Thursday, October 23, 2014

ExtremeUndergroundMusicZine on Anatomy of Habit

ExtremeUndergroundMusicZine just reviewed the upcoming Anatomy of Habit album and covered the diversity found within:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Anatomy Of Habit/Ciphers + Axioms/Relapse Records/2014 CD Review

Anatomy Of Habit are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a mixture of post metal, doom and noise rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Ciphers + Axioms" which will be released in November by Relapse Records.

A very slow, dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodic gothic/death rock vocals and you can also hear elements of post punk in the guitar leads and after a couple of minutes the music starts to get heavier along with some industrial, sludge and doom metal traces and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.

You can hear a lot of dark sounding melodies in the bands musical sound along with a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts and as the album progresses the band starts adding in more harsh sounding screams while also keeping around the melodic vocals, both of the tracks are 20 minutes in length and also bring in influences from a variety of many different musical genres and you can hear some shoegaze in the lighter sections of the bands musical style and towards the end of the recording drones are added into the music.

Anatomy Of habit creates a very original style of music that takes the heaviness of doom metal, sludge, hardcore and noise rock and mixes it with the melodies of post punk, goth, death rock and shoegaze to create 2 very dark, long and epic songs that defy categorization, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.

In my opinion Anatomy Of Habit are a very great sounding mixture of post metal, doom and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Then Window". 8 out of 10.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Music and Riots on Anatomy of Habit

An early review of the new AoH album...
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The Fortieth Day plays this Friday 10/24


High Concept Laboratories
2233 S Throop St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Friday October 24, 2014
Doors at 7:30 PM
Show starts 8 PM
4th Floor HCL Studios
at Mana Contemporary Chicago
$5 admission 

About Recall: 
The project Recall aims to open a platform to reflect and explore the fundamental flaw in the construction of memories through processing and recollection, based on sound or visual compositions. The project’s goal is to allow the act of recall to be executed in a live performance setting, where these elements can be further contemplated.
Recall consists of three projects to perform a set in which memory is activated, not as a true recreation of the moment, but rather a distorted construction of the experience.

Performances: Anthony Janas /Amanda Gutierrez, Nick Briz, The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush

Aunties: Anthony Janas /Amanda Gutierrez

The first project is a collaboration between Amanda Gutierrez and Anthony Janas entitled Aunties. This case focuses on the personal story of two sisters who live in Chicago and its visual analogy with two sisters who live in Mexico City. These relationships seek to emphasize the reflections of middle class women, evident in their oral histories and the spaces they inhabit. The video and sound techniques open the possibility for formal constructions, using metaphors resolved as an abstract portrait.

Nick Briz

…will be rendering a realtime audio + video landscape/portrait of his home town Hialeah [ Miami ] Florida. This rendering will manifest live + will be informed by personal photographs, google searches, realtime phone calls with relatives && childhood friends >> filtered through his personal && computer memory.

The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush

Is a live performance collaboration between audio group The Fortieth Day and video artist Lisa Slodki.

The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the heavy-electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a band known for its aggressive and confrontational live shows. Solotroff is also known as the vocalist in the doom/shoegaze band Anatomy of Habit. In The Fortieth Day, Reyes and Solotroff utilize guitar, bass, drum machine, and analog synthesizer to create epic, blackened, psychedelic-industrial drone soundscapes, likened to "sustained, withering blasts of high-pitched noise that are as distinct from one another as spotlights sweeping across the night sky; jackhammer clatter, jet-engine whines, and forlorn keyboard melodies dart in and out of those huge sounds with the grace and impunity of plovers picking a crocodile's teeth" [Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader]

Lisa Slodki creates real-time performances and installations, often working in collaboration with the Chicago experimental audio and noise communities. Performing with The Fortieth Day under her Noise Crush moniker, Slodki generates VHS tape loops which are mixed live through a battery of VCRs to construct evolving projected superimpositions. Pulsating light of decaying VHS tape and manipulated found footage conjure familiar yet indiscernible images, engaging with the fragility of both medium and memory.

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