Bangladeafy, whose abbreviated and complex musical exercises seem designed with intent to either test endurance and dexterity or simply cheat carpal tunnel, are releasing an album this September titled, Housefly. Metal Sucks premiered "Bloom," an unrelenting minute-and-a-half of Bangladeafy's prog-centric battery that's interestingly been steered away from the duo's usual bass-n-drum combo. Finding some commonality with Zombi and Lightning Bolt, Jon Ehlers snarls his way through the track, his four-string supplanted by synthesized drones as drummer Atif Haq fills every available second with snare sound. Shifting mediums perhaps grants this creative venture more opportunity to expand their sound, which may be evident following a fully considered listen to the record. But, "Bloom"'s composition and urgency should be familiar enough to anyone acquainted with Bangladeafy, bass or not.
Pre-order Housefly at Nefarious Industries.
The band's 2016 LP, Narcopaloma, was reviewed for No Ripcord.
All info comes courtesy of Earsplit PR.
BANGLADEAFY: MetalSucks Premieres "Bloom" Video By NYC Duo; Housefly Album To See September Release Through Nefarious Industries
New York City-based duo BANGLADEAFY has deployed a new single from their impending Housefly full-length, creeping towards release in September through Nefarious Industries. The whack attack of "Bloom" has been delivered through a tripped-out roller-coaster-style visualizer video, which makes its premiere through MetalSucks.
Offers BANGLADEAFY's Jon Ehlers, "There's an instrumental lead in 'Bloom' that became an important motif on Housefly and can be heard in multiple points throughout the album if listened to attentively. Lyrically, the song is an expression of apathy, which is referred to in the form of a 'tar pit wormhole.' While going through the portfolio of the animator, Joey Carlino, I became inspired by what I felt could be a fun, visual interpretation of such tar pit wormholes. In the process of reviewing drafts for this visualizer, Joey had no problem meeting my demands of 'more grossness.'"
With the drums recorded and mixed by Mike Gatto of Gatto Records, Housefly was otherwise engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Vergara of Pancake Studios, and completed with artwork by Bryan Elkins.
The limitless and ever-evolving duo BANGLADEAFY - drummer Atif Haq and bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers - comes slamming back with a new beast. Housefly brings you thirteen anxiety-ridden compositions performed live on hardware synths, sample pads, and acoustic drums, and entirely abandons the electric bass acrobatics the tag team has become known for. Inspired by the human manipulation of electronic sounds, Housefly sees BANGLADEAFY revisiting influences of their youth such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo.
Marking a development in the band's philosophy and approach to songwriting, particularly in the vocal department, Housefly embraces more personal lyricism and an uncharacteristically up-front vocal presence. In 2020, BANGLADEAFY have freed themselves of all expectation and restraint - now, anything goes.
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