Saturday, February 14, 2009

Distro Update

I am starting to weed through the distro list and I will be cleaning out some non-active contacts.

BloodLust! Interview Series: #25 Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck

A Special Saint Valentine's Day Posting...

Twodeadslut Onegoodfuck (answered by Ted Sweeney and Shane Broderick)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Ted: In terms of non-traditional music I've been listening to a lot of tape and cut-up music. Women of The SS, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock (and the rest of the Schimpfluch Gruppe), and Vagina Dentata Organ. As always there are the rock music mainstays that never really seem to drift to far from my record player a la Black Sabbath, My Bloody Valentine, Swans, and a lot of other obvious staples.

Shane: Gore Beyond Necropsy.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Ted: I was able to check out an Angeldust performance in my old basement the other night. Those guys are just plain fucking fantastic. And I may be partial on this one, but I cannot forget to mention Methfest.

Shane: Halloween Night in Providence was amazing. Hundreds of people showed up at an Olneyville Warehouse and it was a fucking epic. 20 plus bands played on two or three "stages". I was totally floored by how large the event actually was. A guy with an espresso stand, cage wrestling matches and lots of young wasted R.I.S.D. girls not wearing much. Suffering Bastard played all GG covers. Classic.

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

Ted: I finally got around to seeing the last episode of "Trailer Park Boys" and I have to say out of all the seasons it may have been my favorite episode ever. I think I heard they're basing their next movie on it. For Christmas I was given the Criterion Collection of "Salo," and have to say that the film can be watched and re-watched ad nauseam.

Shane: "The Real Word Brooklyn" and that new Clint Eastwood movie.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Ted: I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed Catherine Breillat's “Pornocracy.“ Raging feminist literature but her command of language is just so lush and visceral. I really need to get around to checking out her films. I re-read “Animal Farm” a few days ago and was so happy with how much I still enjoyed it. I also had the biggest letdown of the year reading the 33 1/3 of “Reign in Blood,” which was an absolute letdown.

Shane: Lots of manuals and various recording theory books.

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

Ted: Absolutely nothing worth mentioning. Boston does have its downfalls.

Shane: Not so much.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Ted: Playboy Magazine from the first few years of the seventies, pinot grigio with two ice cubes, and the women who brave the vicious Boston winters with the shortest of skirts.

Shane: Building my Recording Studio. Playing Synths. Rubbing on the Red Line girls.

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

Ted: Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck are wrapping up the finishing touches on Champagne and Biological Women, a seven inch that wouldn't be possible without the help of one of the sexiest men I know. We have also begun writing new material that is in a starkly different direction from our past few releases. Animal Steel has its second release coming up. It is a split with The Hierchiss. Really powerful and luscious music that girl does. There is talk of a book of haiku-collages I've assembled over the years tentatively being released by Heavy Psych this year as well.

Shane: I am starting a little record label tentatively named Lascivious Aesthetics with upcoming cassette releases from Suffering Bastard, Angeldust, Cock E.S.P., Joshua Hydeman, Corephallism and hopefully helping put out the Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck / Warmth 10" Vinyl with my tax returns. I am finishing up the recording of my first solo release as Corephallism which will be coming out soon from our good friends at Apop Records. Maybe I’ll get around to putting together the 2nd Annual Northeast Noise & Power Electronics Festival this summer (hint hint, nudge nudge to all BloodLust! artists).

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Ted: Two chicks at the same time.

Shane: Touring all over the fucking place with these guys and on the solo front. After reading your interview with John Balistreri... I have to add that I am looking forward to watching the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. Along with the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots, all winning Championships.

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

Ted: I cannot recommend the Destructive Industries catalog enough to anyone who has not had a chance to check it out. It seems like there's a few sleepers on that label (with special attention to Knox Om Pax's “Laudunum”) which I cannot believe don't get the attention they warrant.

Shane: Well I think we already covered the obvious name dropping. Don’t ya’ think??? I would like to give a shout out to Club Cheaters in Providence. Real classy full service joint which I cannot believe doesn’t get the attention they warrant and rightly deserve. Good.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Advance Notice: BLOODYMINDED Live

Just announced:

Tuesday April 28, 2009
9:30 PM
$15.00
The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
http://www.emptybottle.com/
773.276.3300

Tony Conrad and Keiji Haino
David Daniell and Doug McCombs
BLOODYMINDED

Redrot Update

The test pressings for the Redrot "Deviant" b/w "White Walls" (B!109) single finally arrived. The record sound great, upon first listen, so things should be moving forward as of next week. More details to follow...

