Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vertonen Cresting Artist's Copies

The worst sort of blurry BlackBerry snapshot...

Status - 2/25

- I just did a Post Office run and all pending paid orders are in the mail

- The Vertonen "Cresting" cassettes back from the duplicators and one is on the deck now for a quality control check; covers and labels are ready for cutting. Orders will ship out on Monday 3/1

- I am off to see Locrian, Neil Jendon, Sun Splitter, and Instinct Control at the Empty Bottle tonight

- Anatomy of Habit is back in the recording studio, overnight, tomorrow

- Recent rotations:
Serena-Maneesh "S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor" (over and over)
The Wilford Brimleys "Dislocation" (dark space... very nice!)
High on Fire "Snakes for the Divine"
Nachtmystium (various albums and EPs)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BloodLust! new release: B!150 Vertonen "Cresting" Cassette

- Paid pre-orders are now being accepted
- Shipping on Monday March 1, 2010

BloodLust! New Release

Artist: Vertonen
Title: "Cresting"
Format: Cassette (Professionally duplicated chrome C-40 cassette, photocopied j-card and labels, in clear Norelco case)
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 150
Genre: Analog Synthesizer / Experimental / Noise / Industrial
Edition Size: 100
Release Date: Monday March 1, 2010

B!150 Vertonen "Cresting" Cassette - Front + Spine

Blake Edwards, AKA Vertonen, is a noise/experimental music maker who I first saw perform in the odd setting of an outdoor festival at the University of Chicago, in the spring of 2001. I was immediately struck by his idiosyncratic style of metal-on-metal scrape and bash. Ten years later, and after BLOODYMINDED [and myself, solo, etc.] has played numerous shows on the same bill as Vertonen, Edwards is now my band mate in Anatomy of Habit [we were also previously in Animal Law together], and in AoH he is charged with even more ferocious and often more beautiful metal-on-metal scrape and bash. When he is not wielding rusty bits of amplified scrap metal, Edwards may sometimes be found behind the controls of a hulking Russian Polivoks analog synthesizer. Over the years, his infrequent synth-based performances have become a favorite of mine in Chicago, and when I began thinking about a Vertonen release on BloodLust!, I knew that it had to focus on that beast of a synth. "Cresting" is comprised of five medium-length compositions that run across 40-minutes of chrome tape, ranging from the more exploratory to the more abrasive; Housed in clear “Norelco” style cases with folded black and white photocopied j-cards. Limited to 100 numbered copies; Released in 2010


A1. Failure At -160 LMSL
A2. Scotoma
A3. Tachypnoea
B1. Mains Collapse
B2. Deep Water Blackout
(Total running time: 40:00)




Price: $7.00 USA/$9.00 Canada+Mexico/$11.00 Rest of World @ postpaid
(Wholesale rates available to distributors, mail-order services, and record stores; please inquire)

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Cooper on Hannum

Writer Dennis Cooper had a nice post today on his blog, on the art of Terrence Hannum of Locrian


Show Tomorrow - Thu Feb 25

The rest of the Cold Cave/Hair Police tour was canceled but Locrian will still be performing at the Empty Bottle tomorrow night, as part of an excellent line-up. Please try to support it...

Thursday February 25, 2010
The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
9:30 PM
$3.00 in advance/$5.00 at door
Locrian (New LP - "Territories" on BloodLust! out March 1st)
Sun Splitter
Neil Jendon (New CD - "Cities in Flight" on BloodLust! in April)

Anatomy Of Habit T-Shirts

Anatomy of Habit - T-shirt mock-up

Anatomy of Habit T-shirts are now available via mail-order:

This design is available in small, medium, large, and extra-large. These are black Gildan 100% cotton short-sleeve T-shirts with white printing on the front. Since many people asked, in regards to previous BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action, and Super Eight Loop T-shirts, these are classic, full-size T-shirts, in the sense that they runs a bit large, particularly compared to more snug-fitting American Apparel and H&M T-shirts.

The cost for one T-shirt is $15.00 USA/$20.00 World, including First Class postage.

PayPal to:

Please specify the size that you want and state that your order is for an Anatomy of Habit T-shirt.

Feel free to e-mail ( with any questions.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Status - 2/23

All paid order received before 4:00 PM yesterday (2/22) have been mailed out - including BLOODYMINDED "Trophy" T-shirt special orders. That design is fully re-stocked in sizes S/M/L/XL

B!147 Locrian "Territories" LP now listed on Discogs

Work is underway on B!133 Mark Solotroff "Archive03" CD. Feedback has been great on the first two discs... thanks to everyone who has already checked them out!

I am totally binging on Manic Street Preachers for some reason - chronologically - the last two days... even with lots of new stuff to check out holding in the on-deck position (Serena Maneesh "S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor," Rotting Christ "Aealo," High on Fire "Snakes for the Divine," Burzum "Belus" -- I know, I should know better... but I am a little bit curious...)

Also playing the masters - to death - for two forthcoming BloodLust! releases:
B!151 Neil Jendon "Cities in Flight" CD
B!153 Los Heraldos Negros "Vivir Mejor" CD

Plus previewing tracks from another upcoming release:
B!152 Masturbatory Dysfunction "Getting Caught" CD


Alonso Urbanos/Scumearth - January 29, 2010 - Porno-Gore Garri Extreme Fest V - Barcelona, Spain

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Out-Of-Print B! on eBay

There are three rare and out-of-print BloodLust! titles that are currently listed on eBay:
B!082 Angel of Decay "Bleeding on the Flowers" cassette
B!074 BLOODYMINDED "Phases : Two" CD
B!071 Envenomist "Hidden" cassette
(Please note that these auctions are not affiliated with BloodLust!)