Saturday, January 31, 2009

BloodLust! Interview Series: #11 The Siamese Pearl



Carlos E. Oni (The Siamese Pearl, Opus Finis)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Lately I've been listening to, Divine-Native Love, Toll-Christ Knows, Stacey Q-Two of Hearts, Portion Control-Gaining Momentum, and Conflict-It's time to see who's who

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

No I'm due for a concert, I hope Blackie Lawless comes into town.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

I watch so much caca, mostly No Reservations and Bizarre Foods.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Patience with the Prudent Papaya by Horny Hank.

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

There's a boardwalk I go to where a gay disco guy with Richard Simmons hair dances very freakishly. He mostly likes to give facts about the song that's playing in his boombox while he's dancing.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Blondes with Cargo!

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

I'm working on the Death Darting-Eye of Cockatrice CD for The Siamese Pearl. This will be very different from any other Siamese release.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Aum! Focus do not let the future disturb you! All will be Accomplished!

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

A shout out to Wierd Records and BloodLust!

http://www.myspace.com/thesiamesepearl


Friday, January 30, 2009

BloodLust! Interview Series: #10 Redrot



Ryan Oppermann (Redrot + Fabrico Incubo, Klinikal Skum, Narcoleptic Ward, Neuntöter Der Plage, Post-Mortem Junkie, Xombie)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Lately? Actually I’ve been listening to a bit of French Avant Black Metal such as SPEKTR, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, and the really weird albums of BLUT AUS NORD. Also, some more classic stuff like early CARCASS, MORBID ANGEL and INFERNAL MAJESTY's "None Shall Defy". Yes, loads of metal basically. As usual. I’ve also been checking out some more "serious" Modern Electronic Composition. Yes, I don't mind academia as long as the product sounds good.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

I haven't been going to a lot of shows, but I did see a killer NUNSLAUGHTER house-show in Lansing with some other metal/punk bands on the bill. it was great to see that kind of comradery that you only get at "punk" shows and such. I haven't seen any of that in a long time. It was fantastic.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

Honestly I can't. I completely loathe television, and I only watch movies if the given movie is TOTALLY fucked up, and only if I feel like it. The only TV I've seen in the last few months is basically the little smatterings of Oprah and the Lifetime Movie Channel I involuntarily catch myself watching at work. Totally horrendous.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Nope. I've got a bunch of books I should be reading. Just haven't gotten around to it. Lazy.

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

Unfortunately no. I do enjoy art quite a lot actually. I've primarily been a shut-in this winter.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Yes.

1) My new iPod. I've never owned one before. I've been trying to load it up with things I actually want to listen to. 16Gb is a LOT of MP3's by the way...

2) My MPC. Once i start something, i simply cannot stop until it is finished. I am it's slave and a horribly meticulous one at that. I do not like to take breaks from it. It's worse than ANY other obsessive routine I may get into. It's bad. I just spent the majority of the last four days in MPC-land...

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

Just finishing up a couple of tracks for a KLINIKAL SKUM 12" LP. A 45rpm type of dealy. Basically they both need some kind of proper ending rather than a fade out or some such nonsense. Meticulousness is not your friend, until the end...

I'm still working on a REDROT album for Grey (Chondritic Sound). It's been like 5 or 6 years or more since he asked. Recording things such as vocals are not so easy. These things can become difficult when you live in an apartment with many neighbors.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

First I would like to finally be done with smoking. I'm doing my best. If I can quit smoking this year that would be wonderful. It smells terrible and sticks to everything, I really don't like just handing over that much money to "the man", and I could probably do REDROT vocals a lot better.

Secondly, last year I got myself a guitar. I need to learn how to play the damned thing better. I can play bass guitar quite well, guitar is a different beast altogether. I need to learn how to double pick (FAST) and to squeal (well).

