Official press release:
The self-titled debut album from mind-melting metallic jazz trio Brain Tentacles is a journey in improvised and structured experimental sound from three venerable scene veterans. Featuring Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House etc.) on horns, voice, electric piano, and synth, Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, Deny The Cross etc.) on drums, and Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul) on bass, voice, and synth, Brain Tentacles sees the three-piece weaving their way through twisted, seizure-inducing compositions that call to mind the insanity of John Zorn’s storied project Naked City and Mike Patton’s most erratic experiments. The Brain Tentacles collective are masters of tension with the album moving unpredictably from mathy chaos to ponderous, juddering grooves that warp time in their wake, darting from one extreme to the other via insane rhythms and truly progressive, expansive songwriting. Occasional vocals (including a guest appearance from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson) lend an even sharper edge to the album, which is sure to blow away fans of instrumental and vocal-driven music alike. The record was produced by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Yob, etc.) and features artwork by Jef Whitehead of Leviathan!
The first new song from the album, “The Sadist”, has premiered via Decibel Magazine and can be heard now below:
Brain Tentacles will be released September 30th on CD, LP, and digitally via Relapse Records. Physical and digital pre-orders are available at THIS LOCATION.
Brain Tentacles track listing:
1. “Kingda Ka”
3. “Cosmic Warriors Girth Curse”
4. “Hand Of God”
6. “The Spoiler”
7. “Death Rules”
8. “The Sadist”
9. “Fata Morgana”
10. “Peace In War”
Additionally, Brain Tentacles will be supporting dissonant death metal legends Gorguts and stoner/prog heavyweights Intronaut on a month-long tour of North America this coming October. The tour will kick off in Boston on October 3rd and trek through Canada to the US West Coast and back again. Check out the full itinerary here.