Bohren and Der Club of Gore

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Apprently they have a new CD coming out very shortly, which is good news to me! One of my favorite groups of recent years, sinister, bleak, doomy jazz music, absolutely fantastic. Strangely I first heard about them a few years ago reading a review in URB Magazine(!), which seems a big strange since that was during the days when they had some shitty trance DJ on the cover every single month...

-- Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (speed.to.roam@gmail.com), May 30th, 2005 7:51 PM. (1 trackback)

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oops, better move this to ILM...

-- Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (speed.to.roam@gmail.com), May 30th, 2005 7:52 PM.


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I've been itching to hear this band.

-- moley (mol...), May 30th, 2005 5:19 AM.


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On any board, they're my wife's new favorite music. Good for writing to, she says.

-- Rock Hardy (crump...), May 30th, 2005 7:34 AM.


(correcting an error by reposting this business here on ILM...)

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Monday, 30 May 2005 14:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i am surprised there hasnt been a thread on bohren before

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Monday, 30 May 2005 14:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Their new album got a so-so review on Dusted, but it was still one of those reviews that made me want to hear the album even more.

http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/2157

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 30 May 2005 14:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've been going to start this thread for a while now.

I've heard "Geisterfaust" a couple of times now. it's not hitting me as hard as "Black Earth" but the first track on it "Zeigefinger" can stand up against anything on the previous album. The moment where the first drumbeat somes in (about 4 minutes into the 20 minute track) is a total wtf! moment. It takes your breath away. They really have pushed the slowing of the tempo as far as they can go here. maybe too far. "Ringfinger" is so slow it makes me feel anxious.

The record is already out btw but, if you havent got any albums by them, "Black Earth" is still the one to get.


http://ilmixor.blogspot.com/2005/03/bohren-und-der-club-of-gore-midnight.html

jed_ (jed), Monday, 30 May 2005 15:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

on the whole that dusted review is spot on, the tracks don't seem to build toward anything like the ones on "black Earth" do.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 30 May 2005 16:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's beautiful bit no really going anywhere. you keep waiting for something to happen.

rizzx (rizzx), Monday, 30 May 2005 16:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

grr "bit no"=but not

Joris (rizzx), Monday, 30 May 2005 16:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it sounds like glaswegian the first way.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 30 May 2005 16:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I was lucky to see them live here in Budapest in March. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

matulageci (matulageci), Monday, 30 May 2005 18:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Holee shit that's good. More proof that Ipecac is doing the right thing...speaking of which, any "Flat Earth Society" fans?

John Justen (johnjusten), Tuesday, 31 May 2005 07:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

been following bohren since the release of their first lp in 1994: Gore Motel. I still think "texas keller" the climax on that record is their finest hour, but then it's something very different compared to their last records. but still unmistakingly bohren.

egon krenz (slaytrack), Tuesday, 31 May 2005 17:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
I like Bohren

adamrl (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 05:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

you're a good man

gear (gear), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 06:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

adam, are you somehow sharing my itunes w/o me knowing? i just downloaded Black Earth (because of the recomendation on the Heroin Jazz thread). it's really beautiful. it's got a lil something that reminds me of the new Earth record

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 06:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yes, more love for the Gore Club. check out some stuff from "Sunset Mission" (Prowler or the 16 minute Nightwolf) which is more obviously Badalamenti-esque.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 12:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
I love that band.

hexaton (grand), Saturday, 29 July 2006 15:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just downloaded "Sunset Mission"...perfectamundo

sonnyboy, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

And Dolores is completely stunning too

Jena (who is actually a man) (Jena), Tuesday, 11 November 2008 05:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am unfamiliar with Jena but gladly would I join that Club of Gore! And "drilling."

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Tuesday, 11 November 2008 05:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Or, I suppose, "to drill." Bitte!

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Tuesday, 11 November 2008 05:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the new album is outstanding. I kind of like the shorter song lengths.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 11 November 2008 05:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

great band and really curious to listen to their new album.

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 11 November 2008 08:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah I really need to pick this up

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 11 November 2008 08:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

okay this is the shit...an album recommendation?

Local Garda, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Any of them, really.

WmC, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I would say Black Earth over Dolores, but you can't go wrong with either

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is exactly the kind of music I am enjoying right now

Local Garda, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Local Garda, "Black Earth".

jed_, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

is the one to get.

jed_, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

also try the band Zu

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Black Earth" is the best, but I like "Midnight Radio" a lot too.

Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah I play Black Earth on the reg

find yr HOOS & steendrive anything in the way (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Black Earth def. the best of the ones I've heard, but I like the new one too.

Brad C., Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

black earth 7thed

gr8080, Thursday, 15 January 2009 02:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm not that crazy about Midnight Radio. I like Sunset Mission & Black Earth best.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 15 January 2009 03:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Any recommendations about the earlier albums? I like Sunset Mission but haven't heard the others.

