Friday, January 08, 2010

Third Pass at 2/2 Poster

Date corrected... check.
Line-up listed as requested... check.

Final Poster for February 2, 2010 Show

Vintage BLOODYMINDED Saint Louis Video

With thanks to Joe Raglani for posting it on YouTube!

BLOODYMINDED
"Angel Of Darkness"
Spooky Action Palace
Saint Louis, MO
Friday February 10, 2006

Greh Holger - Synth
Ed Knigge - Synth, Mix, Vocals
Mark Solotroff - Vocals

(Additional synth that night by C. Spencer Yeh and Heather Lindsy Doe)

Rock Ass Dick on Locrian

A posting on Rock Ass Dick

Plug In Music on Locrian

A mention from Plug In Music

Locrian LP Advance Announcement

Re-Post

Locrian Prep Territories for March 2010 Release



Locrian have completed their new collaborative studio album, entitled Territories. The album was recorded in January 2009 at Phantom Manor Studios in Chicago, IL and features numerous collaborators including Andrew Scherer (Velnias), Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), and Blake Judd (Nachtmystium). The album will also be a collaboration between four labels from three countries: At War With False Noise (UK), Basses Frequences (France), Bloodlust! (USA), and Small Doses (USA). Territories is Locrian's second studio album and is slated for a March 1st release.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Inverted Ruins
2. Between Barrows
3. Procession of Ancestral Brutalism
4. Ring Road
5. Antediluvian Territory
6. The Columnless Arcade

A description of the release is listed below.

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LOCRIAN - TERRITORIES


Labels: At War With False Noise/Basses Frequences/Bloodlust!/Small Doses

Release Date: March 1, 2010

AndrĂ© Foisy and Terence Hannum have spent the last several years honing the Locrian sound. They’ve taken elements from noise, power electronics, drone, and black metal to come up with a truly unique sound reflecting the sprawling urban decay surrounding them in Chicago. After nearly two dozen releases, they’ve found themselves in the world of Territories. For this release, Locrian has pulled out all the stops and fleshed out the band with the help of Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded, Anatomy of Habit) on vocals and synthesizers, Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) on guitar, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) on saxophone and vocals, and Andrew Scherer (Velnias) on drums. The results of this massive collaborative effort are apparent from the moment the album starts. The textures run darker and deeper; the vocals--sometimes three layers deep--seem to be conjured from the decrepit muck of a failed civilization; the feedback takes on a more pronounced presence; and the big band allows for full-on black metal assaults that burst out of the tortured drones Locrian have come to be known for. Truly a case of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, Territories may well be the most fully realized form of Locrian’s dystopic vision.

BLOODYMINDED 01-02-10 Photographs + Video

Photographs and video clips courtesy of Jon Cates







BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

Thursday, January 07, 2010

BLOODYMINDED 01-02-10 Photographs

Photographs courtesy of Carmelo Espanola

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodlustchicago/sets/72157623039748061/

A Gloomy Tradition

At the risk of prematurely letting the cat out of the bag... I just got back from a recording session at which I did vocals for Rabid Rabbit - on a version of the widely covered song "Gloomy Sunday" that they are working on. Between Andrea and I, there will be numerous takes of vocals, specifically so that it can be determined what works best for the style of duet that we conceived. For such a slow interpretation of the song, the two primary verses were really challenging to sing without totally gasping for air.

While we were working on it, we discussed "Some Velvet Morning" - originally by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra - but it came up in the context of Roland S. Howard's recent death - and his amazing duet with Lydia Lunch on their cover version.

Here are the lyrics that we focused on for our version. I also did a screaming part that used a translation of some of the more extreme and violent Hungarian lyrics:

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Sunday is gloomy,
My hours are slumberless,
Dearest, the shadows,
I live with are numberless.
Little white flowers,
Will never awaken you.
Not where the black coach of
Sorrow has taken you.
Angels have no thought,
Of ever returning you.
Would they be angry,
If I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Sunday is gloomy,
With shadows I spend it all.
My heart and I,
Have decided to end it all.
Soon there'll be candles,
And prayers that are said I know.
Let them not weep,
Let them know that I'm glad to go.
For death is no dream,
And in death I'm caressing you.
With the last breath of my soul,
I'll be blessing you.

