Releases (Page 2 of 21)
Posted on 17th September 2015 in Releases
Our latest album gets the remix treatment with contributions from Ambivalent, GoldFFinch, Application and of course us. Released 23rd October 2015 and available to order now at DustStore.com and DustStoreDigital.com.
Posted on 20th May 2015 in Releases
When you buy your copy of Neither/Neither (CD or Vinyl) from Duststore.com we’ll also include a full set of our Hero Badges. However, these are limited to the first 100 orders so jump in quick. Ten bonus points for identifying them all.
We live in dangerous times. We are blinded by control vectors that separate us from reality. And The Black Dog returns with a viral antidote: an album of de-programming material which they’ve called Neither/Neither.
This record continues the work they started with Further Vexations and Radio Scarecrow. Burroughs was right: we are now living in a world that is nothing short of a total information war. We are neither one thing nor another, endlessly on the fence in the face of an onslaught of disinformation. Non-linear hypermedia systems are openly used to control us, their operation being totally exposed, mocking our impotence, yet complete in their power. We are all proles now; all are expected to maintain a mental state of Neither/Neither, of uncertainty and inaction. Even in a world where anyone can be an instant expert on any subject in a single click, we find that all our knowledge is a mere replay of someone else’s script.
We are surrounded and occupied by systems of platitude generation that are empty and self-referential. All is surface and all is hollow. From the Tories’ election propaganda to David Icke, they’re all the same, all meaning filtered to nothing by a lack of substance, science and humanity. Falsehood becomes reason, no matter how ridiculous the proposition. They stand for nothing so they can have no questions to answer.
False prophets and the modern day snake oil salesmen parade their viral vampirism, grasping for our time, money and headspace. Even our ridicule becomes fuel for their trade as they turn ignorance and psychopathic exploitation into received wisdom and public opinion. Ask any sideshow psychic; repeat pure Barnum bunkum enough times and you can seize the psychology of the masses. Rumours become truth then they become action and policy that in the cold light of the day make no-sense at all. No one’s sure where they heard it but they have. The spectral offer of change, which actually sustains the stasis of confusion. They spin us on a ball of confusion and as long as they have us in a state of Neither/Neither they will always maintain control. Fight Back!
Neither/Neither shows the world The Black Dog is reflecting.
Posted on 24th November 2014 in Releases
Vol. 04 of The Black Dog’s Sound Of Sheffield closes the series with 3 blistering tracks for the floor and the head.
Developed deep inside their sound lab in South Yorkshire, using dark grooves and found sounds from around the city, this leaves you in no doubt what their current position is.
The strangely titled Cathedral Sex lulls you into a false sense of security before boxing your ears good and proper, one for Berghain we believe. Havelock Circle pounds home a modal bassline and rhythmic patterns you can just lose yourself in. The Fabric version of Havelock Circle was a great night, the crowd where really up for it and the lighting man had the face on because they’d told him to turn all the lights off!
A fine way to close the series.