Controlled Bleeding’s new record, titled Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps, is now up for pre-order at their Bandcamp. The record dropped in August, so you can stream the whole thing, but vinyl is set for September 23rd. It’s on green wax and housed in a gatefold jacket.
Larva Lumps is a startling record: it somehow flawlessly mixes industrial noise and prog rock into a beautifully stream-of-conscious work that is at once fairly brutal and lovingly serene. The opening piece, Driving Through Darkness, could be the title of a pop-ballad, until you realize the actual meaning of the word ‘driving’; jumping out at you seemingly in medias res, the album and track crash thru a minute of jazz-improv and clicking bass that give way to a delightful guitar, before grabbing you again on the road to darkness. The second track, Carving Song, is an industrial monster that sounds like the spawn of Test Dept. and Cubanate, and the epic, 22-minute long closer The Perks of Being a Perv, an instrumental throbbing piece of industrial-meets-prog confusion, is breathtaking.
The pressing is coming out through Artoffact Records.