CONTROLLED BLEEDING ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM "LARVA LUMPS AND BABY BUMPS" ON ARTOFFACT RECORDS; FIRST SONG "DRIVING THROUGH DARKNESS"
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2CD and digital versions available August 26,
2LP on September 23
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. - The longstanding and prolific experimentalist project, Controlled Bleeding, will return with its first proper studio album since 2002, entitled Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps, this summer on Artoffact Records. An eclectic mix of industrial, progressive rock, jazz and heavy metal influences, Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps will be released as a 2CD digipak and digital download on August 26, with a 2LP edition, housed in a beautiful gatefold, to be released on September 23.
Controlled Bleeding co-founder Paul Lemos recently sat down with the Wall Street Journalto discuss the new studio effort. Check out the article online at: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/06/16/controlled-bleeding-taps-into-old-energy-with-driving-through-darkness-exclusive/, complete with a first taste of the album in the form of its opening track "Driving through Darkness."
Pre-order Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps via Bandcamp at: https://controlledbleeding.bandcamp.com/album/larva-lumps-and-baby-bumps or Storming the Base at:http://www.stormingthebase.com/controlled-bleeding-larva-lumps-baby-bumps-2lp-vinyl/.
1) Driving through Darkness
2) Carving Song
3) Trawler's Return
4) As Evening Fades
5) The Perks of Being a Perv (Parts 1-4)
1) Return of the Quiet
2) Fusion Song
4) Garage Dub
5) Trawler's Song
6) Eye of Needle
7) Trang's Song
Larva Lumps is a startling record: it somehow flawlessly mixes industrial noise and prog rock into a beautifully stream-of-conscious work that is at once fairly brutal and lovingly serene.
Unlike a lot of Controlled Bleeding's more recent outputs, Larva Lumps is a unified set of five pieces. Both the vinyl and CD versions come with an additional album of bonus material consisting of driving instrumental pieces the band recorded live with famed producer Martin Bisi (Swans, White Zombie, Sonic Youth) at his Brooklyn, N.Y. studio one hot August day in 2012.
The cover paintings come courtesy of artist Gregory Jacobsen.
Originally formed nearly 40 years ago in 1978, New York-based Controlled Bleeding remains one of the most hard to classify and avant-garde experimental projects. The band's output ranges from brutal noise to eclectic industrial, from avant-jazz to prog rock, and its works have appeared on Tone Casualties, Wax Trax, Broken Flag, Soleilmoon, Sub Rosa and more. Controlled Bleeding today is Paul Lemos, Anthony Meola, Mike Bazini, and Chvad SB.
Stay tuned for more information on Controlled Bleeding and Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps, out this summer on Artoffact Records.
About Controlled Bleeding:
Controlled Bleeding is an experimental music group based in Long Island, New York. The group was founded by Paul Lemos, the group's only consistent member. Most of Controlled Bleeding's released recordings feature two main collaborators, Chris Moriarty and vocalist Joe Papa, who both passed away in the late 2000s.
Since their first full-length release, Knees and Bones, in 1985, Controlled Bleeding have released a number of albums spanning several different genres, many of which were released on notable independent labels. Their cross-genre approach combined with the out-of-print status of many of the group's early releases is reminiscent of the work of other experimental and cross-genre groups of the 80s and 90s such as Coil and Swans. But Controlled Bleeding continues today, creating strange new works, perhaps the most challenging of their long career.
Controlled Bleeding is:
Paul Lemos - guitar
Mike Bazini - programming
Tony Meola - drums
Chvad SB - programming
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