ANATOMY OF HABIT

Anatomy of Habit

(BloodLust! - AOH01) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Emotionally charged doom metal that pensively slashes and burns by Chicago ballcrushers Blake Edwards (Vertonen), Dylan Posa (Flying Luttenbachers, Cheer Accident, Brice Glace), Kenny Rasmussen (No Funeral), Greg Ratajczak (Plague Bringer), and Mark Solotroff (Bloddyminded, The Fortieth Day). The two side-long tracks display enviable balance of power, heaviness, and delicacy. Die-cut jacket, printer innersleeve.

ARRIVER

Tsushima

(BloodLust! - B!170) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

Tsushima uses historical narrative as a basis for its diverse, hard-sound song cycle – specifically the climactic naval battle in 1904 of the Russo-Japanese War. In Arriver’s uniquely vicious hybrid of rock, metal, and prog, tempos and time are pushed aggressively, with vocals to match. The stately fanfare of “Winter Palace War Council” leads to chaotic grind in both “Togo, Son of a Samurai” and “Dogger Bank.” “Around the Cape" builds over a churning, massive riff while the relentless precision “Dark Clouds Above the Fleet” relates the abject misery of life at sea. Silkscreened gatefold jacket, insert, download card.

ATRAX MORGUE

Omicidio

(BloodLust! - B!146) 7-inch $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

The A-side of this new single by cult Italian death-industrialists Atrax Morgue was originally submitted as an alternate B-side to the Her Guts 7-inch (Bloodlust 2005), but the unsettling "Sinfonia Per Un Sadico" was chosen for that record instead, leaving “Omicidio” shelved and untouched until after Marco Corbelli’s death in 2007. It is vocal-driven Atrax Morgue song favored by Bloodlust, while the B-side is a 2009 remix/edit of "Autoerotic Death" (a choice segment of heavy, dark analog synth). Multicolor marble vinyl (ranging in tenor from dark bruises to sick bile spit up by a dying plague victim). Edition of 500.

BEREFT

Tough Man

(BloodLust! - B!066) 7-inch $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Rhode Island artist Peter Lee (Force Of Nature) crafts a mixture of old-school industrial and power electronics, with intense vocals, tempered by dark, death-industrial-influenced, ambient soundscapes. Eleventh release in the BloodLust! Private 7" series. Plain white sleeve. 300 copies.

BEREFT

Your Messiah Will Fail

(BloodLust! - B!143) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Your Messiah Will Fail takes a far more confrontational approach than Bereft's "Tough Man" b/w "Religious Leaders" single, which had a darker, more death-industrial feel to it. Comparable to the high-fidelity assault of the recent Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck 7-inch and the classic P.E. approach of Slogun -- all the while maintaining its own personality and style -- Bereft is now a venomous two-piece group, as Andrew Grant (aka The Vomit Arsonist) has joined Peter Lee to accost listeners with harsh-yet-nuanced electronic sounds and potent vocals that feature prominently in the mix. The songs were written prior to the 2008 US presidential election, about which Lee vented, particularly Barack Obama's exceedingly "star" or "godlike" status. Lee makes a vehement cry against the current two-party political system, and the ever-changing system of support that allows too many politicians to avoid responsibility for their actions.

BLOODYMINDED

Plays Bloodyminded

(BloodLust! - B!095) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

CD edition of out-of-print cassette, first released in a numbered edition of 100 copies for the April 2007 Bloddyminded tour, then in a numbered edition of 25 copies for the Leaderless: Underground Cassette Culture Now exhibition at Printed Matter in New York City. Special conceptual recordings approved by Pierpaolo Zoppo himself.

BLOODYMINDED

Magnetism

(BloodLust! - B!057) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

CD re-release of the fourth full-length Bloodyminded album (Bloodlust 2006), comprised of fifteen feedback-drenched tracks set apart from current Bloodyminded by the more abstract, eccentric, and guttural vocals.

