Beach Sloth – Chvad SB “Outside the Shadow of an Aliquot Tree” (2017)

Embracing the space and the subtle, Chvad SB’s “Outside the Shadow of an Aliquot Tree” goes for subdued structures. Attention to detail serves the collection well for the pieces teem with life. Over the duration of the collection Chvad SB has an experimental bent to their work while retaining an emotional core. Texture is of […]

Big Takeover, The – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2017)

Former BT contributor Paul Lemos has never been one to sit still. Over 38 years, he has released nearly 40 albums spanning various genres, suffered the deaths of his closest bandmates and reconfigured Controlled Bleeding into what is arguably one of its strongest lineups. Larva continues in the punk prog style he resurrected late last […]

House of Prog – Chvad SB “Outside the Shadow of an Aliquot Tree” (2016)

US composer and musician CHVAD SB is perhaps best known for the bands he either leads or is a member of: Things Outside the Skin, Tongue Muzzle, Controlled Bleeding, The Qualia. He has been making outside of these bands as well, and has a career in music that goes back a quarter of a century. […]

Beach Sloth – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

Chvad SB’s “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” recalls the early days of early electronic composition. With a playful quality that is built into the song’s DNA the way the piece unfurls gives it a natural, airy feeling to it. Textural elements simply stun as Chvad SB allows nothing to sit still. Over the course […]

Aiding & Abetting – The Qualia “Cotillion Knives” (2016)

So what if I told you there was a band that paired near-perfect indie pop hooks with goofy disco-laden EDM? The Qualia doesn’t do that, exactly, but it tends to veer between those sounds. In any case, the hooks remain near-perfect.

Some albums are pure enjoyment from the start to the finish, easy on the […]

Brainwashed – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

In the over three decades since he first began the project, Paul Lemos has guided Controlled Bleeding all over the sonic map, from the early power electronics days into 1980s industrial, and eventually jazz and prog tinged rock improvisations.  It makes sense then that, for the first full length release of mostly new work since […]

Magnificent World of Dave K, The – Chvad SB “GUT” (2016)

Gut (2012) film/Bluray thoughts… This choice for my COEURS NOIRS closer might be confusing to some, as it it always promoted as a horror film. The truth is Gut, directed by Elias is a psychological horror/neo-noir. One of my favorite indie films in years, Gut recently had it’s Bluray debut and I wanted to give […]

New Noise, The – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Sempre tenaci Paul Lemos e soci. Dopo l’interessante split dello scorso anno con gli Sparkle In Grey tornano con questo nuovo doppio album e non si accontentano, dato che mettono in circolo pure la ristampa di un vecchio e ormai mitizzato lavoro, l’esordio per la Broken Flag, Distress Signals (in due versioni, i collezionisti più […]

Outburn – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Continued Uncategorization: Controlled Bleeding’s history goes back to the early 80’s, and if you’re brave enough to attempt headway through their confusing discography, both as Controlled Bleeding and various offshoots, then you’re much more patient than we are and you probably like mapping things out in flowcharts. Though, if you don’t and you want to […]

Metal Titans – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Controlled Bleeding have run the gambit over the course of their 30+ year career. To say that the Boston based act is eclectic is a gross understatement. Controlled Bleeding cull from Industrial, ambient, experimental, free jazz, post-punk, noise, rock and dub genres to create their unique sound. The band issued their latest offering at the […]

Side-Line Magazine – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Genre/Influences: Industrial-rock, noise, psychedelic-hardcore.

Background/Info: Controlled Bleeding was set up in the late 70s. The band hailing from New York rapidly became an influential name at the experimental- and industrial music scene. They’ve released an impressive discography, but this new studio-work can be easily considered as a milestone in their career. “Larva Lumps & Baby […]

Metal Underground – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Reviewed by Rex_84 on September 23, 2016

Paul Lemos has been releasing experimental albums through the Controlled Bleeding moniker since 1985. Fans of groups such as Swans and Coil also recognize Controlled Bleeding as a pioneering act in this ilk. “Experimental” is a catch-all phrase that not only denotes non-traditional compositions but also stylistic combinations. […]

On Pirate Satellite, interview with Chvad SB (2016)

Chvad SB and Controlled Bleeding?

