Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone who has supported BloodLust! artists and releases over the past year. Best wishes for 2009...

BloodLust! New Release - Out Now:

Artist: Haptic
Title: "Repetition"
Format: Cassette (C-47, single-sided)
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 122
Genre: Electronic / Experimental / Drone

Haptic is a trio of serious experimental musicians from Chicago -- Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg -- who have not been afraid to get their hands dirty at numerous BLOODYMINDED shows over the years. The result of their dependable presence within the ignoble noise scene has been a live collaboration with BLOODYMINDED front man Mark Solotroff, as well as a studio project with Solotroff, which currently remains incomplete. BloodLust! is pleased to release “Repetition,” a 22-minute piece of music presented in its entirety on the single side of an audio cassette. “Repetition” begins with the jarring sound of an electric amplifier being switched on and it promptly builds up to a vigorous and complex dronework that claims the listener’s concentration throughout its duration. Housed in clear "Norelco” style cases with folded black and white photocopied j-cards. Limited to 50 numbered copies


A: "Repetition" (22:00)
B: (Blank)

Price: $6.00 USA/$8.00 Canada+Mexico/$10.00 Rest of World @ postpaid

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

BloodLust! January 2009 Update

The BloodLust! January 2009 Update has been sent out to the mailing list and it has been posted on the weblog page:

Happy New Wierd

If you are in NYC and you do not have any plans between 10:00 PM tonight and 10:00 AM tomorrow, why not try this? As always, I wish that I was there...

Discogs Update

The January 2009 BloodLust! releases have been added to Discogs:

B!122 Haptic "Repetition"
Super Eight Loop 49
Super Eight Loop 50
Super Eight Loop 99
Super Eight Loop 100

"Cassette" is a French word meaning "little box"

Doomsday Celebration

My god, that burger is good! I will it to become a permanent item on the menu. Oh, and practice was fucking great! Heavy enthusiasm over our progress...

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Eve of the Eve

I wish that I was going to be there...

Shared Resources - Shared Partners - Rotations

I got a copy of the new Sex Vid "Communal Living" 12-inch in the mail this weekend (thanks, Judd!). Holy fuck... after seeing them this past summer -- summarized here -- and not having snatched up any of their ultra-collectible (there is a DOM pun in there) releases, I was curious about what they would sound like on vinyl. Simply brutal. Whether it is that they live up to their live sound on record or that they live up to their recorded sound live - I can only attest to my brief exposure to the band -- the intensity really comes through on this eight song mini-LP. Highly recommended.

Cold Cave "Painted Nails" -- I am not sure why I was so skeptical of Cold Cave... my online introduction to the band left me a bit wishy-washy... then I heard the "Painted Nails" 7-inch at the Hospital store... I was still a bit unsure... After a few more spins of the 7-inch at home, with thanks to Dominick, I am coming around more. I think that the key for me is to not think of it as minimal synth in any way -- or to paraphrase something funny that I read online -- that new synthetic rock music that is so popular with the kids these days --- It recently dawned on me that Cold Cave definitely reminds me of another band that I have listened to a lot but have not really latched onto: Xinlisupreme.

Brainbombs "Fucking Mess" LP
Loop re-issue CDs
All The Saints CD
Locrian (Five-Song Sequence) LP pre-release

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Status - 12/28

- All recent orders (mail-order, Discogs, wholesale) have been mailed out

- Preparing Haptic "Repetition" cassettes for release on Thursday January 1st

- Preparing final Super Eight Loop cassettes for release on Thursday January 1st. The first 50 paid orders for S8L 100 will come with a free S8L pin

- Continuing work on the "Ten Suicides" re-mix for a Mike Williams 7-inch

- S-l-o-w-l-y working on lyrics for new songs with the new band. The first completed song is tentatively titled "Overcome." We have a few more songs still in-progress. Lots of work to do!

Trying to make the best of this totally schizo weather in Chicago. Binging on DVDs...