Bumblebees

KHI

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With this third production (after the 1997 split single with Rroselicoeur and the 1999 album Naïve) the Reims, France-based band Bumblebees have taken all their time to develop their music, reaching a point of maturity with this new production. First of all, the sonic quality of the album is nearly faultless, the work of Lou Flanagan being of great quality. And beyond this factor, favorable to a rock album, anyone can notice the refinement in the way they write songs. The American influences now seem digested (Slint, Albini), and the band works on stylish noise music, avoiding the pitfalls of greasy, heavy noise that they flirted with in a previous album. Anyhow, even with a subtle disc as KHI, the music of Bumblebees remains very complicated, and one needs several long hours of listening to get to know the album.

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