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

Nope, thanks for the questionnaire, and to anyone who has actually bothered to read this.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

BloodLust! Interview Series: #9 Envenomist



David Reed (of Envenomist, Luasa Raelon, Brittle Foundries, and the Snip-Snip Records label)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Lots of Celtic Frost. They had that bio at the library of all places and on reading it, got me listening to the music again.
Misfits-Earth AD
Kiss-Hotter Than Hell
Electric Wizard's self-titled release and Come My Fanatics
Paysage D'Hiver
Trancelike Void
Prurient-Black Post Society

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Not too much going on in Columbus right now. I think the last concert I went to was the Nine Inch Nails show when it rolled through. A couple local shows .nothing big. Looking forward to spring and people on the road again. Wolf Eyes' are hitting the town. That will be fun.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

Kontroll. Really liked it. Hungarian movie I think. Main guy is a subway cop. Kinda surreal and entertaining.
The second season of Metalocalypse DVD. Love that show.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Been reading a lot of philosophy lately. Don't know if that would qualify as good but interesting to me. Roland Barthes has got me thinking and noticing things in new ways. Pretty cool when that happens.
Another new thing is crime novels. Anything by Westlake/Stark and Charles Willeford I can get from the library.

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

I wish...I do live in Columbus after all. There are a couple artists I have been really into lately. Caspar David Friedrich. Found out about him when I was reading a book on the Romanticism movement. Really liking his work. And Neo Rauch. Pieter (Schoolwerth - Ed.) turned me on to him last fall.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

I think I covered them in the book and art questions. Playing way too much Wii recently. Totally destroying my productivity.

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

Doing a lot of recording of Luasa Raelon material for the next release and material for a split and a collab with Wire Werewolves. As for Envenomist, finished material for a lathe and going to start recording for a cassette on Bloodlust!

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

More touring. Would love to get out of the US and play either Europe or down south of the US at some point this year. And keep rolling on recording. Would love to have everything I have sent to places get released this year.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

I have a new Luasa Raelon CD out on my label, Snip-Snip Records, and if you want to hear a track off it, check out myspace.com/davidnathanreed.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ultra



On right now... it has been a while... such a strange mix of minimal synth, power-electronics, and avant-garde... I realized that I never got a copy of "Stain," so I just remedied that, with thanks to the current incarnation of DOM America...

Serial confessor...

Status - 1/28

Heading to NYC tomorrow... Anyone with a spare Amebix ticket or two (Bowery Ballroom - Thu 1/29) - please let me know - as the show is sold out!

Mail-order will be on hold until I return on Monday night.

If it was snowing last night, it must have been Tuesday - practice night --- Great progress last night. "Overcome" feels locked in. Lots of work to still be done on bits and pieces of new material... voice is getting stronger and stronger... trying new things... throat still feels a bit shredded today... three to four hours of singing/screaming will do that, I suppose...


I re-watched Peter Watkin's "Edvard Munch" (1974) as I had been thinking about some themes/(inner) dialog in the film that might work nicely as lyrics with the new band. Good, grim viewing for this icy winter. Too bleak, probably... Anyone who saw BLOODYMINDED in February of 2005 in Detroit, Champaign, or Chicago, might have an inking of my interest in coughing up blood...

Listening:
BodyChoke "Completion" CD
Live Skull (various albums)
Ulaan Khol

The interviews will continue to be posted while I am away. I just will not be posting links in places such as the Troniks/Chondritic Sound or Minimal Wave boards. Don't forget to check back...

BloodLust! Interview Series: #8 Pieter Schoolwerth



Pieter Schoolwerth (of BLOODYMINDED, Wierd Records)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Hmm, as I try to clear a path from the couch to the fridge through the piles of the past month's new amazing music the current crop of frozen cold pleasures in front of me includes: Opera Multi Steel orig. K7s, Remote Viewing Volume II K7(1982) - best ever Comp. of UK minimal electronics!, killer debut 16 track Retrospective CD from Opus Finis, Steve Kenney new soon to be released solo LP which has been the official chez WIERD on repeat painting soundtrack, New M. Canterel demo trax for first proper LP in over 2 yrs, Robert Turman 'Way Down' Rough Transfer CDr Aaron burned for me and someone should release on vinyl asap!, Hive Mind/Damion Romero 'Return to Steam' 2 x tour K7, Pharmakon utterly terrifying kickass Debut CDr - prepare for the new ice-encrusted 'witchy-wave' of death industrial!, Luasa Raelon 'House of Flesh' CD, Josh Lay 'Asphyxiation Worship' 7", A Sordid Poppy tapes retrospective CD on Brouillard Definitif/FR, and of course the countless streams of the Animal Law WHPK Demo...VR. Fans of Early Swans and Godflesh get down on yr fukin knees! : http://www.last.fm/music/Animal+Law/Animal+Law+-+WHPK+Demo

