Not much thought was given to how you, the listener, and your ears would fare in hearing the vocals clearly, more thought was given to how to confuse you and otherwise disorient you. Some consider hearing the vocals clearly an important factor in how they listen to their music. Good for them. Feeling the emotion in what’s being played is harder, and no one likes to do any work for what they love. They want the artists to do it for them. We never have pandered to human requests, that is: normal, natural, simple, commercial, conformist requests. We do enjoy receiving them though, the silly things. We recorded this and it was fun. Not much else can be said. It’s loud, too much so in a lot of areas, just so we could feel clever and different. The title means “To Be Or Be” in Italian, so read into it, interpret it or let it pass by just like your life has and continues to do. You’re getting this free, so take the abuse. This is The Finer Points Of Sadism after all. No synthesizer was used on this LP at all, and any synth noises heard are from circuit bent items. The 3 instrumentals on this album were all improvisations when recorded. Jacobb composed the more structured pieces on a Fender, not on paper, just through chord progressions and memory. All lead guitar and bass was improvised by Jacobb. Ashley used 3 different slides (wood, glass and steel) and a Buddha Machine on her steel guitar, in addition to various delay pedals. Jacobb recorded the sounds of car wash equipment in the mechanical room at a family owned carwash in Boise, using a handheld Tascam DR-05. He also played drums and percussion using plastic trashcans, buckets, steel ladder rungs, floors, etc. A vintage Rhythm Ace and Alesis SR-18 drum machines were used for other beats/rhythms.
1. The Thaw Of Mankind
2. Chaos: In Practice
3. People Are Drugs
5. Magnificent Sight
6. Identity Grief
7. Every Wants In A Wild
8. Barker Who Is 10 Feet Tall
9. Slid Over
11. Fire Meetings
All words by Jacobb Sackett, except track 11, written by Ashley & Jacobb Sackett
All tracks composed and recorded by The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS), except track 6, composed and recorded by Jacobb Sackett.
Recorded, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered and Produced by The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS), late February-March 2014 at FPS HQ, Boise, Idaho, USA.
Ashley Sackett: Analog FX, Circuit Bent “ElectroLobotomy” Modular Unit, Steel Guitar
Jacobb Sackett: Analog FX, Bass, Circuit Bent Keytar, Contact Mics, Field Recordings, Guitars, “Orgythms” (meaning Organic Rhythms, i.e. Buckets, Tools, Walls, Floors), Rhythm Machines, Tapes, Vocals
Cover Design & Photo: Jacobb Sackett
“This EP by Klaus Marten is a good showcase of the diversity of sound experiments this artist is swimming in. A good invitation to possibly explore more from where this came from! Be free to tease yourself with this EP…” – Yeah I Know It Sucks blog
This is a mini-LP of mine from a couple years ago called September. As I listen now, what strikes me about this song is the dreamy, woozy quality of the shoegaze-esque songs present on this collection. In my opinion, the ubiquitous nature of these textures (broken up by a couple of harder-edged tracks so not to cross the line into monotony) makes for a consistent and singular listening experience, from which many ideas and themes can be inferred.
This album of mine, Satiety, I think is really good for two reasons: 1, each track to me is really great at capturing and even painting a certain mood. Each track is its own world. And yet, it is also incredibly cohesive considering that, as the whole thing seems to combine to form a singular statement, whatever that may be. The largely abstract and open nature of my instrumentals allows the listener to draw his or her own conclusions.
Klaus Marten was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, where he spends his days working, hanging out with friends, buying records, and making music on his laptop. The varied influences of My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, The Ventures, The Beatles, Sonic Youth, Deerhunter, and Japancakes (among others) provide a basis for his guitar-based music, which combines shoegaze, rock, surf, country, general experimentation, and other muddled-together genres into broad-ranging tracks as simple as solo guitar works and as complex as lush dream-pop soundscapes…and everything in between.
Hi, my name is Klaus Marten, I am based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and I would love it if you could check out my latest release, Master Tape, which is available here: https://klausmarten.bandcamp.com/album/master-tape. My music I guess could be described as generally experimental, shoegaze-leaning, but mostly guitar-based and often laden in reverb. I think my music is something different: it is oftentimes abstract, in a way that gets your attention, but also in a way that allows you to apply your own meaning to it. I have heard some really interesting interpretations of my stuff in other reviews, and would be fascinated to have your take on it as well. I would hugely appreciate it if you could take the time to listen, and I hope to hear from you soon!
“Haven’t We Met Before? The Songs of Simon Waldram”
We warmly welcome our new artist Simon Waldram from Nottinghamshire, UK.
