Brio | Acid Cock | Long Song Records

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Gordan Krajacic – electric and acoustic guitar | Neven Krajacic – drums, percussion, vocals

Recorded by Hrvoje Niksic at Kramasonik Studio, Zagreb, Croatia, July 15 to 21st, 2013. Mixed by Hrvoje Niksic and BRIO, August 2013. Mastering by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura , California, USA. ARP 2600 and Hammond M 102 on “You Will Find Me Under The Rainbow, Pissing With A Hard On”: Hrvoje Niksic. Artwork by Stefano Misesti. Cover painting “Al di la dell’azzurro” courtesy of Dim Sampaio.

Tracklist: 1. JFK’s Last Speech 2. It Must Be Painful Whein It Slides In 3. You Will Find Me Under The Rainbow, Pissing With A Hard On 4. Acid Cock 5. Descension 6. Sing This To Me When I’m Lonely 7. Yellow

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After their two critically acclaimed ‘acoustic’ releases (At the Playground; What We Got Ourselves Here is a Problem in Communication; Eugene Chadbourne; AllMusic.com), BRIO, a free jazz/ noise rock guitar-drums duo from Zagreb, Croatia, nails down their second ‘electric’ album. The title Acid Cock is a simple literal derivative of famous musical term, but for this band, Acid Cock is a particular state-of-mind which BRIO had at the moment of entering the studio. Well, you surely know how it feels when you’re being ripped of something that is very precious to you. That’s right- this band got it from behind and got it hard, so they chose to get it out by doing what they do best- playing music. The result is this Acid Cock- a one long suite methodically constructed from different parts blending melody with brutal atonal screams, hard groove and guitar-riffs with loose type of free playing. Make no mistake, this is the album of songs where opposites do contract and complement each other, proving that free music can be more than just mindless racket. And the voice?- well, the voice speaks of lost love, being broke, loneliness, illness… of Acid Cock.

So if you really wanna get it out, you’ll have to ride it at least one time, all the way from start to finish and there are no promises being made here… All that BRIO can say is that they got it out as good as they could and maybe, in this Acid Cock, this universal web of fucked-up unpleasantries, there’s a chance of experiencing a drop of clean, highly distilled entertainment.

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Brio

is a band from Zagreb, Croatia. This duo was formed somewhere in 1999 and played its first show in 2001. Since its formation, and with members coming from Zagreb punk-rock, noise-rock scene, Brio has devoted itself to practicing and performing free-improvised music. Brio has made a couple of DIY records, two of which (At the playground, What we got ourselves here is a problem in communication; both recorded live in 2005) were reviewed by Eugene Chadbourne in All Music Guide under avant-garde section and got great reviews. Throughout the years Brio played at all major croatian festivals dedicated to improvisation and modern music (Thirsty Ear Festival, NO Jazz Festival, Improspections, …) often opening/supporting for players like Peter Brotzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Shoji Hano, Triage, Zu, The Chicago Underground Duo, The Ex, Mathew Shipp… After playing strictly acoustic, no amps-no PA music for almost ten years, in 2009 Brio finally found a suitable practice room and shifted its focus back on straight-to-the amp electric guitar and classic four piece drum-kit set up. From the start till now, Brio has been completely self-managed band.

Brio’s live performances are often described by critics as rain of meteors crushing everything in front of it, not leaving you a moment for respite (Igor Jelinović, Radio SC). Taking free improvisation as its foundation, Brio is dedicated to creating a music of the moment, fully expressing the whole range of human emotions, resulting in music encompassing full dynamic and intensity ranges, from light breeze to avalanche. Although without predefined metric and tempo, drumming is polyrithmical, swinging, giving strong pulse, with the guitar singing above or growling below, sometimes almost creating unmovable, static wall of sound. Influenced by A.Schoenberg concepts of free atonality, inverto-retrograde serial techniques of A. Webern, J. Cage free use of time, Brio is creating lines of independant microtonal clusters combined with heavy blues-noise riffing, with a rhythm section at ground shaking volumes as its base. Brio is not satisfied even to be categorizaed as free improvisation collective. This music will leave the minds of audience perplexed, and their bodies well agitated.

CD version (incl. shipment cost world-wide)

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