Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pre-Run Listening

Three very different new cassettes on Sexkrime Arts, well worth acquiring:
- J/O "S/T" (subtle fetishistic lo-fi death-industrial/noise)
- Corporate Park "Exchange" (old-school minimal-synth/industrial)
- Custodian "III" (third assault of harsh, abrasive noise)
...but what is 005?

- Horseback "The Invisible Mountain" (Utech Records)

Also, viewing Aaron Hibbs of Sword Heaven making his second attempt at the Hula-Hoop world record: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aaron-hibbs---hula-hoop-marathon

Friday, October 23, 2009

In Heavy Rotation Today

Recommended Listening:
- Cowards - Tour Demo 2009 - CD
- T. Hannum "Mount of All Lands" - 3-inch CD

Locrian on TMT

Tiny Mix Tapes has just posted a double-review of Locrian that includes "Drenched Lands" and "Rhetoric of Surfaces"... It is a pretty interesting and balanced read, even with its minor date/format/label inaccuracies...

http://www.tinymixtapes.com/Locrian

Status - 10/23

- I did a Post Office run yesterday evening, so all paid orders are on their way

- Prompted by an interesting conversation with photographer Ben Syverson at his open studio last night, I am starting my day off with "Metal Machine Music." It was about time, anyway...

- And, a great show at Enemy last night... Sub-minimal drone from Jeff Host - his first solo show since relocating to Chicago, starting slowly, quietly, and in deep-bass territory, carefully and deliberately increasing in volume, while at the same time shifting from low-end to more ear-gouging high-end, and then fading away at the same speed that it began... punctuated by a Blue Line train rumbling by, like so many subtle sets at Enemy. Ratatosk were up next, and Ben and Jason raised a strudy and cohesive racket, with excellent "punctuation" provided by Ben's startling floor tom. Cowards - from the devastating Far Rockaway scene - were up next and, true to form, they created a mind-melting fusion of electro-acoustic sound, harsh noise, a nod to power-electronics, and what I can only describe as true psychedelic darkness... a term that I would also use to describe aspects of their pals Yellow Tears. Well worth trudging through the bone chilling rain to get to. And then there was more... Vadim set up for what was a hair raising and abrasive Shattered Hymen set, which included what was simply the sound of raw electrical apparatus... as if we were all about to be hit by the current of an out-of-control live power line. Loud, harsh, dangerous, and imbued with a strong sense of dynamics. Nice to see a bunch of friends there, too, despite the shit weather.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dazed on eBay

There is a copy of the rare Intrinsic Action "Dazed" 7-inch currently on eBay. Sadly, I probably sold this directly to Generation Records way back when...

Countdown?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Show Update

10.28.09 BLOODYMINDED @ The Empty Bottle
11.01.09 "Death Music Ritual" Bruce Lamont + Mark Solotroff DJ @ The Empty Bottle
11.06.09 Anatomy of Habit @ Cobra Lounge
11.07.09 BLOODYMINDED @ NORTHEAST NOISE & POWER ELECTRONICS FESTIVAL ll, Boston, MA
11.08.09 Mark Solotroff w/CONSUMER ELECTRONICS @ NORTHEAST NOISE & POWER ELECTRONICS FESTIVAL ll, Boston, MA
11.29.09 The Fortieth Day + Sshe Retina Stimulants + Terence Hannum @ WLUW 88.7 FM Chicago
12.17.09 Anatomy of Habit @ The Empty Bottle
1.03.10 BLOODYMINDED @ The Empty Bottle

Status - 10/21

- I got a batch of packages in the mail yesterday, and I am preparing orders that arrived later yesterday to bring to the Post Office tomorrow

- Anatomy of Habit turned one-year-old yesterday and we celebrated with cake at practice. Cute. Our new song, "After The Water," is close to being ready. We also listened to the in-progress recording of "Overcome," which sounds excellent, so far...

- The Art Institute of Chicago has an intense Caravaggio painting temporarily on display, which I checked out yesterday -- "The National Gallery of London is sending an exceptional loan to Chicago: Caravaggio’s The Supper at Emmaus. In return, the Art Institute’s renowned painting The Crucifixion by Francisco de Zurbar├ín will travel to London." -- Sorry to see the Zurbar├ín away, even if for a while, as I have been on a kick of his paintings since visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston last year... The Golden Sores CD was a very happy coincidence...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Status - 10/19

Packing up BLOODYMINDED CDs, etc. Getting caught up with the weekend's orders to bring everything to the Post Office tomorrow.

