“It’s funny, having worked so hard to make a living out of music I found once I’d got there that I’d broken myself in the process. I needed a break to do some, uh, emotional housekeeping.”
“The newer material is very personal in nature as it directly relates to the experiences and emotions I had been going through and feeling. Those experiences set the direction for the album title and cover art.”
CEASE2XIST 'Zero Future' ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
DAVID BOWIE 'No Plan' COLUMBIA / SONY es' SELF-RELEASED
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Tuesday, 31 December 2013
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Not so long ago they were but another lost giant of Goth, on hiatus, split, and gone for good (and not for the first time); and now they are back, with a new album and a string of UK dates (and not for the first time). However, this time there is a new sense of purpose, and more vim & vigour. They appear to mean business. So, hands up – who put something in The Mission's tea?
Monday, 16 December 2013
Congratulations and enjoy the free music!
EXOPLANET EP (CD)
EXOPLANET EP (7”)
A DAY THAT FADES
“Because no other strangely spelled word in the English language today describes CAUSTIC as accurately. CAUSTIC regularly creates a tsunami of reactionary criticism, speculation, and sheer, uninformed hatred through his obviously baiting tactics for his unapologetic, take-no-prisoners industrial (and is it even CONSIDERED industrial? Start a debate over it! Argue about it on your Facebook!). However, HE WILL NOT BE SWAYED. The haters simply ignite a biggerer tsunami of creative wordplay and over-the-top war comparisons for the music he makes in his basement on a computer.”
2. More Requested To Not Stay Away From Uteri Than a Republican
3. Industrial Home Ownership
4. Worst Case Scenario
5. Christbait Rising (VOMIT ARSONIST vs CAUSTIC)
6. Eyes Pried Wide (LOSS mix)
7. Industrial Home Ownership (SALVO mix)
8. Bring Out Your Dub (NULL DEVICE mix)
9. Must Have Pills (TINHEAD mix)
10.More Requested To Not Stay Away From Uteri Than a Republican (IVARDENSPHERE MIX)
11.Eyes Pried Wide (MAHR mix)
Friday, 13 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
'Really Good & Sexy'
In the beginning there was a sleazy Northern band called Petrol Bastard. Their abusive and insulting sound resonated across the UK with shock and awe. Meanwhile in the countryside of York, a lonesome horse accidentally sniffed-up a load of coke mistaking it for sugar. These actions resulted in the horse going to dance halls and it was there that he discovered the band Petrol Bastard. He was so enthralled by the sound of this hapless crew that he decided to make a tribute act to show his love for the band...
This is, of course, a load of nonsense... Apart from the last bit!
The best way of course to show your appreciation for the act is to take the piss out of them. 'Really Good & Sexy', follow up to their screaming début 'Albom', is a mixture of Speedcore, Industrial and Metal and is not for the faint of heart. This six track offering is a shining example of how far the alternative scene can go, and if you think the EP is enough for your brain to handle, you should attempt to see them live.
The EP begins on a dark and sombre note, only to be cut short by a Northern bastard swearing at 'The Horse' complaining it was supposed to be a speedcore album. A perfect intro for what's' in store. Next up is '#YOLO', a swathing attack on people who don't understand what is being played in front of them, moving quickly into 'Horsecore Motherfucker', which keeps the pace and sounds like a gallop on steroids.
The best track by far on the EP is 'You'll Never Take My Swag'. With industrial overtones, a level of very good humour and a fantastic build up leading to a metal drop that could make Skrillex shit himself.
The only downside to this release is that it's perfect music to torture to, but it's over far too soon! Here's hoping there's still a few more races in this old horse yet.
Both 'Really Good & Sexy' and 'Albom' are available on bandcamp to download.
NO REGRETS, NO REMORSE. SHAKE IT LIKE A PARTY HORSE!
03. Can't Control
04. Satan's Propaganda
05. Maggots at the Party
07. The Evil In Me
08. Fuck Unicorns
09. Love Is A Razorblade
10. From My Cold Dead Hands
11. We Rule The World Motherfuckers
12. Retreat Hell Part 1
13. Retreat Hell Part 2
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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Monday, 9 December 2013
'Marco Visconti EP'
Accompanying Matt & Brians' début album 'Eric Gottsman' comes the remix E,P 'Marco Visconti' (Once again not featuring the namesake on the release, but showing their love for the scene and the people that are involved). This miniature slice of madness features remixes from some of the albums' best tracks and have been re-formed by artists such as The .Invalid, CTRLSHFT and Mangadrive.
The intro, 'Resultant Forces', has been remixed by Rodney Anonymous and has been extended to the point where it's more or less a new song. It's not really a dance track, but more of a piece of fun with Joe Jack Talcum laying vocals on top with the typical humour you would expect from the people who brought you Caustic and The Gothsicles.
