A new live video of “Conch” by New York City-based tech metal eccentrics BANGLADEAFY is now playing at New Noise Magazine, alongside a feature on the band’s Jon Ehlers, who was born with sensio-neural hearing loss. The feature hits just a week ahead of the limited vinyl edition of the band’s new full-length release, Ribboncutter, through Nefarious Industries.
The name BANGLADEAFY merges references to bombastic Bangladeshi-American drummer Atif Haq and the physical impairment of bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers, who, alongside his two sisters, was born with sensio-neural hearing loss. This factor is focused on in the New Noise Magazine, alongside the multi-camera pro-shot live video of the Ribboncutter track “Conch,” filmed live in Brooklyn in July.
The New Noise feature includes, “the tracks move at a strange and frantic pace. Alien time signatures abound, and complex sequences melt into one another to create a singular, dazzling array of sound. The new album utilizes synths in a more integrated way, bringing a new dimension to the sound that reveals itself in layers, like gazing into a fractal.”
Check out BANGLADEAFY’s live “Conch” video and the feature at New Noise RIGHT HERE.
Following its digital and CD release through Nefarious Industries in September, Ribboncutter’s LP pressing is completed, pressed on beautiful 180-gram 12″ vinyl at 45rpm, with 200 pressed on opaque green and 100 on black. Find order options the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where the entire album is streaming HERE. Also see the “Steam” bass playthrough at Gear Gods HERE.
Watch for additional videos from Ribboncutter to be issued over the days ahead.
10/26/2018 Furnace Warehouse – Hicksville, NY w/ Visualize Industrial Collapse, Dead Empires, Blame God, Not
10/28/2018 Paradise:Lost – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Invalids, Gematria, Hole In The Earth [info]
12/03/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Lazer/Wulf
Through their two prior EPs – 2013’s The Briefcase and 2016’s Narcopaloma – BANGLADEAFY has proven itself as an unstoppable and almost unclassifiable force under the umbrella of technical metal. The band has created a singular style of avant-progressive, technically super-proficient, and overall stunning style of pummeling sound that comes roaring forth on their debut album, Ribboncutter.
BANGLADEAFY recorded Ribboncutter’s bass and synth tracks at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, the drums by Mike Perotta at Ridge Hill Sound and Michael Gatto at Gatto Records, and the vocals by Jonathan Vergara at Pancake Studios, who also mixed and mastered the original tracks, which were then mastered for vinyl by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. The album is completed with photography by Brian Bonelli and art design by Nick Spadafora.