Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Geisterfaust LP
PIAS presents a reissue of the excellent 2005 album from Germany's doom jazz cult band Bohren & Der Club Of Gore. Geisterfaust captures the slowest band on earth in an even more reduced and slow motion style, back in full glory with 58 minutes of playtime over five astonishing tracks. "Geisterfaust" translates as "the fist of a ghost" while the individual tracks translate as "Trigger Finger," "Ring Finger," "Middle Finger," "Thumb" and "Little Finger."
The group, who is much beloved by musicians like Mike Patton (of Faith No More who releases their albums on the Ipecac label) and Stephen O'Malley (SunnO), deliver outstanding instrumental music of the highest caliber here for fans of SunnO, OM, Max Richter, Fennesz and David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti.
"The music of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore opens up remarkable rooms of association, from a warm burrow to a pristine secret lodge, from a dusky woodland tavern to a smoky quayside dive... These sinister crackling songs are invitations to secrete oneself in darkness." - Lars Brinkman