Monday, September 11, 2017

BLOODYMINDED - Live Archive - 08-11-01

BLOODYMINDED - August 11, 2001 - The Nervous Center - Chicago, IL - with Slogun, Panicsville, Vertonen

So, after a lengthy live hiatus, we eased back into things by sharing the stage with Slogun, for their first visit to Chicago. Although Xavier had previously spent time with us in the studio, working on True Crime, this was his first live show with us. Photos come courtesy of the Slogun website.

Friday, September 08, 2017

BLOODYMINDED - Live Archive - 03-27-98

BLOODYMINDED - March 27, 1998 - The Big Horse - Chicago, IL - with Ezurate, Hatewave

We were about to take an unexpectedly long break from playing shows...

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Intrinsic Action - The 1% Flyer

Here's a long forgotten pre-1992 flyer that I just found while I was digging through some boxes.

Friday, September 01, 2017

B!190 Mark Solotroff "Radial Communication" Cassette Box Set + Digital


B!190 Mark Solotroff "Radial Communication" Cassette Box Set

Numbered edition of 100
Professionally duplicated cassettes with on-shell printing

A: Utopian Plans (29:50)
B: Attraction Structures (30:00)

4" x 4" black and white 100% embroidered map patch with iron-on backing
4.5" x 4.5" black & white vinyl "map" sticker
Download code
Housed in a 5"x5"x1.5" lidded box with map sticker affixed to top

Buy the cassette here:

Buy the digital here:

(stream below)

BloodLust! is pleased to announce the fifth release in a new analog synth initiative from Mark Solotroff. "Radial Communication" follows "Connected City," “Spatial Settlement Patterns,” “Psychological Mobility,” and “Vantage Points,” which were released earlier 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

BLOODYMINDED - Live Archive - 01-06-98

BLOODYMINDED - January 6, 1998 (don't mind the flyer that reads 1997) - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL - with Monotrona, Zeek Sheck, Metalux

This was a rather inauspicious start to a long history of great shows at The Empty Bottle...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BLOODYMINDED - Live Archive - 12-20-97

BLOODYMINDED - December 20, 1997 - Fireside Bowl (show moved from 6Odum) - Chicago, IL - with 7000 Dying Rats, The Flying Luttenbachers