Took a Kuma's break with Isidro earlier... Had the Bongzilla for the first time in ages... Delicious... Seemed like the Autumn thing to do.

Speaking of the change of season, I am attempting to install some long-lost discipline in my drawing regimen... Attempting to get back on the daily schedule that I used to maintain...

Trying to wrap my ears around the new Shrinebuilder album... Solid material, and wearing it membership from Neurosis, Om, Obsessed/Saint Vitus, etc., pretty clearly.

If you have not seen the newly revamped Revolver/Midheaven website, you should check it out. BloodLust! titles are now searchable, and they are being featured in the weekly new release e-mails, which is nice to see:

http://www.midheaven.com/

NEdS Stock Check

Our friends at NEdS in Japan just listed several new/recent BloodLust! titles in their catalog. I appreciate their longtime support!

http://www.neds-records.com/

Cowards on 10/22

Recommended:

Thursday October 22

COWARDS
SHATTERED HYMEN
RATATOSK
JEFF HOST

8:00 PM

ENEMY
1550 N. MILWAUKEE AVE., 3RD FL
CHICAGO, IL 60622
http://www.enemysound.com

FYI: Cowards are a part of the Far Rockaway scene that includes Pharmakon, Halflings, Yellow Tears, etc...

Cowards = Nick Pace (Diaphragm) + Jesse Allen (Cathode Terror Secretion, Migrations In Rust, ex-Anamnesis)

http://www.myspace.com/cowards999

Sunday, October 18, 2009

B!144 BLOODYMINDED "Boston 2008" CD

AVAILABLE NOW -- PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL HAVE THIS CD FOR SALE IN BOSTON ON NOVEMBER 7TH AND 8TH

BloodLust! New Release

Artist: BLOODYMINDED
Title: "Boston 2008"
Format: CD (Professionally duplicated CD-R, single panel, double-sided insert, color artwork; jewel box with shrinkwrap)
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 144
Genre: Experimental / Industrial / Noise / Power-Electronics
Edition Size: 100 Copies

B!144 BLOODYMINDED BOSTON 2008 CD - Front Cover
(High-resolution image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodlustchicago/3945819800/)

BloodLust! is particularly pleased to announce the release of the BLOODYMINDED "Boston 2008" CD, specially manufactured in a limited edition of 100 copies to coincide with the band's appearance at the Northeast Noise & Power Electronics Festival II, November 7, 2009, in Boston, Massachusetts. This release features a recording of their ultra-high-energy set from the first running of the festival, on March 14, 2008, at Jacque's Cabaret, the notorious drag bar in Boston. The 16 songs performed that night, including a synth-less, gut-wrenching, naked vocal performance of "Ten Suicides," are presented as one continuous track, and the recording captures what is certainly one of the most joyous and exhilarated audiences to ever interact with the band. These are professionally duplicated CDs, with single panel, double-sided inserts, featuring striking color artwork; in jewel boxes with shrinkwrap.

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Tracklisting:
Lake Street/Angel Of Darkness/Mind The Gap/Girlfriend Attempts To Explain Schizophrenic Episode By Revealing Childhood Sexual Abuse/As If/Outside The Gate/Shivery/Two Drops Of Blood/Circular Relations/Chinatown/Head/Visiting An Ex-Girlfriend In The Hospital – AIDS Ward/Within The Walls/A Song For Lisanne, A Young Model/Ten Suicides/(Encore) Cost

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Insert back:
B!144 BLOODYMINDED BOSTON 2008 CD - Insert Back
(High-resolution image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodlustchicago/3947979630/)

Traycard:
B!144 BLOODYMINDED BOSTON 2008 CD - Traycard
(High-resolution image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodlustchicago/3947980570/)

Disc in tray:
B!144 BLOODYMINDED BOSTON 2008 CD - Disc
(High-resolution image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodlustchicago/3947980640/)

Discogs listing:
http://www.discogs.com/BLOODYMINDED-Boston-2008/release/1938399

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Price: $14.00 USA/$16.00 Canada+Mexico/$18.00 Rest of World @ postpaid
(Sorry, no wholesale)
Please use bludlust@mindspring.com for PayPal payments

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Poster for 11/29 Broadcast

Poster for The Fortieth Day - Live Radio Broadcast - November 29, 2009

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