Thursday, 28 May 2015

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Technology of Silence

Well, it's Thursday, and you know what that means... Industrial!! This weeks band/project is out of Russia. It's an ambient/industrial/experimental project. It is headed by Denis Romanov. The project is called: Technology of Science! Check them out!!!

technologyofsilence facebook

technologyofsilence twitter

technologyofsilence bandcamp

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay

Went and saw the Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay documentary last night! It was good! Went through the main bands that formed the beginnings of industrial music (Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, NON, The Klinik... all that kind of stuff). Interviews with Genesis P. Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Dirk Ivens, Graeme Revell...etc, about the formative years of industrial and how it all came about! It came to about 1 hour long. All I have to say is, if your into industrial music you should watch this! It is a good introduction of how it came about and some of the main bands that helped shape the beginnings of it! The only thing negative I have to say about it is, it was a little short and it only covers the beginnings of industrial. I would have liked to see it go from beginnings to more modern stuff, but... it was a good start! I hope they do more of these and expand on the history! Despite all that, it was still inspiring! Can't wait to get to some music writing!!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Death Kneel

It's that day and you know what that means... Industrial! This weeks band is out of Toronto, Canada. It is a  dark ambient/Electronic/Industrial type project! They are called: Death Kneel. Check them out!!!

deathkneel bandcamp

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Writing, Inspiration and Dedication

As many of you know, I spend usually 2 to 3 days in the studio during the week. One of those days is usually an all-day writing day, from when I get up to about 7pm (usually a Saturday unless I’m travelling, or for some odd reason I just can’t be in the studio, cause there is something else that is going on).   The other 2 days are normally rehearsal days.   If we aren’t rehearsing then they usually get turned into writing/studio days.   And, generally I post something on those days in my social media sites that I’m doing some writing or have had progress!   Ever since around 2001 I decided I would spend Saturday as my day dedicated to writing.   As the years have passed, that day is still my (dedicated) writing day, and all that inspiration I have comes out easier and easier!   If I were to give out any kind of advice to aspiring musicians, pick a day, one day a week where you dedicate your time to writing. As stated above, mine is Saturday.   Do not diverge from those days (unless you absolutely have to)!   You will find that, as time progresses, inspiration will come and it will be easier to get stuff out!!   I think the other thing is, it doesn’t matter how shitty you feel… just sit down and do it!!  You’ll have that one day to write, and you’ll start looking forward to it!   And, maybe you’ll realize that this shit can be fun!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Industrial Awareness Thursday - Diversant:13

Well, it's that day, and you know what that means... Industrial!!! This weeks project is out of Minsk, Belarus. They are an Industrial/Dark Electro/EBM type band. The project has two members: [:ARCHR:] (Music processing, lyrics terrorizing, programming), and [:GRVR:] (Live guitar assassin). The project is called: Diversant:13. Check them out!!!

DIVERSANT13 Facebook

diversant13 Soundcloud

diversant13 bandcamp

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Industrial Awareness Thursday - thedevilzwork

It's that day again, and you know what that means... Industrial!! This weeks band/project hails from Australia. It is an Industrial/metal/punk type project. The primary songwriters for this band are: Whiskey Jones (Strings/sonics/vocals/drums/cigarettes), and Tobias Ahzi Malek (bass/vocals/staota). They are called: thedevilzwork! Check them out!!!