Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Årabrot Stream New Album "Solar Anus" Out This Week on Fysisk Format

Stream New Album "Solar Anus" Out This Week on Fysisk Format
Norse Gods of Noise Rock's Fifth Album is Produced by Steve Albini, Marks 50th Release for Label

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"The duo’s industrialized junkyard is still sweaty, lurching and may remind you of Arab On Radar On Alice Donut (On Biafra), but it’s more stripped-down, raw, and primitive than previous offerings." - Stereogum

"Bands like Black Cobra, Wizard Rifle and Arabrot remind you that two people can still make one helluva racket. Arabrot's riffy noise thunder does just that Solar Anus, the band's latest Steve-Albini-blessed LP out TODAY via Fysisk Format. Stream the LP in its entirety here exclusively, recommended for fans of mid-period Melvins (Houdini/Stoner Witch era) and heavy fare ranging from High on Fire to Unsane." - BrooklynVegan

Solar Anus is the fifth album by Norwegian noise rock act Årabrot. Their previous album, REVENGE from 2010, marked the "end of an era and the beginning of something new." While the first four Årabrot albums showed a staggering level of ambition and a sense of musical dramaturgy like no other band, Solar Anus shows a band that has found its form, the ambitions and latent genius of the past has come into light.

All of the eight tracks that make out Solar Anus are recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, known for his work with Pixies, Nirvana and his own bands Big Black and Shellac. Albini’s stripped down approach to recording fit well with Årabrot’s arrangements, consisting of nothing more than drums, vocals and a baritone guitar. After finishing the main recordings Årabrot collaborator Concept.Virus infested some of the tracks with electronics, but still most of the tracks were kept clean, open and focused on the primitive force of rhythms, chords and guttural vocals spitting out filthy prose.

The title and part of the thematic inspiration of the album is from the french literate Georges Bataille. Like Bataille, Årabrot is fascinated by the joy and energy of unifying the high and the low, the filth and the pure, the animalistic and the divine in man. In songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nernes’ own words: "Gold indicates the sun as we hail Bataille’s take on the subject of abjection. Solar Anus betokened the Golden Calf - juxtaposed between utmost evil and greater sanctity. Such as the eternal radiance of heaven or the egregious iniquities of the abyss. Or the alchemist of The Holy Mountain converting faeces into gold."

Solar Anus’ eight tracks is Årabrot playing their purest, wildest, ugliest rockn'roll. Even the tiniest ears in mother earth’s soil will open like flowers to the sun. Solar Anus is the first album of the new Årabrot and the fiftieth release on Fysisk Format.

Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini in Electrical Audio Studio A, Chicago, Il, March & May 2011. Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service June 2011. Cover artwork and design by Transgressive Productions. Songs by K. Nernes. Arranged and structured by Årabrot

Stream "Solar Anus" here!

"Solar Anus" Track List:
1. Solaranus
2. And The Ass Had Spoken
3. Madonna Was A Whore
4. Valkyrie
5. Nubile
6. Auto Da Fe
7. Odine
8. The Wheel Is Turning Full Circle

European tour begins November 2011!

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