the process is the artwork

Happy thoughts and golden dreams

Happy thoughts and golden dreams
For everyone and everything in the world
(…)
The place where I sleep is cold and abandoned
You can’t even fathom a hole being dug so deep

– From ‘Friends Before Larry’ / ‘A Really Long Sleep’ by the Melvins (The Bulls & The Bees, 2012)

New release from Melvins on Ipecac, ‘The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard‘ (June 2015) is on constant repeat in my studio this week. Needless to say, Melvins deserve to be played on a decent sound system.

“The institution that is Melvins has done something incredible. They have managed to experiment and find room to grow with each album without alienating their original fanbase or putting out a single subpar release for over a quarter century, a feat that is perhaps unmatched in the world of metal, if not popular music.  That’s right; it has now been over a quarter century since their first album, Gluey Porch Treatments, and in the meantime they have been ingesting all forms of metal just to run them through the Melvins filter and spit them up in a decidedly better, and often weirder state” (ref).

‘The Bulls & The Bees EP’ (the first five songs of the new Ipecac release) was originally released by Scion A/V in 2012 and is available for free on soundcloud:

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