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Apart from the many seemingly countless excellent WIERD Live Series shows recently honestly I haven't had the time to leave the house much in the past month as I'm slaving away to finish my new painting show entitled 'The Z-Axis Series' opening next Sunday night February 1st 7-9pm at Miguel Abreu Gallery in the city(shameless plug :) ) -
http://www.miguelabreugallery.com/. But when this babbling paint-encrusted 2 yr old has left the house lately I've really dug live sets by the brand new generation of young all-live Brooklyn minimal electronic bands including Further Reductions, Silk Flowers, and Nathan Antolik.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

Seeing as the Australian Open is now down to the round of 16 my remote is locked away and no other moving images will be allowed in-house, I would officially just like to say it looks like the one-handed backhand dropshot is back thanks to the new crop of Spaniards ruling the 110 degree plains of Melbourne, hopefully this will put all the post-everything 2 handed forehanders to rest once and for all...Secretly I think BTW there's a connection between all the pathetic practitioners of the 2 handed forehand and the endless free download torrents in 'Russian' cyberspace who have given away 10s of thousands of my records...Viva the Spanish Armada!


4. Have you read a good book lately?

Think I can safely say I've devoured just about every great museum catalog essay of Picasso's all-VRimportant work of the 1920s and 30s lately, particularly noteworthy are the texts included in 'Picasso and Portraiture: Representation and Transformation'(MOMA NY, 1996) and 'Picasso: The Early Years 1892-1906'(National Gallery of Art, D.C. 1997).

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

The most recent NYC gallery shows by Raha Raissina and Neo Rauch were both fantastic and provided hope for visually aggressive, well-crafted intuitive painting to reemerge in 2009 amidst a cerebrally-fetishistic undersexed art world where 'the new conceptualism' has been all the rage now sadly for 3+ yrs...zzzzzzzz....

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Above all musically I'm particularly excited about the new wave of French-speaking minimal electronic bands reviving the spirit of Rennes, Lyon, and Lille circa 1983-6. Extremely impressive are recent demos I've received from Automelodi and Arnaud Lazlaud from Montreal and Frank(just Frank)/Paris. I'm very excited to be bringing all 3 bands to NYC in April for the WIERD Presents - French Invasion concert series!
Hmm apart from that the new Volkswagen and Verizon 'meta-commercials' as I call them(too much to get into here :) ) are quite intelligent, and the new level of extreme vulgarity demonstrated in the plethora of new VH1 and TLC reality series have above all affirmed my age-old theses that Public Humiliation will be the most viable capitalist 'object' for the 21st century, don't argue with me on this one please, I've wasted way too much time in my epically VRigorous theses.

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

I'm very pleased to say the first Blacklist single and debut LP/CD entitled 'Midnight of the Century', which has been 2+ years in the works, seen 3 studios and engineers and I've produced enough paintings to fill a gallery or two in Chelsea for will FINALLY both be released in late March on WIERD Records. Soon to follow this release Sean and Liz are nearing completion of the long-awaited debut 12 tack LP/CD from Xeno and Oaklander. A few more label solo releases are in the works beyond that and I'm slowly beginning the curatorial process to determine exactly what the 'WIERD Compilation Volume III' tentatively entitled 'Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' will look like...?

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Spend more time perfecting my hula-popper and dis-jointed Jitterbug surface lure techniques to increase the likelihood I can truly one day become the bassmaster king of south central New Hampshire if I live beyond 40, enjoy more long afternoons of friendly strict-all-white-dress-code-enforced-and-eminently-enjoyed singles tennis matches with M. Canterel in Greenpoint/BKNY, deal with the confusion of my apparent addiction to non-alcoholic beer provides and my undeniable status thus as the world's first 'non-alcoholic'(WTF???...help!), and definitely do another full-scale US WIERD Records Tour which will this time hopefully be 2-4 bands and make it all the way to CA and back, soon to be followed by a full-scale European tour already in the planning stages for next fall.
...oh and above all I'm thrilled to say I'm currently at work on putting a series of high end night vision hidden cameras in the guest room of chez WIERD to videotape and set-up the world's first porn site where one can watch a constant live stream of the all-stars of the Midwest and West coast noise scenes get it on in the cold green light...night after night...yeah!...eat yr heart out Kim Kardashian I got Greh and Wiese in action! :)))

