Friday, May 13, 2016

Dispatch 38: An Informative Song About Birds of Prey - A New PallasCatfight Single

Heather Salazar is PallasCatfight.
Dispatch 38: PallasCatfight, aka Heather, has released her latest single "Seven Modes of Hunting." 
Like the headline reads, it's an informative song about birds.
Self produced and recorded at MCLscreenworks with music by Solar Maximum, Seven Modes of Hunting is yet another in the line of spoken word poetry, delivered in a package of swirling sounds and heavy emotion. A delivery style that leaves some tingling and has been compared at times to Throbbing Gristle. PallasCatfight and Solar Max are working on a spoken word EP for release later in the year.
 The song has been released on Heather and Sammy's Music for closetLames label thru the PallasCatfight soundcloud page and available for purchase at the MCL Bandcamp page.
 Heather Salazar is PallasCatfight and is also one half of "the ultimate drone lords" Solar Maximum, an experimental psychedelic duo with fellow musician and husband Sammy Salazar. Based in the SF bay area city of El Cerrito, Ca., they have been making music and art together since 1995 and have had the Music for closetLames label
since 1998.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dispatch 37: Phonic theE Bomber Remixes Solar Max! SICK!!

Dispatch 37: In a really cool development from the maniacal mind of artist Phonic theE Bomber comes the sickest remixes of tracks from the Solar Maximum album Soundtrack Event I: Uranian Fire. (The album is available now at Bandcamp for streaming, 12" LP available really soon on black vinyl).
 The psychedelic as f#*k video remixes are totally beyond explanation (just how we like it!) and will certainly "render you susceptible to suggestion!" as Phonic said it. Look out!  Phonic goes all the way on these! They were originally posted to his YouTube page and shared thru his Facbook page.
 Phonic theE Bomber is a musician and visual artist as well as business owner in Oakland, Ca. He is a DJ and a member of the MCL musical collective known as Her Majesty theE Spleen as well as a whole lotta other things. He's an intense and busy man.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dispatch 36: PallasCatfight/Solar Max Collabo Featured at CaliperMusic Blog Today!

I Know this is All in My Head by palaceCatfight
Dispatch 36: Lots going on these days with MCL artists PallasCatfight and Solar Maximum. They have the featured song at the CaliperMusic Blog today! I Know its all in My Head is the first PCF/SM collaboration track released a few weeks ago thru our soundcloud and Bandcamp pages and features a nice haunting vocal by PallasCatfight over an equally haunting track by Solar Maximum.
 PallasCatfight is essentially Heather Salazar and friends. Heather is also 1/2 of the Solar Maximum duo so she is all over this track! Nice work, H.
 Solar Maximum have been busy as heck these days making lots of great new friends with these international collaborations, releasing ones with DS Peligro in L.A, Trauma in Germany, the Dali of Guitar noise Bill Boethius in England, Mihaly Wulfen in Budapest, Hungary and palaceCatfight right here in-house. All of these can be heard at our bandcamp and souncloud pages. Come by and check them out if you have'nt already, some great stuff there!
 Its always exciting to see our music featured and we are always thankful for the exposure! Thanks Matt!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dispatch 35: PallasCatfight and Solar Maximum release another collaboration!

 "When the Well of Tears is Dry but you're not Finished Crying"- palaceCatfight
Dispatch 35:  Solar Maximum and PallasCatfight have been keeping busy in studio making a batch of collaboration tracks together and having a great time releasing them thru the Solar Maximum soundcloud page and our Music for closetLames Bandcamp page where you can purchase these collabos as singles. Collect them all!
 The latest work is titled "When the Well of Tears is Dry but you're not Finished Crying". PallasCatfight is essentially Heather's project (along with various backup players) where she is vocalizing, mostly poetry these days but there is a new 3 song EP in the works for the near future which features Heather singing called Biggest Brat on the Block. Look out for that soon here on MCL. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dispatch 34: Solar Max Uranian Fire LP test pressings approved!

Dispatch 34: The test pressings for the Solar Maximum LP titled Soundtrack Event I: Uranian Fire (MCL343)
have arrived at MCL HQ and have been approved. The album will be available for pre-order soon thru the Music for closetLames bandcamp page. It will be a limited numbered release of approx. 143 copies (rare black vinyl) so get on it before they are gone.
 The LP jackets and poster inserts will be handprinted at our sister screen shop MCLscreenworks. Check back soon for availability.
In the mean time, the digital version of the album can be heard and purchased here at the MCL bandcamp page along with plenty of other cool music from the MCL family! Lets go!

Friday, April 15, 2016

New collaboration and a partial explanation of how we work

Check it out...we just posted this new collaboration on Soundcloud between Solar Maximum and PallasCatfight, called 'I know this is all in my head.'

 'But wait,' you're thinking to yourself, 'isn't PallasCatfight Heather?'
  Why yes, it is (she is?).
  'Sooooo, wouldn't this just be a Solar Maximum track?' you're thinking to yourself.
  Weeeellllll, not really, and here's why...

Solar Maximum is a middle-of-the-night channeling of the sounds, songs, and signals of the cosmos. It is Sammy and Heather but beyond Sammy and Heather. It is beyond thought, beyond a way, it's out of our hands. It has a purity that we don't. HA. It has balance - Sammy and Heather in equal proportions. And so, if the mood strikes to add anything to this cosmic collage, we call it a collaboration. Conveniently, we both have musical alter egos (Sammy is closetLames, Heather is PallasCatfight).

Yeah yuh!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Edition vol. 5: UFO's and EDM

[For your Sunday afternoon reading and/or viewing pleasure, we present vol. 5 of THE SUNDAY EDITION at Music for closetLames. A bit of this, a bit that, maybe art, whatev's. May include contributions from friends, associates, accomplices, not to exclude detractors, and maybe even us sometimes. So, kick back and dig in...]

Page 1: One of our favorite true accounts of UFO's in our airspace. Cant get much more official disclosure than this!

Page 2: A fantastic artist we are having the pleasure of working with and together have a collaboration EP in the works. Trauma hails from Osterrönfeld, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and does some interesting EDM/electronic music. take a listen.