Organ of Corti




I often forget how beautiful some of these Gray's Anatomy lithographs are...

Exploration One on eBay

A copy of the rare "Exploration One" CD with exclusive Intrinsic Action songs is currently up on eBay


BloodLust! Interview Series: #24 Sword Heaven



Mark Van Fleet (Sword Heaven, Face Place, etc.)


1. What have you been listening to lately?

Epic mid winter home improvement painting sessions means Country music LP comps, lots of YES (all periods), lots of CSN&Y, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, various soft rock LP's, etc. I really like the newest Haves n Thirds tape. Jen (my wife) and I have been listening to a lot of Tangerine Dream. I also think that Rusted Shut 12" EP on Dull Knife is amazing.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

I try to get out to most shows, but the best thing I've seen so far in 2009 was My Left Uterus from Tampa FL.

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

Just watched the final season of The WIRE on dvd. Jen and I watched all five seasons in the past year. Also, we watched the 4th season of LOST in like two weekends.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy last week, which I thought was great. Pretty bleak book. Great simple dialogue. The son must ask the father twenty times whether they are about to die. Most of the book is Hemingway-esque description, and most of that description is about scavenging for food, or trying to make camp in the sleet and rain. Still, in all that description, there is a really powerful connection between the father and the son. It's tender too. Bleak and tender. I've kind of been thinking a lot recently about post apocalyptic sorts of scenarios, and I just borrowed a VHS copy of The Final Combat (aka Le Dernier Combat) which I haven't seen in probably ten years, but watched a bunch of times when I was in High School. Otherwise, I read magazines about sailing (like Cruising World and Latitudes and Attitudes) and almost never read books. That was the first book in a while.

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

I work at an art museum, but sadly, I haven't seen much that really blew me away. The huge Warhol show at the museum I work at is pretty good though. I liked the After Nature show I saw at the New Museum in NYC in the fall.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

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

Finalizing a new Sword Heaven album (recorded in late October, mixed over the last month, hopefully to be released at some point this year) and Aaron and I are writing some new songs. I'm doing a project with the guy I borrowed Le Dernier Combat from called Group Birth. Somehow, it's informed by ideas about the Apocalypse. Face Place has not practiced in a half a year, but we talk about it sometimes. Face Place will be on two vinyl splits that will come out this year though. I've been thinking it might be cool to do some Face Place-esque collaborations. Maybe as part of a larger electro acoustic sort of group. I have some other ideas for bands/ formations which may never get anywhere. Maybe with Ryan Jewell. I formed a scum rock band called Bath House a few years ago which still exists though we've only played like 4 shows in 2 years. We were asked yesterday to play another one. We've talked about trying to record a 7" or something. Basement rock n roll sessions continue with old friends as they always will. I've been doing a print zine called Married Life. It's a quarterly, and the 4th issue will be out in the next month or so I think. I have all the material, just need to layout, print, and assemble.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

I'd like to tour a bit. Hit some spots we haven't been to for a while, but it probably won't be real extensive. Release that Sword Heaven album. I guess I'm going to remodel my bathroom. Sail a lot this summer. Maybe work on some solo stuff?

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

I think I covered it already.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sessions, etc.

- Thus far, "Desertshore..." is interesting, if a much lower-energy experience when compared to airings of The Stooges "1970: The Complete Funhouse Sessions"

- Save the date: Tuesday March 17, 2009 - Hair Police at The Mopery with (?)

- Post-telephone call with Rococo... BLOODYMINDED "Phases : Three" - back on track... revised... the color vinyl shortage persists in forcing unwanted decisions...

A(n) (Un)Sound Plan

Intense work/computer day(s) ahead. The Songbird player is loaded up and in-progress for the following binge-out:

Nico "Desertshore"
(followed by)
Throbbing Gristle "The Desertshore Installation" 12xCD



BloodLust! Interview Series: #23 Martial Canterel

Sean McBride (Martial Canterel, Xeno and Oaklander, Three to Forgotten)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

In no particular order: Das Ding, Peter Tedstone, Stanislas Kadik, Vangelis (Blade Runner), Toru Takemitsu, Die Bunker, DZ Lectric, Lustans Lakejer (1st LP), Y Gwasgwyr, Camerata Mediolanense, Neva (first 2 cassettes), Thanasis Zlatanos, Regard

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Besides watching the week-nightly show of the local schizophrenic walking down the middle of the street hollering at the top of his about the fathers, the daughters and the Jewish banks exposing their daughters bellies, I have been to the Wierd party to see Further Reductions, N., Epee Du Bois. Not wanting to get out these days.

