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.

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).

BRUCE LAMONT / RIGHT-EYE RITA / MARK SOLOTROFF

Lamont / Right-Eye Rita / Solotroff

(BloodLust! - B!124) CDR $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

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.