CADAVER IN DRAG

Abuse / Breathing Sewage

(BloodLust! - B!120) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

This release brings together hard-to-find tracks from the repugnant noise-era of Lexington, Kentucky's Cadaver In Drag, a shadowy period prior to their mutation into a filthy, free-sludge-doom-psychedelic behemoth (as heard on Raw Child [Animal Disguise 2007]). The first two tracks come from the Abuse CD (Husk Records 2005); “Breathing Sewage” (Animal Disguise 2005) is the A-Side of the ultra-limited, tour-only cassette of the same name. The sinuous and turbid connection between these three affiliated tracks comprises lurking danger, darkness, discomfort, dissonance, deviance, and dread. The fourth and final track is a collaboration between Cadaver In Drag and Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded, The Fortieth Day, Anatomy of Habit, ex-Super Eight Loop, ex-Animal Law, ex-Intrinsic Action). They created a bass-heavy bedrock foundation, over which he delivers feedback-laced vocals.

CLIMAX DENIAL

Ritual Smothering

(BloodLust! - B!079) 7-inch $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Milwaukee’s Alex Kmet unleashes chilling power electronics. The fifteenth release in the BloodLust! Private 7-inch series. Plain white sleeve. 300 copies.

CLIMAX DENIAL

You’re Never Safe

(BloodLust!) CDR $14.00 (Out-of-stock)

Comprised of nine pieces -- including a cover of the delightfully indelicate Deathpile song, "Breaking A Doll" -- You're Never Safe blends power-electronics, death-industrial, and noise.

CHRIS CONNELLY

Artificial Madness

(BloodLust! - B!172) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Vinyl reissue of the CD (Relapse 2011) by this Chicago-based Scotsman (ex-Ministry, ex-Revolting Cocks) whose suite of contemporary, heavy, high-energy postpunk defines a truly dystopian landscape, setting stories in invented locales where inhabitants lead a dark, dehumanized and anxious existence. Guests include Sanford Parker (keyboards, engineering and production), Will Lindsay (bass), Dallas Thomas (guitar) and Noah Leger (drums). Red vinyl. Includes download code for free MP3s.

CULVER

Sugar Tip

(BloodLust! - B!121) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Lee Stekoe (Skullflower, Inseminoid, Marzuraan) moves air around with sound in a fairly unsettling way, à la Damion Romero, though Stokoe's is far denser and more complex. Heavier than drone, a far cry from simple harsh noise, Sugar Tip is described by the label as "blackened psychedelic noise."

CHARLIE DRAHEIM

Choose To Lose

(BloodLust! - B!068) 7-inch $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Intense, blasting electronic noise by Detroit master. The twelfth release in the BloodLust! Private 7-inch series. Plain white sleeve. 300 copies.

ENVENOMIST

Hidden

(BloodLust! - B!105) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dark, echoing, analog synthesizer music by Columbus, Ohio's David Reed, also of Luasa Raelon, that flows like winter's icy embrace. Reissue of out-of-print 2006 cassette, remastered by Greh Holger (Hive Mind, Cleanse, Chondritic Sound).

FAILING LIGHTS

True Form

(BloodLust! - B!094) 7-inch $8.25 (Out-of-stock)

The dark, distorted, droned-out organ playing of Mike Connely (Wolf Eyes, Hair Police) illustrates the collision between the contrasting styles of sound generated by the Lexington, Kentucky, and Detroit-area scenes. Somber and unsettling. Edition of 300 copies. White vinyl, unmarked white sleeves, black and white insert.

FECALOVE

Like A Dog

(BloodLust! - B!115) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

A great blend of power-electronics and harsh noise, a crystal-clear yet filthy sound generated by yet another in a long line of superlative Italian screechers. With tastefully obscene artwork by Nicola Vinciguerra.

FECALOVE

Dead Weight b/w When

(BloodLust! - B!148) 7-inch $10.50

Two outstanding power-electronics-and-harsh-noise tracks that demonstrate the raw power of this sound-and-vision smut peddler, enhanced by Nicola Vinciguerra's obscene artwork and vocals by Wertham (Marco Deplano) on the A-side. Pink marble vinyl. Edition of 200.

