BANANA BRAINS - Hot Spot (Cassette + Digital Download) 3-08-2018
Roastin’ Records is proud to present Hot Spot, the fourth volume in the ongoing BANANABRAINSHITHOUSE series from Banana Brains. Originally intended to make up the half-hour second side of last year’s VOLUME NO. 3, a spurt of recording sessions at the start of 2018 produced a collection of songs that deserves its own 60-minute cassette release.
“I recorded to tape pretty hot, going in the red at times, and I think it’s the ideal format for this album, adding an extra texture that makes everything warm and woozy-sounding.”
All tracks were made up on the spot and in the moment, created on the fly and in one take. Improvised guitar lines smeared together with stream-of-consciousness vocals; repetitive phrases echoing out over a clutter of recurring patterns.
“I like the idea that it all sounds as if it was recorded under water and then left out to dry on a rock in the sun for way too long.”
With this new album, the positive affirmations of 2017’s World Wonder have soured as doubt, delusion and distortion slowly creep into the mix. For fans of rattling rhythms and stabbing guitars, here Banana Brains toys with mutant afro-pop, lo-fi disco blues and hypnotic bedroom-punk grooves. File under cloudy experiments in improvised loop rock.
Hot Spot is available here as a limited edition cassette + digital download.