BULBUL, Austrian stalwarts of the most weird and wonderful, return after six years with a brand new full length album, Hirn Fein Hacken, and it’s good to have them and their pure avant-garde hedonism back.
Here we are: in a universe consisting of contrasts such as accessibility and denial, degeneration and full bloom, similarity and dichotomy. BULBUL choose to embrace these differences and apply it to their music, turning things upside down and changing perspective from every angle; the unimportant becomes important, the blurry focussed, straight becomes curvy and squared becomes round – quoting the concept of Auto Destructive Art by Gustav Metzger. With this, BULBUL are taking contemporary music to another level, creating something original and new, whilst simultaneously wearing their musical influences (The Kinks, Cpt. Beefheart, Rhys Chatham, Django Reinhart, Abner Jay, Fats Domino & Bob Dylan) on their sleeve.
Hirn Fein Hacken is a wild ride – what else would you expect from a record that can be translated from German as, ‘get your brain chopped into pieces‘?
Experience having your brain chopped to pieces with ‘Fire‘ below, the first track to be released from Hirn Fein Hacken:
The album was recorded in an old farmhouse in the Austrian wilderness breathing in the sonorous vibes of the hayloft. Responsible for tracking was the longtime acolyte of the band, Ollmann Brunbauer. Aside from the usual set up of guitars, drums and bass, BULBUL utilised sounds made from ‘found instruments’ such as umbrellas, tennis rackets, bicycle wheels, cooking lids and mattocks. The tracks then have been digitally revised and bludgeoned, constructed and deconstructed.
Hirn Fein Hacken Tracklisting:
3. I hea scho lång nix mea
4. Kanzla 5. Fisole
8. Genderman Can
10. A To Beans
Hirn Fein Hacken will be released on 31st March via Exile On Mainstream on CD in a beautiful Holusion cover with partial spot gloss and a double LP album on 180g pure virgin black vinyl. The 2LP is released in conjunction with dear friends Rock Is Hell.
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Photo Credit: Klaus Pichler