Monday, October 29, 2018

Mark Solotroff "Radial Communication" T-Shirt

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New design (Autumn 2018) featuring Radial Communication mapping design on front.
This design is available in small, medium, large, and extra-large. As with other BloodLust! shirts (BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action, Super Eight Loop, Ten Suicides, The Fortieth Day) these are professionally printed black Gildan 100% cotton short-sleeve T-shirts with grey printing on the front. These are classic, full-size T-shirts, in the sense that they runs a bit large, particularly compared to more snug-fitting American Apparel and H&M T-shirts.

Mark Solotroff "Social Objectives"

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Mark Solotroff 
"Social Objectives" 
Edition of 50 numbered copies
-Professionally duplicated cassette in silver shell with black imprint 
-Black and white J-Card 
-Download code
A: "Emotive Issues" (30:00) 
B: "Population Advisor" (30:00)
BloodLust! is pleased to announce the sixth release in a new analog synth initiative from Mark Solotroff. "Social Objectives" follows "Radial Communication," "Connected City," “Spatial Settlement Patterns,” “Psychological Mobility,” and “Vantage Points,” which were released in 2017, and is out now, via iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify, and in a limited edition of audio cassettes.
Solotroff views these recordings as possible soundtracks for movement through metropolitan terrains, whether by foot, bike, car, or public transportation. An evolution from his overloaded wall-of-synth-noise Super Eight Loop recordings, which began in New York as soundtracks for walking through a pre-sterilization Times Square, these new recordings are far more nuanced and dynamic. Notably, they are meant to be listened to at a more moderate volume – allowing city sounds to blend into the music – and so as not to drown out voices, traffic, construction and other day-to-day urban sounds.
Solotroff may be better known as the vocalist of the doom metal band Anatomy of Habit (Relapse Records) and the heavy electronics band BLOODYMINDED (BloodLust!), but he has a 30+ year history playing analog synthesizer. His synth work has been at the core of his bands BLOODYMINDED (1995-present) and Intrinsic Action (1984-1995), he has recorded and released 100 hours of lo-fi analog synth music under the name Super Eight Loop, he plays synth and guitar in the duo The Fortieth Day and he is part of the occasional dark synth trio Nightmares.
Solotroff has also contributed synth to several other bands, live and/or in the studio, ranging from a four year role in Wrekmeister Harmonies to guest appearances with diverse electronic, experimental and metal bands, including Brutal Truth, Consumer Electronics, Indian, Locrian and Plague Bringer.
Solotroff is now recording and performing tenebrous analog synth music as a solo artist, with renewed vigor and determination. His bass-heavy soundscapes have been said to unsettle some listeners and calm others.

The Fortieth Day "There They Made Their Peace"

Image of B!191 The Fortieth Day "There They Made Their Peace" Cassette + Patch

The Fortieth Day 
"There They Made Their Peace" 
Edition of 50 numbered copies
-Professionally duplicated cassette in black shell with silver imprint 
-Black and white fold-over cover 
-Numbered insert with credits 
-4 "door" inserts 
-Download code
A1: "Early Contagion Theory" (14:49) 
A2: "The Fatal Embrace" (14:58) 
B1: "Fell Into Ruins" (14:45) 
B2: "The Only Cure Was Time" (14:48)
BloodLust! is pleased to announce the release of "There They Made Their Peace," the new album by The Fortieth Day. This is the duo's first new release since late 2012, when they issued "Tenochtitlan: 1520 AD."
This release marks a change of course for the band as they have, in a sense, smoothed out certain clearly recognizable instrumentation. Gone are obvious signs of Mark Solotroff's guitar and Isidro Reyes' bass strikes and monolithic rhythms. While those elements exist in the original recordings, the long process of mixing these four songs caused these more obvious instruments to be morphed into the overall soundscapes that resulted.
Twelve years into the duo's existence, Reyes and Solotroff are excited to enter into a new sonic territory and to continue to evolve the sounds that they have been honing over the course of a dozen albums.
Isidro Reyes - Electronics + Bass Guitar 
Mark Solotroff - Electronics + Guitar