Thursday, September 16, 2010

Status - 9/16

- Isidro and I had a really interesting The Fortieth Day recording session last night. Percussion was somewhat stronger than usual, with a slightly fast, machine-like rhythm running throughout the night. I focused on heavily distorted Korg Monotron and Isidro created some interesting bass dirges and destroyed loops. More death-industrial, maybe? I will transfer the digital recording and listen to it, once the new Grinderman album is over

- I just added another batch of cassettes to my Discogs Marketplace page; some harsh stuff and some weird stuff...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Status - 9/15

- Mail order is up-to-date and all paid orders received by noon yesterday are in the mail

- I am continuing to add items to my Discogs Marketplace page

- Some new goodies in the mail that are now on repeat listen include the new Diamond Cult and Failing Lights "Altlast Im Neuland" cassette - very cool stuff - and I am now officially requesting a Dead World and Wolf Eyes collaboration to be the next installment ----- and the punishing new Suffering Bastard self-titled cassette on Lascivious Aesthetics

- We had an ultra-productive Anatomy of Habit practice last night. It seems as though we have locked in the ending of the new song, "Then Window," after I feared that we were going through the process of changing it for the sake of changing it... and lo and behold, we delivered what is easily one of my favorite passages that we have created, thus far. A thing of total beauty. When it clicked, it was one of those "moments," for sure. I cannot wait to unveil it on October 16...

- Isidro and I will regroup tonight for more The Fortieth Day work. We now have two mixes of the new album, "Constantinople: 746 AD," one that I created and one that he created. They each have their own charms... An interesting dilemma... Do we release them both?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fecalove Cancels

Although it had not been officially announced, numerous people were aware that I was setting up a Fecalove show for Saturday November 27, 2010, with Anal Hearse, Exhumed Corpse, and Shattered Hymen. Nice line-up, huh? Unfortunately, I just received word that Nicola of Fecalove has decided to postpone his USA trip until next year. My thanks go out to those who were helping me with the show, and my apologies go out to the other performers who were planning to play. I hope that we can reschedule at a later date...

(Photo by Horsey of Gormenghast)

Discogs Listings

I began adding more non-BloodLust! stuff to my Discogs Marketplace list... new, used, doubles, rarities... Fall cleaning has begun...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

AoH Show Recap

My thanks to all of our friends who came out to support us last night. It was a tough one, against the Wire and Sonar festivals, plus various other shows going on... With a scant 50 people total in the room, the Abbey Pub can feel pretty empty, but everything worked out alright. Our friend Shauna from the Viaduct Theater did live sound for us, which was awesome. She kicked ass. We really hope to keep her in the fold, whenever possible. All in all, it was a fun night of diverse sounds... It was cool to finally see E.T. Habit - from King Crimson proggy weirdness to more aggro, Chrome-tinged psychedelic punk... Lechuguillas sounded mega-huge over that PA, like I knew that they would, and it struck me that Camacho looked like a Zurbarán painting under the downward facing, back-wall spotlights, behind his drum kit. Disrobe kicked everything off with their high-energy, manic thrash, and they were tighter than I have ever seen them... We will be back at the Abbey Pub in a month or so... then at the Empty Bottle in late-November... We will have an interesting new song, next time, I fucking swear to god! Everyone said that we should have played longer... I know, I know... we just needed to re-group a bit, after the "paternity" hiatus. It was great to see the audience come right up to the stage, immediately, and to have such strong enthusiasm and energy while we played -- so thank you for that! The recording of the show sounds good, but what it fails to depict is how on-fire Kenny was, attacking his gear as if he was possessed! I think that spurred us all on to push things even further... just amazing! Thanks to Sean and the Abbey Pub for having us back, to Steve, the house sound guy - for being ultra-cooperative and easy going, and of course to Shauna for making us sound...better!