Thursday, July 31, 2008

BloodLust! August 2008 Update

The August update has been posted on the catalog page and sent out to the mailing list. Here are the release announcements for the two latest CD releases:

BloodLust! New Release - Out Now:

Artist: Fecalove
Title: "Like A Dog"
Format: CD
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 115
Genre: Noise / Experimental / Industrial / Power-Electronics

Following in the tradition of the many great Italian artists who have worked with BloodLust!, including Mauthausen Orchestra, The Soldality, Iugula-Thor, Sshe Retina Stimulants, Sigillum S, Atrax Morgue, Murder Corporation, and Dead Body Love, I am pleased to release this new CD by Fecalove. BLOODYMINDED played five shows with this deviant, during our 2007 U.K. tour, and each night, I was struck by the unique performance style that I witnessed, as well as by the great blend of power-electronics and harsh noise that I heard. This CD offers a view of both the crystal-clear yet filthy sound generated by Fecalove, and the tasty and quite obscene artwork created by Nicola Vinciguerra. You really ought to be 18 years old to purchase this thing, okay? Professionally duplicated CD, single panel, double-sided insert; EXPLICIT color artwork; in jewel box with shrinkwrap; Released in 2008.

Total Punishment
Like A Dog
My Hangover Beats Your Year
Her Biggest Mistake

Price from BloodLust!:
$14.00 USA/$16.00 Canada+Mexico/$18.00 Rest of World @ postpaid
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BloodLust! New Release - Out Now:

Artist: Envenomist
Title: "Hidden"
Format: CD
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 105
Genre: Noise / Experimental / Industrial / Dark-Ambient / Synth

CD edition of out-of-print cassette, originally released in a quickly-gone, numbered edition of 50 copies, in late-2006; Re-mastered for maximum digital impact in 2008 by Greh Holger [Hive Mind, Cleanse, Chondritic Sound label, etc.]; Here is the original release statement: As a follow up to the great "Feral Towers" 7-inch [B!054], we are pleased to be releasing newly recorded material from Columbus, Ohio's David Reed, also of Luasa Raelon. "Hidden" succeeds the recent, excellent Envenomist CD, "Abyssal Siege" [PACrec] and for this seven song cassette, Reed continues to create somewhat shorter compositions that flow perfectly from one to the next. Dark, echoing, analog synthesizer music, perfect for winter's approaching icy embrace. Professionally duplicated CD, single panel, double-sided insert; black and white artwork; in jewel box with shrinkwrap; Released in 2008.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Animal Law on Saturday

I know what you are thinking. You just came to see us last Thursday, at Cobra Lounge. And honestly, we really are not one of those bands that is looking to overload you with shows. But this came up, sort of last-minute, and it is more of a party with bands playing. At least that is what they told me. And it is actually happening at our rehearsal space, so we should all be in really good moods since we do not have to lug our gear down three flights of stairs before the show. Please dress lightly, as it is supposed to hit 98-degrees on Saturday. This is a BYOB thing, so bring ice-cold beer, or something. And, on top of everything else, we have a special guest sitting in with us on what should be an absolutely epic version of "Above Heaven." It is a secret, but if you are really curious, I might tell you who it is, if you send me a nice e-mail. And for god's sake, if you have not already become our friend on MySpace, please do so, okay?


Saturday August 2, 2008

1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
Trust Lost

8:00 PM
$5.00 Suggested Donation

B.'s Going-Away Party


Animal Law (with surprise guest!)

The Menthols


Sexual Freedom


(Who is B.? B. is in Sseepage and he previously played in Jud Jud, End of the Century Party, and Scholastic Deth. Also, since B. is leaving to continue his dissertation work abroad, this will be the only Sseepage show this year.)


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, Coeurl, Gunshop, Mora, Behold! The Living Corpse; and Mark Solotroff of BLOODYMINDED, The Fortieth Day, Super Eight Loop, A Vague Disquiet, 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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I.A./I-T on eBay

There is a copy of the Intrinsic Action - Iugula Thor "Ensemble Sacres Garcons" CD, on Old Europa Cafe, currently on eBay

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Plague Haus Review

Re-post from Plague Haus, with great appreciation!

Bloodyminded: Bloodyminded Plays Bloodyminded

by [ j ]

BloodymindedBloodlust! : 2008
Format: CDr

This is a re-release on CDr of a cassette that was originally released in 2007 and sold out. Two tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes each from PE ├╝berman Mark Solotroff on his very own Bloodlust! label.

Part 1 begins with a muted static roar while subtle synth hums erupt from below. The wall of noise gradually reaches a crescendo and then back to where we began. There seems to be some vocals layered somewhere in the mix. This is a definite headphone listen for the full effect.

Part 2 is what I’d imagine a thirty minute subway ride sounds like to a fetus, warm bassy rumbles and coursing blood cells...a total zone out for me.

This is a very subdued offering, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in power. A lot of artists tend to equate volume with muscle, but that’s not always the case. This one is definitely worth your time, money and repeated listens.

