MIND MELD UNVEILED
After months of teasing about the new label, I finally have some announcements to make. I started Floridas Dying 14 years ago with no idea what I was doing and a poorly made website. Over the next 7 years I released 42 records under that moniker and despite some missteps along the way I'm pretty proud of its roster. Around the time that FDR ended I was going through some life changes and was feeling a bit disenchanted with the whole routine. I decided to start a fun new singles series as a distraction and here I am 7 years later getting ready to release my 74th release on Total Punk with no end in sight. I'm still loving TPR but I'm getting that 7-year itch again. Plus, I'm getting to that age where you realize you only have so much time on this planet and you have to fit in as much as you can. I need a new outlet, a new vision, a new lease. Well here it is. Some people buy fancy sports cars for their midlife crisis, but I'm too poor to afford one and too cheap to pay the speeding tickets so I decided to start a new record label. MIND MELD is a bit more intellectually lofty than my previous endeavors. Don't worry I haven't started wearing ascots yet although I did just buy my first collared shirt. The concept behind MIND MELD is to release a series of introspective, weird and sometimes uncomfortable solo recordings from some of my favorite current artists. Be it a collection of home recordings, a brand new project, or another record under their current namesake, what's most important is that these records are 100% made, played and recorded by these individuals.
TIMMY VULGAR'S GENETIC ARMAGEDDON- Music From The Other Side Of The Swamp LP
We're kicking things off with an album from TIMMY VULGAR'S GENETIC ARMADGEDDON. Vulgar (Human Eye/Clone Defects/Timmy's Organism mastermind) wrote, recorded and played all the instruments on “Music From The Other Side Of The Swamp”, a 15 song exploration into the deepest crevices of his chromed cranium. An acutely personal and raw album showcasing elements of his previous projects while adding some new motifs to his arsenal. Psychedelic crooners, kraut influenced instrumentals, and guitar heavy rockers all processed through Timmy’s patented caveman via space alien filter. The tracks flow in and out of each other, covered in broken synthesizers and feedback, creating a lurching, breathing, late night masterpiece. This is not the kind of album one casually listens to. This requires complete submergence. It’s exactly what we had in mind when we came up with MIND MELD and he’s setting a high-water mark right from the get go. Turn down the lights, turn on, and turn up your stereo because it’s time to meld minds with Timmy Vulgar.
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