|The Brian Jonestown Massacre||Don’t Get Lost|
The Brian Jonestown Massacre — Don’t Get Lost (Feb 24, 2017) What have you done in your musical career that you are most proud of?
⦿⦿⦿ It’s not a career or a lifestyle choice — I am an artist. I am proud that as a child I decided to become me and refuse to become anything else or resemble anyone else or live up to anyone else’s expectations except for my own.
⦿⦿⦿ Prolific American retro~psych band whose distorted, fuzzy guitars and rock & roll attitude are both rooted in the late ‘60s. Originally, Anton Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones’ psychedelic phase, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music. Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Birth name: Anton Alfred Newcombe
Born: August 29, 1967
Origin: Newport Beach, California, United States
Instruments: Guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, sitar, tambura, keyboards
Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo~Psychedelia
Album release: Feb 24, 2017
Record Label: ‘a’ Records
01. Open Minds Now Close 8:15
02. Melodys Actual Echo Chamber 3:52
03. Resist Much Obey Little 4:03
04. Charmed I’m Sure 3:01
05. Groove Is In The Heart 4:43
06. One Slow Breath 7:11
07. Throbbing Gristle 6:24
08. Fact 67 6:35
09. Dropping Bombs On The Sun 6:32
10. UFO Paycheck 4:09
11. Geldenes Herz Menz 3:28
12. Acid 2 Me Is No Worse Than War 5:27
13. Nothing New To Trash Like You 3:37
14. Ich Bin Klang 4:48
⦿ Ricky Maymi,
⦿ Dan Allaire,
⦿ Collin Hegna &
⦿ Ryan Van Kriedt.
⦿ Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena~Maneesh &
⦿ Pete Fraser (The Pogues, New Young Pony Club) on saxophone joins the band on this album, plus vocal performances from Tim Burgess (Charlatans),
⦿ Tess Parks and
⦿ Shaun Rivers.
≡⦿ Don’t Get Lost was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s new Cobra Studio in Berlin. It is the 16th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from March 2016 to October 2016.
≡⦿ A new dynamic is heard on this album mixing the shoegaze/psychedelic sound with more experimental twists on some tracks you might hear PIL (Metalbox), Primal Scream, or even Ornette Coleman.
≡⦿ 14 tracks that will twist and turn through the known and the unknown Brian Jonestown Massacre.
≡⦿ Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D’or winner at Cannes film festival 2015.
Timothy Monger, Score: ***
⦿ Arriving a scant four months after their last full~length, Don’t Get Lost finds Brian Jonestown Massacre trekking ever further afield into the psych wilderness. Since launching his Cobra Studio in Berlin, bandleader Anton Newcombe has turned his operation into a bursting warehouse of sound, opening the floodgates to deliver a torrent of new music over the early 2010s. Bearing the name of a song from 2016’s Third World Pyramid, the 14~track Don’t Get Lost offers a pretty wide cross~section of BJM’s various modes, with a particular emphasis on electronic experimentations.
⦿ As on many of their 2010s records, a handful of guests can be heard scattered throughout the proceedings, like singers Tess Parks, Tim Burgess, and Shaun Rivers, as well as Norwegian musician Emil Nikolaison (Serena Maneesh) and British saxophonist Pete Fraser.
⦿ Immediately challenging listeners, Don’t Get Lost opens with “Open Minds Now Close,” an eight~minute droning Kraut~psych jam that hangs out in the same key for exactly eight minutes. Of the more electronic~oriented material, the instrumental “Charmed I’m Sure” offers a pleasantly dreamy ambient respite while “Acid 2 Me Is No Worse Than War” thumps along brightly with its programmed beats and oddly engaging cacophony of swirling synths and unintelligible vocals. The lengthy, trance~like “One Slow Breath” is meandering and quite pretty at times with distant spoken word vocals scattered throughout.
⦿ For all of its interesting textural presence, though, Don’t Get Lost suffers from a dearth of legitimate highlights, with BJM seemingly wandering the sonic landscape in search of a proper song or theme to grab onto. As they head further down this cerebral path, it would behoove Newcombe and his gang to work a bit harder on their core offerings before they paint on all the fun stuff. ⦿ Allmusic.com
⦿ Methodrone (1995)
⦿ Spacegirl and Other Favorites (1995)
⦿ Take It from the Man! (1996)
⦿ Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request (1996)
⦿ Thank God for Mental Illness (1996)
⦿ Give It Back! (1997)
⦿ Strung Out in Heaven (1998)
⦿ Bravery, Repetition and Noise (2001)
⦿ ...And This Is Our Music (2003)
⦿ My Bloody Underground (2008)
⦿ Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? (2010)
⦿ Aufheben (2012)
⦿ Revelation (2014)
⦿ Musique de Film Imaginé (2015)
⦿ Third World Pyramid (2016)
⦿ Don’t Get Lost (2017)
BIJU BELINKY, Oct 31 2016, 10:48am
|The Brian Jonestown Massacre||Don’t Get Lost|