Thursday, January 28, 2010

Locrian "Territories" Test Pressing

Andre from Locrian jut stopped by with a test pressing and a dachshund. While the dog ran around like a crazy freak and licked some of my microphones, we listened to the test of "Territories," which sounds fantastic. It is definitely one of the best vinyl pressings that I have heard in ages, especially considering its length. Heartily approved!

Time Out Chicago on 2/2 Show

From Time Out Chicago

The Fortieth Day & Noise Crush + Neil Jendon + FluiD + The Kremlin + Bachir Gemayel

Empty Bottle

1035 N Western Ave (at Cortez St)
Ukrainian Village/West Town, Chicago | Map


Bus: 49, 70 | Directions


Tickets: advance $3, day of show $5

Noisemongers unite around a brutal lineup featuring BLOODYMINDED mouthpiece Mark Solotroff and Isidro Reyes, a.k.a. the Fortieth Day. Analog synth tweaker Neil Jendon supports.

Tue 9pm

Reader on 2/2 Show

From The Chicago Reader

Fortieth Day + Noise Crush, Neil Jendon, Fluid, Kremlin, Bachir Gemayel

When: Tue., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.
Phone: 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401
Price: $5, $3 in advance

Local guitarist Neil Jendon cofounded Catherine in the late 80s and more recently put in time with ambient psych outfit Zelienople, but over the past few years he's also emerged as a noisenik, playing solo as well as in partnerships both formal and fleeting. At first he favored heavily processed guitar pieces that sounded like tinky satellite noise or maybe an empty crisper bin outfitted with contact mikes, but more recently he's turned to laptops and crystalline, oceanic static. He issues his own music in editions of 50 on a CD-R label he calls Gutflora. —Jessica Hopper

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" Poster

The Fortieth Day "Pelusium: 540 AD" Poster

Status - 1/25

All paid orders for The Fortieth Day "Pelusium 540 AD" and Mark Solotroff "Archive01" CDs are in the mail, as of this afternoon, along with recent eBay, Discogs, and general mail-order items

AoH in Phase

Anatomy of Habit visited Phase Recording Studios last night, to meet with Andrew Ragin (The Atlas Moth) and to discuss his ideas for our record. We will be keeping the skeletal material that was already completed, utilizing Phase for what should be some monstrous drum, percussion, and bass sessions, along with taking care of my vocals. The idea will be to take advantage of the building's natural reverb and to experiment with some creative microphone placement. Dylan got to geek out on a nice drum kit with vintage cymbals and Kenny utilized a very weird ladies' room. I learned that I will be singing through a vintage, original Telefunken U-47 (from the 1940s, I believe), among other mics. Andrew had some really cool ideas for how he wanted to do these sessions and I think that we are all really psyched to get back there in February - and to finally wrap up our first album.

The drive up to the studio followed a Kuma's session (my second of the weekend) with Blake and Ms. Lori, which ended up as a sprint through our food, due to us running late to the studio. We also had a 3/5 band outing earlier in the day to see the grim new Michael Haneke film, "The White Ribbon." Perfect for the damp, gray day. It was a ridiculous weekend for feasting, with a Kuma's trip on Saturday afternoon with Isidro and a family dinner thing that night at an Indian/Nepalese restaurant (Mt. Everest Restaurant) that was absolutely delicious.... Not to mention the acquisition of some really nice dark chocolate on Saturday afternoon. Time to run... further...

Heavy Focus Festival Compilation CD Sneak Peek

BLOODYMINDED will have a track on the forthcoming Heavy Focus compilation CD that will be tied into the April festival that we are playing in Minneapolis. The organizers will be selling the CD as a way to raise operating funds for the festival. We just got an advance look at the handsome Arigato sleeves that were printed...