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 duos industrialized junkyard is still sweaty,
lurching and may remind you of Arab On Radar On Alice Donut (On Biafra),
but its 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. Albinis stripped down approach to recording fit well with Årabrots 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 Batailles 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
earths 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:
2. And The Ass Had Spoken
3. Madonna Was A Whore
6. Auto Da Fe
8. The Wheel Is Turning Full Circle
European tour begins November 2011!
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