News•October 1, 2012 2:07 PM ET•2,087 views
Car Bomb releases new album
Official press release: New York tech metal exhibitionists, Car Bomb, are pleased to unveil their first full-length offering in five years! Entitled w^w^^w^w, the self-released, 12-track long player was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by the band between 2011 and 2012 at their own studios in Long Island and Brooklyn, produced by guitarist Greg Kubacki, and features guest vocalist Joseph Duplantier of Gojira on the track "Third Revelation." (Check it out at this location). Comments the band in a collective statement: "We're beyond excited to once and for all complete and release this thing. Every aspect of this recording -- writing, recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, you name it -- was done 100% by the band. It took as much time as most people spend going to college, but we think it was worth the wait." Often referred to as "double-u click double-u" for short, w^w^^w^w is clearly the band's most ambitious and diverse offering to date. Songs range from the 50-seconds of syncopated chaos that is "Auto-Named," and the catchy, mid-tempo "Lower The Blade," to the speed metal infused "The Seconds." Each track displays the typical chaotic timing that is signature Car Bomb, yet expresses a clear thematic differentiation to make it its own. Vocalist Michael Dafferner elaborates: "It's really easy when writing technical music to sound like you're just stringing random riffs together. Though we wanted to make a lot of sharp turns in each song, we really strove for each song to have its own distinct sound and mood." Adds guitarist Greg Kubacki, "most people will hear just random noise when listening to this record, but to us it's all really simple ideas. We're fascinated by the book Godel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter and we try to make music that is recursive. We try to establish certain themes and then shape and reuse them in different ways to create songs that have common threads within them. Patterns repeat, but not in ways you'd expect." This process creates songs that fans can grasp in one way but maybe can't grasp in another, and all the time they are swallowing you into a hypnotic and infinite vortex. The influence of M.C. Escher's (the "Escher" in Godel, Escher, Bach) is also evident in the w^w^^w^w cover artwork which is simply a nauseating spiral of small repeated patterns. Car Bomb released their debut full-length, Centralia, via Relapse Records in 2007. Called "esoteric and experimental," by About.com, the band followed the release with a gaggle of live performances as well as a split 7" with Burnt By the Sun before going on an unofficial hiatus. The digital release of w^w^^w^w (which reached the #2 spot on BandCamp's Top Sellers list this week) follows the Car Bomb's short but epic tour with Gojira this Summer. CD and vinyl release dates to be announced in the coming weeks. w^w^^w^w Track Listing: 01. The Sentinel 02. Auto-Named 03. Finish It 04. Lower The Blade 05. Garrucha 06. Third Revelation 07. Recursive Patterns 08. Spirit of Poison 09. Magic Bullet 10. Crud 11. This Will Do the Job 12. The Seconds
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