April 25, 2014

Controllar: Only Strangers Are Normal

Electronic post-rock trio Controllar is the kind of band that will scare lovers of mainstream fodder, raised on a diet of predictable chord changes and moon-june lyrics.

Based in Amsterdam, the American/Israeli indie-rock trio doesn't settle for just playing a song on their forthcoming album Only Strangers Are Normal, but go for it with everything they've got. Which is quite a lot. Hooks is propelled forward by freaky operatic vocals, handfuls of discords and loud-as-fuck drums. The doom-laden Belong sounds like Siouxsie and The Banshees on a highly illegal substance. Lead single Again Again moves in slow motion. David Cronenberg could use it for the opening credits for one of his movies.

Only Strangers Are Normal is like an onion. Layers are heaped upon layers, weaving a magical musical tapestry that can actually fly. Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Anat Spiegel: vocals, guitar
Gur Spiegel: drums
Thomas Myrmel: bass, programming

Only Strangers Are Normal is ready to go out in the world, mastered and all. No set date for the release as yet. The single Again Again is available on Bandcamp. Pre-release masters of all tracks can be found on Soundcloud.

  1. Again Again
  2. Kicksin
  3. Nectar
  4. Hands
  5. Sweet & Sticky
  6. Hooks
  7. Belong
  8. Oak

» controllar.org

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