Tuesday, 24 January 2012

THIS IS FUCKIN' HORROR

Band: B-MACHINA
Title:
This Is Fuckin' Horror
Format: Internet download available from http://b-machina.bandcamp.com and released on 17 December 2011.
Edition: Unlimited download

Track Listing:
01. This Is Fuckin' Horror 10.43

Following on from B-Machina's "Heimatleid" EP being made available for download via the Bandcamp website, the project has grasped the bull firmly by the horns and uploaded a second song in the same format, this time rejoicing under the delicate title "This Is Fuckin' Horror". Heavens above - swearing in one of Hugin's song titles?! What, you might reasonably ask, is this all about?!

Well, for starters let's have Hugin's thoughts on the song:

"The story behind it is simple; I was in the mood to create something new for Bonemachine and I started without any concept, and more and more when I'm working on it the song sounds really horrifying, so dark and scary! But that's just my opinion about this track, maybe other people hear something totally different in it!"

Listening to the piece once again as this post is being typed, Nazgul notes that amidst the fuzzy, static-filled backdrop there are some fine guitar passages in the mix, alongside monsterous outpourings of electronica and vast slabs of noise, together with the delicate pickings of more acoustic refrains. The overall effect is decidedly unsettling, particularly with the electronic effects and strange almost animal-like vocalisations that appear sporadically through the song. One of those strange songs that creeps up on you and grows on you like a mould, but will create a vivid mental image in the mind's eye of listeners.

Is it fuckin' horror - well, to those of you wholly accustomed to the more ethereal waftings within the Uruk Hai discography it might well be, yes! It fits nicely within the B-Machina canon of musicial experimentation, however, and whilst it's fair to say it's not the most instantly appealing song you'll ever hear there's most certainly an insane charm to the thing which is hard to ignore!

As ever with the Bandcamp website the customer is largely free to choose their own price to download the song (above a notional starting price), so dig deep and throw some loot in the direction of the B-Machina juggernaut. Who knows, it can only encourage Hugin to upload more of these insane musings for his equally insane followers to devour.

And look - just to show there's no hard feelings about the recent Bonemachine bootleg saga, Hugin's even added a picture of Kenji Siratori on the artwork for this release...

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