Friday, January 15, 2010

Pieter Schoolwerth Listed by Dusted

DUSTED MAGAZINE
Today's Listed section on Dusted features ten albums that "inspired him to get Wierd." Pieter was most kind in his inclusion of something close to home...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Release Pre-Order Announcements

- Paid pre-orders are now being accepted
- Shipping on or before Monday February 1, 2010

BloodLust! New Release

Artist: The Fortieth Day
Title: "Pelusium: 540 AD"
Format: CD (Professionally duplicated CD, single panel, double-sided insert, black and white artwork; jewel box with shrinkwrap)
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 145
Genre: Experimental / Drone / Dark-Ambient / Noise / Industrial

B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Front Cover

The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the power-electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a unit known for its confrontational live shows. The two also record primitive minimal-synth music, exclusively for Wierd Records [NYC], as A Vague Disquiet. In The Fortieth Day, Reyes and Solotroff utilize guitar, bass, and synth to improvise "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].

This CD contains the remastered, 58-minute-long version of the "Pelusium: 540 AD" recordings, previously released in 2007 on cassette by Cipher Productions [Australia], in a handsome limited edition of 100 copies. Drawn from the last of the first wave [2005-2007] of recording sessions made by Reyes and Solotroff, this release sees the duo delving deeper into a heavier drone mode, allowing thick walls of bass and guitar noise to envelop the mix, creating a contrast for the occasional loop, melody, or slothful beat to rise to the surface. These recordings were re-mastered for the digital platform but allowing for true cassette saturation to work its magic.
These are professionally duplicated CDs, with single panel, double-sided inserts, featuring black and white artwork; in jewel boxes with shrinkwrap; released in 2010.

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Tracklisting:
1. Part 1 (29:15)
2. Part 2 (29:05)
(Total running time: 58:25)

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Price: $14.00 USA/$16.00 Canada+Mexico/$18.00 Rest of World @ postpaid
(Wholesale rates available to distributors, mail-order services, and record stores; please inquire)
Please use bludlust@mindspring.com for PayPal payments

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Jewelbox front:
B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Front

Insert back:
B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Inner

Jewelbox back:
B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Back

Disc in tray:
B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Disc

Discogs listing:
http://www.discogs.com/Fortieth-Day-Pelusium-540-AD/release/2088779

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- Paid pre-orders are now being accepted
- Shipping on or before Monday February 1, 2010

BloodLust! New Release

Artist: Mark Solotroff
Title: "Archive01"
Format: CD (Professionally duplicated CD, single panel, double-sided insert, color artwork; jewel box with shrinkwrap)
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 131
Genre: Noise / Industrial / Experimental / Power-Electronics

B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD - Front Cover

BloodLust! is pleased to finally announce the first release in the Mark Solotroff "Archive" series. In the planning stages for over two years, this series of seven CDs will cover all of Solotroff's solo output, released under his own name in 1995 and 1996. All of these recordings were originally released on cassette by a small group of labels, including BloodLust!, G.R.O.S.S. [Japan], Less Than Zero [Italy], Old Europa Cafe [Italy], and Slaughter Productions [Italy]. Each release will include bonus material, consisting of either compilation tracks from the same labels, or newly created remixes. At the time that these recordings were made, Solotroff had switched gears between Intrinsic Action and BLOODYMINDED and he had recently completed the recording of the first 50 analog synthesizer-based Super Eight Loop cassettes. This small body of work gave Solotroff the opportunity to put away the synths and to try something different. In 1995, the idea of using guitar effect pedals as ones primary "instrument" in making heavy noise was still fairly novel, and Solotroff made use of an arsenal of distortion, delay, flanger, phaser, and other pedals, running either radio frequencies [scanner or shortwave] or his voice through the complex chain of FX. The results fit squarely into what was, at the time, being discussed as a new American noise style that was developing away from the power-electronics scene, and which eventually evolved into the harsh noise subgenre of today.