THE FORTIETH DAY

IV

(BloodLust! - B!114) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the power-electronics outfit Bloodyminded, a unit known for its confrontational live shows. Reyes and Solotroff show off their kinder, gentler side, using guitar, bass, and synth to improvise what Bill Meyer calls "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."

THE FORTIETH DAY

III

(BloodLust! - B!107) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

The duo of ISIDRO REYES and MARK SOLOTROFF, both key players in the power- electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a unit known for its confrontational live shows show off their kinder, gentler side via guitar, bass, and synth to improvise. Quoth the Chicago Reader: "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."

THE FORTIETH DAY

II

(BloodLust! - B!106) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

The duo of ISIDRO REYES and MARK SOLOTROFF, both key players in the power- electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a unit known for its confrontational live shows show off their kinder, gentler side via guitar, bass, and synth to improvise. Quoth the Chicago Reader: "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."

THE FORTIETH DAY

I

(BloodLust! - B!097) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

The duo of ISIDRO REYES and MARK SOLOTROFF, both key players in the power- electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED, a unit known for its confrontational live shows show off their kinder, gentler side via guitar, bass, and synth to improvise. Quoth the Chicago Reader: "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."

THE FORTIETH DAY

Pelusium: 540 AD

(BloodLust! - B!145) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Drawn from the last of the first wave sessions recorded by Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, this release delves deeper into a heavier drone mode; thick walls of bass and guitar noise envelop the mix, creating a contrast for the occasional loop, melody, or slothful beat rising to the surface. Fifty-eight minutes, previously released on cassette (Cipher Productions 2007).

THE FORTIETH DAY

Syria: 638 AD (The Complete Recordings)

(BloodLust! - B!128) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Extremely dense, powerful, and brooding, with absolutely monstrous bass. Comprised of Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED, Intrinsic Action, and the BloodLust! label) and Isidro Reyes (BLOODYMINDED), the dense and murky Fortieth Day lurks between noise, industrial, and ambient. Various recording sessions are processed, re-processed, and mixed together to create the final studio recordings. This CDR contains the remastered, 61-minute-long version of the complete recordings from the "Syria: 638 AD" sessions. Diophantine Discs previously released an abridged version of these recordings (approximately 36-minutes in length) on vinyl.

THE FORTIETH DAY / SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS

The Fortieth Day & Sshe Retina Stimulants

(BloodLust! - B!142) CDR $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Re-mastered CD with bonus tracks not on the original 1997 cassette. Opening track is the original live recording performed on WLUW Chicago -- the first live outing by The Fortieth Day, in collaboration with P.NG5361.B (aka Sshe Retina Stimulants, also a founding member of Sigillum S) -- subsequently processed in Milan by P.NG5361.B, which are tracks two thru five.

GOLDEN SORES

A Peaceable Kingdom

(BloodLust! - B!126) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

This Chicago ecstatic drone duo began in 2007 as an exploratory collaboration between software engineer, visual artist, and composer Steve Fors (unseen|unknown, United Steelworkers Union, blstr) and schoolteacher, label proprietor, and experimental musician Chris Miller (Number None, Th’ Exceptional Child, REBIS). Bound by a shared love of red wine, the Kranky aesthetic, and the eclectic recordings of off-beat Christian rock visionaries Daniel Amos (aka D. A., Dä), the two utilize a combination of electric and lap steel guitar, salvaged thrift store keyboards, pedals (both broken and boutique), obscure analogue synthesizers, and other obsolete noise-making esoterica. Fors and Miller forge deep into the realms of drone in pursuit of the perfect marriage of harsh and beautiful sounds, simple melodies, and song structures through spontaneous and ecstatic improvisation.

