събота, 31 март 2012 г.

What could you do in two years?

Expectations 2012 // moments before our record release show

Somewhere in the end of summer 2009 the third and the second person on the polaroid photo above were quite enthusiastic about the idea of forming a new band. That would be a positive hardcore band. The second person had been playing the drums with another band and that was what he was going to do in the new one. The other one (let's say me) was fascinated by the idea to start playing the bass. Because it's cool, nobody gives a damn about it and he can slack a lot and party on stage. So three more people become enthusiastic about this idea too and this is pretty much how Expectations were born.

More than two years later this is what we have become. We've made almost as much shows (~20) as rehearsals (~30) and despite the fact according to our 'local standards' we're considered a quite active band we surely could have done better. In January we went to Romania to record seven of our songs with our great friend Marius Costache who also shot that video you saw. And boy he did great job recording our debut. After designing/printing/recording in a crazy rush this is the result.

This beautiful image is the front cover of our self-released digipack and the super cool artwork was shot and designed by our mates at RUBBER Gallery. So quit reading this and go to Bandcamp to hear our cursed music. If you like the two songs uploaded there go get the album for 5 bucks.

On Monday we're playing Belgrade, Serbia and in the middle of April we'll be in Varna and Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Our second mini Balkan tour got cancelled so if you want to see us around don't be a stranger and drop us a line as we'll be surely booking a new one.

P.S. We actually never played positive hardcore. We haven't even tried.

понеделник, 12 март 2012 г.

A new beginning

Emerging Patterns // 2012

It's been a while since I last played with a new band and in the end of March this is going to happen. I've been mentioning Emerging Patterns as an active side project for quite a long time now and finally I got the chance to present it live. Actually it will happen twice in a week time during two really nice shows in Sofia. If I am to put our music in words it is a cool combination of industrial, dark ambient and noise. It has nice deep drones, dark and rusty soundscapes but quite often the tracks climax into heavy rhythmic structures which is not a surprise since the other person behind the project is Todor Dimitrov, a member of Psychopatia Sexualis (and a project called Suicide Fetish which was one of my favorite things to release when I was running the probably already forgotten netlabel ODP). Here . Below is a track from our first album which we are currently trying to get published. There are also the two posters for the upcoming shows. If you are around join some of the parties, it's going to be super cool.

Emerging Patterns - Process by Mytrip

вторник, 6 март 2012 г.

A new place for me

When I look back at the Mytrip past shows list I see a bunch of clubs, galleries, basements, even flats but all of them (w/ once exception) are located in Sofia. For the last four years since I started playing live w/ this project of mine I was able to perform quite a lot and quite often (especially considering the music I am playing, the country I live in and the fact it's not something you usually get paid for ). Yeah, I've tried to play outside Sofia. I've been struggling to play in Plovdiv, been considering Varna too. But each time I get the 'Don't bother', 'No one will show up', 'You won't get paid' answer, if I get an answer at all.

However 2012 has been pretty awesome so far and this Saturday if everything goes smooth Mytrip music will be performed in another place. This will happen in Shoumen, a city in North Eastern Bulgaria which I've only passed by while travelling somewhere else. A friend who's living there is also publishing my upcoming split w/ EUS from Costa Rica through his label Abandonment. So it will be two shows in a row that day + a tape promo. Will get back to that later, when its already a history.

събота, 3 март 2012 г.

Pre-order Mytrip | EUS split tape

[AB]TP-003 Mytrip /Bulgaria/ & EUS /Costa Rica/ - Split (2012)
dark ambient / drone
C60 / Ltd. 44

Besides containing over fifty minutes of deep drones and dark soundscapes the third Abandonment tape proves boundaries and distance doesn't affect music. Physically Mytrip (Bulgaria) and EUS (Costa Rica) inhabit two remote parts of the world but in this split tape they are eating up the distance by transferring their presence in two sides that are far more reachable.

Release date: March 10, 2012
Artwork by Desislav Lilkov

If you are interested in reviewing the split please get in touch.

Mytrip @ facebook | bandcamp
EUS @ facebook | bandcamp