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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sale, Recap, Disengage

Photo courtesy of N. Vilches

The Blood Rhythms show at the Mutiny was mentioned in the Chicago Reader's Gossip Wolf: Gossip Wolf loves Assembly, the 2015 album by Arvo Zylo's colossal experimental group Blood Rhythms—"colossal" describes both its ominous sound and its shifting lineup, which has included up to 15 people (including five drummers). The group has been pretty quiet since Assembly, though the Bandcamp page for Zylo's label, No Part of It, lists two Blood Rhythms releases uploaded last year—a reissue of the 2009 live cassette Cutting Teeth and a compilation called Heuristics. On Thursday, July 13, Blood Rhythms return to the stage at Logan Square dive the Mutiny, joined by Gas Mask Horse, Spare Change, and Silver Abuse. Zylo says this may be Blood Rhythms' final Chicago show—he's moving away! The noise starts at 9 PM. 

*Thanks to all who came out, by the way!  It was great.  Blood Rhythms (finally!) featured Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House, etc), Josh Piotrowski (Gas Mask Horse), and Alexander Adams (GALAXXU, Lurker Bias).  A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER!  

The label will continue, but slow down.  We don't go on the internet as much.  For the next couple of weeks, there will be a 30% discount at bandcamp, with the code "ukulele", as well as any orders at discogs will come with a free pro CDR or DVD.  In this case though, I have to note to international buyers, that I'm just going to assume a CD is $15 to ship, and I will refund the difference if not, etc etc.  Please trust that I will be honest, even if I am aloof!  ARVO's DISCOGS SELLER PAGE but please allow extra shipping time as things are hectic!!!!

Arvo contributed to a compilation curated by Tom Smith of To Live and Shave in LA, initially for the purpose of raising money for Dakota Access Pipeline Activism.  Also featured are Wolf Eyes, Three Legged Race, Gregory Jacobsen, ONO, Robert Turman, Alan Courtis, Howard Stelzer, Aaron Dilloway, Sharlyn Evertsz, Lucas Abela, IDM Theftable, and more.  

  Blood Rhythms and Machine Listener were aired on WZRD on July 11, alongside Silver Abuse, Pierre Henry (RIP), Black Pus, Nancy Sinatra, et al.  LISTEN HERE

Neil Jendon runs a podcast called "5 Minutes of Sound", and Arvo contributed some glitches from around 10 years ago that were used for an art exhibit/installation regarding "autonomous art made by machines".  LISTEN HERE

Blood Rhythms was aired on Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet Radio Show (WFMU) within the ranks of Alessandro Alessandroni, Fire Toolz, The Stranglers, Incapacitants, Haare, Butthole Surfers, Goblin, and more!  LISTEN 

UPDATE:  Arvo Zylo's "Upheaval" series comes to an end with a 4 hour long version (100), which has been aired on Sound Art Radio for their "DRONE WEEK" this week.  Versions 93-99 will come out on cassette eventually, on an exciting new label in Europe to be named later.  

Arvo contributed to a benefit compilation for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.  AMK, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, and 40 others are featured.  

And....  it might get quiet around here.  Thanks to all for their support over the years!