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Friday, June 17, 2016

BLOOD RHYTHMS SHOW on Sunday, airplay and reviews from KJFC, WFMU, and KGNU; Ataraxic Ataxia and Thirteen Hurts

BLOOD RHYTHMS has been graciously asked to join a bill on Sunday, with friends BRIDE (PA., featuring Panther Modern of T.O.M.B.), Spiteful Womb (NY Death Industrial), a newer project by Mike from Magia Nuda & Winters In Osaka, called FRIGHTENED MOON, and two other local acts, RUPTURED, and HEART OF PALM. Here is the event page:    Sorry for the short notice!  There is a strong possibility that this could be that last BLOOD RHYTHMS show in America.  The show will start at 7pm.  Email for more info.  

ATARAXIC ATAXIA was aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show on WFMU, alongside Wolf Eyes, Dead C, Necrophagia, Cherubs, Circle, and a live set by Moros, among other things.

KFJC reviewed the recent NO PART OF IT release, a reissue of SHADOW SEA.

Atarixic Ataxia is a Violin + Electronics duo of Nicole Pizzato and Dominic Dufner. The tracks on Sea Shadows are multi-layered, usually starting with a simple theme and growing to a sonic blast as the layers multiply and the distortion builds.
The violin and electronics are a nice juxtaposition and are used quite differently in each track. Sometimes the violin is on top, soaring and screeching over a bed of throbbing rumbles. On other tracks, the relationship is inverted, with beeping, buzzing, and grinding noise taking place over looped rhythmic violin lines.
Track 2 was recorded live and is my personal favorite.

KFJC also briefly reviewed the newest release by BLOOD RHYTHMS...  "Heuristics"

Collective anchored by Arvo Zylo from Chicago.
Noise and a variety of ambient electronic sounds. Keeps the listener on their toes. I listened to this while traveling and kept wondering if it was the tracks or the airplane or something behind me. Each track was made at a different time and album history is written inside.
– Billie Joe Tolliver

Thirteen Hurts was aired on Little Fyodor's Under The Floorboards Radio Show on KGNU


Jun 4, 2016 11:00 PM (MT)


This LP was a "mispress" copy, proper copies can be had HERE
SKIN FLINT can be had from the label HERE

Blood Rhythms: Assembly LP
Blood Rhythms: Assembly LP
A couple months ago, I got an unexpected package in the mail from Chicago. Attached to it was an ’80s issue of Rolling Stone with Huey Lewis on the cover, which is too darn awesome. I didn’t keep it, because really what am I going to do with it, but I should’ve at least snapped a photo, but I don’t remember to do things like that. But anyway, there were a bunch of cool CD-r’s in it, and a tape I haven’t gotten around to listening to yet, and this LP. The record doesn’t have a cover, but it was packaged in this custom cardboard sleeve (and I didn’t realize there was a record in it at first and almost threw it out, I just thought it was weird that it was so heavy). The record was apparently recorded in an inactive meat locker with 3 mini disc recorders (a dead format recording in a dead space which used to hold dead animals). The record is “playable at all speeds”, but the A-side is 45 and the B-side is 33. “Coarse Land” on the A-side is a dirty, gray drone made of rusty horns, and it sounds even more like death at 33. The second side, “Cutter Magnolias”, is disturbing in a different way. Really abrasive horns which sound like they’re covered in gunpowder and the musicians are blowing their brains out. Then eventually these horns get cut into samples, and are looped into repetitive, ever-building patterns, until they’re all squonking in unison. Then it just keeps getting heavier and more punishing. At some points it feels like the record’s skipping, but then it changes and you realized how hard your head’s just been played. And then I think it actually does end in a locked groove. Definitely the most hypnotic free jazz/noise record I’ve ever heard.
Blood Rhythms: Skin Flint CDr
Blood Rhythms: Skin Flint CDr
The other Blood Rhythms release was the Skin Flint CDr, which features project founder Arvo Zylo (who sent me the package) along with Wyatt Howland, aka Skin Graft. The opening title track is a 22-mintue excerpt of an hour-long improv session, and it’s constant in-the-red bleeding-ears harsh noise, but it feels like there’s some really blown out melodies buried underneath. Am I just imagining things? It sounds like there’s something trying to break out from all the nullifying static. Is there any escape from noise? “Melt Compartment” starts with a fast pattering rhythm which turns into wet splattering which then somehow turns into an even faster, pulled-apart rhythm. Eventually this all gets swallowed by a pulsating vessel of noise. “Zippers With Eyes” (the unedited version of a track which appeared in shortened form on a split tape) starts with another static-y rhythm, the type Alec Empire might’ve started a track with back in the day. The rhythm splashes with echo between the speakers, and of course it gets built up with distortion, eventually being fashioned into some sort of mutating audio fireball. And then later the beat picks up and gets even more DHR-sounding, turning into some sort of hell-dungeon gabber. Finally it all falls dead on the floor and it takes a good minute or so for my consciousness to re-adjust.


CHECK OUT TAIITB Radio here!  Where BLOOD RHYTHMS was aired alongside Illusion of Safety, Troum, and Albert Ayler among others!  

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