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

On behalf of WIERD Records I feel obligated to let everyone know I was just informed Barack Obama is now friends with The Blue Man Group.
I would like to remind you all Barack is 'Black' though he is IN FACT half-white. The Blue Man Group is Blue, but no one knows what color they IN FACT 'are', though my secret connections to certain behind-the scenes VRindividuals at 'Shrek: the Musical' tell me 2 of the 3 members IN FACT voted McCain so they are IN FACT red, while as of last Tuesdaze pleasures in D.C Obama's blood is now pure blue through and through...so...who is who??...
...stay cold...and above all...Very Rare.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Listening To...

Locrian (rough mixes from Jan 24/25 sessions)
Slomo "The Creep"

Slomo "The Bog"
Redrot "Live Basement Murders" (Tapeworm Tapes) [recommended!]
Staccato du Mal (advance tracks for split with Climax Denial)

BloodLust! Interview Series: #7 Haptic

Haptic (Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

SH: Omit, Andrey Kiritchenko, Sum of R, KTL "IV", Alva Noto, William Basinski, Cecil Taylor, Old Earache releases - Godflesh, OLD, Scorn, Carcass, etc.

JM: Good Morning Vietnam--rather harrowing field recordings from the Vietnam War, released on Folkways in 1972. Machine gun fire, radio chatter, bombing, psychological warfare tapes, etc.
Music Therapy with the Developmentally Handicapped-Edith Hillman Boxill (also on Folkways).
Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers--Complete Specialty Recordings
Masayoshi Urabe-Flag of Midsummer

AS: Early Globe Unity Orchestra, Hecker, Poison Idea (Feel the Darkness), The Haters (Breakthrough), It's Casual, Bernard Parmegiani (La Creation du Monde), Organum/David Jackman (various 7"s), C.P.E. Bach, Mathias Spahlinger, and the new Khanate record (Clean Hands Go Foul).

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

SH: Lately? Not really. The last two that stick-out are David Daniell at the Empty Bottle, and Ben Frost in Krakow, Poland. David's for being beautiful, fragile, and dense all in one set. Ben's for being one of the most moving performances I've seen in years. Again, beautiful and glacial, but transforming into a huge dark mass that filled a 600 year old gothic church with a massive throbbing pulse, and a eerie dark fog that filled the space and it's 6 second natural reverb. Brutal!

JM: Adam Sonderberg/Olivia Block/Christian Weber at Enemy

AS: sadly, no.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

SH: I re-watched "Lost Highway" and "Logan's Run" a few days ago, does that count?
"Encounters at the End of the World" by Werner Herzog

Television:
Battlestar Galactica

JM: Berlin Alexanderplatz

AS: The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard by Leonard Bernstein; Paranoid Park (Van Sant); Calcutta (Malle).

4. Have you read a good book lately?

SH: "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman. What happens to the planet, and all that we created - both good and bad - when people (suddenly) disappear?

JM: Best recent reads: 2666 by Roberto Bolano, Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolano, The London Hanged by Peter Linebaugh, The Life of the Spider by Jean-Henri Fabre.

AS: Currently reading Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) for pleasure, a pile of books on Gustave Courbet, and Soviet Politics 1917-1991 (McAuley).

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

SH: Oct 2008
Andreas Eriksson - "Walking The Dog, Lying The Sofa"
Vienna, Austria @MUMOK

and..

Joseph C. Mills
at his house. Incredible work!

JM: Apparently not.

AS: The Martin Puryear retrospective + Francis Alÿs's video installation entitled, re-enactments (2001), both at SFMOMA. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Donald Young, Chicago. All outstanding.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

SH: Trying to find a way to move out of the country.

JM: The game of Go. Feedback. Texture. Thomas Bernhard. The War Between the States.

