OSLO, Norway – Mortiis returns to satiate fans’ desire for new music this October 10
with “Perfectly Defect,” a completely free, full-length, downloadable album.
“Putting ‘Perfectly Defect’ out as a free download was a decision we made after some
consideration,” said the band’s namesake Mortiis. “The new model of the music business
is important to keep in mind; there´s a new mentality out there in terms of how people
acquire their music now. For better or worse, music seems to have become a medium a
lot of people aren´t prepared to pay for in the old fashioned way. So, we paid to record it
out of our own pockets ‘cos we thought it would be a really cool gift to our fans that have
been waiting around for ages for something new to come out.”
Mortiis has spent much of the past couple years writing and recording “The Great
Deceiver,” the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s full-length “The Grudge” and the 2007
remix album, “Some Kind of Heroin.” “Perfectly Defect” is the quintessential prelude to
the world of “The Great Deceiver” – while the latter is heavier and darker, the former is
varied, experimental, and largely instrumental. The bottom line is that “Perfectly Defect”
leads into “The Great Deceiver” acting as a crucial stage in the evolution of Mortiis’
“When we were writing and working on ‘The Great Deceiver’, we were coming up with
all sorts of inspired stuff, a really varied collection of music,” Mortiis offered. “Some
of it was far too varied and experimental to be included in such an angry, dark album
as ‘The Great Deceiver’ so we created a brand new album that is the introductory element
to the more intricate world of ‘The Great Deceiver.’”
“I think we really captured a cool vibe here,” Mortiis enthused. “It’s not easy marrying
anger with melody, but I believe we did it. The songs on ‘Perfectly Defect’ were
created across a period of time, and I believe it shows in terms of what inspired
these songs. They’re rather soundtrack-y in a dark and sometimes bombastic way.”
With the concept of digital distribution came a new empowerment for Mortiis – one
where the artist controls his own artistic destiny.
“After our record deal finally expired, I had developed a profound aversion to the very
idea of letting other people control my art, my lifework,” he said. “So, again, the idea
of the new technology really did grow on me. We dealt with some really evil stuff in
the industry. Nothing shocking in terms of industry practice, but at a human level, it
was a living nightmare. It reached a point where we fired everyone around us except
for the handful of people we knew we could trust. It was a big move, but had to be done
in order to survive. It was like rewinding the clock back to the start and beginning with
a clean slate. We started working on a ton of new music right then. With the advent of
modern technology, we realized we could do a lot of stuff without the often self-serving,
meddling record labels. No record label would ever have let us put out an album for free,
with the option to donate if the fans wanted to.”
The album will be available at www.mortiis.com beginning on October 10. There is no
cost for the download, but donations to cover the cost of recording may be made through
the website.
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