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

PD James Mysteries series (11 DVD boxset) with Roy Marsden as Dagliesh, Midsummer Murders (Season 9& 10), Dorothy Sayers Mysteries with Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter Whimsy, Blue Murders with Caroline Quentin ala Jonathan Creek. As for films...The Changeling, Accident, Kwaidan, Face of Another, Onibaba, Fires on the Plain.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

"Discovery of France" - Graham Robb, "Antoine's Alphabet - Watteau and His World" - Jed Perl

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

Hard to get out. The sadness remains indoors.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Just synthesizers. Not current per se but an enduring obsession nonetheless.

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

Finishing up a new LP for Martial Canterel due out in a few months on the Wierd Record label. Also putting the finishing touches on the debut LP from Xeno and Oaklander, as well, due out on the Wierd records label in a few months time. Looking to release a K7 comp on Xanten of various analog synthesizer artists currently working.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Greater agility and flexibility with my live shows. Visit Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.

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

Beware...countless abortions are attempting to come to life. Need to run the bandwagon off the road.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Office Ambience

To Blacken the Pages "A Semblance of Something Appertaining to Destruction"
To Blacken the Pages "None"
To Blacken the Pages "And We Started Again, as if Nothing had Happened Before"
Circlesquare "Songs about Dancing and Drugs"

BloodLust! Interview Series: #22 Locrian

Locrian (Andre Foisy and Terence Hannum; both also of Unlucky Atlas)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

AF: Ramses III: "Honey Rose"; White/Light: "Black Acts"; Creation is Crucifixion "Automata"; Popul Vuh "In the Gardens of the Pharao/Aguirre"

TH: Expo 70/I Am Sea Monster split 7" + Mammal "Distant Days" CS + Deathspell Omega/SVEST split LP + M83 "Saturdays=Youth" + Leviathan "Massive Conspiracy to End All Life"

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

AF: Been too busy lately, but Ratatosk (or whatever Jason Soliday and Ben Billington are calling themselves now were really good, but I think that I last saw them play in November. I'm looking forward to hearing some recorded stuff from them. Mark Fry was surprisingly good when I saw him play at the Empty Bottle for the "A Million Tongues" fest. Death Factory was great when I saw him at the Metal Shaker. I know I've missed a bunch of good shows in the last few months.

TH: Not really lately, but in the past year I saw Horna and HeatdeatH who were impressive.

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

AF: I've pretty much been busy trying to prep for my classes, but I've been watching Aelita: Queen of Mars, a Russian science fiction film from the 1920s. In the film, Mars is a capitalist planet and the Martians stage a proletariat revolution. It's pretty great.

TH: Lately GW Pabst's "The Threepenny Opera" + "Pandora's Box" are two amazing pieces of silent and early sound cinema have me really interested in that transitional period.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

AF: I finally read "The Road" by Cormick McCarthy. That book was amazing. It was really dark, apocalyptic and strangely uplifting. I was reading Walter Benjamin's unfinished "Arcades Project" to coincide with my trip to Paris earlier this month.

TH: I just finished a really interesting book called "The Magic Mirror" on early Russian film that I found fascinating, most are films that only survive in fragments, and some not at all, but it was really interesting. I am now in the middle of Michael Fried's new book "Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before". Clunky title, interesting book so far if you enjoy work by Jeff Wall, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Stephen Shore, etc.

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

AF: The Michael Wolf show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography was great. I recommend checking it out if you can.

TH: Definitely, Harold Mendez at the MCA 12x12 in Chicago was a great sound installation and Pedro Velez at Western Exhibitions was a good time unfortunately most art has not really impressed me lately. I did enjoy the Sigalit Landau exhibition at MoMA that I saw this summer, mainly the videos, and Sean Dack at Daniel Reich was a pleasant surprise. And if I am going back to the summer I might as well mention Richard Serra's impressive "Promenade" at the Grand Palais in Paris.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

AF: Probably...this week: St. Anger era Metallica. I just rewatched the Metallica documentary which was directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. It's a really well made film, but ever since I rewatched it, I've been listening to the St. Anger album. I guess in order to torture myself. If that's an obsession, then it's not a healthy one.

TH: The insane environmental disaster at Kingston Steam Plant in Tennessee, that has gone tragically underreported. The images are gorgeous but the result was horrendous. Nothing like a bath in benzene and carcinogens. Also the interesting cassette package designs Peter Saville did for Factory Records in the 1980s.

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

AF: I'm working on bass for Twilight Congregation, a collaborative project w/AJS from Velnias and Slo from France. I'll probably finish my bass parts within the next month. We just finished the new Unlucky Atlas recording which we'll hopefully release soon.

