¥762 marching dynamics. nailsleeper. cd. october2k7
|tapping intelligent nature||*.mp3|
|the dead live by love||*.mp3|
|un fall able||*.mp3|
|them in salt||*.mp3|
|mutant moth in british smog||*.mp3|
|dark they were and golden eyed||*.mp3|
|our decadent sins will reap discipline||*.mp3|
|curing the wet mouse||*.mp3|
the path you’re about to take was sculpted, paved and designed by s. talada. he began his musical experimentations and creations in 1987. talada's musical experience is in many styles/forms as he has worn many hats, masks and attires (with various bands and music projects) for the last 20 years. he has worked with cult groups (such as punk/industrial band stg as a vocalist) and a programmer for death rock projects and as a keyboardist for kommunity fk - talada was undoubtedly knee deep in it. he has also released several key albums (the operative through the crunch pod & sistinas labels) and has shared the stage with many performers in industrial and related genres. he also runs and operates the los angeles industrial/electronic music label mechanismz. as marching dynamics talada steps beyond his unique and varied musical endeavors. a new force that will surprise/inspire you and will be heard for years to come.
marching dynamics astounds the listener with its intricate arrangements
of rhythms and melodic sounds. one is lost and surrounded in the
subtleties that draw you in without you realizing it. before you know
it you’re covered in a most diabolically delicious and infectious groove. the narrative nature of marching dynamics is extremely meditative and thus evokes emotional response of wanting to dance/move
with a flow that few musical projects can create. influential inputs range from noisy, technoid electronic, kicking classic detroit to energetic dubstep/idm hybrids. all of which are analyzed, assimilated
and processed into a unique blend of synthesized analeptics for mind and body.
think of your head, waist and feet as tender saucy pieces of pot roast with warm, mouth watering delectable gravy poured over it. you will then know what it is to experience marching dynamics.
a review in russian language can be found on the machinist's website:
black issue 47
aus dem ausufernden urbanen brei, der sich los angeles nennt, kriecht marching dynamics. man könnte eine rezension auch weniger pathetisch anfangen, schließlich krochen schon zahlreiche spitzenbands aus dem moloch, aber marching dynamics hat es sich verdient. denn marching dynamics ist shane talada, ehemals sänger einer meiner liebsten industrial-punk-veteranen aus der stadt der engel: screaming to god, kurz stg. sie rangieren gleich nach babyland als die einzigen, die es geschafft hatten, punk und elektronik wirklich zu verschmelzen, ohne dass es nach billy idol der ära „cyberpunk“ klang. bei stg hatte es nur zu einem album gereicht. innerhalb von fünf jahren, mehrfach wechselnder besetzung und sieben demotapes später waren sie 1994 von der bildfläche verschwunden, gerade mal ein jahr nachdem „no longer human“ in die welt gesetzt wurde. nachfolgeprojekte wie the element und idiot stare konnten der energie des ursprungsprojektes nie das wasser reichen. und jetzt kriecht talada wieder aus seinem versteck als langjähriger keyboardspieler bei kommunity fk. die jahre sind nicht spurlos an ihm vorübergezogen: idm, power noise, drum’n’bass hat er alle aufgesogen. „nailsleeper“ ist durchdrungen von metallischer elektronik, scharfkantigem rhythmus und einem hypnotischen flow, der den groove geradezu in dich hineinpumpt. mal mechatronischer tanzflächenfüller, dann wieder neurales kopfkino, aber immer vielschichtig, energiegeladen und überraschend in der zusammenstellung der elemente. raster-noton klebriger minimalpuls, neben 4/4-takt-geschossen. detroit-techno-sequenzen neben asiatischem ambient. powernoise-martialität neben high-tech-electronica. “nailsleeper” ist nicht nur aus l.a. gekrochen, sonder kriecht in dich hinein. ein höchst willkommener virus. (till)
