|Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann / Black Bombaim & Peter Brötzmann|
|Add Date:||2017-01-10|| ||Pull Date:||2017-03-14|| ||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||12 Feb||5 Feb||29 Jan||22 Jan||15 Jan|
Psych rock extraordinaire. Peter Brötzmann is a prominent name in free jazz, and here he plays saxophone with the heavy psych rock of Black Bombaim, a band from Portugal. Thrilling guitars and bass wrestle with saxophone in a relentless wall of sound that borders on sensory overload. All tracks mindblowingly great. Recommended if you like The Psychic Paramount, Black Sabbath, the sensation of your brain melting. |
1. (13:04) Part I—Three minutes of freewheeling saxophone give way to a thunderous psych rock epic. Very intense for the most part but catches its breath a few times towards the end.
2. (8:37) Part II—Gets things cooking right away with monstrous guitars and driving bass. Dense, melodic, transcendent.
3. (11:32) Part III—Echoes of heavy metal. More plodding and restrained, allowing the saxophone to dominate at times. Brötzmann at his rawest and most desperate on the record.
4. (7:04) Part IV—Opens with an imposing bassline that mutates throughout. Gradually intensifies the guitars, drums, and general noise. Saxophone gets the last word.
5. (6:59) Part V—Ominous guitars and bass turn into an apocalyptic grinder of a track.