Saturday, May 01, 2010

Leinenkugel, Actually

Post-weekend blowout.
North Halsted Street.
In-Back.
Heavy art.

PopMatters on Minimal Synth

PopMatters has recently published an interesting critical essay on minimal synth, written by Timothy Gabriele, which covers Pieter, Wierd, Martial Canterel, etc.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

BLOODYMINDED Minneapolis Video

Rough and raw, the way that you like it.
Courtesy of our friend Jay from Milwaukee, with thanks!

Hear the breaking synth. In the labyrinth.

Bloodyminded at Heavy Focus III (Night 2, 4/24/10) from Bullart. on Vimeo.


Status - 4/29

- Catching up on mail-order packages after the long weekend

- Final preparation for May releases:
B!153 Los Heraldos Negros CD (5/1)
B!154 BLOODYMINDED "Boston 2009" CD (5/1)
B!134 Mark Solotroff "Archive04" CD (5/15)

- On the horizon:
B!148 Fecalove 7-inch (covers heading to printer)
B!152 Masturbatory Dysfunction CD (master in hand)
B!156 The Guilt Of... CD

- Just booked:
Friday May 28, 2010
Metal Shaker
3394 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
http://www.myspace.com/metalshaker
with:
Timothy Holehouse (Edinburgh, Scotland)
http://www.myspace.com/timothycholehouse
+ more TBA

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recap Part Two

Please excuse the delay... Another slip in time... Getting back to normal here after the dust settled and after everyone has left Chicago...

BLOODYMINDED
April 24, 2010
Heavy Focus Festival
Minneapolis

James Moy - Synth, Mix, Vocals
David Reed - Synth
Pieter Schoolwerth - Synth
Mark Solotroff - Vocals

01. OVER BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
02. LAKE STREET
03. TROPHY
04. HEAD
05. WITHIN THE WALLS
06. IN THE MOOD
07. ANGEL OF DARKNESS
08. PORN LORDS
09. A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL
10. MIND THE GAP
11. GENITAL PANIC
12. COST
13. PRO-ANA
14. TWO DROPS OF BLOOD
15. VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL – AIDS WARD

Well, given the late start time, our collective condition, and the general physicality of the crowd and our set, it is no wonder that we came up short a couple songs from the set list. That said, we soldiered through a pretty intense performance. I think that we played through two PAs plus a big bass cabinet. I am not positive about the details, but there was sound coming from everywhere. And the engineer was not being coy about things... he was a really good guy. There was not as much banter as there was the night before... this crowd seemed to want to just go-for-it, rather than have a dialog. They win the award for most people screaming my own lyrics at me at once... and that was mainly just the Milwaukee guys, I think. Major thanks to Joe Beres and to Sam Stoxen, for inviting us to play at such an over-the-top festival! Thanks to everyone else involved in running the festival, as well as at the venue, for putting on such an excellent event. It was great to have an extended BloodLust! family thing happening on Saturday, with outstanding sets from Envenomist (two drop-dead nights in a row!), Climax Denial (Alex's best set of the 20+ that I have seen), Locrian, and Wilt. Speaking of Alex (and his bloody stump of a hand) Milwaukee ruled very, very hard. Not only did they send up a small army, but I got to witness TRTRKMMR live, which was worth most of the hours spent in the car (a lot can happen in 14 hours of car time). Fuck! Brad and David played an amazing set! It was also cool to play two nights in a row with Sightings. Both of their sets were ultra-intense. Overall, this was definitely one of those blink-and-you-missed something great sort of nights. It made it hard to stay put in the merch area. Although it was fun to have Penelope the Locrian Dachshund hanging around the table that night. Thanks to everyone who supported the new "Boston 2009" CD, the "Phases : Three" box set, etc. Again, it was great to have David in the fold all weekend. He finally got a solid taste of Pieter on stage, this time, which was sort of inevitable. It was such a fun weekend with these guys. We went straight from the highway to Kuma's Corner on Sunday night, to reconvene with Isidro, as his presence was dearly missed at the two shows. What else? Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917 at The Art Institute, Continental, Rainbo Club, Bob-San, Treat, Buck's... Man, I have some really weird bruises from the whole weekend.