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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bohren & der Club of Gore - Dolores (2008) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Ambient, Down-tempo

Tracklist :

1 Staub 7:51
2 Karin 3:37
3 Schwarze Biene (Black Maja) 8:11
4 Unkerich 5:31
5 Still am Tresen 3:58
6 Welk 6:18
7 Von Schnäbeln 3:56
8 Orgelblut 6:12
9 Faul 5:56
10 Welten 6:53

Bohren & der Club of Gore is a band founded in 1988 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Robin Rodenberg and Reiner Henseleit. Originally, members of Bohren started out playing in various hardcore bands such as 7 Inch Boots and Chronical Diarrhoea. In 1992 they produced a crossover of jazz, hardcore, and ambient, which they self described as an “unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds”. Henseleit left the band in 1996 and was replaced by Christoph Clöser in 1997, replacing the guitar with a saxophone at the same time.

#1 in The Silent Ballet top 50 Releases of 2008
Something about Bohren & Der Club of Gore’s music makes me feel like I’m going quietly mad. Yet on Dolores, faint glimmers of light begin to pierce the isolating haze. Not that the boys from Berlin have gotten all chipper on us, but from the medieval organs on "Staub," to the introspective sax solos on "Still Am Tresin," to the almost triumphant ending of "Welten," barely-there hints of positivity cause one to wonder if all that gloom is really so bad. If Bohren’s previous output evoked hitting bottom on skid row, Dolores suggests that the hung-over bum wakes up and realizes he can still salvage his life—or at least that even a wrecked life has moments of stunning beauty. (Lucas Kane)

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