Nuevo “disco” de Blood Duster – KVLT

Estaba buscando el DVD de Blood Duster porque hace unos días volví a verlo y dije, “sería genial ponerlo en el sitio“, algunas veces es posible encontrar DVD full en Internet.

Para ser franco le había perdido la pista a Blood Duster después del disco doble Lyden Nå (2007), al punto de pensar que habían pasado a mejor vida. En la busqueda del DVD de ellos, sopresa! KVLT, nuevo disco de Blood Duster. Inmediatamente dije, WOW!!. Disco 2012, nuevo, Lyden Nå me gustó bastante, así que empecé a buscar quién lo distribuye para tener una copia de éste, y aquí es cuando esto se pone artistico conceptual gay (ACG)!

Este LP, porque sólo está en formato de vinilo (muy a la moda), es un LP imposible de tocar en tu tocadiscos o donde sea. La pregunta lógica a estas alturas es ¿por qué?. Pues bien, por alguna razón ACG el master del álbum fue rayado (ver video) y le coloraron un pentagrama en cada lado. Luego fueron prensadas cada copia, dejando en cada uno de los 60 vinilos que se editaron con estas rayas. Conclusión es una copia sólo para coleccionistas como dice en algunos sitios, para mi es una simple mierda!.

De las 60 copias, 55 fueron hechas por fans, 5 para la banda. Blood Duster afirmó que incluso las grabaciones fueron destruidas, por lo que nadie puede tener una copia funcional. Sin embargo, cinco canciones si fueron guardadas, original el EP SVCK (ed. Que mierda más grande!)

Aquí está la caratula del nuevo EP de Blood Duster

Si a alguien le interesa, aquí está el statement de Blood Duster, donde argumentan por qué la idea de este disco. Básicamente dicen que son muy rupturistas y algo que si es cierto, la era digital cambió el paradigma para todos, músicos, disqueras, compañías (grandes y chicas), etc. Lo que rescato y que me permite llegar a empátizar un poco con este asunto de KVLT, es llevar el concepto del DIY un poco más allá al DIYFY, hazlo tú mismo para ti mismo, esto si me pareció coherente. Creo que cualquiera que está, por lo menos en Sudamérica relacionado al Grind, sabrá que esto es para uno mismo. El resto me parecen puras huevadas.

BLOOD DUSTER: AND THE ALBUM THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO HEAR

Melbourne’s BLOOD DUSTER have never been a band to pander to public opinion.
They did call one of their albums ‘CUNT’ after all; hardly a title to get top racking at the local music store.

Actually, do people go to the record store to buy their BLOOD DUSTER music anymore? No, everyone just rips it off from the internet.
This was one of the major points of discussion when the band set out to record their latest bunch of noise.

They thought about all the usual channels: iTunes, Facebook, the Radiohead type ‘pay what you want’ kinda thing, limited vinyl – and it just gave them a headache. It’s just fucking rock ‘n’ roll and these kinds of decisions just suck all the fun out of it. They turned that question towards themselves and it led them to ask why they make music in the first place?

Their answer was one given by self indulgent bands since the dawn of rock and roll – that they make music for themselves. There is one difference here, which is that by looking at their eclectic back catalogue you tend to believe them!
BLOOD DUSTER write for themselves and the fact that you get to hear it is a bonus, for you. The thrill for BLOOD DUSTER is in the creation. Writing and recording, feeling that musicians high when the parts gel together for the first time, and all that stuff that a finished product just can’t convey.

The typical process of making, marketing and selling a record simply does not work in the digital age, and with downloads both legal and illegal becoming the norm, there really is no way for a band to recoup the costs of selling that record to their fans. So why bother? Sure, the guys have never been in it for the money and in fact loathe the whole marketing and sales process, but to put all that effort into an album only to have people take it for free is a bit of a depressing situation to be in.

SO, the band have decided the best way to do things is to sort of do both. Taking the DIY punk ethos one step further, they have created their own ethos called, Do It Yourself, For Yourself or DIYFY, and will release their brand new album on limited edition vinyl but it’s pretty much unplayable. You can buy the record but it will have the album’s title KVLT scratched into the grooves rendering it useless.
BLOOD DUSTER have proven to you that they have made an album, they just don’t want you to hear it.
This is a band taking total control of what is theirs.

The band have even taken the extreme step of destroying the masters so there is no chance of it ever mysteriously turning up on the net, no super fan ever getting that one copy. Nothing. The album literally no longer exists.

They will release a 5 song download through all the usual channels to promote the release and will be playing songs from it when they play at Bastard Fest next month but that’s it. The band have heard the LP, enjoyed making it and are now keeping that enjoyment for themselves because that, after all, is exactly who they write for!
Both the Full Length LP ‘KVLT’ and the supporting 5 track download EP ‘SVCK’ will be released on 1/11/12

Catch BLOOD DUSTER playing songs from KVLT live this month when they play the Bastard Fest tour nationally.

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