ORGAN THING OF THE DAY, JANUARY 10th…. Things, things, things…. thing’s ain’t working out down on the farm… Thin of the day? There goes Moses carrying his bible book,things ain’t right, go ask the farmer, Thing of the day? Back in Black? Art of burning what? hey mister, so you think it….. Burning water?
ART OF BURNING WATER are doing many things at once right now, one of those things is the act of releasing an album called This Disgrace,,,, back in the day we’d have written a juicy review, sent it to press, waited for the copy, then sold you a magazine with said dancing around architecture somewhere within…. No need for words, here’s the album, out on Riot Season and Super Fi, here comes the orange link just in case you missed it first time
“Art Of Burning Water were born out of the ‘white flats’ of Hanwell (W7) and the pre-gentrified homes of Hammersmith (W6) in West London in 2001. The sound of suburban alienation and misfit isolation forged an awkward visceral sound that was too punk for the metallers, too noisy for the arthouse crowd and too weird for seemingly everyone else. AOBW continue to plough their own furrow despite personal injury and often chronic disorganisation. with self-promotion taking a back seat to the importance of sound creation to combat the often ugly hardships of everyday living.
Like Slayer gone sludge, AOBW channel the prime noise-rock of vintage Zeni Geva and Godflesh with the more complex rhythmical riff obsessions of the Melvins, Keelhaul and mid-period Voivod. In saying that however, AOBW also adhere to the original punk philosophy of ‘anything goes’. There are no restrictions. Punk isn’t about Discharge (as good as they were and are), studded belts and crusty bum flaps. Punk is the heart to tell the narrow minded to get fucked.
“This Disgrace” continues the more spontaneous writing approach of third album “Love You Dead” with some emotionally draining dirge sections akin to a more budget “Children Of God”-era Swans, What’s This For?” period Killing Joke as well as the “Souls At Zero” beatings of Neurosis. All subject to opinion of course.” not our words, someone else’s, they did say who’s…. you don’t need our words, you got the link up there, and here some more Art of………
Drug manufacture, beautiful, need more cans….
And never mind no Bowie comeback, at his very best he was only ever a poor person’s Peter Hammill…