B/B/S/
Palace
Miasmah Recordings
/
2016
Includes Instant Download
2LP
17.49/23.39
mialp 033 / Includes Download Code
Gatefold Sleeve, ltd. to 500 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Cosmow 6:27
2Butcher Note 9:12
3Navel Oil 6:57
4Linber 4:29
5LA Mom 11:57
6Solo 4:08
7Ape Rug 9:26
8Hogan Pence 9:32
9Harm Bug 5:10
10Combuh 12:23

One of the most amazing things about the group B/B/S/ is that even though it does sound like the logical sum of its parts, listening to their output is like devoting yourself to an emotional haze of interaction. All based on improvisations recorded within two sessions at Golden Retriever Studios in Berlin, the ten new tracks, spanning almost 80 minutes total, are so fluid and natural that they abandon separating the musicians' individual contribution for a soundscape that is overwhelming in the best possible way. However, the place B/B/S/ puts you in is not a gleaming one: It could be imagined as an empty room with just a chair to sit on to be surrounded and pervaded by flickering guitars, effects and drums – a scenery that is as murky as it is gripping and best digested without further distraction.

Making you feel comfortable might not be their main intention but Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi and Erik Skodvin know all the tricks to turn this into an exciting atmospheric experience with plenty of vigour and hope shining through the duskiness. Their second album for Miasmah masters in tension that is building up like a blueprint, maybe starting in one room but revealing many doors, corridors and passages to explore. There are no dead ends in their Palace: It’s a dark territory and sparse in light but each turn is a success and each glance a revelation.