Gloomy Sunday

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So, it is with confidence that I feel like a frightfully doom-laden and darkly romantic take on the classic early 1930's suicide song will be emerging pretty soon. We may even try it live on February 15th, if we have time to work it out properly, beforehand.

For more on "Gloomy Sunday" see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomy_Sunday

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1IXsdnL2_DU/RkY9UGg8LyI/AAAAAAAAAJM/tx4rsDCJJIU/s320/gloomy-sunday-billie-holiday-suicide-song.jpg

Sneak Peek of 2/15 Poster

Poster for February 15, 2010 Show

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Locrian Slips Into Brainwashed Top 100

It was nice to see the Locrian's "Drenched Lands" just make it into the Brainwashed readers poll for album of the year

99. Locrian, "Drenched Lands"

"This synth and guitar band definitely leans more on the experimental than the metal side of things, channeling electronic textures and post-rock elements along with the pained vocals and heavy guitar sludge. While this album has the added bonus of a 30 minute live track, their more recent works show an even more diverse approach to their sound." - Creaig Dunton

"Dark deep doom drone whose textural sensitivity speaks to a healthy alternative from the more demonically minded." - Henry Smith

Monday, January 04, 2010

BLOODYMINDED 01-03-10 Documentation

Our friend Jon Cates (of the pioneering Slow Electronics/Southbridge crew) posted some photographs and videos on Flickr. I will see about re-posting more of them, but in the meantime, please check them out here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncates/sets/72157623138337212/

BLOODYMINDED 01-03-10 Recap

BLOODYMINDED
January 3, 2010
Empty Bottle
Chicago

James Moy - Synth, Mix, Vocals
Isidro Reyes - Synth, Vocals
Mark Solotroff - Vocals

01. IN THE MOOD

02. LAKE STREET

03. TROPHY

04. HEAD

05. OUTSIDE THE GATE

06. GENITAL PANIC

07. ANGEL OF DARKNESS
08. PORN LORDS

09. A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL
10. MIND THE GAP

11. VOID

12. MUSCLE

13. PRO-ANA

14. TWO DROPS OF BLOOD

15. VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL – AIDS WARD

16. WITHIN THE WALLS

17. CHINATOWN


Thanks to everyone who came out to support last night's show! I was bracing for a tiny crowd due to it being a freezing cold Sunday night at the end of the New Year's weekend, but it turned out pretty well. Thanks to Ms. Nicole B. for bringing her sorority sisters to the show, not to mention the extra-dark Godiva chocolate. Yes. Fucking great turnout from Milwaukee, which is much appreciated! Thanks also to those who stuck around to hear Bruce and me spin. Big thanks to the Empty Bottle for the great hospitality, as always. Thanks to Jackie for being a part of the booking and promoting. It was really cool to see/hear Maledicere play again, and powerful to witness them as a more rare four-piece. Those little lamb (?) heads were a sight, especially huddled around the space heater in the dressing room (see below). Locrian was a more-aggro-than-usual force to be reckoned with. Andre was in rare form, too. Excellent! Okay, so there was not really whale-song going on. Sun Splitter crushed through the venue's PA, as I suspected they would. Crusty, doomgazer, industrial-metal. Very satisfying. All in all, a pretty damned solid night.

I am listening to James' digital recording now, which clocks in at about 29-minutes. Fuck, I had every intention of nailing it fast and loud and under 20-minutes. Ah well. It was a pretty weird set. Sort of uncomfortable. Strange energy. Still taking it in.

It looks like our next outing is a two-day weekend:
Friday April 23, 2010 at The Mopery, Chicago - with Sightings
Saturday April 24, 2010 at Minneapolis Noise Fest