• Saltillo - Monocyte (album review)

    14 Feb 2012, 17:57 by AlanRanta
    Read the Bastard!
    By Alan Ranta

    With a name like Menton J. Matthews III (aka menton3), Saltillo sounds like you would imagine. This Chicago, IL producer paints aural pictures of neo-classical shaking hands with trip-hop, static-laden boom-bap beats and intense literary spoken word samples tied together by sorrowful strings. The debut Saltillo album, Ganglion, came out in 2006, so naturally its follow-up, coming six years later, Monocyte, shows a more refined approach to the aesthetic. The beats have less of a scratchy, analog sound and more of a distorted, industrial edge, with the consistent sound helping to hold the concept album together. Intended as an accompaniment to a gothic horror comic of the same name by menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari, Monocyte is a visceral listen, evoking post-apocalyptic imagery in high definition. …
  • Saltillo "Monocyte" quotes / lyrics

    11 Feb 2012, 20:37 by maniac_fm

    OK, not as full as the one I did for Ganglion, but anyway, here are the sources of quotes on Saltillo's Monocyte I've managed to found so far.

    Monocyte graphic novel
    Durational Lords, your time is drawn, now bleed the sting of fear again. Construct with veil to persist. Tradition insists a fleeting prevail. Meet me by nature, then fall by the same. Death will know your name.

    I am the obligation of creation, as such undistinguished. All creatures must bare witness to cause, my undefined pretense imposed to effect. Trust the way of things enough to know that this must be.Proxy

    Henry IV, Part 1, William Shakespeare
    I know not whether God will have it so
    For some displeasing service I have done,
    That, in his secret doom, out of my blood
    He’ll breed revengement and a scourge for me.

    But thou dost in thy passages of life
    Make me believe that thou art only marked