Available as a double CD and double LP (250 copies on black vinyl and 250 copies on swill green vinyl)
Controlled Bleeding announces its first proper studio album since 2002. “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” is a startling record, mixing industrial noise and prog rock into a beautiful stream-of-consciousness work that is at once brutal and lovingly serene. The opening piece, Driving Through Darkness, could be the title of a pop-ballad, until you realize the actual meaning of the word ‘driving’; jumping out at you, seemingly in medias res (latin for in the middle of things), the album and track crash thru a minute of jazz-improv and clicking bass that give way to a delightful guitar, before grabbing you again on the road to darkness. The second track, Carving Song, is an industrial monster that sounds like the spawn of Test Dept. and Cubanate, and the epic, 22-minute long closer The Perks of Being a Perv, an instrumental throbbing piece of industrial-meets-prog confusion, is simply breathtaking.
Features engineering by Martin Bisi (Swans, White Zombie, John Zorn) and a cover painting by Gregory Jacobsen (Lovely Little Girls).
Disc 1: Larva Lumps & Baby Bumps
Driving through Darkness
As Evening Fades
The Perks of Being a Perv
Disc 2: The Bisi Sessions
Return of the Quiet
Eye of Needle