Blood Rhythms is a constantly morphing collective spearheaded by veteran experimental artist and Chicago native Arvo Zylo. “Civil War” is a culmination of nearly ten years of ongoing studio work; a synthesis of Zylo’s main focus: outsider power electronics. The result is something that retains the meticulousness of the studio, but without relinquishing the rawness and fortitude of a full group sonic assault. This LP explores the limitations of consciousness within the body, especially as it relates to the outer collective consciousness, and addresses the paradoxical nature of what most conflicts boil down to: if it is righteous to turn the other cheek, to be in the world but not of it, to die for the sins of others.
Features: Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House), Mike Weis (Zelienople, Kwaidan), Wyatt Howland (Skin Graft, Blackfire, Nevari Butchers), B. Zimimay (T.O.M.B., Dreadlords), Dave Phillips (Schimpfluch Gruppe, Fear of God), Michael Krause (Death Factory), Daniel Burke (Illusion of Safety), and Richard Syska (Secret Means of Escape, Dummy Antenna).
Mastered by James Plotkin. 180gm black vinyl in a heavy, glossy gatefold sleeve with 10″ 44-page (!!) art booklet, which includes collaborative contributions from Xerox collage artist Bradley Kokay, alchemical portrait artist Steven Leyba, and rogue taxidermist Sarina Brewer.