Friday, December 23, 2016

Mail-Order Status

Today's was my last run to the Post Office of the year. Webshop, Bandcamp and Discogs orders are still being accepted, but please note that new orders will not be mailed out until January 3, 2017. Thank you very much for the support during 2016!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mark Solotroff - Top Records of 2016

Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit/BLOODYMINDED/The Fortieth Day)

Top Records of 2016

Top Ten (alphabetically):
  1. Atriarch "We Are All Dead"
  2. David Bowie “Blackstar”
  3. Bremen "Eclipsed"
  4. Gnod "Mirror"
  5. Jealousy "Paid For It"
  6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Skeleton Tree”
  7. Rakta “III”
  8. Swans "The Glowing Man"
  9. True Widow "Avvolgere"
  10. Wrekmeister Harmonies "Light Falls"
The 50 recordings I listened to and/or thought about the most (alphabetically):
  1. Æthenor "Hazel"
  2. Aleric "End Of Mirrors"
  3. Atriarch "We Are All Dead"
  4. Black Mountain "IV"
  5. Bloodiest “Bloodiest”
  6. The Body "No One Deserves Happiness"
  7. David Bowie “Blackstar”
  8. Brainbombs "Souvenirs"
  9. Bremen "Eclipsed"
  10. Caina "Christ Clad In White Phosphorus"
  11. Cobalt "Slow Forever"
  12. Crippled Black Phoenix "Bronze"
  13. Leonard Cohen "You Want It Darker"
  14. D.D. Dobson "A Halo of Affectation"
  15. Deftones "Gore"
  16. Disappears "Low: Live In Chicago"
  17. Discharge "End Of Days"
  18. Electric Moon "Theory Of Mind"
  19. 40 Watt Sun "Wider Than The Sky"
  20. Gnod "Mirror"
  21. Helen Money "Become Zero"
  22. Heron Oblivion "Heron Oblivion"
  23. Imvixor "Ladder Of Deception"
  24. Inter Arma "Paradise Gallows
  25. Jealousy "Paid For It"
  26. Kleistwahr "Over Your Heads Forever"
  27. Marching Church "Telling It Like It Is"
  28. Mirrors For Psychic Warfare "Mirrors For Psychic Warfare "
  29. Mythic Sunship "Ouroboros"
  30. Neurosis "Fires Within Fires"
  31. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Skeleton Tree”
  32. Oranssi Pazuzu "Värähtelijä"
  33. Preoccupations "Preoccupations"
  34. Rakta “III”
  35. Russian Circles "Guidance"
  36. Sigillum S "Astronomic Horror," "Demonolgy" and "Iron Catastrophe Spectators" (30th Anniversary Trilogy)
  37. Slogun/Fire In The Head "XIII Years Closer To Nothing"
  38. So Pitted "Neo"
  39. Soft Kill "Choke"
  40. Staccato Du Mal "Labios Tremulos"
  41. SubRosa "For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages"
  42. Sutcliffe Jugend "Masks"
  43. Sutcliffe Jugend "The Muse"
  44. Sutcliffe Jugend "Offal"
  45. Swans "The Glowing Man"
  46. The Sweet Release Of Death “The Sweet Release Of Death
  47. Ten Thousand Miles of Arteries "Even Spilled Seed Crawls Toward The Womb"
  48. True Widow "Avvolgere"
  49. Scott Walker "The Childhood Of A Leader"
  50. Wrekmeister Harmonies "Light Falls"
EDIT: Crap! I accidentally left off Nocturnal Habits "New Skin For Old Children" -- I only started listening to it in mid-December. Had I been listening to it longer, it could have cracked the top 10. I've already played it a ton.

BLOODYMINDED "True Crime" at pressing plant

The new digipak edition of "True Crime" is now at the pressing plant. We expect to have the CDs in late January.