Thursday 25 July 2013

11 Paranoias - Superunnatural

When members of Ramesses and Bong get together, you
pretty much know what to expect ....... well ..... yes and no.

Of course it is outrageously slow and heavy but - there are
some atmospherics and a druggy psych feel to this that makes
it a bad trip you want to ingest!

A lot of people seem to think that playing loud, slowing riffs
down and bunging in some '60's horror film soundbites make 
you a doom band. 

Fuck 'em - this collection of sludge/doom drugged tunes
are the real deal - play this and listen to the hymns of 
the doomed.

Heavily echoed vocals shout, gibber and moan with a sense
of unease. Raw sounding guitars make a wall of noise, providing
riffs as well as drones that truly give a nightmare feeling.

Heavy psych textures from the depths of space swirl around the
song structures, giving the powerful music an air of unreality.
This music is what Lovecraft tries to describe when the Elder Gods
from the Cthulhu myths are worshiping in their temples to 
"dread tunes of terror"!

These powerful collection of songs are a rare treat for anyone
wanting to explore fucked up/drugged down heaviness!

Very much recommended.

Band blurb:
After one jam on 11/11/11, members of Ramesses (Adam Richardson and Mark Greening) and Bong (Mike Vest) conjured a new band which they baptised as 11PARANOIAS. Now it comes with great delight to introduce their debut recordings via their spiritual home, Ritual Productions.

In an exclusive interview for Metal Hammer about the demise of Ramesses, Adam Richardson revealed more about 11PARANOIAS…"It’s definitely more psychedelic rock and it’s still experimental and a bit crazy, but it’s a bit less Ramesses. It’s less aggro, but weirdly there are few parts that surpass even Ramesses for heaviness, which does make it a bit of a weird one. We weren’t planning that but it just came out, and some stuff was ridiculously heavy, other stuff just sounded really tripped out and spacey – a 60s/70s psychedelic rock sort of sound.”…he continues…"11Paranoias is going to be combination of Loop, Monster Magnet and Hawkwind, plus of course a bit of Ramesses and Bong. Those last two just basically equal the original three culprits plus ridiculous heaviness, whist bypassing having to sound like anyone else. It does sound fucking out there.”

Anyone who listens to this record will attest to the ridiculously heavy riffs and baselines, none more prominent than on my personal favourite track 'Reapers Ruin'. The freedom of expression and experimentation are particularly fluid throughout 'Ossuaries' and 'Deceiver Of The Deep', with dark psychedelics at play on 'Inside Eusas Head'. These are just the LP tracks too, the CD contains extra bonus material. The LP is adorned by a terrific screen printed cover, rendered by Adam Richardson.

The synergy between the three musicians is perfectly captured on this debut, and is proof enough that 11PARANOIAS have something unique to offer. One thing is certain, we need them right now!

11 Paranoias have been confirmed to play this year's Supernormal festival which takes place on 9-11 August. The exact date is to be confirmed so stay tuned for further information about this, other future live action and the record release.

Get from Ritual Productions


Thanks to Lauren at Rarely Unable for link.

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