January 31, 2007

Moving Day...

by Chris Randall

It's a big day in our other world, as we've put the final nail in the Sister Machine Gun coffin and turned that website in to an archive, basically, with no more user-driven content. Simultaneously, the Chris Randall site is now open for business. To quote Jamie Zawinski, "Dear industrial music: it's time we broke up. It's been over for years."

My new album is at the pressing plant as we speak; pre-orders and digital sales will be available in the next couple days. (We generally don't allow pre-orders until we have a ship date from the plant.) If you're at all curious as to what I've been up to in my studio over the past two years, the entire album is available for streaming on LastFM, so go have a listen if you've got nothing else to do. I'm all nervous now that it's out in the wild. I was supremely confident last week, but this week I'm concerned. Go figure. Let me just say that it's some nerve-wracking shit to try and pull a massive genre change off when you're an established artist.

One final note: the CR site is on posiNET, as is this one, so your login and password here will log you in there, if you feel like posting something pithy in the newsgroup.



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Feb.01.2007 @ 7:40 AM
Fantastic stuff man, truly your best, I hate to quote ASrock but it seems fitting, "balls with integrity".
It takes a brave man to change horses in mid stream, we all know you could of went on making SMG stuff and each time you put something out, you could almost to the penny know how much it would make.
I've never heard you sound as comfortable as you do on these tunes.

shamann, ask CR for the story of how and where we met Matt Johnson, and the subsequent 12 hours, truly a weird tale...


Feb.01.2007 @ 11:46 AM
D' MacKinnon
"(You can get fully manifactured CDs nowadays, with proper inserts, full on-disk printing, etc, 50 for $50 bucks... so virtually anyone can have a record)"

I for one would like to know where you can do that and not have it be CD-Rs. It's my understanding that the smaller the run the higher the cost, I didn't think you could get replication for less than 300 units.


Feb.01.2007 @ 12:24 PM
Chris Randall
"shamann, ask CR for the story of how and where we met Matt Johnson, and the subsequent 12 hours, truly a weird tale..."

Aye, definitely one of the stranger days in my relatively strange life. I'll tell no tales on a public forum, but suffice to say that if weird had a scale of 1 to 10, that night was a 9.5. I now know where most The The lyrics come from, fwiw.



Feb.01.2007 @ 7:23 PM

I have a question that will stretch your memory a bit. Was the Mortal Kombat soundtrack your first foray into the lucrative soundtrack business? Some friends of mine appeard (Terminal Sect) on that one... it astounded me how much they made off of that track... probably more than all of their album sales combined.

I like the new direction. No matter how much you love a genre and swear that it will never die (industrial), a decade or two later and you'll move on, if for no other reason that boredom. That said, I'm still glad to see Skinny Puppy haven't given up the torch.

37 yr. old recovering rivet-head.


Feb.02.2007 @ 12:29 AM
I like it, and that says something, cause my taste in blues is usually exclusively pre-1940. Did you really program the drums? Would you mind saying a few words about what sampler and samples you used?

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