Brain Tentacles Offer Mind-Melting Metallic Jazz on Self-Titled Debut
Brain Tentacles — who released an EP a couple months back with Ringworm — have released a new song. That’s right, folks! You won’t have to wait any longer to hear grown men make funky noises with their mouths.
Their new track, called “The Sadist,” is an interesting experiment in the whole metal/jazz fusion thing. I can’t say I’ve ever heard it done quite like this before; it’s exceptionally dirty, and sounds a bit like Bruce Lamont (also of Yakuza) took the vocal melody from “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service and dunked it in the New York City sewer system for weeks on end before finally filling his baritone sax with the resulting filth and blowing it as vigorously as he possibly can out the end of his instrument. The final product is a jaded and vicious rendition of something that should almost sound nice, but is so bastardized by grime that it’s only capable of being a hate-filled shell of whatever it used to be — all sprinkled with a bit of desolation for good measure. Coupled with Dave Witte’s (Municipal Waste, etc) staccato drumming and Aaron Dallison’s (Keelhaul) trudging bass that seems like it was ripped from the jowls of Satan himself, the band’s appeal towards those that love heavier music becomes immediately apparent.
In short: it’s pretty fucking awesome.
You can also click here for a list of their upcoming tour dates with Gorguts and Intronaut. God, that’s gonna be an awesome show.
So go ahead, indulge in screaming woodwinds; swim in the sounds of shattered brass. Never before have reeds been so abused. Never before have… fuck it. You get the point.