12 albums. 12 months. Throughout ALL of 2019.
What a plan from Boobs of Doom, a sensational amalgamation of depressive drone, doom, death, distortion and much more. Their 12 albums, 12-month plan is something truly unique and it has certainly got our attention. However, the reasoning behind it is best described by the band themselves:
“Five years weev been at this. Still not dead yet; which is surprising to us considering the lengths those years went to to try and break us. 2018 was a proper hateful cunt-lump of a year for us Boobs: We lost too many furbabies; too many funerals; too many abhorrent political crooks running the shitshow (THE FILTH!); too many bloody horrible sheeple complicitly lapping up the shite (THE SCUM); rapidly declining chronic health issues, diseases and new afflictions; and far FAR too much fucking PAIN!
Squinting out at the world in 2018 from a haze of brainfog, canabis and prescription painkillers, we never thought we’d get so fatigued hating stupid stuff, but everything fatigues us these days. which amounted to only one cassette release (YO, ODD CHORUS PEEPS!) and a 2 track album for charidee. The only thing we were really thankful to 2018 for was all the support for Carrie’s Fund. Carrie hit her gofundme target and got the surgery she needed. Fuck knows how we’d have handled it if she hadn’t. Regardless, thankya-hjoojbig to all the BODies who contributed or helped spread the word.
Time was we had a reputation for being prolific and could punt oot anything up to 4 albums (and a mixtape in a pear tree!) per year. Circumstances being what they are, our output was waaaay below our weird self-imposed projections/deadlines.
In lieu of all this we ought to be planning our jump off some high cliffs, but no. We have elected to celebrate 5 years as a band instead. so, here it is:
In reality, we embedded secret knowledge, subliminal messages, psychic vampirism and theta wave manipulation into one great big 13 hour long album, chopped into chunks and are dribbling them out over the year. The concept is that if it gets enough simultaneous listeners, the themes and ideas encoded within the music and art will resonate on a global scale and kickstart the next strange stage of human (r)evolution! Unless yr a Greedhead or the FILTH, in that case yr head will explode. Cool, huh? Grand concepts R US. LOL. Weer setting ourselves up to fail but that’s okay.
In practice, each ‘album ‘(..,’episode’, ‘segment’ or whatever pretentious bollocks title we eventually decide is cannon) will be musically and thematically different from the last and you should come to recognise them each as a different aspect of our oeuvre; psychedelic / dub / heavy / drone / soundtrack / doom etcetera. There’s even a ‘pop’ album. 12 of the fuckers. Yaaaas. You lucky BODies! We’ll warn ye now: this shit might fuck you up …in a good way ….maybe…
Part one, entitled “esc.” was January’s release and you can read our review here. February’s was Terror Management Theory at you can read that review here. Aonach Eagach was March’s entry and you can read that review here. April’s release was called wEIRD aRT rIOT and you can read that review here. May’s release was called Sorcerer and you can read that review here.
Which brings us to the half way point. June’s release was called Skeleton Jazz Wizard and you can read that review here. July’s release was called Endless Doomlord Syndrome and you can read that review here. August’s release was called Sedation of the Ancients and you can read that review here. September’s release was called Universal Monsters and you can read that review here. October’s release was called Self-Defence for Victim-Shamers and you can read that review here.
This is it. The penultimate release of the KCDIE plan. 12 albums over 12 months and here we have November’s offering. Quite possibly the most unusual release of the bunch even if it is so very Boobs of Doom.
What do I mean by that? Well, it’s got all the elements you’ll have to come to expect from the duo. Filthy sounding drone, futuristic effects, booming percussion…it’s all here and plays out in the most mind-f**king way possible.
Unlike previous releases where it’s easier to pick and pull at individual tracks, here the record is presented in two parts. Two parts that flow and ebb through a mixture of uncomfortable and other-worldly sounds. As a listener it makes for a much more complete sound but as a reviewer it’s a bloody nightmare.
That’s kind of the point though. This offering is an album that is way more discombobulating then any heard so far this year. Rating in on par with the rest, it’s probably my least favourite but that doesn’t stop it being as interesting and unique as everything heard so far this year.
Like all of the others you can listen to WE HAVE YOU NOW (a doom hop mega mixtape by Boobs of DOOM) in a bubble. The overall project won’t be affected by that but I do think most will have a more appreciative view of this challenging record if they have a frame of reference to go off already.
11 down. 1 more to go. It’s about to get really emotional.
Boobs of Doom – WE HAVE YOU NOW (a doom hop mega mixtape by Boobs of DOOM) Full Track Listing:
1. “CÆCZAR” by Louis Cipher
2. “Nuckelavee” by Protomurloc
3. “Money for Pixels and the Drones for Free” by DJ BLUEBAWS
4. “Whores and Trumpets, Port Glasgow, 5am” by The Black Snowflake
5. “Brainbiter v Gorehowl” by Ganjaninja
6. “Slug Gusset Viaduct” by Murdermountain
7. “Five Ant Is More Than Four Elephant” by Grapeshirt
8. “é canja de galinha” by >SAAD>
9. “fUNK bUNIONS” by Níðingr
10. “Neuromantic Disaster Scale” by Monsters 7
11. “DWP BROWN ENVELOPE DREAD” by kUROnekO)))
12. “Atak Paniki (Swamp-knickers mix)” by LONGPIG LICKLONG
13. “Heart Invader” by Akula Horrorshow and the NUXX
14. “-exist/exhaust-” by The Moth Golem
Boobs of Doom - WE HAVE YOU NOW (a doom hop mega mixtape by Boobs of DOOM) (Self Released)
The Final Score - 6/10