TH: Our collaborative recording between Blake Judd (Nachtmystium), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), AJS (Velnias) and Mr. Solotroff. Finishing a video for a show in LA at Jail Gallery this May, and writing my book on Earth2 on the slight chance that 33 1/3 will pick it up. Plus the new Unlucky Atlas record "An Natural History of the Dead".

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

AF: As far as music goes: working on booking a short tour (maybe a week or a bit more) of the UK this summer. Hopefully, we can finish up some recordings and get them out before long. I'd like to work on some material with more structure. I'd love to get in the studio more and to incorporate new elements into our music.

TH: Welcome my healthy daughter to the world. Finish some paintings and videos, make some grim music.

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

AF: Thanks for all your support Mark!

TH: Our second studio recording, after the 7" on Bloodlust!, titled "Drenched Lands" will be released by Small Doses & At War With False Noise on CD soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Listening

Kleistwahr "The Return" LP (Noiseville)
Cindytalk "Camouflage Heart"
Swans "Cop"
To Blacken the Pages (various songs)
Bad Party "Coming Out Slowly" LP (Animal Disguise)
Haptic "The Medium" LP (Flingco Sound System)
Silk Flowers (MySpace tracks)

BloodLust! Interview Series: #21 Climax Denial



Alex Kmet (Climax Denial, Ten Little Piggies, Godsick)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Sombre Chemin - Doctrine, Bilskirnir - Wotansvolk, Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light, Rape-X - False, and The Names - Swimming

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

I have to give this one to some local boys (MKE/Madison), Reptile Worship. I've seen them a few times in the past couple months and it always blows me away. Really heavy droning industrial noise, powerful stuff.

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

Class of Nuke'Em High, In A Glass Cage, and C.H.U.D. I've also been fiendishly watching the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series lately. As for TV, I've most recently been into Californication and Law and Order - Special Victims Unit.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

The Sex Life of the Foot & Shoe by William A. Rossi. It's fascinating, even if you're not a pervert!

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

I don't follow art as much as I'd like to... haven't been to an opening since Pieter Schoolwerth's show last year. Recently I purchased the book Devil's Milk by artist Stu Mead, and it's pretty fantastic.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

The main focus of my obsessive energy (and money) over the past year or so has been collecting (R.I.P.) Atrax Morgue releases. There are, of course, many other things I have been obsessing over, but you won't hear about them unless you buy me a drink or two...

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

I have several Climax Denial releases in the works: "Impulse" cassette on Syzmic Records, a tape on After Death Records out of Denton, TX. And several splits on different media with Fecalove, Rape-X, Molester, and Staccato Du Mal.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

I am in fact planning something big, but I don't yet wish to discuss it.

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

There will be a much more in-depth interview with me in the forthcoming debut issue of As Loud As Possible magazine, which I understand also includes reviews of almost all of my releases, courtesy of Chris Sienko.


Monday, February 09, 2009

Comfort and Familiarity

Earlier:
David Bowie
"Low"
"Heroes"
"Lodger"
"Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)"



Later:
To Blacken the Pages
(various tracks)

Good Party

A Bad Party show in Chicago always seems to have a dark cloud hovering over it but this time you cannot blame the band. Ghost Ice was a last-minute cancellation, which was definitely disappointing, as I have not yet heard Jeremy over the Empty Bottle PA. As a late-breaking substitution, Anthony Miller -- AKA Dirty Tony, AKA Hazmat, AKA the original Detroit upsetter -- joined Miss NC onstage. Dirty Chambers? Not a bad name. A relatively quick set of electronic frequencies and distorted minimal tones. Something to warm up the ears. Bad Party completed their increasingly high-volume set with no less than two covers; The Smiths and AC/DC. Michael's muscular and distorted bass really rose through the mix nicely. Nate overcame acid-burned throat to deliver his caustic vocals. The pair seemed to deliver on the promise of the hardened blend of noise punk/synth punk better than ever. They lived in some dark place between blown out bootlegs of Big Black, Suicide, and dare I say it -- since I have been combing through such things lately -- really early The Sisters of Mercy live shows and demos. Nah, Bad Party did not go goth, but if you have ever paid attention to the primitive DR-55 drum programming on early TSOM, you get what I mean. Our Brother the Native wrapped up the night. Some of the loops and textures sounded nice -- sort of what I expected from hearing some stuff online -- but the greater songs that unfolded were not really my thing. It had a lighter, prettier "vibe" than I would want after seeing Bad Party. The night wrapped up with a late diner session so that Isidro, James, and I, could continue the recording discussion...

