Obnox - Rojo LP
NEW. PERMANENT RECORDS. BIM THOMAS' legendary status as the drummer in the BASSHOLES, THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HiSTORY, and more recently, PUFFY AREOLAS, may soon be overshadowed by his current full-time project, OBNOX. Rojo is some serious next level shit. If you dig noise rock, psych, free jazz, and most importantly, cacophonous repetition, you're gonna absolutely love this record. Obnox stormed out of the gates with a thunderous debut LP I'm Bleeding Now on Smog Veil. That record is long since sold out and has been repressed on Gerard Cosloy's 12XU imprint. Gerard also released Obnox's first 7" EP Masonic Reducer. The third Obnox release bore the venerable Negative Guest List logo on its hind-quarters. How's that for pedigree? I'm Bleeding Now and the subsequent 7"s garnered much critical acclaim. The LP was called "a furious mix of Stooges grooves and swirling turbulence", "all thunder and fury, like the Melvins if they loosened up a whole lot", "gloriously sculpted white noise" and a "sonic mindfuck" by Stephen Slaybaugh at the Agit Reader. If Mr. Slaybough thought I'm Bleeding Now was intense, I can't wait to hear what he thinks of Rojo. Upon hearing Rojo. I was initially rendered speechless. Thankfully, Bim read my mind when he called Rojo "noisy as fuck with some kind of African freakbeat, with some sprinkles of Can!" I dare critics to come up with a more apt description of this incredibly unique recording.