For the first entry in the series, the lead track is taken from Side-A of the very first BloodLust release, "Instrumental Demonstration Of Death-Noise" [B!000 - 1995], a cassette that was released in a numbered limited edition of 100 copies. The bonus track is remixed from an edit of that material. The second entry in the series will be drawn from Side-B of the same cassette and it will feature a similar remix. The packaging for these releases is based upon the format established with the two Mark Solotroff + Sshe Retina Stimulants CDs that were released by BloodLust! in 2008 [B!101 + B!102], and the entire series will follow this unifying template. These are professionally duplicated CDs, with single panel, double-sided inserts, featuring color artwork; in jewel boxes with shrinkwrap; released in 2010.

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Tracklisting:
1. 45 Minutes Of Rape And Murder (44:57)
2. Instrumental Demonstration Of Death-Noise (Edit/Remix 01) (24:53)
(Total running time: 69:55)

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Price:
$14.00 USA/$16.00 Canada+Mexico/$18.00 Rest of World @ postpaid
(Wholesale rates available to distributors, mail-order services, and record stores; please inquire)
Please use bludlust@mindspring.com for PayPal payments

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Jewelbox front:
B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD - Front

Insert back:
B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD - Inner

Jewelbox back:
B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD - Back

Disc in tray:
B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD - Disc

Discogs listing:
http://www.discogs.com/Mark-Solotroff-Archive01/release/2088699

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The Quietus on Wierd

From one of my daily reads: http://thequietus.com/articles/03537-analogue-alienation-the-very-rare-sound-of-weird-records

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Status - 1/13

I did a big mail run yesterday, to catch up with all outstanding paid orders -- not including the BLOODYMINDED Trophy T-shirts, which will be mailed out at the beginning of next week. I appreciate everyone's patience during this extremely busy time!

Anatomy of Habit is hard at work, as always, preparing for our next show on 2/15, working on future bookings, and preparing to visit a new studio where we might be finally wrapping up our recording sessions. More on that as it develops...

BLOODYMINDED is doing additional prep work for our late-April shows, and we just learned that Envenomist will be playing the 4/23 Chicago show with Sightings and us -- and of course the Minneapolis show on 4/24 at Heavy Focus III. We are also talking with David about joining us on synth again for these shows...

The Fortieth Day is a couple weeks away from our next show, which will also officially mark the release of the "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD, a re-release of the Cipher Productions cassette.

Like so many people today, I imagine, I have been glued to the news channels, watching the coverage of the Haiti earthquake, which I am about to resume. Fucking intense, to say the least.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New B! on Discogs

B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD - Front Cover

B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD
http://www.discogs.com/Mark-Solotroff-Archive01/release/2088699

B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Front Cover

B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD

http://www.discogs.com/Fortieth-Day-Pelusium-540-AD/release/2088779

Heavy Focus on MySpace

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A MySpace page has been set up for the Heavy Focus Festival in Minneapolis, April 23+24, 2010. BLOODYMINDED will be performing on Saturday April 24

http://www.myspace.com/heavyfocus

Metalrage on Locrian

A notice on Metalrage

Brutal Truth Recognized

Re-post from Brutal Truth

'Evolution Through Revolution' has received numerous accolades in 2009 and was named a Top Album of 2009 at the following magazines/sites!

#10 – About.com
#32 – Decibel Magazine
#17 – BraveWords

Get your copy on iTunes or Relapse Mailorder today!

Recent Listening

- Black Mountain Transmitter "Black Goat"
- Vertonen (title TBA; BloodLust! cassette pre-release)
- Liars "Sisterworld" (Mute Records)
- Ural Umbo "s/t" (Utech Records) [With Steven Hess from Haptic and Reto M├Ąder from Sum of R, whose music I have spun at Death Musick Ritual; nice to see the cover photograph by Rik Garrett... his photography is also on the last Plague Bringer CD]
- Isolation Ward "Point Final" (LTM)
- Maledicere "Black Prosperity And Hate/Scythe Of The Sun" (tour CD) and split 7-inch with Uno Actu (God is Myth)
- Wicked King Wicker "God Is Busy...Save Yourself" (Cold Spring)
- v.a. "They Don't Know Unless You Tell Them" (Flingco Sound System) [digital compilation with Haptic, WRNLRD, etc.]

Some good choices for this shitty deep freeze...

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Monday, January 11, 2010

In Production...

B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD

B!131 Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CD (Front Cover)

B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD

B!145 The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" CD - Front Cover