Genre: post-rock, atmospheric, ambient
Label: Denovali Records
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Othes posts: Scars Of the Midwest, The Fallen Host
In September 2011 Blueneck release Repetitions, their third album, on Denovali Records. The new LP is the follow-up to 2010’s The Fallen Host (“Stunning” – Rocksound, “Fantastic… an intoxicating, all-consuming experience” – Classic Rock: Prog, "Over time, I expect that this album will continue to be appealing, while many more glamorous and overhyped albums will disappear." - The Silent Ballet) and 2006’s debut Scars of the Midwest. Though steeped in the trademark melancholy power of their former works, Repetitions resonates with new heights of emotional drama. From the butcher’s knife-edge tension of strident opener ‘Pneumothorax’, past the cocooned confessional ‘Barriers Down’, to the cathartic windswept Americana of ‘The Last Refuge’, Repetitions makes a deliberate lunge for the emotional jugular. It’s without doubt that this red-blooded output results from Repetitions’ unusual recording process. Whereas the first two albums were constructed in Blueneck’s reclusive studio deep in the farmlands of Somerset, this time the band made the deliberate decision to head to the city. Working with producer Mat Sampson in his Bink Bonk basement studios in Bristol, a recording session started that would eventually span an 18 month period, ending in June 2011. It wasn’t just the surroundings that needed to change. Contrary to their previous approach, this time Sampson encouraged Blueneck to minimise digital trickery. The band deliberately embraced analogue tools, acoustic instruments and live performances. Much of Repetitions is recorded live as a band using vintage amplifiers, pedals and microphones, a vast array of ancient analogue synths and organs, not to mention the addition of authentic live upright piano, violin and cello. Blueneck will follow the release of Repetitions with an extensive European tour throughout October and November 2011.
Great band, recommended, like the other two previous albums they have.
1 Pneumothorax 4:12
2 Sawbones 5:37
3 Venger 5:51
4 Sleeping Through a Storm 6:44
5 Una Salus Victus 3:37
6 Ellipsis 5:05
7 Barriers Down 7:21
8 The Last Refuge 5:34
9 Lopussa 4:56