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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

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

Welcome, kiddies… Since I took no part in choosing this album for review, I have to imagine that out esteemed editor saw the track titled “The Perks of Being a Perv” and knew that I would make an immediate personal connection. I would ask him to provide evidence for such a vulgar assertion, beyond the […]

A Journal of Musical Things – Controlled Bleeding “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Before NIN and Ministry there was Controlled Bleeding and though their story has largely remained underground and untold their influence on the industrial/noise genre is undeniable. Now, almost 15 years after their last release, these NY experimentalists have returned with a brand new album, Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps. Featuring the single “Driving Through Darkness,” […]

Nerdist, The – Controlled Bleeding “Larvae Lumps and Baby Bumps” (2016)

Controlled Bleeding are difficult to describe. Gnarly is perhaps the only world that really captures their ugly, analog sound. It’s certainly punk, without element of noise, and maybe a little surf rock. Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps is the bands first album in 14 years and you can hear a track from it below. Again, […]

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

Chvad SB designed & built a self-playing computer free synthesizer. The next generation of musicians is human free. Or so they say. Given that all pop music these days sounds to me like it was composed by algorithm, this is kind of terrifying. I miss humans. Humans are okay. And it’s fair to say, I […]

Floorshime Zipper Boots – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

One of our favorite indie labels, and also one of the most forward thinking musically, is Silber Records. Readers of this blog will note that their releases appear here regularly. Today we have another fine, envelope pushing release from them. Phenomenalism Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20 is the new album from Chvad SB. The 1 […]

Letter’s from a Tapehead – Chvad SB “Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20” (2016)

Chvad SB‘s Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20 was apparently two years in the making and was constructed without the aid of a computer or a human to manipulate or arrange the sounds. How? I’m still not quite sure I understand how, but the music you hear was built from a self-playing modular synthesizer programmed […]

Iye Zine – Controlled Bleeding “Perversions of the Aging Savant” (2015, split)

Succede, a volte, che un paio di etichette si associno per supportare il fatto che due band abbiano deciso di fare un disco insieme. E’ il caso, per esempio della Old Bicycle Records e della Off Records (la prima svizzera, la seconda belga) che, uniti gli sforzi, hanno permesso agli italiani Sparkle In Grey (capeggiati […]

African Paper – Controlled Bleeding “Perversions of the Aging Savant” (2015, split)

Vergangenes Jahr konnte man auf der Facebook-Seite Controlled Bleedings einen Post von Paul Lemos lesen, in dem dieser das Ende der Band verkündete, zu frustriert schien er darüber zu sein, dass das Publikum die vielen musikalischen Ha(c)kenschläge nicht (mehr) mitzumachen schien. Kurz darauf verschwand dieser Post wieder und nun melden sich Controlled Bleeding mit einer […]