AS: Surveillance studies, the judicial branch, Leo Tolstoy, YouTube (an ongoing obsession), and a renewed interest in both glitch and hardcore (basically, music with pulse).

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

SH: The new ON record w/Sylvain Chauveau, Christian Fennesz and Stephen Fiehn.
New record with Stefan Nemeth (Thrill Jockey).
WORK (duo project with Stephen Fiehn).
Haptic, always working on Haptic...

JM: Haptic has a record (LP and digital download, with accompanying film by Noise Crush) coming out next month on FSS (The Medium) and a CD (Trebuchet) coming out on Entr'cte later this year. At the moment, I'm also working on a soundtrack to a short film by poet/filmaker Carrie Olivia Adams.

AS: A couple of solo recordings (a split 3" w/ Loren Chasse + a full-length) + preparing a score and brushing up on my meager conducting skills for the Chicago Sound Map commission premiering in late February at the Cultural Center (CCC).

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

SH: Haptic in Europe. A few collaborations/shows in Europe. Music. Travel. Quit smoking... start running.

JM: Haptic is hoping to get to Europe this summer; details currently being worked out. Also: more writing.

AS: I dare not enumerate.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

SH: Yeah, the LMT ED CASS, "Repetition" out now on Bloodlust!. GET IT!
Haptic "The Medium" LMT ED LP/Digital download out on FSS -
www.flingcosound.com
Pan American "White Bird Release" out on Kranky Records in Feb.
Haptic "Trebuchet" CD being released in May 2009 on Entr'acte -
www.entracte.co.uk
Greg Davis + Steven Hess "Thirty Thirty" CD out on Presto?!.

01/27/09
NÉMETH (With Steven Hess)
Club Transmediale (Berlin)
CTM.09 - STRUCTURES
www.clubtransmediale.de

02/05/09
Haptic w/Lisa Slodki (visuals)
@The Gene Siskel Theater
164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Tel: 312-846-2600

JM: Haptic plays a record release show at the Gene Siskel Center on February 5th, as part of their "Conversations at the Edge" series, with live video mix provided by Noise Crush.

AS: Haptic - The Medium (FSS) LP/download, available 16 February.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rare BLOODYMINDED Interview via eBay



There is a rare, long out-of-print issue of the Lithuanian extreme music fanzine - Wounded - from 1996 or 1997, which includes an early interview with BLOODYMINDED, currently up on eBay

Locrian Sessions

I was really pleased to have been involved in Locrian's recording sessions this weekend at Phantom Manner. Thanks to Terence, Andre, and Andrew (Velnias) for having me over. It is a surprise to me, but I am already listening to a rough, no FX, unmixed, un-sequenced version of the album, right now as I drink my espresso, and I am pretty speechless. This will not be an easy record to pigeonhole, by any means. It contains elements of drone, psychedelic, black metal, power-electronics, avant-garde composition, etc. Besides my vocal, feedback, and synth contributions, Bruce Lamont from Yakuza and Blake Judd from Nachtmystium were at the studio yesterday adding to the amazing mix of sounds. To say the least, I am really looking forward to hearing the final versions when they are completed!

BloodLust! Interview Series: #6 Mike IX Williams (EyeHateGod)

Mike IX Williams - EyeHateGod, Outlaw Order, Arson Anthem (also appears on the BLOODYMINDED "Gift Givers" CD)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Mike IX: All kinds of the usual shit such as Double Negative, Cut Sick, Vile Nation, Straightjacket Nation and other very old smooth classics like Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, Pagans, Warhammer, Middle Class, SPK, Die Kreuzen et al...It's ALL killer stuff. The list could go on FOREVER.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Mike IX: First and foremost, one of the best shows I've seen recently was the Butthole Surfers do only songs from the first few albums, Celtic Frost reunion + a Jerry Lee Lewis gig ... all some amazing shows....besides those; BludWulf and Cop on Fire was another, Roky Erickson put on a fucking killer show with the Explosions, a shitload of local New Orleans groups like HellKontroll, A Hanging, Haarp, Evil Army, Hawgjaw, Pallbearers...and on and on...

