Here is a link for a new Maldire review:
Maldire has also made it to #3 on the Soundcheck in europe.
I still cannot believe all the hate on “The Art Of Breaking Apart” on all these press reviews of Maldire. I still am proud of the guitar work on that lp, and the fact that I delivered half of an unplugged lp that showcased my singing voice. Guess no one likes that or my skillz at playing guitar :( How sad. Should I even bother playing any songs off TAOBA live? From the way these people talk about it, shit, I should recall every copy of it sold and burn it in trash cans and film it for them. Even one of the x members of VAC came up to me at a guitar center and told me that TAOBA was amazing guitar work. WTF. I’m still confused with all the hate of it. I guess if you try to be diverse and show other talents you get shit on. On the contrary, I showed that I was not a button pusher talent less non musician who cannot play any real instruments. Guitars were apart of VAC from the start back on church of acid. Fun with knives and TTG where the only lps I made without guitars. So What the fuck? No one likes my sad songs? They were the most honest thing I could do at the time. I was alone, depressed and broken down. I could not make an upbeat or angry lp at that time. I guess i needed to be phony and fake another fun with knives to make all these critics happy. I am still kind of miffed at the constant bashing of the art of breaking apart.
What do you think? Was the art of breaking apart so god awful? I admit there are some issues, I ran out of time, It is not perfect. Still I love black rainbows, faithless, silver, killing a stranger, the art of breaking apart and amnesia. I love bands like death in june, and tool. Are the people who bought fun with knives so shallow that they do not listen to anything else? The pink dots are my favorite band in the universe, and when i make songs like that sometimes they like it some times they hate it. Its depressing.
Do not get me wrong. I love Maldire. But still there are good songs on taoba. Maldire is more polished in every way, and has no real guitar on it. The thing you hear in the beginning of mysteric is a harpsichord not a guitar. And the acoustic rompler guitar on inhale blood is not real. I had some x friends say really bad things about me, that i was not the same, that i was going down hill, this was when taoba was done. WOW I know a lot of people feel that way. fuck. Maldire was going back to a guitarless way of doing things, it is the sister lp to fun with knives and twisted thought generator. As lfb, hex angel, and cotd are all sister lps to each other in theme and guitar work. Taoba was my half mtv presents velvet acid christ unplugged, and minimal techno. I wanted to prove to myself that I could write songs with just an accoustic guitar and a mic. That I had the talent to take away the tech and still prove that I am not some talentless hack. I guess many do not see it this way.
I just had to get this off my chest. The constant apologizing I see in the press for my last lp has bruised my ego in a bad way. I guess I should just be happy that they all like Maldire. Still I want to defend a work of art I did that meant a lot to me for many reasons, while the press is taking a collective piss on it. :(
I guess I should shut up. I was always happier when I never read reviews, critics, or even fans. I need to just do what I want, if no one likes it, no one likes it, if they do and they show appreciation by buying it, then I am a lucky guy.