Blue Vitriol

Friday, November 18, 2005

EP: Blue Vitriol - They Went To Titan!

Blue Vitriol - They Went To Titan! (2005)

Jake and Josh finished up a 6 song mini-album which has just been released on the premier German Electronic Dub-Reggae music label: Jahtari. It is available immediately (for FREE!) in handy Mp3 format. We've been working on some of these songs for more than a year, so it's definitely our best work ever. Jahtari is gearing up to do CD and Vinyl releases soon too-- keep an eye out over the next few months for news of a CD version of the album with a few exclusive bonus tracks.

So please, download and listen to the Mp3 release of our new mini-album, share it with anyone who might enjoy it, and let us know what you think. You know you love the digital dub:

Blue Vitriol - They Went To Titan! (2005)

Direct track downloads:

01 Submethane
02 Breeder
03 Cryovolcano
04 Casiotone Rock
05 Re-Entry Dub
06 They Found Oceans on Titan

Here is the description from

3...2...1...LIFT OFF! On October 15th, 1997 the largest interplanetary spacecraft ever built left Earth for the vast Saturnian system - the Cassini orbiter with its attached Huygens probe. After a seven-year journey through the roaring silence of space Cassini finally reached its goal: the majestic rings, dozens of frozen moons and huge magnetosphere of Saturn that has intrigued human imagination for centuries.

TITAN, Saturn's largest moon, is one of the most mysterious objects in our Solar System. Scientists think that its atmosphere resembles that of a very young Earth. The Huygens probe was released from Cassini in December 2004. Two weeks later it entered the murky atmosphere of TITAN and descended via parachute onto its mysterious surface. The ESA Huygens probe was the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System.

BLUE VITRIOL are supplying the soundtrack to every aspect of this revolutionary mission with their 'THEY WENT TO TITAN'-EP on JAHTARI. A long journey to the outer regions of Dub itself, made for listening as a whole - over and over again. The dense atmosphere of TITAN becomes almost palpable in each track, every crag in the clifted surface of that strange moon an own sound. Hear vast Methane oceans moving in slow motion. Space suits hissing, scanner data transmitting, control lights flashing. Rockets igniting into the screaming magnetosphere, radar echos penetrating the thick clouds, echoing back around the rings of Saturn. Deep and lightyears away.

Commencing landing sequence to your sonic orbit now!

EP: Blue Vitriol - The Beach (1999)

The Beach is a 3-track EP of classic, vintage Blue Vitriol, available for the first time in handy Mp3 and Flac formats. These songs were finished in late 1999 using methods very different from our current tricks, so they have a raw feel compared to our newer material. But some elements have remained constant (a little bit of dub, and our obsession with cheeky, sci-fi sampling).

The Beach ranges from a downtempo trip-hop number about endorphins, to a frantic, proto-drill n' bass (we call it toy monkey style) song about talking to the dead, to our epic, skittering trip across the face of drum n' bass that took us months of cutting and pasting to program. In those days, we feasted on a steady diet of Mu-Ziq and Squarepusher (hence the self-aware Mu-ziq references). These songs reflect their influence without overtly sounding much like them (despite our best efforts).

We'd also like to point out that we didn't really know what we were doing at the time, but worked really hard at it, so we feel the result has a certain charm... For example, we didn't know anything about breakbeats, so we made our own from scratch, and ended up with a very unique (if somewhat silly) sound.


Blue Vitriol - The Beach
Blue Vitriol - Slab
Blue Vitriol - Pomponio (Another Beach)

Download the cover art: Front Back

Also available in Ogg: 01 02 03 and Flac (lossless): 01 02 03

Friday, November 11, 2005

Exquisite Corpse 1-4

Jake and Josh and participated in a series of exquisite corpse style song projects done in conjunction with a couple dozen other list members from the Idm-Making list. The songs are wonderful and bizarre:

Exquisite Corpse 1 (mp3) click for (info)
Exquisite Corpse 2 (mp3) click for (info)
Exquisite Corpse 3 (mp3) click for (info)
Exquisite Corpse 4 (mp3) click for (info)

Each one had slightly different rules and people contributing, so be sure to click through to the info pages. Josh credited as "Blue Vitriol" and Jake as "Spish".