JOSH HYDEMAN

Madison's Fence

(BloodLust! - B!158) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Magisterial, sombre, and menacing analog synthesizer compositions from one-third of Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck that exist in a completely different reality. Using early-1980s vintage gear, such as the Korg Mono/Poly and the Roland Juno 6, combining their classic synth sounds with contemporary modular gear, such as the Flower Electronics Original Synthesizer, Hydeman also seamlessly weaves guitar, effects and electronics into tense soundscapes.

HYDRA

Power

(BloodLust!) CDR $14.00 (Out-of-stock)

Nearly twelve years since its first release in an edition of 50 cassettes, nearly five years since the death of Hydra-head Greg Scott, with little of his musical legacy remaining, the time seems appropriate to re-visit this barely heard recording from Scott's short-lived, post-Final Solution band. The disc is comprised of studio and live recordings (including memorable, between-song banter) for fans of power electronics, noise and old-school industrial.

INTRINSIC ACTION

Sado-Electronics

(BloodLust! - B!029) Used CDR $9.00

Founded by Mark Solotroff in Chicago, 1984, Intrinsic Action evolved from an experimental industrial noise group into a full-blown power-electronics unit, eventually touring the U.S. with Whitehouse in 1993. They disbanded in 1995 and regrouped as heavy electronics trio Bloodyminded. This re-mastered 2002 re-release of the first Intrinsic Action CD (Tesco, 1992) has eleven tracks of analog synth-driven power-electronics, bordering on minimal-synth -- followed by a long, dark, electronic dirge “Surgical Stainless Steel,” broken into eleven segments -- including the first “blast song” that later shaped the direction of Bloodyminded. Sealed

INTRINSIC ACTION

Bad Jack

(BloodLust! - B!044) Used CDR $9.00

Founded by Mark Solotroff in Chicago, 1984, Intrinsic Action evolved from an experimental industrial noise group into a full-blown power-electronics unit, eventually touring the U.S. with Whitehouse in 1993. They disbanded in 1995 and regrouped as heavy electronics trio Bloodyminded. This re-mastered 2003 re-release of the fourth Intrinsic Action cassette (Arbeit Recordings, 1988) contains dark, decayed, rumbling electronics, and meditations on Chicago’s Gacy murders. With two previously unreleased bonus tracks (one live, one SCTL).

INTRINSIC ACTION

II

(BloodLust! - B!046) Used CDR $9.00

Founded by Mark Solotroff in Chicago, 1984, Intrinsic Action evolved from an experimental industrial noise group into a full-blown power-electronics unit, eventually touring the U.S. with Whitehouse in 1993. They disbanded in 1995 and regrouped as heavy electronics trio Bloodyminded. This re-mastered 2004 re-release of the second Intrinsic Action cassette, originally issued in 1987. It consists of long, minimal, analog-synth piece created on an Arp 2600. With four bonus SCTL tracks. Sealed

INTRINSIC ACTION

Five

(BloodLust! - B!048) Used CDR $9.00

Founded by Mark Solotroff in Chicago, 1984, Intrinsic Action evolved from an experimental industrial noise group into a full-blown power-electronics unit, eventually touring the U.S. with Whitehouse in 1993. They disbanded in 1995 and regrouped as heavy electronics trio Bloodyminded. This re-mastered 2004 re-release of the fifth Intrinsic Action cassette (AWB, 1988) is sonically intense and was recorded live opening for Swans at Chicago's Cabaret Metro. With one bonus SCTL track. Sealed

INTRINSIC ACTION

III

(BloodLust! - B!050) Used CDR $9.00

Founded by Mark Solotroff in Chicago, 1984, Intrinsic Action evolved from an experimental industrial noise group into a full-blown power-electronics unit, eventually touring the U.S. with Whitehouse in 1993. They disbanded in 1995 and regrouped as heavy electronics trio Bloodyminded. This re-mastered 2005 re-release of the third Intrinsic Action cassette, originally issued in 1987, contains the band’s third live show, with two bonus SCTL tracks. Sealed

