Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sat Apr 18 - Bruce Lamont + Right-Eye Rita + Mark Solotroff @ Reckless on Madison

Please join us as we celebrate Record Store Day ( with a live performance that also marks the release of our new CD (details below), available this Saturday, exclusively at all three Chicago Reckless Records stores.

Saturday April 18, 2009
3:00 PM

Reckless Records
26 E. Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Bruce Lamont + Right-Eye Rita + Mark Solotroff

Why not make a day of it and come early to see:
Dylan Posa & Three Cheers For One Dead Man (1:00 PM)
Coins (2:00 PM)


BloodLust! New Release:

Artist: Bruce Lamont / Right-Eye Rita / Mark Solotroff
Title: "s/t"
Format: CD EP in jewel box
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 124
Genre: Experimental / Industrial / Ritualistic / Noise

B!124 Bruce Lamont / Right-Eye Rita / Mark Solotroff CD front cover

This mini-album is the debut release by the trio of Bruce Lamont, Right-Eye Rita, and Mark Solotroff, and it consists of a single 19-minute live recording from September 14, 2008, from a performance at Chicago's AV-aerie. Taking full advantage of the cavernous music and art space, the trio unleashed -- for the first time in front of an audience -- their distinctive tri-vocal approach, utilizing both treated and pure voice. The combination of styles included Lamont's looped deep chants, Right-Eye Rita's spellbinding electrified wails, and Solotroff's feedback-laced drones. Bruce Lamont is best known for his band Yakuza, one of the metal world's truly avant-garde and forward-thinking groups. Lamont also performs solo and with a diverse selection of experimental and improvising musicians. Right-Eye Rita is a Chicago musician and artist who performs solo and with a variety of kindred spirits. The magazine STOPSMILING described her performances as being “like Lydia Lunch drenched in absinthe." Mark Solotroff is a Chicago musician and artist known for his bands BLOODYMINDED, The Fortieth Day, Intrinsic Action, etc. Solotroff has a particular obsession with high-pitched feedback, which he actually managed to temper a bit during the performance on this CD. This release is recommended for fans of experimental vocal work, true original industrial music, dark rituals, and artists such as Diamanda Galas, Abruptum, and the earliest moments of Current 93 and Coil. Professionally duplicated CD, single panel, double-sided insert; beautiful color artwork created by Right-Eye Rita; in jewel box with shrinkwrap; Released on April 18, 2009, for Record Store Day, to coincide with a live performance at the downtown Chicago Reckless Records store.


Friday, April 17, 2009


I just posted a set of previously unseen photos on Flickr from the rare (for the USA, at least) two-man (James Moy + Mark Solotroff) BLOODYMINDED show from July 25, 2008, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - 25 July 08 - Empty Bottle - Chicago

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Time Out on Saturday

From Time Out Chicago

Time Out Chicago / Issue 216 : Apr 16–22, 2009
Record Store Day
In-store gigs

* FREE Mark Solotroff, Bruce Lamont & Right-Eye Rita + Coins + Three Cheers for One Dead Man Reckless Records (Loop). 1pm. The newest Reckless outpost sees an experimental lineup of live acts throughout the afternoon beginning at 1pm with former Flying Luttenbacher Dylan Posa and his Three Cheers for One Dead Man. Dream-pop duo Coins follows at 2pm, the new project from Sybris’s Angela Mullenhour and Ellen Bunch of Reds and Blue. Noise-monger Mark Solotroff teams up with Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont and Right-Eye Rita for an experimental interlude at 3pm.

Locrian on Tokafi

Here is an interesting essay/review on drone, Krautrock, etc., that covers some recent Locrian releases, including the "Rhetoric of Surfaces CD on BloodLust!

Shipping & Receiving Pt. Whatever

Cometa Fever "Dead Light" (What The...?)
C. Spencer Yeh "Songs 2002" (What The...?) -- SHOCKING!
Wooden Shjips - complete discography of singles and LPs

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TDS OGF 7-Inch Update

UPS dropped off the TDS OGF vinyl this afternoon and the record sounds great. The covers should arrive late next week...

Evolutionary Stream

The new Brutal Truth album, which I contributed synth to, is out now in the USA. You can officially stream the entire thing here:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Status - 4/14

I just got back from the Post Office and Luigi's Pizza. All paid mail-order, Discogs, and eBay orders are caught up.

I made it to the Empty Bottle a bit late last night, and I missed Black Wyrm Seed, who I was curious about. I walked in just as Gutbucket went on but their prog-sax skronk just was not my cup of tea. Hollows were cute... aspects of Lost Sounds, The Vanishing, Subtonix, X-Ray Spex -- but with an extra-heavy dollop of girl-group pop. Appropriate music for the day of Phil Spector's conviction, I suppose, but a bit too bubblegum sweet for me.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Behind The Green Door

From the Los Angeles Times

Porn star Marilyn Chambers found dead in L.A. County home

By Andrew Blankstein
11:54 AM PDT, April 13, 2009
Marilyn Chambers, a former Ivory Snow detergent model who became a porn star, died Sunday at her Canyon Country home. She was 56.

Chambers, whose real name is Marilyn Ann Taylor, was found unresponsive at 8:51 p.m. at her residence it the 16000 block of Vasquez Canyon, said Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. The cause of death is under investigation but foul play was not suspected and an autopsy is pending.

Chambers became a pop culture phenomenon when she gave up work as a model advertising Ivory Snow laundry detergent to star in the X-rated "Behind the Green Door" in 1972.

The movie also sparked a buying frenzy on boxes of Ivory Snow soap, then graced by Chambers' angelically complexioned face.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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TDS OGF Update

The covers for the Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck 7-inch are now in production --- by the same company that recently printed the Redrot sleeves --- after a mysterious, near week-long silence on the part of the printer. Things should still be on track for an early-May release.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mutant Jazz

By the way, I saw a really compelling performance by Burning Star Core at The Mopery on Friday night. I am still trying to figure out how to describe it, to be honest. It was unlike any previous BxC/CSY show that I have seen. While the night had a pretty heavy, blown-out jazz/noise undercurrent (especially Wasteland Jazz Unit and Tiger Hatchery), BxC was on a whole other direction, even if their last song had saxophone going on alongside C. Specer Yeh's violin (which only came out late in the set) and Robert Beatty's academic analog synth waves. That said, Shiny Around the Edges were dredging up a dark, Southern dose of NYC noise rock (think Live Skull, Dustdevils, Of Cabbages and Kings, Swans, etc.), and Anthony Decanini was using his magnetic card reader machines to produce staticy, trance-inducing noise loops. Best wishes to Robert's tooth, which was partially destroyed in the WJU pit. More here: