Friday, October 22, 2010

B!135 Mark Solotroff "Archive05"

BloodLust! New Release

Artist: Mark Solotroff
Title: "Archive05"
Format: Professionally duplicated CD
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 135
Genre: Noise / Industrial / Experimental / Power-Electronics


BloodLust! is pleased to announce the fifth 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 rely less on his 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 fifth entry in the series, the first four tracks are taken from Solotroff's 1996 cassette on G.R.O.S.S. (Japan), "In The Mind Of A Monster" [GRE210], the fifth track is a new reworking of the original recordings, and the sixth track is a previously unreleased song that was recorded for a Beast 666 Tapes (Japan) compilation that never saw the light of day. Hand-written notes and diagrams that were saved indicate that Solotroff employed a variety of equipment in the main recording sessions, including a battery of effect pedals, in conjunction with scanner and analog synth [Roland SH-101 and Moog MG-1]. Unlike the hypnotic, bass-heavy drone at the core of "Archive04," this latest entry in the series presents a full frequency spectrum that is in more squarely in attack mode. 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.



Mark Solotroff: Anatomy of Habit, Animal Law, A Vague Disquiet, BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action, Nightmares, Super Eight Loop, Surgical Stainless Steel, The Fortieth Day

Recent guest appearances: Brutal Truth (synth on "Evolution Through Revolution" + live in Chicago 2009), Consumer Electronics (live synth 2008-09), Locrian (vocals and synth on "Territories" LP + live in 2010), Plague Bringer (live synth + vocals 2009-10), Rabid Rabbit (vocals on "Suicide Song" AKA "Gloomy Sunday" + live), Mike IX Williams (of Eyehategod; remix of BLOODYMINDED song on new solo 7-inch), Ten Suicides (live 2010 collaboration with members of Eyehategod, BLOODYMINDED, Wolvhammer), Wilt (remix/collaborative track on "Cemetery Road/Dead Electroniks")


1. Ngeun/Michelle/Elizabeth (11:30)
2. Chanel/Karen/Virginia (11:17)
3. Kimberly/Kim/Vicky (10:50)
4. Artiss/Lisa/- (11:47)
5. In The Mind Of A Monster (Edit/Remix) (24:02)
6. Untitled (3:01)


Price: $12.00 USA/$14.00 Canada+Mexico/$16.00 Rest of World @ postpaid
(Wholesale rates available to distributors, mail-order services, and record stores; please inquire)
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

AoH Pages Updated

The three main Anatomy of Habit networking pages have been updated with new show listings, etc. We hope to utilize these resources more in the future, as new music and videos become ready to share...

AoH 11/29 Social Media

Event links:

Monday November 29, 2010

The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622

9:00 PM

Anatomy of Habit
Helen Money
+ Locrian's "The Crystal World" video presentation

Monday, October 18, 2010

Don't Call It A Comeback

It's neither Deathpile nor Angel of Decay, and the sound quality isn't pretty, but here is Mr. Canady performing at a show in Philadelphia, last week, with Unearthly Trance...

Status - 10/18

- Big Post Office run today. Thanks to everyone who already ordered the new Locrian or Mark Solotroff discs or who picked up something else from the October catalog. All paid Discogs and catalog orders are up-to-date

Who Puts The Noise In The Cold And The Minimal

The Quietus just published an article on recent Wierd signing Automelodi and the writer included some interesting Cliffs Notes on Pieter's label... with curious industrial and power-electronics references, to boot...

Until The Locrian Takes Us

Thanks to those who have already ordered the CD version of Locrian "Territories"! Here is an interesting mention of the band in a more black metal context:

Saturday Night Recap

Anatomy of Habit
October 16, 2010
The Abbey Pub

"After The Water"
"Then Window"

Thanks to all of our friends who came out to see/hear us on Saturday night! We appreciate your support and your enthusiasm. It was a late night, so thanks for sticking it out. Thanks also for the positive feedback that we heard regarding the new song, "Then Window." It felt good to finally play it in front of an audience... It was great to share the stage with Da! They sounded so good! Christ, who could have predicted this night - 30 years ago - when I was watching them onstage at Space Place in the Fulton Market, fearing for my safety and that of my straight-laced high school girlfriend. Cool to play with Radar Eyes again (BLOODYMINDED - 10/28/09)... Kenny sounded awesome with them on that last song, too. It was nice to meet The Green Lady Killers and to see them come forward as our set built up some steam... Also good to see some new faces among those who stuck around. Thanks to Sean and The Abbey Pub for having us back again so soon and thanks to Steve for really taking his time with us getting the sound right. See you all on 11/29 at The Empty Bottle...