Bandcamp Interview and Feature, Controlled Bleeding (2017)

Experimental Groundbreakers Controlled Bleeding Straddle the Primal and Cerebral

Controlled Bleeding bandleader and guitarist Paul Lemos isn’t the type of artist you can pigeonhole. Since founding Controlled Bleeding in Boston in the late ‘70s, Lemos has led the band through a dizzying array of musical styles including post-punk, fusion, power electronics, and industrial, to name just […]

House of Prog – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20″ (2018)

US composer and musician CHVAD SB has been active for around a quarter of a century at this point, perhaps primarily best known as a band member in a number of different set-ups, but he also has a few solo productions to his name. The curiously named “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” dates back […]

QRD Interview with Chvad SB (2015)

From QRD #74:

QRD – What was your first guitar & what happened to it?

Chvad – My first guitar was my Opa’s 1960-ish Sears Silvertone. I beat it up a lot over the years, but I still have it. I get really emotionally attached to instruments. I can’t see ever parting ways with it.

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Floorshime Zipper Boots – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

North Carolina’s ethereal auteurs Silber Records bring us Structures, a hauntingly charming guitar drone from Chvad SB. The album encompasses two 20+ minute pieces of sculptured sonic hegemony, that swirl, glisten, crackle and shout with stunning effect. The album is minimalist and engaging, with lots of edge to tread and spark to admire. Love this […]

Heartache With Hard Work – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

A deep electronic drone, punctuated by little ripples of organic sound. It’s the sound of quiet unrest, the slow etching of shadows cast by the light of a full moon. It reminds me a lot of the meanderings of early Pink Floyd records, but spooled out ever so slowly. There’s a contemplative quality, but one that […]

Dayz of Purple and Orange – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

Every now and then along comes a record that is just so beautiful….so heartstoppingly gorgeous…that you can almost feel the endorphins being released and a veil of bliss and contentment being drawn over the despair and despondency of the modern world. Well, this album is one of those. Chvad SB is a prodigious artist having produced some […]

Beach Sloth – Chvad SB “Structure” (2018)

Stately with its epic sprawl, Chvad SB’s “Structure” feels utterly mesmerizing. Featuring a mixture of ambient, drone, with a nod to a spaghetti western twang, the whole thing simply consumes the listener whole. Physicality dominates the two extended pieces as they explore true dream worlds. Texturally rich, Chvad SB ensures that every single element positively […]

Emerging Indie Bands – Chvad SB “Structure” (2017)

The two track single (available on bandcamp) runs for roughly three quarter of an hour of immersive soundscape.

The opening track Column sits around an extended note from which half-caught inflections almost imperceptibly surface akin to, invisible to the naked eye, imperfections in glass.

Pillar, my pick of the release, is a blurry flow of frequencies which clear […]

Chain D.L.K. – Chvad SB “Structure” (2017)

Apparently this is Chvad SB’s 80th release in about 27 years, which with some artists might imply that they’re knocking them out without much thought. And on the surface, the bold simplicity of the layered drones, strung-out notes and heavily processed guitar noodling in the two 22-minute pieces that make up “Structure” could imply that […]

INDUSTRIAL [r]EVOLUTION, Paul Lemos Interview, Controlled Bleeding (2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Bleeding: welcome to our world of intuition.

Addentrarsi nel mondo dei Controlled Bleeding significa entrare a contatto con uno dei gruppi che sul finire degli anni Settanta ha scritto la storia della scena newyorkese. La formazione che è stata da […]

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, Controlled Bleeding (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. […]