“The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall”, the sophmore album by the Wes Borland leaded and fronted Black Light Burns sounds sweat and dark in a quite David Bowish manner. It’s impossible to stick any label to this music, it’s impossible to squeeze it into any defined genre of style, this is post “something” without being typically finicky and selfishly obscure and pointlessly exclusivist, it’s simultaneously Rock, mainly noisy and garage taste-like, but sometimes Jazzy, and Industrial in a quite classic sense and approach, but avoiding all the cliches and mandatory conformity. It’s arty, but not abstract and it’s trippy without becoming shapeless. Wes Borland definitively founded a fascinating, very own flavored path here and delivered a pretty exciting material.
Vividly colored, changing moods and grooves, “The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall” it’s a bold, literally edgy cutting, modern (Industrial) Rock album, one of the finest of it’s kind.
Quitting Limp Bizkit in 2001,
Wes Borland has worked on various projects starting out from Big Dumb Face and to The Damning Well which consisted of Borland, Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke, Methods of Mayhem) Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, Devo, and many-many more). After experimenting various projects, Borland began writing a solo record with Danny Lohner, Josh Freese, Josh Eustis, and John Bates, which eventually became “Cruel Melody”, the debut studio album by Black Light Burns, released on June 5, 2007.
As the other members of the studio lineup are expected to be mostly unable to participate in touring with Black Light Burns, such as the notoriously busy Josh Freese, the initial touring lineup of Black Light Burns was Wes Borland – Vocals and Guitar, Marshall Kilpatric – Drums (previously in The Esoteric), Nick Annis – Guitar (previously in Open Hand, Turn of the Screw), and Sean Fetterman – Bass (previously in Turn of the Screw).
In late 2007–early 2008, after a scheduled break from touring for the their label to secure an overseas release of Cruel Melody, Black Light Burns released a cover album titled Cover Your Heart and the Anvil Pants Odyssey that also included remixes and b-sides from Cruel Melody, and a DVD containing live and behind the scenes footage of the band. Artists PJ Harvey, The Jesus Lizard, Love and Rockets, The Swans, Fiona Apple, Lard, and Borland’s own old side project Big Dumb Face have been covered for the release.
Working with Nick Annis – guitars (since 2007), Dennis Sanders – bass (since 2008) and Joe Letz – drums, percussion (since 2012), Borland announced on February 4th, 2012, they will release the new album, entitled “The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall”, which will be released on August 14th in the U.S.A.
Giving up your email address you can download for free “Splayed”, a track from the new album HERE .
01 – How To Look Naked
02 – We Light Up
03 – I Want You To
04 – The Girl In Black
05 – The Colour Escapes
06 – Tiger By The Tail
07 – Your Head Will Be Rotting On A Spike
08 – Torch From The Sky
09 – Because of You
10 – Splayed
11 – Scream Hallelujah
12 – Bakelite
13 – Burn The World
14 – Grinning Like A Slit
15 – The Moment You Realize You re Going To Fall
Not an easy listing, but an exciting one, “The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall” it’s a ride worth to take and eventually becomes addictive. Probably one of the best albums of the year. Love this s*it!!
Black Light Burns – Official Site
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Actually that video is ok, if a bit of cliché. The music is a million miles from the crap we had to remix. Wish we could have done that one!
So, don’t judge an artist by one song…. 😆
00’33”: I am not a number, I am a free man!
The guitars sound A LOT like what NIN did in the Spiral/Fragile era.
Is it me or is there something wrong with the video? At 02’27” the sound stops and the image freezes for a few seconds before being replaced by a green screen.