Brad C., Thursday, 15 January 2009 03:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

also try the band Zu

I think Zu are great but I'd never baldly recommend them to someone on the basis they liked Bohren and especially not Ronan here.

I don't think it really matters which of the two most recent Bohren albums you get first, 's all good

Pescetarian Reich (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 15 January 2009 08:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

agreed on zu. don't really see any similarity at all. (both on ipecac now? uh... horns?)

original bgm, Thursday, 15 January 2009 14:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

get everything by this band

shook pwns (omar little), Friday, 23 January 2009 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

31.03.2009 Spaceland (+VoidOvVoices), Los Angeles (US)

01.04.2009 Great American Music Hall (+VoidOvVoices), San Francisco (US)

03.04.2009 Le Poisson Rouge (+VoidOvVoices), New York City (US)

hello my name is peter francis geraci are you in debt (omar little), Friday, 27 March 2009 06:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

got tickets for the nyc show. pretty psyched.

anyone ever seen them before?

original bgm, Friday, 27 March 2009 13:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

SO bummed they're not coming to Portland.

Nate Carson, Friday, 27 March 2009 13:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, not exactly the most comprehensive U.S. tour...

but you guys got corrupted a little while back! still bummed that they didn't make it to the east coast for that.

original bgm, Friday, 27 March 2009 13:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I saw 4 Corrupted shows in a row. So yeah, I feel lucky.

Nate Carson, Friday, 27 March 2009 22:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this band fucking rule...

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's true!

Cooper Temple Paws (NickB), Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Who's seen them live?

The Bartered Bride (Ówen P.), Saturday, 10 July 2010 23:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I saw them a couple of years ago, they sound just like the records! i.e. very moody and layered, with the occasional tap of the drums.

A prog venn diagram for you to think about (Matt #2), Sunday, 11 July 2010 00:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha ha I knew you'd love this band Ronan!

Tim F, Sunday, 11 July 2010 00:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also I just noticed that I missed a 2010 release called 'MITLEID LADY,' is it good?

JacobSanders, Saturday, 19 February 2011 03:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is that the Latitudes thing? It's great, but an insane rip off (10 minutes for like $15).

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 19 February 2011 03:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

three pieces, 37 minutes, including coverversion of WARLOCKS “Catch my heart”.

!!!

A. Begrand, Saturday, 19 February 2011 05:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what is WARLOCKS “Catch my heart”?

JacobSanders, Saturday, 19 February 2011 06:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h91YWITPk6g&feature=fvw

Satantango! (Matt #2), Saturday, 19 February 2011 09:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Listening now.

THE Alan Moulder?!? (Ówen P.), Monday, 2 May 2011 09:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

have any of you heard a band called Heroin And Your Veins? Sort of a lame name but really nice music, a little bit like Bohren, kinda more surfy but has that same dark loungey vibe. Very Twin Peaks. I came across them randomly on Spotify where you can hear their first album: http://open.spotify.com/user/iamronan/playlist/6lUvjeuYGn0KnEoR4galTA

MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!! (Local Garda), Friday, 17 June 2011 21:17 (six years ago) Permalink

bump...anyone?

LocalGarda, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 21:41 (six years ago) Permalink

just checked out one of their videos. nice!

omar little, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:10 (six years ago) Permalink

I've not heard the new one yet, highly anticipating it.

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:13 (six years ago) Permalink

weirdly all the songs sound a bit like "heroin" by superpitcher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtPAZvjx2GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPtMAlkDFfs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juSQDUEtMBY

x-post yeah still need to hear the new bohren

LocalGarda, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Will check out Heroin and Your Veins, thanks for the link Ronan!

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 22:25 (six years ago) Permalink

new album is cool

groovemaaan, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

bohren posted a heroin and your veins link to their fb earlier this week.

they also posted this band: http://open.spotify.com/track/3oSHpXFVbvC4yc59NZAWkO

"dale cooper quartet"....just in case the massive twin peaks love in this music wasn't there for all to see!

When a German communicates, you listen (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 19:42 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

It won't stop raining. This is good music. Loving Dolores tonight.

kraudive, Sunday, 29 April 2012 02:21 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://www.mescaline-injection.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/bohren_pianonights.jpg

NEW BOHREN RECORD:

Dear friends of uneventful music,

"Sailing without wind" -
BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE is glad and proud to announce a new release:
"PIANO NIGHTS" - 9 pieces or 60 minutes of music on its way to a full stop.

Date of release: 24-01-2014

groovemaaan, Friday, 6 December 2013 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

been listening to midnight radio a lot recently. the second track is one of the best things they ever did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXJVroIzo54

groovemaaan, Friday, 6 December 2013 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so whats the new one like?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 21 January 2014 14:15 (four years ago) Permalink

streaming on pitchfork advance

groovemaaan, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:48 (four years ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/advance/319-piano-nights/

groovemaaan, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Just discovered them via the Ulver thread. Wow! Thick, dark, mahogany jacket wearing . Some of this sounds really familiar to me in a way. Why on earth is it making me think of eighties UK TV, Only Fools and Horses or something? I'm listening to Sunset Mission. Is the other stuff different?