Simon’s music is a nice blend of indie pop, psych-folk, rock, lo-fi and various experimental stuff. He released his first songs back in 2009 and this album should be seen as an introduction to his work. It contains 15 handpicked songs from 2009-2014. Hope you will enjoy it, as much as we do.
1981 is an argentinian artist from Concepción del Uruguay, Province from Entre Rios, with an early approach to the musical arts as bass player and experimenting with guitars, keys and percussions. Composing pieces and using an old recorder. In 2004 he started to explore electronic based production. Neodimia derives of this period. An instrumental album with lost words. With the names of the themes we can deduce some concepts: isolation, melancholy, ansiety, plenitude, calm, passion. The metaphoric image of a planet with a eternal autumn, where the mind gives wandering steps, making stops in some short emotions and in the far away memories that talk about reality, this is, maybe, the imaginary sugestion for neodimia.
jim lace and alex nova used to be in onyx system. but then onyx system stopped. so they used an electric guitar, a roland rs-09, an arturia minibrute, a korg wavedrum, a vocoder, a nord lead, an alesis sr-16, and hooves to make a few more songs under their own names.
prog sense. paranormal science fiction vein. story telling. lovely creature afraid to die. stargate. a lover in her hair. afterlife. a man, a broom, the devils. the sound is: late night roxy sleaze, satellite machine cuisine robot synth croon and traces of meditative frippinalia.
“Alive” is a Christmas gift, created by the Russian alternative rock band Taigerbery.
Vladimir: “Every year we record a special song to share some positive emotions. Basically I write songs to release stress and pressure I’m under, but for Christmas there is always something bright. “Alive” is devoted to love for making something that is your calling. Know it, keep it, don’t let it go and do it till you die – that’s what makes us happy and if one have not found it yet we wish to make it happen.”
Vladimir Berlizev – Music & Lyrics.
Andrey Teterlev – Co-producer, mixing and mastering engineer.
Original photo & cover design by Vladimir Berlizev
released 10 January 2014
01 – un gioco sul male
02 – per diluire la paura domestica
03 – anal beehtoven
04 – tu fai il guinness
05 – furniture music #04
06 – v4portronic4 – feat. Tommaso Busatto
07 – hipsteron dub
08 – ceste is a pink rocker
09 – nella città di nessuno
10 – trapianto d’organi
“tu fai il guinness”‘s intro was taken from a video-message by Giovanni Nembrini (Beira)
“furniture music #04” was released for the first time in “furniture music”(SPTOtfSP, 2012) in a 8 kbps mp3 format
“v4portronic4” was recorded with Tommaso Busatto
The last Christmas Deep Lake Records along with MAV Records celebrated Christmas with all of you with a small compilation.
And even this year Deep Lake Records has already put to work to prepare your gifts under the tree but not without your help!
This compilation is the perfect soundtrack for your boozy winter!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Deep Lake Records!
“Na realidade Shoegaze não quer dizer nada, sendo apenas mais um facilitismo ao abrigo do qual se podem incluir várias espécies de grupos diferentes, que em comum tenham uma parede de distorção convidativa a momentos de introspecção.
Durante um período dos anos 80 e 90, assistiu-se a uma proliferação de bandas de Indie-Rock onde também poderiam caber milhares de coisas diferentes, mas que sem dúvida tiveram em comum não só o momento específico mas também a especificidade associada ao seu som. Essa marca é transportada por vários grupos até aos dias de hoje, e ainda bem porque há legados que devem prevalecer. Várias dessas bandas tinham sem dúvida afinidades quer com o Shoegaze, quer com o seu parente próximo, a Dream Pop. Mas o lugar dos rótulos é nas embalagens e o que interessa realmente é o que a música transmite, independentemente do que se escreve ou diz sobre ela.
Uma banda chamada Fire To The Stars merece pelo menos uma audição atenta, quanto mais não seja para confirmar se a música cumpre aquilo que o nome parece prometer. As estrelas quando ardem tendem a fazê-lo de forma lenta, ainda que poderosa, numa espécie de momento de agressividade melancólica.
Este single é composto por dois temas, e se por um lado “Keep You Safe” ergue uma barreira uterina de noise entre o ouvinte e o mundo, já “Wholesale Slaughter” proporciona uma contemplação nostálgica desse mesmo mundo, do qual nos encontramos alheados via experiência musical. Simultaneamente belo e fantasmagórico, como a pop deveria ser, esta edição não destoaria ao lado duns Swervedriver ou duns Ride.
Façam favor de olhar para os sapatos e sonhar um pouco.”
Zamalek is an island in Cairo in the middle of the Nile.
But also a neighbourhood, something in between.
This album is about the sky you can’t see from this island and the things that swim in it.
Zamalek is a warm cuddle from your trusted friend, a fist in the nape from your best enemy.
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