INTRINSIC ACTION

Peepland: The Complete Singles

(BloodLust! - B!052) Used CDR $9.00

Founded by Mark Solotroff in Chicago, 1984, Intrinsic Action evolved from an experimental industrial noise group into a full-blown power-electronics unit, eventually touring the U.S. with Whitehouse in 1993. They disbanded in 1995 and regrouped as heavy electronics trio Bloodyminded. Peepland compiles the band's five 7-inch singles: “Dazed” (AWB, 1990); “Male Payment” (Private, 1990); “Manhattan Power Surge (Private, 1992), “Adult Books and Video” (AWB, 1993); and “Groupies” (Bloodlust, 1997). Three bonus tracks from the Woman Hater 7-inch (Self Abuse, 1997) by Surgical Stainless Steel also appear, including a cover of The Sodality’s classic, “I Can’t Stand A Bitchy Chick.”

NEIL JENDON

Cities In Flight

(BloodLust! - B!151) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

On the striking follow-up to Invisibility, Jendon (Catherine, Zelienople, Abduction) steers his Doepfer Analog Modular System through three electronic music pieces, commencing with a startling throb-throb, and working through loud, noisy, aggressive passages and more subtle, thoughtful, tempered segments.

NEIL JENDON

Invisibility

(BloodLust! - B!117) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

This fixture in Chicago music shifts between roles as a psychedelically-driven guitarist in Catherine (TVT Records), a more experimental-minded guitarist in the avant-garde group Zelienople, and as half of Abduction (with Michael Miley). The core of these vivid modular synthesizer recordings seems to be a familiarity with the palette of early industrial music (e.g. Maurizio Bianchi, Lustmord, the grittier instrumentals of Throbbing Gristle).

KRIMINAALISET METSÄNHALTIJAT

Koskemattomuus

(BloodLust! - B!138) Used CDR $8.00

Bloodlust's second release by this emerging group of old-school industrial acolytes. Recorded in 2001, Koskemattomuus furthers their association with anarcho-punk with its fiercely grim, anti-war statements; their aggressive, dark, industrial noise includes segments of traditional, romantic Finnish World War II songs and impassioned battlefield vocal segments. A complex and compelling tableau that appeals to fans from the martial music, minimal synth, crusty punk, and noise.

KRIMINAALISET METSÄNHALTIJAT

Anarkkia, Kaaos, Maailmanloppu!

(BloodLust! - B!129) CDR $10.00 (Out-of-stock)

A scarce recording by cult industrial noise group, Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat -- which barely saw the light of day when it was originally released on cassette (Triangle Records 2008). The members of this shadow group of old-school industrial acolytes originally hails from Finland and from Karelia (northwest Russia, between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea). Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat claim to have built their sound on the bones of S.P.K. and Throbbing Gristle, through a prism of Japanese harsh-noise and Finnish hardcore-punk, spewing out a nihilistic nightmare of diffused synth hiss, commanding metal percussion, waves of harsh-noise, anarcho-punk attitude, and dissident power-electronics. An exciting and satisfying introduction, in preparation for Bloodlust's release of Koskemattomuus CD.

BRUCE LAMONT / RIGHT-EYE RITA / MARK SOLOTROFF

Lamont / Right-Eye Rita / Solotroff

(BloodLust! - B!124) Used CDR $3.50

The trio's debut release, a single 19-minute live recording from a performance at Chicago's AV-aerie. Their tri-vocal approach utilizes treated and pure voice: the looped deep chants of Lamont (Yakuza); the spellbinding, electrified wails of Right-Eye Rita, who Stopsmiling compares to “Lydia Lunch drenched in absinthe”; and the feedback-laced drones of Solotroff (Bloodyminded, The Fortieth Day, Intrinsic Action). For fans of Diamanda Galas, Abruptum, and the earliest moments of Current 93 and Coil.

LOCRIAN

Rhetoric Of Surfaces

(BloodLust! - B!113) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

This follow-up to Bloodlust's Plague Journal 7-inch, which showcased Locrian's distinctive style of deconstructed metal trance music, deftly unites a grouping of out-of-print and previously unreleased material from the duo, charting live and studio work that pre-dates their recent shift into more black metal-influenced territory. Rich, heavy, guitar/keyboard/voice-based drone for those who usually find such music to be too gentle or uneventful.

