Blasted Mechanism

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Blasted Mechanism
Blasted Mechanism 12 by JPCasainho.jpg
Background information
Origin Lisbon, Portugal
Genres Alternative rock
World music
Years active 1995–present
Labels Toolateman
Website http://www.blastedmechanism.com
Members Guitshu: Vocals
Valdjiu: Bambuleco, Kalachakra
Ary: Bass
Zymon: Electric guitar, sitar, keyboards
Fred Stone: Drums
Winga: Percussion
Past members Miguel Cardona: Guitar
Salvatori Tiliba: Didgeridoo
Castora: Percussion
Karkov: Vocals

Blasted Mechanism is a Portuguese electro-rock band known for its highly theatrical live shows involving elaborated alien-themed costumes as a backdrop to their music.
The band was founded in 1995 by Karkov and Valdjiu. New members joined later to form the current line up. As they like to put it "they weren't created but invented", blasting into the Portuguese music scene with a very different sound and visuals.
They quickly became known for their extravagant audiovisual performances involving alien and tribal looking musicians and an irreverent, upbeat attitude. Over the years, they developed a unique musical style that mixes alternative rock, electronic music, reggae, dub and folk.

Discography[edit]

Blasted Mechanism Demo (1994)

(unknown)

Blasted Mechanism EP (1996)

  1. Swinging with the Monkeys
  2. Calamidad
  3. The Atom Bride theme

Balayhashi (1998)

  1. Swinging with the Monkeys
  2. Calamidad
  3. The Atom Bride theme
  4. Polaroid
  5. Gators from Congo

SingleMix 00

  1. Swinging with the Monkeys (00 Mix) by Ragmanan Saturnia
  2. Spasm (pink moon mix) by saturnia
  3. Danka Danka mix by toolateman

Plasma (1999)

  1. Oh Landou
  2. The Art of Fitting
  3. Zapping
  4. Mahdathai
  5. Connection
  6. Spasm
  7. 18 Strings
  8. Karkow
  9. Blue Mood
  10. Nazka

SingleMix 01

  1. Karkov(nadabrovichka mix) radio edit dj dimitrivzki
  2. The atom bride theme (remix) live
  3. Toolateman hymn radio edit by toolateman

Mix 00 (2000)

  1. Mahdathai (urban mix) by ragmanam
  2. Nazka (jap mix) by ragmanam ary
  3. Spasm (pink moon mix) by saturnia
  4. Blue Mood (lungs ahead) by ragmanam ary
  5. Karkov (nadabrovitchka mix) by dj dimitrivzki
  6. Swinging With The Monkeys (00 mix) by ragmanam saturnia
  7. Oh Landou (mesthai mix) by ragmanam ary
  8. Calamidub by toolateman
  9. The Atom Bride Theme (remix) by ragmanam saturnia
  10. Zapping (alex fx full mix) by alex fx for underdub

Namaste Promotional Single (2003)

  1. Are You Ready
  2. Walking On A Better Day
  3. Taman Taman (feat. J. B. Galissa)

Namaste (2003)

  1. Arrival to Borubudur
  2. Taman Taman (feat. J. B. Galissa)
  3. Are You Ready
  4. Walking On A Better Day
  5. I Believe
  6. Higher Than Paradise
  7. Bolivian Feel (feat. Virgul and J. B. Galissa)
  8. No Solution
  9. Maytsoba (auto chase between two dragon fly who lost wings)
  10. Rebel Tools
  11. No Black Nor Gray
  12. Write Your Soul
  13. Got To Move

DVD 1996-2004 (2004)

Format: Double DVD

DVD 1 (2003/2004)

Paredes de Coura Festival 2003
Extras
. Vilar de Mouros Festival 2003
. 6 recorded themes on Christmas Eve in 2003
. Videoclips: “Are You Ready”; “I Believe”
. Summer festivals 2003 - Behind the scenes
. Slide-show

DVD 2 (1996/2002)

Sudoeste Festival 2002
Extras
. Videoclips: “Karkov” and “Swinging With The Monkeys”
. Sudoeste Festival 1997
. Behind the scenes in Sudoeste
. Lisbon Street Happening

Blasted Empire Promotional Single(2005)

  1. Blasted Empire (feat. Dj Nelassassin)
 *This song has featured in FIFA 07

Avatara (2005)

  1. Blasted Empire (feat. Dj Nelassassin)
  2. Sun Goes Down
  3. What Is All About
  4. Manipulation
  5. Kurié Mahallande
  6. Power On (feat. Maria João)
  7. Enolough
  8. Sagar Mata
  9. Hand Full of Nothing (feat. Dealema)
  10. So Spaced Out
  11. Take That Shot
  12. Pink Hurricane (feat. Maria João)
  13. Memories Will Fade
  14. Space Hopper
  15. Stecotorketor

Tribos Unidas Promocional Single(2007)

  1. All The Way

Sound in Light / Light in Sound (2007)

Format: Double CD. When inserted the CD in the computer CD drive, you'll be taken by a blind link to a website where it's possible to download for free 10 extra tracks from a virtual record called "Light in Sound". The Digipack also has a slot to put an extra CD, made from the extra tracks downloaded.

CD 1 - Sound in Light

  1. Battle Of Tribes (feat. Kumpania Algazarra)
  2. Total Rebellion (BM vs Transglobal Underground)
  3. All the Way
  4. Sound in Light
  5. Sunshine (feat. Dani from “Macaco” and Rão Kyao)
  6. URU (Strange Faces) (feat. Kumpania Algazarra)
  7. Mystical Power
  8. You Never Leave Me Nothing
  9. We (ft. Antonio Chaínho)
  10. Suddenly
  11. N’dezdai Ddu Stae (feat. Nido D’Arac)
  12. Unarmed Rebellion (feat. Gaia Beat)
  13. Zimadê
  14. Sfi Nassan
  15. New Assault

CD 2 - Light in Sound

  1. Dimensional Nomads
  2. Reveal Your Art
  3. Vibe Master
  4. Rise To The Level
  5. Barbiturical Convulsion
  6. Learn Over
  7. The Perfect Shine
  8. Mahatma
  9. Saturn
  10. 1000 Miles

Mind At Large (2009)

  1. Under The Sun
  2. Grab a Song (feat. Los Reyes)
  3. Start To Move (feat. Agostinho da Silva)
  4. Magic Dance
  5. Hello, Here Is The System
  6. Panacea
  7. Vôo de Icaro (feat. Marcelo D2)
  8. Hard To Breathe
  9. Blast Your Mind
  10. Door Of Happiness
  11. Source of Light
  12. Mind At Large
  13. Liberdade Destino (feat. Agostinho da Silva)

Sources[edit]

Official site: http://www.blastedmechanism.com/

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/blastedmechanism