Ryan Bartek Offering Entire Music And Book Discography As Free Download
Underground journalist/musician Ryan Bartek has announced his entire discography is being made available as a free download at this location. Ryan Bartek also issued the following statement:
"In the spirit of ‘Independence Day,’ I hereby offer my entire discography for free -- no strings, no catch, no shoddy I-Tunes wrangling -- 6 albums, one book & the legendary 'Pan-Tribal Socialist Manifesto.' This includes… A.K.A. Mabus – 'Lord of the Black Sheep' (LP, 15 Tracks: 2006), Sasquatch Agnostic - "Complete Mammalography" (3 EP’s & 41 Tracks: 2007-2009), Jack Cassady - 'The Real Man In Black' (LP, 14 Tracks; 2008), & PDF files of the classically cult 'The Big Shiny Prison' (2010), & 'The Pan-Tribal Socialist Manifesto' (2006).
"Before I continue further, let it be known that any missing items will be released later this year, including the cult underground film Dadbot: The Motion Picture (2004) and a reissue of my first book The Silent Burning (2005) on 9/11/2010.
"Currently I am in the Northwest (PDX, USA) working on two new records (Jack Cassady & Sasquatch Agnostic) and preparing for the European sequel of 'The Big Shiny Prison' which will take place Summer 2011 alongside a guerrilla acoustic tour. Any interested parties please contact me in terms of me interviewing you for this book or simply weird avenues for me to explore, odd people to meet, etc. I’ve never been to Europe and simply cannot wait. Even if it’s a one-way ticket & a passport, I’m showing up next year. To hell with starvation – I want Paris… AHEM… Back to the topic at hand…
"Finally being released in any official form is the long lost A.K.A. Mabus record 'Lord of the Black Sheep' (2006). The first of its mutant breed in Detroit, A.K.A. Mabus was an experimental grindpunk outfit that burned fast & hard for a year of psychological warfare before imploding.
"This is the first time the album has ever been freely available, despite numerous copies floating the file-sharing, basement troll circuit. It’s the album I killed myself to make throughout my early 20’s -- a turbulent 5 year course of false starts & flake musicians. Alienating everyone instantaneously, we were quickly rejected by the uniform punk scene & detested by those way too 'true metal' for their own good. A.K.A. Mabus ended up playing dozens of dive-bars amongst lazy Godsmack imitations & Lamb of God clones, leaving every venue scratching their heads or running for cover. We came, we saw, we slaughtered – but always to an audience of maybe 12 people.
"This debut album was recorded Easter Sunday 2006 and was scheduled for release on 9/11/2006, but after endless personal apocalypse I threw in the towel, hit the road & wrote 'The Big Shiny Prison.' The rest is history, and this early history is now yours, 100% FREE."
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