Friday, March 19, 2010
Botanical Bullets - The Maha Menace EP (USA 2009)
Q: Where exactly are you from?
A: We are from New Jersey, United States.
Q: Do you want your real names mentioned? If so: What are your real names?
A: We are a duo. My name is Jay Shah, and the other member's name is Jacob Conover. - This debut EP was recorded solely by me, Jacob joined me after the EP was finished and released.
Q: How recorded?
A: I recorded this EP at my home using vintage synths, a PC, tons of guitar effects and virtual instruments. I also used samples which I sampled old vinyl records.
Some of the equipment I used...
Casio CZ-101 synth
Yamaha PSR-6 synth
Boss SP-202 Sampler
Fender Strat Guitar
Fender Superchamp XP Amp
Death By Audio Supersonic Fuzz Gun
Devi Ever Soda Meiser
Dwarfcraft Devices Shiva
Voice Of Saturn (Atari Punk Console)
Q: When recorded?
A: This EP was recorded throughout 2009. There are tons of soundscapes and layers that I added and removed. What I ended up with is what I was finally happy with.
Q: Who involved? Who played what?
A: I played, programmed, wrote and recorded everything by myself.
Q: Any more releases? Any "official" releases?
A: As a duo we currently are working on our next EP.
We are currently unsigned.
Q: Since when does this band/project exist?
A: This band has actually existed for only 2 years, though we have known each other for 11 years.
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: We never had or have been in a band before.
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
A: I would label my music as Synthesized Disturbance with a touch of ambience and a dash or distortion.
A: Ultramagnetic MC's, Public Enemy, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Amon Tobin, 80's synth pop, noise music.
Q: Website, myspace?
(http://www.twitter.com/sodapopshotgun) > doesn't seem to work; try:
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: I recorded the second song, "Sweet Sage", on this EP for my fiancee.
I pressed 25 cd's of "The Maha Menace EP" and have about 10 left. If anyone wants a copy just email me. I love to share and listen to music from other independent artists so be sure to befriend us on myspace or twitter.
(Questions answered by Jay Shah)
Jay's Ep version of BOTANICAL BULLETS music is a cool mixture of experimental electronic music with some strong, sometimes even disturbing samples added to good effect. Somehow reminding me of SALARYMAN aswell as of some of the better tracks by PRIMAL SCREAM: giving the listener something equally danceable and blissed out...
For a home recording the sound is extremely good.
Favourite track: the opener: Turmeric Truffles
BOTANICAL BULLETS: The Maha Menace EP (USA 2009)
(mp3 zip, 19 min, 71,7 MB, full artwork incl.)