AVANT-GARDE NOISE ROCK COLLAB, BUÑUEL,
DEBUTS NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “WHEN GOD USED A ROPE”
NEW RECORD, “KILLERS LIKE US,” OUT FEB 18TH VIA PROFOUND LORE RECORDS
The prominent avant-garde noise rock band known as BUÑUEL has unveiled plans to release their third album, Killers Like Us, on February 18th with Profound Lore Records. Today, the group has unveiled the record’s first new track, “When God Used A Rope,” accompanied by beautifully chaotic video directed by Jacopo Rondinelli. Watch now at the link below.
The four-piece collaboration consists of renowned American art terrorist Eugene S. Robinson (OXBOW) on vocals and a trio of revered Italian musicians, guitarist Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours), bassist Andrea Lombardini, and drummer Francesco Valente (Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Snare Drum Exorcism, and Lume).
Commenting on “When God Used A Rope,” Robinson says:
“You ever read the Book of Job and wonder what was happening beyond the obvious? Our sense is that God was Satan’s cat’s paw in this story of arbitrary and randomized violence. Along the lines of “I guess I was wrong about Job, God. What about Ezra?” And the story repeats itself for every single soul on the planet where it’s clear that the test is no test at all but just a jubilee for making miserable everything that walks. This is what this song might be about.“
BUÑUEL is the sound of a difficult situation made worse by an unwillingness and an inability to play nice. If slotting it in a genre makes it easier for you to understand, just so you have something to file it under, mark it down as Heavy. With a capital H.
But not heavy that’s in any way predictable, BUNUEL’S amalgam of angular rhythms, drum salvos, blitzkrieging guitars and vocals that sound more like threats than promises is post-punk, proto heavy and arty up the ass. Arty as in avant-garde noise. The band’s latest exploration of sound, Killers Like Us, is the third part of a trilogy that started with A Resting Place for Strangers and then The Easy Way Out – is a killer addition to the canon of good music for bad people.
Robinson reflects on the new album:
“The ambiguity implied by the title where it’s not entirely clear whether the killers are similar to us or just appreciate us, is nowhere in evidence in the music, which sets out to say in as clear a way as possible: your death is an inevitable consequence of you, very precisely, being YOU.
I’m always understanding recorded music as a soundtrack for a movie you the listener get to visualize. In this case: the visuals as they exist are much more potent reminders that our horrors are as ever present as our loves are endless.”
When you mix and match the awesome sonic…MIGHT, really no other word for it…brought to bear by Xabi, Andrea and Franz, and match that with the grand guignol of the lyrics and the lyric delivery, you need to know that nothing else you hear this year will come close. Something I stake my life on.”
Killers Like Us Tracklisting:1. Hornets
2. When God Used A Rope
3. It’s All Mine
4. Crack Shot
6. Roll Call
7. When We Talk
8. A Prison of Measured Time
9. For the Cops
10. Even The Judge
Named after the Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, the only filmmaker to first make his bones by making good on what happens when straight razors meet eyeballs, BUÑUEL boasts the sound work of the Italian trio of guitarist Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours), the bass of Andrea Lombardini, and the drums of Francesco Valente (Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Snare Drum Exorcism, and Lume ), along with the vocals of Eugene S. Robinson (OXBOW).
Xabier is the deus-ex-machina of some of Italy’s most adventurous musical projects as both guitarist and sound manipulator for dozens of bands on more than 50 records with major and independent labels whose work has seen him playing live on three continents. And counting.
Andrea Lombardini, a composer, producer and electric bass beast has been playing in Italian and international jazz, pop, rock and just about everything with everyone including most significantly David Binney, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jason Lindner, Richard Julian, Michel Godard and many more.
Francesco Valente, composer, percussionist, improviser and sound extremist, is a vital slice of the Italian rock band Il Teatro Degli Orrori.
And Eugene S. Robinson, vocals, lyricist and owner of the .44 magnum revolver on the record cover has spent the last 30 plus years with the critically esteemed experimental rock outfit OXBOW.
With their first two records appearing on Italy’s La Tempesta, for this their third, BUÑUEL is branching out to have Profound Lore Records handle the non-Italian speaking portion of the world. A development that will let them play well beyond the previous tours European stomping grounds.Recorded in the midst of the pandemic by Andrea De Marchi. Vocals by Monte Vallier, KILLERS LIKE US was mixed by Giulio Ragno Favero (Zu) and Mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse). The album will see release on February 18, 2022, on CD/LP/Digital by Profound Lore Records and La Tempesta International.