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A Frames Black Forest

1894

Release Date March 21, 2005

Catalog No SP668

Formats CD, MP3, and LP

Having each cut their musical teeth many years prior on bands like Cows, Butthole Surfers, and Scratch Acid, Seattle’s A Frames formed during the late ‘90s and began collectively designing their own brand of stripped-down neo-modern experimental noise. Erin Sullivan’s angular, angry guitars and bleak, deadpan lyrics march over Lars Finberg’s robotic trashcan beats and Min Yee’s stirring, sexy low end. Over a handful of now collectible 7"s and two albums, the A Frames have issued minimalist, propulsive songs about apocalyptic cultural shifts and surveillance strategies. More textural and complex, Black Forest retains the rawness of their earliest releases; the album is a cold, sterilized cacophony that illustrates meltdowns, laser love and greed. The A Frames make anachronistic analog dance hits and post-modern blues ballads for binary code casualties.


Tracks

  1. BLACK FOREST I
  2. EXPERIMENT
  3. GALENA
  4. DEATH TRAIN
  5. FLIES
  6. EVA BRAIN
  7. BLACK FOREST II
  8. QUANTUM MECHANIC
  9. MEMORANDA
  10. U BOAT
  11. MY TEACHER
  12. AGE OF PROGRESS
  13. NEGATIVE
  14. BLACK FOREST III