Immediate download of 13-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
Only 250 of these white vinyl Dreamviolence LPs courtesy of Arrowhawk Records! Comes with lyric sheet and liner notes!
Includes immediate download of 13-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
released 30 April 2013
REID BATEH - VOCALS/GUITAR
BLAZE BATEH - DRUMS/VOCALS
WILLIAM BROOKSHIRE - BASS/VOCALS
RECORDED BY WILLIAM BROOKSHIRE
ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ON 3,4, & 6 BY DREW VANDENBERG
MIXED BY BAMBARA
MASTERED BY JOEL HATSTAT
RECORDED IN OUR BASEMENT IN BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN FROM DECEMBER 2011-NOVEMBER 2012
REVIEWS FOR DREAMVIOLENCE:
"This oughta fuck up your sunny day. "Hawk Bones," from Athens, GA three-piece Bambara's debut LP Dreamviolence, comes on like a flash flood, swooping in outta nowhere to rain down three minutes of utter anguish [...] Peel back the skin on "Hawk Bones", and there's no end to the malevolence, from early Swans' back-basement seething to the dark triumphalism of stadium-goth [...] "Hawk Bones" isn't some piddly drizzle fit for dancing around in; you'd be wise to stay indoors and seek shelter where you can." - Pitchfork
"It's easy to mimic old influences; it's something else entirely to call on them in creating a sound that's progressive and completely new. [...] incredible blend of influences like Swans, early Nick Cave, and even Jesus Lizard into something that is truly their own." - VICE/NOISEY
"Lynchian, if Lynch were into hardcore." - Coke Machine Glow
"Complete, utter anguish has never sounded this good." - Tiny Mix Tapes
"As an entity, BAMBARA seem painfully aware of the other possibilities that dreams—and, by extension, our subconscious—hold. They set off to graph that internal terrain and have you take note that they are doing such by virtue of the fact that, for all its rough-and-tumble harshness, the music is cyclical, elliptical, and often otherworldly, its hills and valleys of a fabric composed of an interlacing of things heard and remembered from the real world above. Here, BAMBARA’s sound collage shtick finds conceptual purpose. And, here, BAMBARA’s edge and oily blackness lend “dreamy” a whole new wavelength, one that limns the erratic, volatile, and often frightening nature of our own mental and chemical whims. It wouldn’t be totally off to describe Dreamviolence as manic depressive." -Coke Machine Glow
"drone punk outfit BAMBARA honed their sound into the cathartic, implosive Dreamviolence. It's a record that tumbles end over end from quietly brooding valleys to intoxicating peaks such as this pleasant little tune "Nail Polish." […] "Quite simply put, "Nail Polish", as dark and intense as it gets, winds up being astounding by the tune's end." - Ad Hoc
"The title kinda says it all, hazy, angry, the recorded sounds of nightmare screams through a megaphone played on a handheld tape recorder via a loud PA. Equal parts Birthday Party, Lard, Pigface and AC Temple ensure a dark unrelenting ride through the darker parts of humanity but there are flickers of light and beauty through the destruction. The soundtrack for smashing car windows with bricks, the score for scoring, the sound of the car brakes that send your mouth all metallic. Bambara are all these things and more." - Mike Turner, Collapse Board
"the 13-track collection manages to contain BAMBARA’s stormy thrashing — all hollowed-out vocals, fits of distortion, and a rusty seesaw rhythm section — while leaving room for the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Athens, Georgia unit to rage so freely." - SPIN
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