Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion – Bob Mould. Includes inner sleeve with lyrics and MP3 download coupon. Patch The Sky (CD, Album, Promo, Car). Merge Records, Merge Records. MRG580, MRG580 ADVANCE.
Bob Mould is at his best when he’s articulating anger at a high volume. His newest solo album, Patch the Sky, succeeds largely because these furious songs sound as if they're hardwired to raw nerves. It’s a question that the rest of Patch the Sky answers with a resounding yes. The best tracks on the record are the most furiously full-throttled, many of which threaten to drown out Mould’s voice entirely. The End of Things lets fly with one of the best riffs Mould has written in a decade, bashed out with the kind of stupid raw enthusiasm that brings to mind the best of his Sugar output back in the ’90s
And while this is certainly an album dominated by reflection and the haunting nature of the past, it's anything but a downe. nd it's anything but nostalgia. Middle age hasn't even begun to diminish the power - or the swirling, distorted insistence - of Mould's frenzied melodies. Heavy, primal guitar riffs are clearly still his main means of catharsis. Watch Bob Mould Band perform 'The Descent' at Rock the Garden 2013 Legendary rocker Bob Mould and his band perform "The Descent" off his tenth solo album
A lot of these songs address loneliness, despair, and relationships ending, which gives Patch the Sky an extra slug to the gut. It’s not as depressing as it sounds-lyrics take a backseat to the group’s joyful noise, after all-and the good news is Mould has found a silver lining in his music.
On Patch the Sky, veteran noisemaker Bob Mould once again marries light with dark, crafting catchy, seductive melodies and igniting them in a furious six-string squall. There’s driving, doomy, and dramatic alt-rock ( Hold On ); dangerous, pit-ready punk ( Losing Time ); and endless oceans of gorgeous, overdriven guitar ( Black Confetti ).
Bob Mould continues his exploration of dark times and heavy hearts with Patch the Sky, a series of energetic tracks that stand in stark contrast to their weighty themes. Joined by his longtime rhythm section of drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy, Mould continues to create a wall of loud guitars that blaze and burn from one end to the other. Nor was has he been capable of mining the same emotional depths of Black Confetti in quite the same way before. This is a solid Mould album, one that doesn’t break new ground but also doesn’t wear down the same ground the artist has visited many, many times before. It’s a consistency that is respectable but also one that might be disappointing for some, especially those who’ve come to expect that Mould will one day give us a record that’s high class and unforgettable as Workbook, Black Sheets of Rain or even Body of Song.
On March 25th, Bob Mould will release his new album, Patch the Sky, via Merge Records. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below. The follow-up to 2014’s Beauty & Ruin serves as the Hüsker Dü legend’s 12th solo effort overall. Recorded alongside drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy, the LP is said to be a triumph of opposing forces and properties from the master of balancing personal darkness with melodic brightness, according to a press release
Patch the Sky is described by Mould as the third album in a trilogy, the other two albums being 2012's Silver Age and 2014's Beauty & Ruin. This trilogy of albums began with Mould's signing to Merge Records and recruiting bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster into his recording and touring band. Bob Mould initially considered making a primarily-acoustic album, much like his 1989 solo debut Workbook. The title of the album arose out of a vision Mould had, "of when people leave or things end, of something shooting through the 'fabric of the sky' and disappearing. Sometimes you get right to the edge of it, and sow it back shut and stay on the other side. Does that make sense?' You decide to patch the sky and keep going, instead of shooting through yourself.
Like Bob Mould decided enough was enough, embraced his demons and went out drinking with them. Following Silver Age and Beauty & Ruin, "this is Mould’s third album in a row that he recorded with the help of bassist Jason Narducy and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster. Sounding like the well-oiled machine you’d expect them to be, Patch The Sky kicks off with the irresistible Voices In My Head. Crunchy guitars, addictive melodies and an almost effortless energ. t’s all there. Seriously, if I had voices in my head, I’d want them to sound like this. Patch The Sky is the third album in a row by Mr. Mould that is quite simply stunning. No more messing around with things that go bleep in the night, just pure rock the way we like it with the amps turned way up. Posts We Think You Might Like. Gym Class Heroes – The Quilt.
Voices In My Head
The End Of Things
You Say You
Pray For Rain
Lucifer And God
Hands Are Tied
Different Fur Studios
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Bass, Backing Vocals
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion, Producer
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Patch The Sky (LP, Album)
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Patch The Sky (CD, Album, Promo)
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Performer:Bob Mould Genre: Rock Title: Patch The Sky Country: US Released: 2016 Style: Alternative Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1667 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1165 mb Rating: 4.2 Votes: 699 Other Formats: AIFF MOD DMF MP2 MP1 RA MMF