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Been sitting on these for a while now. Limited amount available, email first for size. Printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton. First come first served. Played around with different ways to cut the cost on these as many complained that the last batch of Rita shirts cost too much, and I agree. These will all ship via surface mail as opposed to air mail as in the past. $19 ppd NA, $23 ppd WORLD. Add $8 to order for The Rita Retrospective DVD if you want. Email: pointlessblankrec at gmail dot com
Terror #2 is out today. Magazine, oriented to noise/power electronics/industrial.
Martin Bladh (Sharing thoughts about IRM, Skin Area, performance art, art in general, sound etc.)
dogfart Aspa (Huge interview about Special Interests and other magazines, Freak Animal, Grunt, Nicole12, Northern Heritage and many more things)
Slogun (USA true crime power electronics legend. Answers from back then to what’s up now)
Sick Seed (One of the greatest from Finland. About imagery, releases, what and why)
Dieter Müh (UK industrial veteran. From early days to now – more than 30 years of activity)
Barrikad (Chat with one of quite a few anarcho-noisers in here. War?)
Remlap (Canadian HNW artist. Art as Intent label owner. Why the sound should be free and other nuances)
Impulsy Stetoskopu (Label from Poland – Encyclopedia of Industrial music, DIY releases.)
Bunch of reviews.
44 a4 pages. Offset printing. 5 euros (+postage)
Inquiries, questions etc.: info @ terror . lt
For the experienced bud smoker, the most comfortable stretch of intoxication is the first two hours after the smoke has cleared. I suggest a two-hour track for such a time when you seriously need to think some thoughts, such as this one. This is mighty hefty entry, the fruits of the labor of Canadian Noisemaker Jake Vida and Andreas Brandal of Flesh Coffin fame, a collaboration that sees the two men exploring some very serious depths, but coming back with something as serious as the violent nature of the bile they decided to call “Selective Timestream”.
I don’t know what the hell was being thought or considered in the selection of the image that was chosen to include in the free zip folder you can get directly from Pointless Blank/Art As Intent. It’s a collage of aerial shots of various different landscapes. It looks like an uncut postcard sheet. But the sound… man… heavy.
The type of noise we get here sounds decidedly analog, there is a bit of discernible synthesis in there, but it serves as a lead into or refresher to the many long stretches of soulless rumblings, high-statics, sometimes paired up, often times lone beasts within the one beast that is the entire track.
The makeup of the material used to make this huge piece remain a mystery to me, but I could swear that the more interesting bits are some menacingly processed vocals. These appear toward the 40 minute mark, and are hopelessly cryptic in their mangled glory, if they indeed ARE vocals… When you get into the second hour, things become a little different, but if you have not been discouraged/bored/distracted, then there are some much needed tone changes, some of the best being the left/right panning of some more synth-sounding hits, sounding almost percussive, some filter sweeps, and even what I suspect is a sort of duelling-banjos moment between the Andreas and Jake. One burst of noise comes at one level, the other interrupts, both hit it at once, there are a couple of awkward silences, but the thing never wavers.
You have to be quite entranced to take this in one entire sitting. I don’t know what is the correct mindset exactly, but the sheer volume of this work is certainly not for weaklings. This is for all intensive purposes, a really fucked up journey. One I personally was happy to take. This would actually be pretty killer on a road trip, preferably along some really empty and maddening bit of desert. On another personal note: if you can experience this work the whole way through, you will return a much more empowered person. Believe you me, the most torturous thing about this free release is not the noise itself, but the shit that will no doubt come at you from within your own mind. Be forewarned!
Can download the album here http://pointlessblank.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/a2i-9-brandal-remlap-selective-timestream/
Taking pre orders for 15 spots. If you’d like one, please shoot me an email at pointlessblankrec at gmail dot com with your size. Will most likely be printed on Hanes Heavy Weight 100% preshrunk cotton. Expect to print them in a week or two.
Has been about a month since The Rita Retrospective DVD has been released. Just wished to extend mythanks everyone so far who has ordered a copy, reposted the update, tweeted it, commented on a forum, etc. All very much appreciated and goes very far getting the word out and helps garner more views of the site. You all have my gratitude in helping make this release a success.
The Rita Shirts are now sold out unfortunately, maybe if the demand is large enough we can do something about that. Still a couple Pointless Blank Rec shirts left.
New art/music/label project in the works called ART AS INTENT coming soon which will replace Pointless Blank Rec. It has been a fun run the last five years, but the time has come to rediscover and progress the core ideas and concepts of the label into a fresh direction. The Rita Dvd I felt was the jumping point for this to happen.
Expect a couple more CDRs and shirts before the end.
Settled the problems with the press. The BT HN retrospective and shirts should ready to go in a couple days. Should have a couple more stuff out by the Trauma Tone Fest in a couple weeks.
Also, send me your demos, looking to hear some new music.