The Robotic Policeman II (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:24 (four years ago) Permalink

I think Sunset Mission is the best of theirs, sometimes I think it's the best record, ever. Dolores is great too, kind of similar late nite smokey vibe to sunset mission, also has great sax playing. I don't think any of the others have the jazzy sax, but they have their moments, more dark and brooding. I think Black Earth is the darkest one, I don't remember. I don't play them as much as Sunset Mission, and I still haven't heard their first record. I'm excited they have a new one and what a great cover!!!

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:08 (four years ago) Permalink

i couldn't imagine this music working without the sax, but i'll give em a try.

The Robotic Policeman II (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I was wrong it's Geisterfaust, not Black Earth that I found the darkest. I can't even make it through the whole album. Really heavy somber music. I'm listening to Beileid right now and it's really nice and lazy.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:51 (four years ago) Permalink

geisterfaust is my favorite. i don't like the debut much, it has the best song titles though.

groovemaaan, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 12:12 (four years ago) Permalink

cheers Jacob.

The Robotic Policeman II (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 12:23 (four years ago) Permalink

impressed by people who can tell their albums apart (no diss to their albums)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 13:11 (four years ago) Permalink

i have just only discovered them with the new album which i enjoy - if that is the right word - very much. their extremely slow music in between jazz and ambient also reminds of someone else but i don't know whom. the slow motion draws me in like crazy, it is like a maelstroem turning around which swallows me. it is late night music for sure, i can imagine it matching perfectly with a joint. in a way this music seems to destroy or better to annihilate time. gorgeous stuff, i am very much looking forward in discovering the earlier albums.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 19:18 (four years ago) Permalink

i kind of hate the vocals on the new one

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 31 January 2014 05:16 (four years ago) Permalink

vocals? uh oh

original bgm, Friday, 31 January 2014 05:35 (four years ago) Permalink

vocals? i am sure i'd hate them too if i heard them, gr8080.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:26 (four years ago) Permalink

ok i guess it was just a mike patton guest appearance on the 2011 album i was thinking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXHPkug85Qk

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:30 (four years ago) Permalink

still not a great move

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:30 (four years ago) Permalink

DARK JAZZ

avant gardener (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

DARK JAZZ

ciderpress, Friday, 31 January 2014 22:46 (four years ago) Permalink

DRAKE JAYZ

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:48 (four years ago) Permalink

DARK JAZZ

i have the new brutal HOOS if you want it (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

DARK effing JAZZ

doglato dozzy (dog latin), Friday, 31 January 2014 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
six months pass...

DARK JAZZ

ciderpress, Saturday, 15 November 2014 16:49 (three years ago) Permalink

I mentioned this to jazz fans and they admonished me for calling it jazz.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 15 November 2014 19:58 (three years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

tonight is definitely a DARK JAZZ night

ciderpress, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:30 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu-Cjil-20o

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 00:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Should of listened to that song all the way through before posting it here, sorry about that. The vocals come in and ruin the heroin jazz vibes.

JacobSanders, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 01:16 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE/ official
5 hrs ·

You patient friends of uneventful music,
after years of gloom and desperation, the day has come.
No more illegal copies, no more unauthorized releases, no more grotesque Schwarzmarktpreise, here is the real (and legal) stuff -
Today we announce the following vinyl reissues and release dates:

11.11. “Sunset Mission“ // first time on vinyl
02.12. “Black Earth“
13.01. “Geisterfaust“ // first time on vinyl

Available around these dates in all fine record stores around the world. For more details get in touch with our distributors in your market. Or order via our website: http://found.ee/BohrenShop

Balance (AU)
PIAS / RoughTrade (Benelux)
Border (Scandinavia)
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PIAS (UK)
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Disk Union (JP)
Soyuz (RUS)
Forced Exposure (USA/CAN)

Spread the word!

nomar, Friday, 28 October 2016 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

whenever I'm listening to Black Earth I'm convinced they're the best band in the world

Simon H., Sunday, 13 May 2018 17:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Do Bohren translate their stage banter when touring abroad?

"Hallo, wir sind Bohren und der Club of Gore. Wir spielen heute 2 Stücke mehr. Allerdings sind die neuen kürzer. Im Endeffekt kommt es also auf's selbe heraus."

"Als nächstes kommt eins unserer Protestlieder. Es richtet sich gegen Teilnahmslosigkeit,"

"Das nächste Stück ist nach dem selben Prinzip aufgebaut wie alle unsere Stücke: Keine Möbel, aber 'ne Putzfrau!"

Wes Brodicus, Sunday, 13 May 2018 18:43 (one week ago) Permalink

We will never poll this record, unfortunately, so let me just say "MAXIMUM BLACK" FTW

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:38 (one week ago) Permalink

A discography poll would be more fun I think

Simon H., Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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