by BBG

Controlled Bleeding

Controlled Bleeding is a prolific experimental music group based in Massapequa, New York. The group was founded by Paul Lemos, the group's only consistent member. Most of Controlled Bleeding's released recordings feature two main collaborators, Chris Moriarty and vocalist Joe Papa, who both died in the late 2000s.

Since their first full-length release in 1983, Controlled Bleeding have released over 30 albums spanning... many different genres including harsh noise, dub, progressive rock, industrial dance, metal, gothic, darkwave, classical, sacred music, ambient, free jazz improvisation, and musique concrète. Through the 80s and 90s, the group jumped schizophrenically from genre to genre; they would often release two or more full-length albums of music in the same year featuring radically different musical styles. -[Wiki]

Controlled Bleeding have stayed away from the studio for the past five years, but have returned with Odes to Bubbler, the band's new LP out NOW on Winged Disc/Soleilmoon Recordings. Check out the song "Controlled Bleeding", streaming below. It makes its premiere here.

While these tracks are impressive in their own right, its the band's live show of avant prog/noise/jazz jams which blows the roof off. Controlled Bleeding have a few dates scheduled in the near future, including a show in their homebase of New York at Acheron on August 13th. All dates, the new song and some video below...

Controlled Bleeding - "Controlled Bleeding"

Controlled Bleeding | NYC @ Death By Audio | 10 May 2011

Controlled Bleeding | NYC @ Death By Audio | 16 Apr 2011

Saturday, July 9th Wantagh, NY @ The Loft
Saturday, July 23rd Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Saturday, August 13th Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
Saturday, August 27th Boston, MA @ The Great Scott