Broken.Heart.Collector – Broken.Heart.Collector (2011) (FLAC)

Artist: Broken.Heart.Collector
Album: Self-titled
Quality: Lossless FLAC
Released: 2011
Genre: Experimental, Free Improvisation, Noise, Jazz
Size: 320MB

Maja Osojnik – vox, bass recorder, gadgets
Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet
Derhunt – e-bass, vox
Raumschiff Engelmayr – e-guitar, vox
DDKern – drums, percussion

Looks like I finally won´t come around somewhat of a “review”.
Well it´s going to be much less of a review but more of a plain info output.

What we have here is nothing less than an Austrian underground-supergroup consisting of members of noise-rock trio BULBUL (Raumschiff Engelmayr, Derhunt, DDKern), Maja Osojnik ((Rdeča Raketa, Maja Osojnik Band) and Susanna Gartmayr.

Bulbul is a pretty well known noiserock-outfit that has been around for slightly more than 10 years now and is itself somewhat of an Austrian supergroup.. Drummer DDKern is known from various projects, notable Fuckhead and KernQuehenberger – and by the by is easily one of the best live drummers I´ve ever seen. Anyway.

Usually when people state that a specific band totally defies genres, this is usually not quite the truth. With Broken.Heart.Collector this is definately not the case. You truly can´t push them into any scheme.
With most of the members sporting influences ranging from free jazz to noise improvisations as well as any hard hitting style their output is as diverse as can be.
Drony soundscapes, jazzy rythms, math-rockesque beats, noisy walls, psychedelic realms, danceable kicks, there´s everything.
Maja vocals can be a salivating crunching, a black-metalesque grunting or frigid like a bird’s chanting. Her lyrics are..sometimes reflective, sometimes surrealistic.

The whole album has been recorded as a live-recording in little more than one week.
To me it is one of the most rewarding albums of this year and I can only recommend to you to check out this incredibly tight (live-)band.

Favourite track: Another One Bites The Dust.
Released at Interstellar Records, a label one or the other album here will be coming from too