08 Nov Episode 88 – Hieronymus Bosch, Russian Tech-Death Band, 1994-2008 (The Painter is Pretty Great Too)
We admit that, in all our geographic music spelunking, we haven’t scaled many of the mountains offered by Russian noisemakers. So, if we say that “Hieronymus Bosch is our favorite Russian band,” it’s true, but it’s also based on a slight bit of ignorance. If we say that “Hieronymus Bosch is our favorite Dutch artist of the late 1400s/early 1500s,” we can rest easy knowing that will probably hold for the rest of our lives. But c’mon, we think H.B., the band, are outstanding!!! Show us a Russian band that’s better. Bet you can’t. Here, we survey their output, from early demo emanations to their final album, the great Equivoke, of 2008.
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Music cited in order of appearance:
“Near Death Experience” (Petra Scandali demo, 1994)
“The Apogee” (The Human Abstract, 1995)
“Mental Perfection” (The Human Abstract, 1995)
“The Gardens of Earthly Delights” (The Human Abstract, 1995)
“Interference” (Artificial Emotions, 2005)
“Escape from Primitivity” (Artificial Emotions, 2005)
“Heartbeat Seismology” (Artificial Emotions, 2005)
“Zero on a Dice” (Equivoke, 2008)
“Monad Hecatomb” (Equivoke, 2008)
“Tracer Bullet Falling Star” (Equivoke, 2008)
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