Raspberry Bulbs – Privacy LP
A3 Light Surrounds Me
A5 How The Strings Are Pulled
A6 Nail Biting
B1 Finger Bones
B3 Behind The Glass
B5 Hopelessly Alive
B7 Big Grin
Privacy is the new album by Raspberry Bulbs, due to be released November 17, 2014, on vinyl LP and digital formats.
Their second full-length offering for Blackest Ever Black, following 2013’s Deformed Worship, Privacy is a defence of the anti-social, the secretive, and the inward-looking; a call to resist the contemporary obsession with “connection”, exhibitionism and peer approval, and to claw back ownership of the self. It’s only then that the real battles begin.
Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-founded Bone Awl – one of the most distinguished black metal projects ever to come out of the USA. Bone Awl has been on indefinite hiatus since 2011, the same year that Raspberry Bulbs’ debut album, Nature Tries Again, emerged (following three demo cassettes of dour, hermetic riffage issued in 2009-10).
Hitherto a solo endeavour, RB expanded to a five-piece in the wake of Nature‘s release, and sought to make a definitive break from black metal’s musical signifiers, if not its underlying themes of alienation and abjection – a path of self-discovery that culminated in the bruised, dynamic visions of their sophomore LP, Deformed Worship