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Lost Soul 09 – Featuring The Siege

April 19, 2013 at 1:38 am

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Time again, eh?  Better douse those butterfly wings with something lighter these days, the brown liquor just won’t do.  We want to be in the present, channeling the funkiest of vibrations, not sludgy, but still heavy, yes, heavy and bright.  You may night be able to feel it yet, but after we hop on the #33 to 82nd/Jackson Heights and then transfer to the #7 it will only be just a bit more until we will all be together again, living it, doing it.

We haven’t had the honor to play for you all very often but that is all about to change, and with the quickness.  Our next show will usher in a new era for us, one where we promise to always tell the truth, promise to be better, and promise to play harder and more often.  The future is now.  See you at the Wreck Room on Friday, April 26th.  We about to bring some heat to Brooklyn, boyyyy.

Featuring:
The Siege (We Are All Machines / Detroit)
Alan Boomer (Lost Soul / NYC)
Volvox (Class Moon II / BK)
Jackson Lee (Mystical Disco / BK)

The Wreck Room
Friday, April 26th 2013
940 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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The Siege – Conditions | Available Today

April 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

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There is little more definitive for a nascent record label than having match catch flame on its opening strike. The We Are All Machines (WAAM) motto is that it is better to greet each day, each person, and each piece of art with constant fervor than to find yourself at the business end of a world gone mad. Go for the gusto, even if fortune buries you in the muck of trenches or sweeps you into the abyss.

In keeping with this motto, WAAM’s founders and creative engine, Drew Pompa and Pipé Scuttleworth, are proud to announce their latest vinyl release as The Siege, entitled “Conditions”. This record is a concept album that tells the story of soldier, Roland H. Brewer, as he returns home from war, paranoid and unable to adjust to society.  A captivating six tracks, this mini-lp seamlessly weaves guitar lines, rhythmic percussions, drones, pad synthesizers, and a host of other found sounds into a hauntingly beautiful sonic brocade of melody emitting the shadowy energies of post-punk and dark wave. While the album displays hints of indie rock, techno, and many other elements, no single style overpowers the aesthetic, and the sound remains staunchly in the vein of experimental electronica.

The Siege painstaking distilled sounds for this record from countless corners and constructed this album organically, over time.  The Siege also believes in allowing the music to occur through the natural order of things, preferring to let vocals and rhythms present themselves rather than forcing synthesis or following trends, which we find is so often the case among the vast oceans of today’s music.  These sounds ooze passion, and brother’s Drew and Pipé are unafraid to show the roots from which their original musical inspirations grew. In the end, “Conditions” is a journey well worth the travel, encompassing the dark and rugged spirits of Manchester and Detroit, but also the trailblazing ingenuity of futures to come.

Purchases for the release can be made at the following links below:

The Waam Shop

Midheaven / Revolver Mail Order

WAAM Boom Pow Cast 01 w/ Drew Pompa

April 11, 2013 at 4:59 am

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Podcast “right” up? Come on man.

Anyway…

Well hey, it can sometimes be a rough go your first time out.  You’re learning the ropes, finding your groove, and gaining knowledge through practice.  Further, there is the mental pressure of trying to convey your intent clearly and succinctly while maintaining a high-level of technical proficiency.  Here, at WAAM, we pride ourselves on a basic knowledge of many things and a fairly robust interest in music, art, and technology.  As a result, we take our musical craft very seriously and will be using the WAAM Boom Pow Cast to convey that passion and share with you mixes and live sets from, and interviews with, those we find to be producing and compiling good things.

Drew Pompa delivers our first installation here at the WAAM Boom Pow Cast and a barn stormer of spacey darkness.  Eschewing the traditional electronic label format, Drew has created a string of oddities and left-field curveballs spanning from Dutch Acid to Cold Wave with a few splashes of home-made flavor, just for good measure.  Compared to our mixes of old, Drew is displaying a depth, in both groove and track selection, which frequently, and ruefully, often takes a second chair to trend and technicality these days.  That said, it seems ridiculous to try and subjectively describe something that only you can feel for yourself, so just listen and enjoy.

01) The Siege – The Spirit of New York Has Burrowed a Black Hole Through My Soul
02) Seefeel – More Like Space
03) Javelin – Moscow 1980
04) Robert Rental – Double Heart
05) Malaria – Your Turn to Run
06) Delta 5 – Colour
07) Amen Dunes – 1985
08) Horrid Red – Nothing in the Heart
09) The Soft Moon – Remember the Future
10) Total Control – Paranoid Video
11) Matthew Dear – Earthforms
12) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Revolution’s A Lie
13) Rude 66 – Die Starke Der Vernichtenden Schlage
14) The Siege - These Are Just Things, But We Are Transcendent
15) Boards of Canada – In A Beautiful Place
16) John Foxx and the Maths – Moderno
17) Tones on Tail – Rain
18) Jega – Subdivision Surfaces

 

Conditions – Available for Pre-Order

April 11, 2013 at 3:57 am

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The predicament, or challenge, for people like us and for our kinds of people, seems to be the fine line that we walk everyday, in every facet of our lives.  We are breathing, living, walking embodiments of not just duality, but polyality.  Achieving transcendence through intoxication versus maintaining clarity and sense of presence, striving for true personal freedom versus risk aversion and security, looking forward to future days versus reminiscing over past comforts.

Striking balance between competing thoughts and responsibilities is the essence of what we do and the root motivation behind our reflections, decision-making, and subsequent bouts of growth.  We push ourselves by considering possibilities, thinking about the causes and effects of our behavior, and how our lives condition our art.

We’ve created a new paradigm in which we focus on the minutiae of our craft, from creation, distribution, and live performance to collaboration, artistic inspiration, and the dissemination of our message.  We have found as our commitment to our projects deepens so too grows the caliber of our content, our relationships, and the interest in our music.  Embodying the benefits of renewed focus is that Mid-Heaven/Revolver is distributing our newest release, The Siege “Conditions.” “Conditions” is We Are All Machines’ inaugural release, and a thoughtfully crafted blend of electronica, experimental sounds, and future dance.  You can pre-order the album or pick it up on April 16th from Midheaven, by visiting the link below.

The Siege – Conditions (Pre-Order)