Intrepid rock trailblazer MARK DEUTROM (ex-MELVINS) returns with his new album ‘The Blue Bird’, the first work under the Texan’s own name in almost six years. A full album listening experience, it explores melody, space, nuance, and volume as it flows from track-to-track like a prismatic audio storybook. From the classic unconventional heaviness of "The Happiness Machine", to the fever dream haziness of the "Somnambulist", through the moody "They Have Won", Deutrom moves from strength to strength without ever letting his foot off the gas. ‘The Blue Bird’ is rock grandeur, oozing poise and purpose, and has all the Deutrom hallmarks to be an abiding piece of heavy rock history.
I probably would've missed out on this had it not been for my subscription to magnetic eye records (you really should subscribe). This is for doom lovers, yes, but it's much more than the standard issue doom that often pushes casual listeners away. This album is emotional, heavy, and clear in its efforts to engage the listener and keep you hooked. Special shout out for the production which places the fantastic bass playing right where you can actually hear it. Highly recommended! Wxmaggot
From one of the premiere labels of the Chinese underground, a fascinatingly confounding and surprisingly cohesive post-punk album that works in nearly every genre style. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 3, 2016
You had me at Dale Crover. Being a big Melvins fan, I'm always interested in any projects their involved with. So I came for the Dale, but stayed for the beautiful music these two Mexico based musicians have created. It's heavy and calm at the same time. This is metal for chillin' or taking long walks in the woods. The Goon