Chvad SB is a composer and experimental musician. He performs in the bands Controlled Bleeding, The Qualia, and Tongue Muzzle. He also composed the score for the independent horror movie called “GUT.”

Controlled Bleeding is one of the longest-running and most influential experimental music bands around (having to date released […]

Metal Underground, Paul Lemos Interview, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Controlled Bleeding Discusses New Album “Larva Lumps And Baby Bumps”

Controlled Bleeding is a name synonymous with experimental music that crosses any and all boundaries – if you think you know weird, get ready to redefine your definition!

The band just returned with “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps,” released at the end of August via […]

Heathen Harvest – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps Is the Overture for a New Era of Controlled Bleeding

There is much to admire about a band that’s been around for forty years with seemingly countless releases that touch on almost every conceivable genre. But more than anything else, Controlled Bleeding deserve admiration for their devotion to their whims. […]

Rotting Zombie, The – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

I don’t really review music here at The Rotting Zombie, mainly because I know virtually zero about it and I find that music more than anything is extremely subjective. Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps is the latest album from Controlled Bleeding who formed in 1985 and over the years have dipped into many different genres, […]

1340mag – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Controlled Bleeding Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps Artoffact Records www.artoffact.com Release Date: August 26, 2016

Founded by Paul Lemos in 1978 Controlled Bleeding is a band that commands respect. With a near literal ton of releases, the band are probably best known to the masses as a pioneering industrial band, although they have never stuck […]

Chaos Control Digizine, Paul Lemos interview, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Paul Lemos of Controlled Bleeding interviewed about “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps”

“Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” marks the first full new album since 2002 from Long Island-based experimental band Controlled Bleeding. A double album, it contains a unified set of 5 pieces (‘Larva Lumps’) as well as a set of more primal instrumentals (‘Baby […]

FREQ – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

The Gregory Jacobsen cover wrapping this double album is a thing of warped beauty, but in no way prepares you for the flash flood of fret gymnastics it contains. An opener that literally takes your breath away, “Driving Through Darkness” is bloody brilliant, all hot proggy curves and carbolic rubs with a satisfying Pere Ubu-like […]

House of Prog – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

US band CONTROLLED BLEEDING has been a feature of the US music scene for more than three decades, and especially in the first 20 or so years of their existence they were a prolific band on most levels. For the past decade or so they have been relatively quiet though, but they have now marked […]

Emerging Indie Bands – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

The US experimental-music creator Chvad SB was introduced a couple of years ago. His latest release Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20 (available on bandcamp), although only a one track single is best heard when you have plenty of time to wrap yourself in the contusions as it lasts for over seventy three minutes.

Created […]

Avant Music News – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

Some of the systems art of the late 1960s and early 1970s—for example, Sol LeWitt’s modular lattice sculptures or Mel Bochner’s number grids—embodied a certain regularity of form. A systematic regularity, one might say. A basic element might be repeated at constant intervals or an input sequence subjected to a defined operation. By contrast, some […]

Chain D.L.K. – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

Despite album artwork that seems to channel Heath Robinson, or Henrique Alvim Corrêa’s HG Wells illustrations, sonically this experimental album is firmly routed in the 1950’s, citing the 1956 soundtrack to “Forbidden Planet” as an influence and sounding very akin to early BBC Radiophonic Workshop pieces.

The single 73-minute piece is programmed, in the sense […]

Side-line Magazine, Paul Lemos Interview, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Controlled Bleeding interview: ‘It was hard finding my bearings after losing my two long time collaborators’.

The fine Toronto-based label Artoffact Records is not only reissuing a significant portion of the Controlled Bleeding catalogue (check here for more info on which titles), they also will release the first proper complete studio album by Controlled Bleeding […]

Pitchfork – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Perennial Long Island noise-rockers return with their first album in 14 years, as detailed and cacophonous as they’ve always been.

Since their 1983 debut Knees and Bones, the Long Island-based Controlled Bleeding’s 30-plus albums have spanned a dizzying array of genres including noise, industrial, no wave, prog, psych, dub, and jazz (just to name a […]