If you were looking for a great (yet obvious) club remix, then The .Invalid's remix of 'Spacebugs' is the perfect solution. The original on it's own is a great track to dance to, but this remix takes it up to eleven, adding a twisted edge to an already dark number. Next is a rather broken vibe to the albums' closer 'The Causticles Ain't Nothin' To Fuck Wit'. This remix (mastered by CTRLSHFT) takes the theme of a rap battle and gives it a gamer vibe.
The best track on this EP however is the alternative version of 'We're [Literally] Here For Your [Figurative] Pussy'. A fun frenzy of a track to begin with, this version makes it a sexy and smutty ride that will make you feel bad for loving it. An 8-bit journey in the guise of the Mangadrive mix of 'Headbutt To The Guts' is next on the scene. With more of a hard style sound this version is good but lack imagination and doesn't give you anything special. The final track is another remix of 'Spacebugs', but put up against the first version it's a rather pointless affair. Adding an effect to the vocals that makes it hard to listen to means that this is a track to miss even on it's own.
In total this is a great companion to the bands' début, giving the listener a good indication on who the bands influences and fans are on the scene. It also shows that this act are not a flash in the pan, leaving us wondering who they will name their next releases after.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Have you ever woken up after a massive bender with permanent marker on your face, a goat in the living room eating your sofa cushions and a feeling that either you may have eaten something wrong or that someone has violated you? Well hang onto your hangover cause here lies your soundtrack for the next few hazy hours!
Over the last year Northern Buggers Petrol Bastard have been putting their loud and ludicrous Friday nights to good use by making some of the most brain shattering electronic music their bile could muster. With the success of their second album 'Dripping Gash' they have managed to get all over the UK playing with some other scuzzy industrial acts and have also managed to get themselves involved with Alt.-Fest next year. This new eight track album, released before their official release with Armalyte Records next year, is a torrent of drunken antics that is sure to either have you bouncing or throwing up into the bathroom sink.
Starting with the aptly named 'I spent my rent money on Tentacle porn', the album begins with sirens, digital discourse and screaming that makes you believes you are in the presence of the Overfiend! If you manage to make your way through the sludge of the first track, the next song, 'If you die in Batley do you die in real life?' makes a running start like a juggernaut. Pausing briefly in the middle with Doghouse of Sicknote breathing haggardly in your ear it then returns with overpowering gusto.
'Fred Foster' is a perfect representation of what it's like to crave a drink on a Saturday night, with sing-a-long capabilities and frustration you wouldn't want to mess with. It's follow up 'Fiat Multipla' serves as a part two to 'Fred Foster'. It's the closest thing the band will ever come to writing a ballad and sounds like the band is crawling ever closer to the bathroom to pass out in their own filth. Like a motor revving up though the album starts back up with 'White Star Adventuraaaaaaaaar', which seems to reek of mid-90s glitch charm. An unfortunate co-incidence then that the last track is titled 'The 90's were shit (I shat in a gameboy)'. It's a perfect example of what the band is about: sampling fart sounds and bumping beats that sound like football supporters kicking at a wall.
If Faderhead's 'Black Friday' was about clubbing in Europe, then 'Terrible Problem' is the English tourist making trouble trying to chat up the native birds and throwing up on his shoes at the end of the night. A must have for anyone who loves sleezy electro industrial with no disregard for public safety.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Despite the band's 80's origins. There is a definite modern flavour to their sound, which isn't really surprising considering the line-up is rounded out by ex-Apoptygma Berzerk members Geir Bratland and Per Aksel Lundgreen who add a little sprinkle of futurepop to the proceedings.
Shatoo might not be particularly breaking new ground with 'Floodlights' but it is a nice statement nonetheless. It's well written and nicely mixed with a strong Euro vibe to it that is quite fun. The remix collaborations will definitely give the EP some longevity yet, but they'd do well to follow this up with a full-length album sooner rather than later.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
We will also be releasing our first compilation album on 1st of January 2013 to mark our 1st birthday. As I've said before, it will be free and available in lossless or mp3 formats with an accompanying pdf booklet with details of all the band's included. The response we had to the idea was better than we could have hoped, and I think the end result will please a lot of people.
I have made the decision that at the end of the year, Static Distortion Records will cease to exist as a traditional label.
Its something I have thought about for a while, as my budget is not big enough to be able to support the artists to the extent that they deserve.
Also, the time involved to provide the level of service I demand from myself is proving increasingly difficult to find on top of my day job, my musical projects and my personal life.
After discussing this with the artists, we have decided to turn the label into a collective of sorts, still working together to support our respective projects, but with the responsibility of releasing and managing our music now being in the remit of the artist. I will continue on as a coordinator, but effectively the label will not be selling music anymore, and will exist purely as a collective of like-minded artists.
My thanks go out to all of the artists, promoters, journalists, supporters and fans who have been part of the journey, our work is not done, but the way in which we work has to change.
Thanks for your time.