In an audacious meeting of the minds, guitarist/producer and sonic provocateur Eraldo Bernocchi, who recently released Winter Garden with Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie, has joined forces with Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, keyboardist Jamie Saft (John Zorn, Bad Brains, New Zion Trio, Black Shabbis) and drummer Balázs Pándi (Obake, Merzbow, Venetian Snares) in the band Metallic Taste of Blood. Spanning the space between metal, progressive dub, alternative rock, free jazz and ambient music in a smooth and all-encompassing way, this latest offering in an ever-burgeoning catalog of renegade albums in the RareNoiseRecords stable ranging from bone-crunching intensity to cinematic soundscapes, with detours into reverb-soaked excursions and fuzz-fueled onslaughts along the way.
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“There’s really no specific idea or concept at work here,” says Bernocchi, co-founder of RareNoiseRecords who has also collaborated with the likes of Bill Laswell, Mick Harris, Toshinori Kondo, Nils Petter Molvaer and Davide Tiso, and is a member of the experimental doom metal band Obake. “These are four musicians who enjoy working together and playing music where they are freely expressing themselves. I’d say it’s more of an emotional stream than a juxtaposition of styles. And it just comes by itself, helped by sound.” Continue reading