SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

Marx, Engels, Lucifer!!! is an instrumental project that aims to blend electronics, industrial, psychedelic rock and doom metal. Unlike conventional metal bands the use of electronics is brought to the foreground to share space with the heavy guitars and bass combined with sampled and programmed rhythms. As a guiding principle our compositions must sound crushingly heavy and can only have a slow or mid tempo pace. Within these parameters there is plenty of room for creative and varied sonics.

There are already 11 original demo compositions recorded. These are available to be listened on this profile.

For the time being, rehearsals will be held at Vasco's flat in Camberwell, South London until a dedicated rehearsal space is found.

Currently the project is looking either for a guitar player or a 2nd bass player to complete the line up. We need someone who:

1) is reliable and can commit to rehearse once a week in Camberwell

2) can easily learn by ear the already existing guitar parts or can adapt them to bass. I don't know how to play the guitar nor bass so sadly I'm unable to show the successful candidate how the guitar parts are played.

3) is a team player.

4) has a less is more ethos. We don't want someone who will overplay. The music is structurally simple and straightforward. This is much a practical decision as also an aesthetic decision. We need someone that would be happy to occasionally just do feedback and guitar noise or wouldn't have a problem playing the same riff throughout the song if required to.

5) doesn't mind on rehearsals playing the same song repeatedly until the whole trio can perform it well.

6) has a good sense of rhythm, can play really heavy riffs but also has a good feel for playing material with a psychedelic edge. My dream guitarist if you will would be a mix between Electric Wizard Jus Osborne's gargantuan doom laden riffing, Syd Barrett's psychedelic guitar freakouts, Blixa Bargeld's noise blitzes and Earth's Dylan Carlson's penchant for minimalism/drone. My ideal bassist would be someone that has a good groove and likes to play it heavily distorted like Om's Al Cisneros or Lightning Bolt's Brian Gibson. No shredders. Needs to be someone who is perfectly happy not playing solos

7) has a friendly approachable personality. No egos, no drama queens please.

8) is into improvisation. I would like if possible to record on each rehearsal a spontaneous jam session. There might be scope to later on add some improvisation to the material that is already written. But first it would be imperative for the trio to be able to play the material has it has been recorded, but also to have some time for the trio to get used to improvise with each other. It's very important that it's someone who is into collective improvisation, not just having the other members providing a backdrop for extended guitar solos.

If this interests you, I recommend first to listen to the recorded material, then think carefully if it's something that you'd be capable to learn and be happy to play this kind of material.

The selection process will be as follows:

You will be given one of our tracks, Luciferian Socialist Democracy, to learn the guitar parts if you're a guitarist or adapt the existing guitar parts to bass. I will provide the isolated guitar stems to make it easier. Once you're ready we can try playing the track as a trio and also do a jam.

Multi instrumentalists are very welcome.

Screen name:
marxengelslucifer
Member since:
Feb 05 2018
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
39 years

Influences

Godflesh, Earth, Sunn 0))), Black Sabbath, Swans, Pink Floyd, Faust, Electric Wizard, Suicide, Spacemen 3, Acid Mothers Temple, Cabaret Voltaire, Om

Members Of Band

Vasco - keyboards, programming, samples, FX
Casimir - bass

EQUIPMENT

MacBook Pro Late 2012
Fireface UCX
Roland System 8
Ableton Live 9
Nektar Impact LX49
Trace Elliott 100w Commando Bass Amp
Behringer FCB1010
Line 6 Bass Pod XT Live
Fender Hot Rod Deville MK3
Boss GT100
AKA APC40 MK2

MUSIC