shane talada aka marching dynamics treibt nun seit mittlerweile 20 jahren sein unwesen als musiker. für die punk/industrial band stg (screaming to god) stand er hinter dem mikro, für kommunity fk hinter dem keyboard. natürlich betreibt er auch sein eigenes label namens mechanismz. taladas eigentliches baby ist sein project the operative, das irgendwo zwischen noise, power electronics und industrial liegt. quasi als ausgleichsspielwiese hat shane talada auch noch marching dynamics erschaffen, das ihm erlaubt, viele einflüsse zu verarbeiten und zu experimentieren. sein album "nailsleeper" ist aber weniger ein bloßes kompendium verschiedener impressionen. vielmehr vereint talada einen ruhenden und einen lebendigen pol. meist tanzbare musik mit einem schuss melancholie, eine art dynamisches kopfkino. electro-funk spielt genauso eine rolle wie techno, industrial oder dubstep. "nailsleeper" ist diese art von musik, in die man sich hineinfallen lassen muss. treibend auf diesem elektronischen strom nimmt man langsam fahrt auf, passiert trance-artige, fragile gebilde, die sich beim näheren hinblicken als massiv entpuppen, filigrane robustheit. im laufe der zeit werden die songs massiver, der beat gewinnt langsam die oberhand und fordert zu rhythmischer gymnastik auf. doch auch der beat zieht sich wieder zurück und macht platz für mehr soundtüfteleien. es scheint fast so, als hätte shane talada die elektronische musik der letzten 15 bis 20 jahre genommen und sich das für ihn wichtige extrahiert. viele songs klingen auf den ersten blick ein wenig vertraut, sind auf den zweiten aber vollkommen neu. spacig und abgefahren, aber dennoch sehr eingängig und rhythmisch. jeder song hat sein eigenes leben und seine eigene stimmung. eine neue art von symbiose, deren ergebnis sehr bestechend, aber auch eigenwillig ist.
marching dynamics is a new project (with a great name) by shane talada. although both names are new to me, mister talada has been very active with all kinds of musical projects for the last twenty years. starting out in 1987 working his way through various styles such as punk and death rock, in even more roles like vocalist, keyboardist and programmer. on top of that he now runs the los angeles based industrial/electronic label mechanismz. this leads us to his new album release under the guise of marching dynamics on none other then the mighty hymen records. taking a look a the above resume a lot has to be expected as this is no newcomer to music and certainly not someone who will shy away from trying something fresh and new. so i was very eager to check out this release and fortunately it didn’t disappoint me in any way. the first tracks remind me a little of silk saw with their moody soundscapes and subtle clicks and sounds wrapped under a warm blanket. although the overall sound of these tracks set the mood for the things to come they act more as an intro for the rest of the album which continues as a more rhythm driven experience. the best description would probably be a mix of industrial and techno poured with a thick layer of ambient. the whole album has a really peaceful attitude to it, although at times it also touches the walls of darkness several times and there is at all times an uncomfortable and threatening tone luring underneath it all. these ingredients make sure it doesn’t become a tiring experience; on the contrary, it had me hooked from the beginning to the end. the ambient atmosphere makes it a joy for your ears and the all the subtle sounds and noises apparent throughout the songs keep it fresh and interesting. nailsleeper consists of sixteen tracks in total of which i found none of them bad or less then the others. it’s a really consistent album. no superb tracks that stand out and overshadow the other or a few to fill up the time. just one album full of nice tracks that become great when presented together as one. completed by the recognizable but always inspiring photography of salt it makes for another fine addition to the hymen catalogue which keeps on expanding its already broad and brightly light horizon. (niels)
this album is a perfect alliance between experimental music and intelligent dance music. s. talada aka marching dynamics is creating music for more than twenty years. never sitting on the fence, he experimented with music, styles, instruments and his role as a musician, singer and producer. as marching dynamics talada brings a lot of his skills and experiences he had together to a perfect fusion of electronic music that needs an own name that can’t be found in a minute. the rhythmic arrangements are kind of technoid paired with elctronica, the soundscapes this album are ominous and inviting. sounds paradox, but marching dynamics combines these antitheses in his deep music that disperses a meditating feeling. you have to listen to tracks like “tapping inteligent nature”, “mutant moth in britisch smog” or “dark they were and golden eyed” to get an impression of this genius music. as i said before we are talking about antitheses that get connected to something that couldn’t exists separately. nailsleeper is a deep album, and when i state “deep” i don’t mean this usual journalistic phrase. i mean the effect of this music you get drowned in… this album is beautiful like a butterfly and mighty like a storm. beautiful and fascinating album. 100% approvable must have!
