Saturday, October 31, 2009

BloodLust! November 2009 Update

The November 2009 update has been sent out to the mailing list and it was just posted on the B! catalog page. If you would like to receive these updates via e-mail, please send a request to

Friday, October 30, 2009

Photos From 10/28

My AoH band mate Blake Edwards (Vertonen) kindly just forwarded some photographs that he took of BLOODYMINDED on Wednesday (10/28/09). The set can also be seen on his Flicker page, here

(The return of the snake... very rare!)

(Foursome in action)

(Mark up in the wires and lights)

(Heber lurking behind a ghostly James)

(Mark in a blur)

(Isidro on the FX... again, very rare)

(Another James Bacon-esque head blur)

(Isidro remains low to manipulate the synth squeal via FX)

(A closer cluster)

(Working the stage)

(Launching into a scream)

Buyer's Market on eBay

A reasonably priced copy of the Buyer's Market CD is currently on eBay

Thursday, October 29, 2009

10/28 Show Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to support us, to join the celebration of our record release, and to be a part of the Rococo Records 5th anniversary celebration. The event was a perfect example of the taste and diversity of the Rococo folks, and I definitely had a blast! Thanks to Rococo for including us in such a great line-up - and again - for everything that went into creating the "Phases : Three" box set!!! Thanks also to everyone at the Empty Bottle for the excellent sound, the ongoing support, and unfailing hospitality. Hopefully, a few people were into what we did last night... there were definitely some very confused and blank looks on peoples' faces...


October 28, 2009
The Empty Bottle
Chicago, IL

Heber Burguete - Synth
James Moy - Live Mix + Synth + Vocals
Isidro Reyes - Synth + Vocals
Mark Solotroff - Vocals

Set list:
1. "Grain"
2. "Above Heaven"
3. "In Fives"
4. "Glisten"
5. "Never Alone"
6. "Hurry, Please"

(All songs originally performed by Animal Law; "In Fives" recorded by A Vague Disquiet, for Wierd Records)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Status - 10/27 Overnight

- I just walked in from AoH practice... intense work on "After the Water" - which is evolving in new and unexpected ways

- Before practice, Kenny, Greg, and I went to see an inspiring, private Helen Money performance, at which Alison previewed songs from her brand new CD... and she served some damned tasty pizza, too! We wish her a great tour and we are looking forward to playing with her at the Empty Bottle on November 30th!!!

- I did a mail run this afternoon and I am totally caught up with all paid orders. I also dropped off several recent BloodLust! releases (Bereft, The Fortieth Day & Sshe Retina Stimulants, Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat, Nightmares) at the Downtown location of Reckless Records, and these titles will be disseminated to the other two stores, as well... so if you are looking to pick up some newer things, that is an option for Chicago folks. Thanks, as always, to Dylan! Since I was by Michigan Avenue, I had to pop into the Art Institute to check out that loaner Caravaggio painting... and a few other goodies

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Locrian on Halloween

A re-post of information from Locrian, regarding their special Halloween performance, in conjunction with Scott Treleaven's new exhibition:
"Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you"

835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday 10/31/09 at 4:00 PM and running through 12/05/09

Over the summer Locrian had the pleasure of adding a soundtrack to Scott's video "Last 7 Words" that featured Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle). We will attempt to recreate the soundtrack again on Saturday, Halloween at about 6:00 PM during a screening. This is a one time only event.

Also, my solo audio is also featured in Scott's installation "Back + Forth" in the exhibition. There is a special 3" CD available of the audio content release by Locrian's label Land of Decay:
Features artwork by Scott Treleaven too.

Hope you can make it.

-Terence Hannum


Monday, October 26, 2009

Status - 10/26

- I just packed up the weekend's orders to take to the Post Office tomorrow

- Anatomy of Habit are quite happy to have just been added to the line-up of another free Monday night show at the Empty Bottle - on 11/30 - which will serve as the release party for Helen Money's new CD

- I attended a great show at The Mopery last night (see below)... solid sets all the way around... and a nice introduction to Dog Lady and Mike Collino's staggering violin work. It was great to see a bunch of out-of-town friends there...

Today's rotation:
- Kevin Drumm "Impish Tyrant" CD (Dagda)
- Regrets "Hope Floats and So Does Shit" cassette (Nurse Etiquette)
- A place to Bury Strangers "Exploding Head" CD (Mute)
- The Flaming Lips "Embryonic" CD (Warner Bros.)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tonight (10/25) in Chicago


Sunday October 25th
The Mopery
2734 N. Milwaukee

Dog Lady
Body Morph
Body Collector
Bruce Lamont

BloodLust!-Related Halloween Special in MM

The Music Machine e-zine has a special
Halloween article penned by our friend Arvo (AKA Mister Fuckhead) that includes contributions from Wilt, Bruce Lamont, and Locrian.

Buyer's Market CD on eBay - 10/25

A rather pricey copy of the "Buyer's Market" CD is now up on eBay but it looks legit...


From: Green Records Reviews

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Artist: The Golden Sores
Title: A Peaceable Kingdon
Label: BloodLust!
Year: 2009

A surprise from the prolific and controversial BloodLust! label.

Artwork wise, this release has the classic BloodLust! packaging: Double sided cover, and nicely printed disc. Minimal, with a historic painting of a bound sheep. More imagery of this type would have been nice, but overall, it's a nice packaging job.

A Peaceable Kingdom demonstrates a unique style of soft drone. There are some wicked tones on this disc, but it all maintains a very light presence. A few of these tracks, such as "The Awful Rowing Toward God" and "Klonopin" start soft and build up to a louder, incomprehensible drone up high breaking tones, and sometimes voice. As things progress, they digress back into softness. The tracks are mixed nicely, with a great use of stereo separation. What I really like is the hint of musical synth patterns I'm able to make out here and there. I'm reminded of Locrian, but in a more musical and accessible style, which is a big plus for me. The track "Ondine" really showcases this. It's the album's standout track. It's the perfect length as well (all tracks besides this one are over six minutes, and 4 of them are over eight minutes). The Golden Sores are a great duo producing an interesting style that I was quite surprised to hear from the BloodLust! label, but a happy surprise it has been. I hope to hear more soon.

Music: 4/5
Packaging: 4/5
Overall: 4/5