BloodLust! Interview Series: #20 Culver



Lee Stokoe (Culver, Marzuraan, Skullflower, Culver-Courtis, Inseminoid)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Plenty, as always… Lil Kim has had way too much air time of late, but I’m still not sick of her, so that’s good. Vincent Price “Master of the Macabre” which is a CD of a couple of radio plays he did. White Medal “Tread the Earth” tape – Mutant Ape in black metal mode. Fordell Research Unit “Repetition.” A nice bunch of trades from Phage Tapes, and of course “Circus”, the new Britney album. Not a patch on “Blackout” but still a winner.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Not loads at the mo’ but Pain Jerk did the trick a few weeks ago.

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

I watch lots of films, so cant narrow it down to 2… recent hits have included Hitch-hike to Hell, The Skull, The Designated Victim, Oasis of Fear, Long Jeanne Silver and Pandora’s Mirror. Also reacquainting myself with Twin Peaks and Manhattan Baby has been no bad thing…

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Currently reading Confessions of and English Opium Eater by Thomas DeQuincy, which is heavy going, but worth it for the short passage relating to Argento’s influence on Suspiria and his 3 Mothers trilogy. There’s a whole shelf full waiting for attention some day or other…

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

The Penguin books design exhibition in the gallery up the road from me was (still is) great. Lots of classic sleeve designs, but also lots of working drawings, roundels and sketches from the pre-computer days, amazing stuff. Also the Ono and Fluxus stuff we have at work at the moment has its high points, including me getting to drive a Daimler hearse for the Coffin Car installation…

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?


My girlfriend, my car, giallo, 70’s porn, the Sugababes, giantesses, just the usual…

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


I’ve been in overdrive doing collages lately, which as yet have no home (unusual as mostly I only do artwork for a (specific) release). Also been working on a bunch of Culver releases for Phage, 905, Turgid Animal, At War With False Noise, Second Sleep, MUZeDIA, Hyster and (of course) Matching Head… There’s lots of Skullflower business coming up soon too, with tons of gigs imminent. The Inseminoid machine continues its good work too…


8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

A trip to NYC, watch more films, go for country drives, go to the drag races, become an uncle, and other pleasuring things…



Sunday, February 08, 2009

Raw Vision on Craigslist

Just in case anyone is interested:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bks/1026157981.html

Blood Fire Death

Bathory, continued...

Not that much of any black metal holds up for me at this point -- but after enjoying the first four Bathory albums yesterday, the three album viking metal cycle from 1988 to 1991 leaves me wanting to at least partially blame them for a lot of what I grew to dislike about the genre: slowed-down tempos, lusher production, cheesy orchestration, and the imminent over-usage of viking themes. It was not until they moved back into a more stripped-down form of thrash metal, with "Requiem" and "Octagon" (both of which had an influence on the recordings of the BLOODYMINDED "Trophy" CD, believe it or not) that things got interesting for me again, but they (he... Quorthon) went a bit back off the rails in 1996 with the long-delayed release of the "Blood on Ice" concept album (chuckle) and it seems that I never even bothered with "Destroyer of Worlds" (2001) or the two "Nordland" albums.

BloodLust! Interview Series: #19 Staccato Du Mal

Ramiro Jeancarlo (Staccato Du Mal, Flesh Graey Display, Opus Finis, Xeno And Staccato, Zug Im Veins)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

Not much really... once in a while a get Bobby O spasms and just kick it . Other than that I listen to some of my many old unreleased tracks.

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Cheech and Chong were in town, had to do it.

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

Ok maybe the past 6 months, I dont watch much TV: Burn After Reading, Iron chef and its many similar shows, Forensics, Animal police.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

Apocalypse Culture (its been a while), + lots of electronic schematics.

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

Pieter's Flat.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Other than not being able to put a schematic down, I'm very obsessed with brainstorming new ideas on how to maximize my limited vintage Analog gear. Once it hits, I'm on the floor gutting shit left and right. I also love buying cheap broken vintage analog gear, which doesn't really help to calm the obsession.

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

I'm always recording new live music, especially after performing a new mod on a synth or drum machine. I hope to seize the mods soon and get to some serious recordings done. my mind is pretty much ready to explode. A Staccato full length should be available soon.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Finish modding, release more music, maybe fix Mark's Tascam rec. ;-)

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

The Opus Finis "Pursue the Tragic Tune" CD is now available via Wierd records. Some Opus Finis vids from our NYC shows are available on YouTube. There will be a Staccato du Mal split release with Climax Denial soon! cheers!