Saturday, December 19, 2009

AoH 12/17 - Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Anatomy of Habit show on Thursday night. As anticipated, the turnout was more modest than the last couple of shows, this one being on a chilly night and not being a free show, but it was great to see so many friends there! For those who did not make it, we showed a slightly different side of what has been our ongoing set, airing some of the newer ideas that have been going into the recording process. We flipped around "Torch" and "Overcome" and we took an even more brooding, atmospheric approach, allowing the "metal" parts to shine through even more. There were some really interesting results that are more apparent in the recording of the show, which came out nicely.

Thanks to Dan and everyone in Arriver, for asking us to play! It was cool to have Decapitado join in, too, even if we had a microphone conflict (ha!), particularly as Die Kreuzen and Boy Dirt Car were both favorites of mine in the 1980s. And thanks to everyone at the Empty Bottle for having us back, yet again!

And my excellent reward for the night, courtesy of Ms. Nicole B.:

http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/images/uploads/darbac_L.jpg

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AoH - 12/17

Revised Poster for December 17, 2009 Show

We hope that you can join us this Thursday, as we are heading back to the Empty Bottle for our last show of the year, sharing a heavy bill with Chicago's Arriver and Milwaukee's Decapitado (ex-Die Kreuzen, ex-Boy Dirt Car)

Have an excellent holiday season!

Blake,
Dylan, Greg, Kenny, and Mark
Anatomy of Habit

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Thursday December 17, 2009

The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773.276.3300
http://www.emptybottle.com/


9:00 PM
$5.00 in advance/$8.00 at door
21+

Arriver
http://www.myspace.com/arriver

Anatomy of Habit
http://www.myspace.com/anatomyofhabit
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anatomy-of-Habit/65210152926
http://www.last.fm/music/Anatomy+of+Habit

Decapitado
http://www.myspace.com/decapitado
http://www.decapitado.com/

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Event Links:
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/yfk6hcl
MySpace: http://tinyurl.com/ybvdkoo
Last.fm: http://tinyurl.com/y8mxtww

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With a handful of shows under their collective belt, Anatomy of Habit worked on their first recording throughout the autumn and will continue the process in January. After their initial live outings, people mentioned diverse groups, including Joy Division, Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, Unsane, Bauhaus, My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath, The Cure, Jesu, and Death in June, when attempting to describe the band. Part post-punk, part death-rock, part early-industrial, part noise-rock, part shoegazer, and part full-on doom-metal, this list of bands at least begins to describe where the powerful five-piece group might be coming from. Anatomy of Habit formed in October 2008, following the dissolution of the group Animal Law. Blake Edwards (metal percussion), Dylan Posa (drums), and Mark Solotroff (vocals) [all formerly of Animal Law] joined forces with Kenny Rasmussen (bass) and Greg Ratajczak (guitar) — the duo originally slated to engineer and produce Animal Law's abandoned debut album. The band plans to release their first mini-LP in early-2010, while continuing to hone their live sound on a steady basis.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Advance Notice - 02/02/10 - The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush

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The Fortieth Day -- the infrequent public duo of Isidro Reyes (BLOODYMINDED) and Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit, BLOODYMINDED) -- rejoin with recent Museum of Contemporary Art video artist Lisa Slodki (AKA Noise Crush) at The Empty Bottle to celebrate the release of the band's eighth CD -- Pelusium: 540 AD. BloodLust! labelmate and analog synthesizer maestro Neil Jendon also joins the night's line-up

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Tuesday February 2, 2010

The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773.276.3300
http://www.emptybottle.com/


9:00 PM
21+

The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Fortieth+Day
http://noisecrush.com/

Neil Jendon
http://www.myspace.com/neiljendon

Fluid
http://www.myspace.com/fluidemusique

The Kremlin

Bachir Gemayel
http://www.myspace.com/wallsofbachir

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The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the heavy-electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a band known for its aggressive and confrontational live shows. In The Fortieth Day, Reyes and Solotroff utilize guitar, bass, drum machine, and analog synthesizer to create epic, blackened, psychedelic-industrial drone soundscapes, likened to "sustained, withering blasts of high-pitched noise that are as distinct from one another as spotlights sweeping across the night sky; jackhammer clatter, jet-engine whines, and forlorn keyboard melodies dart in and out of those huge sounds with the grace and impunity of plovers picking a crocodile's teeth" [Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader]

As always for their live performances, the duo will be joined by Lisa Slodki, performing under her Noise Crush moniker. Slodki is fresh from her exhibition and performance series with Chicago drone trio, Haptic, held in November 2009 at the
UBS 12 x 12 Gallery in the Museum of Contemporary Art. Slodki utilizes a battery of VCRs and small video monitors, along with a video mixer and a projector, to present a seamless flow of black and white, primarily abstract, manipulated and looped found footage, resulting in a visual program that emphasizes subtle emotions and gestures and that perfectly compliments the music performed by The Fortieth Day.

Museum of Contemporary Art UBS 12 x 12 exhibition details:
http://www.mcachicago.org/exhibitions/exh_detail.php?id=235

The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush (for 02/02/10 press)
Photo by Heber Burguete

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