copies of the new Sshe Retina Stimulants cassette available. If you were thinking of acquiring one...


Mauthausen Orchestra on eBay

As the new M.O. CD is just a few days away, I thought that I would point out that this guy has some rare Mauthausen Orchestra vinyl on auction.