LOCRIAN

Territories

(Small Doses - DOSE89) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

(BloodLust! - B!147) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

André Foisy and Terence Hannum’s well-honed sound takes elements from noise, power-electronics, drone, and black metal, a reflection of the sprawling urban decay that surrounds Chicago. The second studio full-length from Locrian features collaborators Blake Judd (Nachtmystium, Twilight) on guitar, Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) on sax and vocals, Andrew Scherer (Velnias) on drums, and Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit, Bloodyminded) on vocal and synthesizer. The textures run darker and deeper; the vocals -- sometimes three layers deep -- seem to be conjured from the decrepit muck of a failed civilization; the feedback takes on a more pronounced presence; and full-on black metal assaults burst out of tortured drones. With double-sided color insert.

LOCRIAN

Drenched Lands

(BloodLust! - B!127) LP + 3-inch CDR $24.00 (Out-of-stock)

Since 2005, Locrian have been zeroing in on the right blend of noise, power electronics, dark ambient, and black metal. Drenched Lands unfolds with an almost narrative structure: it slowly descends into a dark abyss, moving torturedly, gradually rediscovering the light, then leaving you where everything began -- completely transformed. Clear vinyl, limited edition of 200 copies. Bonus 3-inch CDR contains 18-minute exclusive track "Sullage." CD released by Small Doses.

M.O.

Where Are We Going?

(BloodLust!) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

The first full-length release in over ten years by Pierpaolo Zoppo aka Mauthausen Orchestra. Perfectly cold, austere, and dark analog synth material, yet carrying enough weight behind it to please all but the fans of his early, violent, primitive, and raw Mauthausen Orchestra recordings (recently revisited for the lavish Broken Flag box set released by Vinyl-on-Demand in 2007). Handsome digipak, designed by Megan Emish (ex-Blodyminded). 46 minutes.

NIGHTMARES

Nightmares

(BloodLust! - B!139) 7-inch $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

With their long history of dark analog synth music, Jonathan Canady (Angel of Decay, Deathpile, Dead World), David Reed (Envenomist, Luasa Raelon, Brittle Foundries) and Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded, The Fortieth Day, A Vague Disquiet, Intrinsic Action, Animal Law) unite and develop their own type of aural sleep disruption, characterized by frightening psychological content and aiming to provoke a strong feeling of imminent physical danger and a sensation of being trapped or suffocated. Multi-color marble / splatter vinyl. Includes sticker.

PHARMAKON

Pharmakon

(BloodLust! - B!130) Used CDR $20.00

This four-song disc compiles previously released and currently unreleased songs by Margaret Chardiet, a New York-based noise artist known for spectacularly vehement live performances. Her one-woman hailstorm of cold analogue electronic terror is violently bewitching and pushes the boundaries of the dark and heavy death-industrial music. She is a part of the Far Rockaway experimental noise scene that includes Yellow Tears, Halflings, Hands Rendered Useless, Teeny Bopper, Tension Fields, and also performs in Throat, with Ryan Woodhall of Yellow Tears, etc. Edition of 100

RABID RABBIT

Czarny Sen

(BloodLust! - B!169) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Raw, stripped-down Chicago doom anchored by the brutal low-end sludge of Andrea Jablonski (ex-Camaro Rouge) and Mike Tsoulos (Frontier) playing bass and drums respectively. Bassist Arman Mabry (ex-White+Outs) and guitarist Dan Sullivan (Arriver) thicken and expand the band’s sound. On this their first album with Sullivan, “Eclipse” slowly unfolds around an unstoppable, meditative riff; the dark landscape of “Goliad” alludes to the violence associated with Texas town that was the scene of a massacre in the 19th Century. “Suicide Song" inserts the lyrics from the infamous torch song “Gloomy Sunday” along with screeching saxophone, rattling percussion, and growled vocals in a full-blown twelve-minute epic. “Land of the Glass Pinecones” completely re-imagines Human Sexual Response's song with a giant, evil riff. The pagan incantation “Raven Man” uses bristling slide guitar to build to a ferocious climax. Guests include Dave Rempis, Bruce Lamont, Mark Solotroff, and Michael Zerang.

