Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lost Tapes #3: Bohren & Der Club Of Gore

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, with their self-proclaimed "horror jazz" sound, will keep you enchanted during the Christmas season.

"Founding BOHREN - members Thorsten Benning, Morten Gass, Reiner Henseleit and Robin Rodenberg started playing music together in 1988.

This Pre - BOHREN - era featured bands like CHRONICAL DIARRHOEA, 7 INCH BOOTS and MACABRE FARMHOUSE which played a metal-based hardcore in different varietys.

Driven by the idea of a more unique style of music, they formed BOHREN (german word for drilling) in 1992. As BOHREN they created an unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, BLACK SABBATH doom and down tuned AUTOPSY sounds.

1993 BOHREN recorded their debut 7”ep for Suggestion Records, in the same year they added “& THE CLUB OF GORE” to their name (to honour the dutch instrumental masters GORE).

1994 BOHREN released their first longplayer “gore motel”, followed by “midnight radio” in 1995, both on Epistrophy Records.

1996 Reiner Henseleit left the band.

In 1997 Christoph Clöser joined BOHREN and in this cast the band recorded the albums “sunset mission” (2000), “black earth” (2002) and “geisterfaust” (2005) for the Hamburg-based label WONDER." [source]

[Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Open MySpace Standalone Music Player]

[Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Prowler - Video Clip]

[Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Midnight Black Earth - Video Clip]

[Note: If you're only going to pick one of these, then go for Sunset Mission. It's an absolute masterpiece.]

01. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Gore Motel" (1994)

02. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Midnight Radio" (1995)

03. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Gore Motel" (1994) + "Midnight Radio" (1995)

04. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Sunset Mission" (2000)

05. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Black Earth" (2002)

06. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore "Geisterfaust" (2005)

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