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The Blood of Heroes is a collaborative project consisting of Bill Laswell, Enduser,┬áJustin Broadrick, KJ Sawka, and many more. Inspired by the original 80s film by the same title, “The Blood of Heroes” portrays a post-apocalyptic world stricken by war and chaos. Grimy guitars create desolate, harsh landscapes scarred by poverty and remnants of a once inhabitable place. This album is incredibly heavy, and rich in terms of both the sounds themselves, and the story behind it. A wide range of sounds are explored from more heavily processed, industrial, electronic drums and guitars, to very textured rhythms that have a layered quality that provides a rich, organic backing.

The album flows wonderfully in a perfectly cohesive style. Each track is bound to the other, picking up where the last left off to continue the story. Not only that, but the instrumentation is creates a grainy and harsh, but full and unique sound.

The songs all appear to explore a different place or event in this hurting world. The general mood is conflict, like there is always an overbearing problem yet to be fought through. In the end the journey will be brutal, but keep pressing onward, one foot in front of the other, and you just might stay alive.

Sorry for the delay, midterms and other school related stuff have been taking up time. ;)

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In 2009, Stendeck released “Sonnambula.” “Sonnambula” creates a unique environment in which the music transports the listener to different points in this environment. Glossy, celestial, interweaving chords are laced with glitches and distorted beats and makes for a listen with surprises at every new phrase, and new aural territory explored and exploited. Stendeck takes the almost polar opposites of electronic music and fuses them into a form that pushes boundaries of IDM, industrial, and ambient. The music emits a very personal, touching message through heartfelt, melancholic synths as heard in “Hunters of the Last Summer Breeze.” It draws the listener out this world, and into space for a view of the tiny specks of light millions of lightyears away.

With sounds that seem to tear at ones emotions, “Safari in the Blue Tails Cockatoo’s Garden” is an extremely powerful piece. From the second that screaming, piercing, guitar-like instrument bursts into the music it’s as though being catapulted through cascades of falling stars all around you, and the light from these stars pierces deep into your heart, and cleansing the mind, and simply filled with an entire spectrum of sounds at one time.

Over the course of the album, abstract thoughts and ideas contort and twist, evolve and grow to carry the listener to worlds unknown, and places undiscovered. With every listen this album becomes more and more enjoyable as, continually, different sounds emerge, and new interpretations can be made.

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Stendeck at Tympanik Audio

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How to Enlist in a Robot Uprising is Memmaker’s first full-length album on Hive Records released in 2008. The duo are influenced by an Orwellian society and politics, electro-industrial music, space travel, and more. This upcoming song is track #3 entitled Death Audio Blow Your Brains:

And this is Sneaking Through The Totalitarian Filter, track #4.

The album reminds me of a lot of Grendel’s material in the sense that for the most part, this record is in-your-face, high tempo, upbeat “industrial dance” (aka EBM) music, great for playing at adrenaline-laced shows. If you like this, be sure to check out Grendel as well as :wumpscut:, God Module, and Assemblage 23.

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Cold, metallic, and potent are three descriptors that first spring into mind when I listen to this album. Decisive and uncompromising, this record vividly encapsulates some of Black Lung’s best exhibitions of talent yet. In the battlefield of music, this represents the slow moving behemoth that wields ultimate power with phenomenal accuracy. I am reminded of scrap.edx: very similar to Black Lung in a lot of ways. Both artists uniquely create a story behind their music rooted in military history, concepts, technology, and weaponry.

By definition, Full Spectrum Dominance is in itself a controversial military concept involving establishing control over a field of battle by employing a multitude of assets built or trained to be lethal from the get-go, and to be tactically and strategically superior to enemy forces on site. This is accomplished by the large-scale usage of land, air, naval, and space warfare, as well as technological-based attacks (information warfare, computer/network detection, hacking, data retrieval, and so on); all for one goal: to eliminate the enemy as quickly and as potently as possible.

With Full Spectrum Dominance, Black Lung masterfully illustrates this in audio-form: a dark, military-industrial landscape that challenges his previous works as an artist. Listen to this album, and peer into the pulsing imagination of David Thrussell. View the promo sheet.

Awesome album.

This record is recommended. It is available to purchase at:

– n5md’s album order page

Tympanik Audio

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