REDROT

Psycho Bondage

(BloodLust! - B!162) LP $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

Heightened, savage necro-nihilism from Ryan Oppermann, straddling a hazy line between death-industrial, power-electronics, crust/sludge, and a more ferocious take on minimal synth. A bass-heavy amalgamation of vicious power and pure, seething aggression. With protective poly outer-sleeve. Edition of 525

REDROT

Deviant

(BloodLust! - B!109) 7-inch $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

A dark slab of necro-nihilism by cult death-industrial powerhouse Ryan Oppermann (Fabrico Incubo, Klinikal Skum, Narcoleptic Ward, Neuntöter Der Plage, Post-Mortem Junkie, Xombie). "Deviant" straddles an uncomfortable line between death-industrial, power-electronics, crust/sludge and a totally aggressive form of minimal synth; "White Walls" brings to mind Leichenschrei-era S.P.K. with its unwholesome mental ward pathology.

SIGILLUM S

Terror Auto-Obstetrics

(BloodLust! - B!108) CDR $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

Released to coincide with the very first USA Sigillum S show in the Italian post-industrial audio project’s 20+ year history, this EP pulls together four songs originally released on AWB Recordings: "Terror Auto-Obstetrics" and "Transkathartick Endoscopy" (7-inch, 1990), "Suck Inside Thee Ov Bulb" (Effete compilation cassette, 1988), and "Purulence Peaks, Hairy Knobs, And Death Disturbances" (Private Thoughts compilation cassette, 1991). The tracks were re-mastered by band member Eraldo Bernocchi. Sigillum S’s ongoing explorations of forbidden areas of the subconscious yields alien electronic mutations that merge concrete noise research with acoustic transmigration, while visuals and other media achieve maximum interaction intensity.

SLEEP MUSEUM

Replica

(BloodLust! - B!112) CDR $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

Five tracks of rhythmic, darkly melodic synth- and drum machine-driven true minimal synth music, with unrepentant, eccentric vocals and dour lyrics. Utterly contemporary, yet also bearing the frost of certain late 1970s and early 1980s recordings -- a hint of Joy Division mood and a dose of electronic-era Death in June. "In Time" is a 32-minute experimental analog synth piece, far closer to the M.B.-style of dark electronics.

SLEEP MUSEUM

Home

(BloodLust! - B!118) CDR $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

The fourth and final disc in a series of Sleep Museum EPs features rhythmic, darkly melodic synth-and-drum-machine-driven minimal electronic music, with unrepentant, eccentric vocals and dour lyrics. A nearly 36-minute-long experimental analog synth piece is closer to the M.B. and Lustmord styles of dark electronics. Total running time, nearly 60 minutes

SLEEP MUSEUM

Core

(BloodLust! - B!096) CDR $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

Four tracks of true minimal synth music; the fifth track is a 27-minute experimental analog synth piece, dark electronics à la M.B.

SLOGUN

Glory Of Murder

(BloodLust! - B!090) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The sixth and final release in Slogun's "History of Violence" reissue campaign was originally released on cassette (Soffitta Macabra, 1998); it was a major landmass in the evolving world of true crime subject matter. Like the five precursors in the series, it boasts ultra-violent, harsh electronics, great samples, and raging vocals.

MARK SOLOTROFF

Archive03

(BloodLust! - B!133) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

For the third entry in the series, the two core tracks are taken from Solotroff's A Venom In The Blood, cassette (Old Europa Cafe, 1996), and the bonus track is derived from a newly edited and remixed construction of that material. Hand-written notes and diagrams indicate use of a battery of effect pedals used in conjunction with scanner, radio, Roland SH-101 analog synth and Boss DR-55 drum machine.