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eBay is a Buyer's Market

Another copy of the out-of-print "Buyer's Market" CD is up on eBay
Damn... I wouldn't mind that Morticia LP that the seller has...


25 July 08
The Empty Bottle
Chicago, IL
Hair Police
Hive Mind
Bruce Lamont

James Moy - Synth + Mix
Mark Solotroff - Vocals + Electronics


A total blow-out! What a ridiculously over-the-top line-up to pack into a Friday night show, after the early Empty Bottle honkey-tonk thing...

We kicked things off, hoping to keep the intensity at a maximum level, as this was our first Chicago show as a duo... amusing, after playing at the Empty Bottle last month as a five-piece. Aside from some minor glitches, primarily caused by me trampling some power cords, or something, things went really well, in my opinion. James did the double synth thing, handling the highs and the lows, all the while keeping the mix of vocals really strong and loud. We did "PHASES : FOUR" again and I think that it went really well. We also brought back a couple of older tracks that we had not played in ages, so that was nice for me, too. Andrea from Rabid Rabbit - as if totally on cue - called out for a "Garfield Park song," right as I was about to announce "TWO DROPS OF BLOOD." Perfect timing! The new songs really needed Isidro on vocals, and the absence of Pieter and/or Xavier caused me to run a marathon across the stage, but I am far less bruised up, at least.

Bruce Lamont was up after us and he set up in a dramatically lit position on the floor, in front of the stage, and he played an excellent set of vocals, sax, and guitar -- all composed with his masterful use of looping and layering -- to an extremely attentive audience that formed around him in a close semi-circle.

Oakeater played third and showed yet another side to their developing multi-faced D&D die of sounds. Things really kicked in when the set reached its most rhythmic. I heard that their Saturday set was very similar, so I am sorry to have missed that, too.

Hive Mind came on next, and -- keeping in mind that I have seen Greh play many, many times -- including a few of his best-sounding shows at the Empty Bottle -- I was TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY. This marked the first time that I have seen this newer phase-two style of Hive Mind, live, and from the moment that he started, I could tell that this was going to be a more aggressive and a differently composed type of performance. Sure, at points it had some of the soothing-yet-unsettling aspects of the Hive Mind of the past, but this was a rare example of the amazing, elevated synth work that we are seeing from a select group of our friends, this year. Yes!

And then there was Hair Police. What the fuck? I had not yet heard the "Certainty of Swarms" CD (I have since remedied that), so I had no idea that Trevor's drumming was going to kick in with such a different style and such a fast pace, compared to previous Hair Police songs/shows/recordings... The composition of the songs was really different to me... Robert's electronics had more amazing isolated moments where you could focus on them... and Mike pushed the front-man thing further... to the front, obviously... So, maybe H.P. Mk. III? I cannot wait to dig deeper into their excellent new CD and to have another opportunity to see this evolved style in action.

Thanks to Mike, Robert, Trevor, and Greh, for having us on board. Thanks to everyone at the Empty Bottle, as always, for the great hospitality. Thanks to Bruce, Seth, Jeremy, and Alex, for having us on the bill with them. Thanks to all of our friends who got there early to catch us - and for having such great energy while we were playing.

Take-away tacos from San Juan Pozoleria and take-away PBR from the club made for a great late-night session in the backyard. Nice to have Jeremy/Ghost Ice there, for a while, since I missed his show on Saturday. Late-morning espresso and snacks session, as always, then an afternoon trip to Kuma's with just shy of a dozen of us. Gotta' say, the Bongzilla (the July special) was totally amazing and should get added permanently. Great to have Greh and V. around for an extended visit. Non-stop weekend... a necessary distraction, for sure. Back to reality, I suppose. Looking forward to a totally Envenomistic weekend ahead! MEAT!!

Animal Law 7/24 Recap

Our second trip back to Cobra Lounge went really well. The turnout was excellent and the entire night was a lot of fun.

Locrian blew me away with a new live approach, utilizing more distinct movements, or passages, nearly breaking their set down to separate songs. And regarding the songs... they are fast approaching the atmosphere of black metal... pretty amazing! This new material sounded great, and at this venue, it was crystal clear and loud.

Rabid Rabbit launched into a long, spacey, droned-out, experimental song with Bruce Lamont on sax, and the whole room began to fill up dramatically with fog. It was hilarious. Then the band kicked into gear - they are so solid as a four-piece - with dual bass and really unusual guitar work. They sounded heavy and tight and increasingly psychedelic.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us. It is really nice to see these newer familiar faces back to see/hear us again. Thanks to all of our friends who came out to see us; thanks to Adam for helping with gear; thanks to Kenny for the great sound; and thanks to Rabid Rabbit and Locrian for joining us.

Animal Law set-list:

"Hurry, Please"
"Above Heaven"
"Never Alone"

We have something very special planned for "Above Heaven" at this Saturday's show...