Bob Bellerue: Brokelyn

Bob Bellerue: Brokelyn

Welcome to Bob Bellerue's hellscape. He is one of those guys that enjoys the binary of being generous and wise person while sporting a real scary noise persona. He often performs as Diablo and dons this gnarly Beezlebub mustache. Bob Bellerue is not just a friendly face in the greater noise scene, but one of its real moves and shakers. In addition to running sound at all sorts of wild shows from Kevin Drumm at Artists Space to any number of things as Issue Project Room, he is single-handedly responsible for Ende Tymes. For total freaks, rightful outcasts, and squares alike, Ende Tymes has been the absolute highlight of the Brooklyn experimental scene for three years running, bringing together people with an ill sense of music from all over the country. Well, now it's Bob's time to shine, as he is finally presenting his first solo LP. Brokelyn is as much a pun as it is a reality, because this borough is indeed quite broken. And it smells bad. Recorded exactly 14 months apart at Goodbye Blue Monday, the two pieces on Brokelyn see Bellerue giving a crash course on a number of his most common sonic tools, which includes computer noise, a ton of feedback, a variety of uncommon wind instruments (including the gambuh suling), and his Slack Ass'd Hollow Body. Bellerue explained this guitar creation over email, noting that he put speaker drivers in the body and that "the strings are as loose as they can be while still [being] able to resonate, so it is a feedback machine on par with volcanos and earthquakes."

You can listen to Brokelyn right now via Bandcamp, and grab that vinyl in January by way of Love Earth Music.

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