for his latest project, shane talada largely leaves the funk of the operative behind in favor of dark complexity. after the rhythm 'n' noise 'n' funk of the operative's an adoring circle of radical calamity, shane talada shifts directions once again, with a new moniker and a new label. if the operative was funky and extroverted, offering some of the rhythmic noise scene's most fun and funky beats, marching dynamics is the yin to its yang; introspective, dark, even a bit morbid. the closest thing to cheerful here is the clown laughter on "mutant moth in british smog," and that's a lot closer to madness than comedy, unsettling even by creepy clown standards. though talada isn't able to jettison his inherent rhythmic prowess entirely, as evidenced by the head-nodding electro beats of "stoic" and the slow hip-hop breaks of "lashings," the rhythm isn't really the focus; it's more of a skeletal underpinning for unsettling meditations of wavering synths, chopped snippets of conversation, and subtle layers of distortion. while the genres he explores on nailsleeper range from idm on "dark they were and golden eyed" to gritty dub on "insolence" to distorted techno on "luring mintmasters," talada ties everything together with a production style that combines the cold and harsh effects of power noise with a mood that's less overtly violent than darkly obsessive. on "them in salt," brittle synths crackling under moody harmonies and stony beats drenched in digital delay, and "the dead live by love" sets a spoken meditation on morality to softly creaking rhythms and mournful saxophone samples. "tangible madness" is sound manipulation at its most intricate, but the numerous snaps, clicks, and shredded vocal phrases don't seem tortured, fitting together into a fragile but compelling clockwork. with its intellectual preoccupations, marching dynamics doesn't offer the instant gratification of talada's more dance-focused work, but nailsleeper indicates a more mature sensibility, a fine wine to contrast the 40 oz. malt liquor of the operative. fans of other hymen records acts, particularly architect, will no doubt especially enjoy this one. (matthew jonson)
at first, i was a bit sceptical as most of the recent hymen releases of late have been your typical run-of-the mill fair yet...... from beginning to end, s.talada seems to tap into some universal stream of underground music consciousness. from the the opening track 'tapping intelligent nature' the artist seems to dive straight into the sonic alchemy, 'the dead live by love', is about as punctual as you can get with it's take on life expectancy, interwoven with a rain-soaked sax peaking about it's glitchyness.'asps' takes us deep into a poisonous romance with a bittersweet tempo slowly inticing you to take another sip.....'lashings' is a smack to the face as it awakens you and brings you back to the reality with it's punches, jabs and breaks, just in time for 'un fall able' to snag you with it's infectious groove,interlaced with just the right amount of organic instrumentation and filter changes...an excellent dance track!!, 'them in salt' lulls you into an experimental journey with it's avant-dub approach, 'tangible madness' is a catchy little diddy whispering of a myriad of influences, perfect to brighten that gloomy morning commute. 'mutant moth in british smog' is one of my favorites, it reminds me of complexity at it's simplest a marvelous tune carried by obscure and magikal melody ...coil would be proud.'insolence' exhales and billows out a layer of thick minimal dub that seems to float about like a magic carpet. the title tack 'nailsleeper' takes us deep into the orient with it's opium den sound that feeds your head with full color envocations of the lush green ,and the fog shrouded...while, 'stoic' delivers a beat that should be accompanied by the shake, rattle and hiss of aresol paint cans being emptied onto an alley wall, 'rival system' summon's low end from "somewhere else", and has the system warnings to go along with it! an excellent take on upbeat dub-step!all in all, talada's project; marching dynamics and it's 16 tracks on this nailsleeper release, show intense maturity in todays sub-electro scenes germany's hymen records has made an excellent choice with the talented talada. i look forward to more of what this project has to offer up in the future. as nailsleeper is in itself, is an amazing release that should be enjoyed in it's entirety, a genius of an album that will never leave this collection. (charles)
vital weekly 616
"nailsleeper" from l.a.-based project marching dynamics and released via hymen records, proves that the brain behind, s. talada, has a sense of creating beat textures cut sharp into an almost militant pace. thus the project name suits perfect to the style. take for instance the club-track titled "un fall able" with dark technoid atmospheres not far away from early biosphere, circa "novelty waves". another perfect moment is the ultra-cool track "stoic" based on old-school electro-beats reminiscent of early pioneering electro-tracks such as hashim's "al-naa-fiysh (the soul)" and africa bambaataa's "planet rock". the album moves in a nice balance between dreamy ambient-techno, breakbeats and a few moments of industrial interventions. no really harsh moments on this one. (nm)
nailsleeper. cd. hymen records ¥762