“Blood On Our Front Stoop” by 2Minute Minor


2Minute Minor
Blood On Our Front Stoop
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Label: ZAP Records
Catalog #: ZAP-041


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Tracklist:
01. Victory Is Ours
02. Can’t Be Defeated
03. It’s A Disease
04. Soda Tax
05. What’s The Use?
06. Blood On Our Front Stoop
07. Words To The Wise
08. Tried & True
09. One Step At A Time
10. Probert
11. Tent City
12. Unite The Crew
13. Outro
14. Soda Tax Outtakes


Release Text:
Welcome to our 2nd album “Blood On Our Front Stoop.”

This album is about Human Rights. It’s about unification in the scene. It’s about sparking a positive mindset and embracing our differences as humans sharing this earth. It’s not politically charged in the sense of a two party monopolized system.

We won’t be bullied into picking a side. We believe that big business politics, political parties, and agendas are all corrupt and have witnessed it first hand. (May God truly and sincerely have mercy on all our shortcomings.)

As a band we believe that everyone should have a voice, shelter, and food. Being Homeless and feeding the Homeless should not be a crime. We try and tackle serious issues in our Community of Chicago and beyond. We stand against hatred. We believe in a Scene where Homophobia, Sexism, Classism, and Racism are not acceptable. “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”

Unity. -2Minute Minor


Credits:
Goon Crew:
Wiley Willis: Shouts
Bob Shields: Guitar
Virgil Lloyd: Guitar
Michael Perlmütter: Guitar
Noam Ostrander: Bass
Zach Bridier: Drums

Guest Vocals on “Unite The Crew”:
Fernando Brenner (XDeclineX)
Ruben Garza (Through N Through)
Charity Taylor (formally of Anti-World System)

Additional Gang Vocals:
Jesse Hawley, Chris Smith, Darren Davick, Fernando Brenner, Charity Taylor

Additional Gang Vocals on “It’s A Disease”:
Kurt Lynett & Sid Duffour

“Words To The Wise” by: Big Juan (FCS)
Outro to “Probert”: Tobin Bawinkel (Flatfoot 56)
Outro phone call: Rosina “Roz” Paige

Recorded by: Jeff Hostetler in Kalamazoo, MI on February 2018
Mixed by: Zach Bridier
Mastered by: Sef Idle at Simpul Studio
Gang Vocals recorded at Bellyacres

Front & Back Cover Artwork by: Jonas Goonface
Layout & Design by: Wiley Willis & Zach Bridier

Huge shoutout to the Chicago Punk, Oi!, and Hardcore scene

Very special thank you to Sicci Raza for added financial backing & trusting that God will provide.

#21: “What Is?” by Captive Portal

Captive Portal
What Is?
Release Date: March 2, 2018
Label: Mahorka / Captive Portal Music
Catalog #: mhrk195 / CPM022


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Tracklist:
01. Be Which One?
02. This Is.
03. Why Is?
04. Not This.
05. What Is?


Release Text:
“The prolific as ever Zach Bridier is back on Mahorka with his main genre-merging and style-hopping electronic music project Captive Portal with another 5 track EP! This time around, it’s guitar based music in a shoegaze-like style. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Gazing at shoes is not obligatory. And, this time around, the EP comes also as a very limited edition cassette co-release with Zach’s own DBD Tapes.” – Mahorka


Credits:
This EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered in November 2016.

All music performed by Zach Bridier
No synths were used in this recording
Only guitars, bass, drums, voice, & a train

Photos by Kristi Clay
Design by Zach Bridier
Dog is Cuki
facebook.com/kclayphoto

All sounds are original. No software synths and no audio from third parties were used in this recording.

“Music For Elevators Vol​.​5 (Part 3)” by Various Artists


Various Artists
Music For Elevators Vol​.​5 (Part 3)
Release Date: December 23, 2017
Label: Mahorka
Catalog #: mhrk187


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Tracklist:
01. Denitsa Mineva – Nachalo
02. Viktar Siamashka – Katalikos
03. Amotken – Triangulos quebrados
04. Teeth of Divine – A drift in the waves
05. Deffektegg – Blood in the milk
06. Esa Ruoho – Horkkamaa
07. Abu Ama – Sufi bug (version)
08. Strepitvsitvs – Elevanti
09. Boban Ristevski – Transcend Into Light
10. Jimmy Watt – Scanningshadows
11. Mas&Delayer – Mas and the shadow
12. Kevin Bryce – Photon Bath (Remix)
13. 4T Thieves – Cascade
14. evitceles – magic
15. Peter Davidson – Helium 2016
16. Sai – The years behind us belong to heaven
17. TFSL – Easter (Elevator Mix)
18. Sevensy – Cradlesun
19. VPD & Sai – My Sympathies
20. слонът на принцесата – Electric Fog II


Release Text:
“Fifteen years after the landmark Mahorka compilation Music For Elevators Vol.1 and six years after the latest volume 4, in the beginning of the summer of 2017, for the Netlabel Day occassion, we released “Music For Elevators vol.5 (Part 1)”. As the title suggested, we definitely were to have more than one album for the fifth volume. To blame are that number of years between the previous installment and the moment a new volume felt ripe and right to start materialising and also the number of great Mahorka and related artists from throughout the “genres” and approaches spectrum that we have been collaborating with through the years. In August 2017 Part 2 came out, continuing what is our biggest compilation project to date.

Finally, at the end of 2017, we complete (and quite epically that is) what just might be the last volume of Music For Elevators, with the release of Part 3, again, taking you on board for a pushing all kinds of boundaries trip through what ambient music can be and what can be ambient music.” – Mahorka


Credits:
Mastering: Zach Bridier
Cover artwork: Angel Draganov
Executive producer: Ivo Petrov

“Music For Elevators Vol​.​5 (Part 2)” by Various Artists


Various Artists
Music For Elevators Vol​.​5 (Part 2)
Release Date: August 26, 2017
Label: Mahorka
Catalog #: mhrk187


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Tracklist:
01. Antoni Rayzhekov – 9 Elevators
02. Willy Stamati – Like a Woman You Sleep
03. Marco Pianges – Carpark and Landscape
04. ate – At Sea
05. Kanz – Restless (Original)
06. Oranjada vs. North Beach Crew – Zora (2010 Druzhba session)
07. E.U.E.R.P.I. – Left-Right
08. Niku Senpuki – Well that’s quite bitter isn’t it
09. Hypnos – Slavzor
10. Mendigo – Space 1
11. Unidentified Object – Skrap
12. Wayab – Summer
13. Fire to the Stars – Keep You Safe (Ivan Shopov Rework)
14. Mystified – Natural Bridge Road
15. Second Body – Orleans
16. Awser Derf – Madman’s Room 432


Release Text:
“Fifteen years after the landmark Mahorka compilation “Music For Elevators vol.1” and six years after the latest volume 4, for the occassion of Netlabel Day 2017, we released “Music For Elevators vol.5 (Part 1)”. As that title suggested, we were to have more than one album for the fifth volume of our landmark compilation, which we blame on the number of years between the last installment and the moment the new volume felt ripe and right to start materialising and the number of great artists from around the spectrum collaborating with Mahorka throughout all the years. Here is Part 2, out of 3 that are to form the fifth volume, and, once again, you are on board for a pushing all kinds of boundaries trip through what ambient music can be and what can be ambient music.” – Mahorka


Credits:
Mastering: Zach Bridier
Cover artwork: Angel Draganov
Executive producer: Ivo Petrov