MARK SOLOTROFF / SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS

Excellent #1 - The Edit

(BloodLust! - B!101) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

In 1996, NG5361 (also of SIigillum S) and Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded) collaborated on the Excellent Manipulation of Distorted Tape Death 4xC90, which utilized progressive analog tape generations and sound fidelity decay. NG5361 revisited those recordings ten years later, in a more digital manner, and came up with The Edit (eight tracks, each drawn from one of the original cassette sides) and Super Density Assemblage (two self-explanatory, 28-minute-long tracks, built from multiple sections of the box set).

MARK SOLOTROFF / SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS

Excellent #2 - Super Density Assemblage

(BloodLust! - B!102) CDR $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

In 1996, NG5361 (also of SIigillum S) and Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded) collaborated on the Excellent Manipulation of Distorted Tape Death 4xC90, which utilized progressive analog tape generations and sound fidelity decay. NG5361 revisited those recordings ten years later, in a more digital manner, and came up with The Edit (eight tracks, each drawn from one of the original cassette sides) and Super Density Assemblage (two self-explanatory, 28-minute-long tracks, built from multiple sections of the box set).

MARK SOLOTROFF

Archive01

(BloodLust! - B!131) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The lead track is taken from Side A of Bloodlust’s 1995 debut release, Instrumental Demonstration Of Death-Noise cassette. The bonus track is remixed from an edit of that material. BloodLust’s Archive series of seven CDs covers all of Solotroff's solo output, released under his own name in 1995 and 1996. All were originally released on cassette (labels include Bloodlust, G.R.O.S.S., Less Than Zero, Old Europa Café, and Slaughter Productions), include bonus material consisting of either compilation tracks from the same labels, or newly created remixes. At the time that these recordings were made, the idea of using guitar effect pedals as primary "instrument" was still fairly novel; Solotroff’s arsenal included distortion, delay, flanger, phaser, and other pedals, running either radio frequencies (scanner or shortwave) or his voice through the complex chain. The results fit squarely into American noise’s development away from power-electronics into today’s harsh noise subgenre.

MARK SOLOTROFF

Archive02

(BloodLust! - B!132) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The lead track is taken from Side B of Bloodlust’s 1995 debut release, Instrumental Demonstration Of Death-Noise cassette. The bonus track is remixed from an edit of that material. BloodLust’s Archive series of seven CDs covers all of Solotroff's solo output, released under his own name in 1995 and 1996. All were originally released on cassette (labels include Bloodlust, G.R.O.S.S., Less Than Zero, Old Europa Café, and Slaughter Productions), include bonus material consisting of either compilation tracks from the same labels, or newly created remixes. At the time that these recordings were made, the idea of using guitar effect pedals as primary "instrument" was still fairly novel; Solotroff’s arsenal included distortion, delay, flanger, phaser, and other pedals, running either radio frequencies (scanner or shortwave) or his voice through the complex chain. The results fit squarely into American noise’s development away from power-electronics into today’s harsh noise subgenre.

SSHE RETINA STIMULANTS

Morphic Aromas

(BloodLust! - B!058) 7-inch $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Uncompromising Italian postindustrialist sound. Eighth release in the BloodLust! Private 7-inch series. Plain white sleeve. 300 copies.

TWODEADSLUTS ONEGOODFUCK

Champagne and Biological Women

(BloodLust! - B!116) 7-inch $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

This Boston band (Shane Broderick, Ted Sweeney, and Joshua Hydeman [now of Portland, OR]) has evolved through the worlds of grindcore, violent power-electronics, and confrontational performance art. This tsunami rushes out of the speakers, a concise and ferocious monster. Mastered by James Plotkin for maximum sonic potency.

WHOREBUTCHER

Fanatic

(BloodLust! - B!060) 7-inch $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

Ultra-harsh power electronics by a mysterious project. Ninth release in the BloodLust! Private 7-inch series. Plain white sleeve. 300 copies