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

Mike IX: The Wire and The Shield are fuckin brilliant, didn't catch them when they were on the air but I'm renting 'em all now; also Chopper - the Aussie outlaw crime drama film - AMAZING...The History of Violence & Eastern Promises are great, Cronenberg is fantastic as ALWAYS! Iron Man is a terrific movie as well since I'm a Marvel Comics freak.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Mike IX: The Vice Guide to Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. Period.

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

Mike IX: A local Punk Rock flyer art show and the drunken performance art of that fucking insane jackass homeless guy down on Decatur and Toulouse streets. He'll be famous one day. Also does staring at the floor count as art?

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Mike IX: Too many to count....

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

Mike IX: The Arson Anthem 17 song full length is almost finished, I've also got two new dark negative poetry books as yet untitled that need to be edited down, some artwork in the newest Timeless magazine, a spoken word/noise 7" for Chrome Peeler, recordings with a techno/electrix duo called The Guilt Of..., the Outlaw Order new full length LP Dragging Down the Enforcer is out now as is the second edition of my first book - Cancer as a Social Activity. Besides that stuff, as always, live shows all over with EyeHateGod, 00%, Arson Anthem and hopefully The Guilt Of...

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Mike IX: As much as physically possible. I feel this is going to be a great year. After some of the trouble I've had in the past I want to move forward and I actually have a new positive outlook on things.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

Mike IX: Well, I'm working for Phil Anselmo's Housecore Records and also Nocturnal Records and we are gonna be releasing alot of killer albums, cd's, and merchandise this year. We just put out the Christ Inversion cd and coming up soon is the aforementioned Arson Anthem 17 song lp, plus the Evil Army record, Soilent Green-the Glen Rambo years, The Manson Family soundtrack, Body & Blood, The Sursiks lp + a whole lot more. Also the Housecore website is being re-built and will feature streaming Housecore Radio TV with artists from the label. Hopefully I'll have time to get Southern Nihilism Front Radio rolling steady soon and also work on putting SouthernNihilismFront.com back online again. Nocturnal will be putting out the Marginal Way lp out next month on which I've done guest vocals on two tracks. I also did a short vocal spot on the latest If He Dies, He Dies lp. AANNND I'm still occasionally writing for different music publications although not as much as I'd like or can find time for. Whew. I'm sure I've forgotten a bunch of stuff, but thats the most of it.
Thanks for asking Mark, much love and success with BloodLust in the future!

People get in touch at:

Myspace.com/nolanine
Myspace.com/eyehategod
Myspace.com/outlaworder
Myspace.com/arsonanthem

Sunday, January 25, 2009

BloodLust! Interview Series: #5 Sshe Retina Stimulants

Sshe Retina Stimulants - P.NG5361.B (also of Sigillum S, Sidra, Komplet, Apocalypse Fanfare, Iugula-Thor, The Sodality, etc.)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

KHANATE "Clean Hands Go Foul"; LOU REED "Metal Machine Trio"; KTL "IV".

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

CARLA BOZULICH's EVANGELISTA.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from
the last few months?

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN; THE SPIRIT; DEXTER.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

SCOTT WESTERFELD "Peeps".

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

ALBERTO BURRI at the Milano's TRIENNALE

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

MICROBREWERIES, BIG CITIES (London, Paris, Berlin, NYC, Chicago), APOCALYPSE.

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

TWO TAPE RELEASES FOR BRIAN LAVELLE, "HOUSTON ST. BACKSCATTER" AND "HOUSING MEDIA TRANSIT", AS WELL AS THE "SOULS & WALTZES FROM THE TELEGRAPH FRONTIER" LP, TO BE RELEASED BY A BRAND NEW ITALIAN LABEL ..AFTER THAT, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET THINGS MOVING FOR A NUMBER OF NEW SRS INITIATIVES, INCLUDING A 10" VINYL SERIES AND (MOST IMPORTANTLY) THE COMPLETION OF THE TRULY NEXT MAJOR SRS EFFORT, "CUSTOMIZED CHROMOSOME SUSHI".

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

PUTTING OUT A TRIPLE VINYL LP; LOTS OF TRAVELING; LOTS OF LIVE ACTIONS.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

THE "ARCHIVIO INDUSTRIALE" REISSUE SERIES IS STARTING VERY SOON: DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY