Red Over Red, Bedroom Rehab Corporation’s debut LP, is a supernatural and seafaring concept record that runs you through the gamut of the band’s vision. While most of the songs are rooted in a big riff there are as many variations in dynamics and tones throughout the record as there are riffs.
From the heavy desert rock of “Gone by the Boards”, with its crushing distortion and delay soaked ambiance... to the twisted psychedelia of “Pilot Fish” which has the illusion of organ throughout the verses and a bombastic shoegaze outro... and the noisy punk of “Captain Damnit” where the drums push and pull you through a 2 minute sonic pinball ride.
The use of feedback and noise throughout the album, both as a subtle building block of atmosphere and a battering ram to your ears, shows an honest and thoughtful manipulation of sound rather than a gimmick or a “high art” selling point. Red Over Red boasts a great range of music using nothing but bass, drums and vocals.
Recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato, (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Black Pyramid), at his new studio Sonelab, (Chelsea Light Moving, Black Francis), Red Over Red is a product of not only the songs and the band but the environment they were recorded in. Making use of many room/ambient microphones, you can hear the space, making the recording more alive and less processed; capturing the raw energy of Bedroom Rehab Corporation and never sacrificing the big, powerful production. Red Over Red shows a breadth of sound that most 2 piece bands can’t compete with and an varied approach to heavy music without straying too far from a good rock n’ roll structure.
"With a fantastical story arc that beautifully incorporates elements of the sea and its tradition of ghostly yarns, the atmospheric but dinosaur-stomp-heavy duo Bedroom Rehab Corporation has completed their new CD, "Red Over Red." A song-cycle that seems at times almost spookily ambient and, at others, like the delicious soundtrack to a Black Mass, the album is a triumph of energy, visceral mood and monstrously good tunes. Veterans of the e'er evolving and fruitful rock scene, Bedroom Rehab Corporation - Adam Wujtewicz (bass treatments/vocals) and Meghan Killimade (drums) - hooked up with noted producer Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth), and the result is even at this early date an odds-on choice for those distant year-end Best Of lists".
- Rick Koster, The Day
"Another twosome consisting of drum and bass. Incredible. Incredible that this toothsome twosome from New London, Connecticut can make such phenomenally massive music. Released very early in the year it has hung around the entire twelve months getting spin time on my iPod and in my car due to the gargantuan, mammoth riffs created by the lone stringed instrument as well as the energetic, forceful drumwork that by default joins center stage, executing a dance sublime from this duet of fuzz."
- Ken Elliot, Heavy Planet ("Favorite LP's of 2013")
"The twosome’s self-released full-length debut, Red over Red, offers a more sonically diverse attack, far less beholden to genre and more driven by a nascent, still-coalescing individualized sensibility. Take, for example, “S.O.S. (Son of Siren),” as it departs from the full-toned heavy rock push of the preceding “Basilosaurus” in favor of an ambient, wandering build that only gives some hint of the kick-in to come for how held together it is by drummer Meghan Killimade. Joined in the band by bassist/vocalist Adam Wujtewicz, Killimade proves no less able than her counterpart to affect a change in atmosphere across the course of the album. Whether it’s the repurposed Zeppelin stomp of “Caught in the Bite”‘s open-room feel or the ’90s-style crunch of the subsequent “Splice the Main Brace,” Red over Red works in a vaster array of colors than its title might indicate."
- The Obelisk
"Now I was aware that New London's Bedroom Rehab Corporation were a two piece outfit focusing on drums and bass. I knew that bassist extraordinaire Adam Wujtewicz was a master of the multi-pedal distortion that could manipulate sound in unique ways. What I was not prepared for was to hear a full album that is equal parts ambient stoner rock and battering ram styled noise rock and there not be one single guitar on the record. I don't think it can be understated that what Wutjewicz and drummer Meghan Killimade have done is to create an album as heavy and pummeling as a full on five-piece band with just the two of them and lots of distortion".
- Chip McCabe, CT.com
/ Metal Insider
released 22 January 2013
Bedroom Rehab Corporation is:
Adam Wujtewicz – Bass, Voice, Pedal Noise
Meghan Killimade - Drums
THERE ARE NO GUITARS OR KEYBOARDS ON THIS ALBUM
Recorded and Mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato
at Sonelab - East Hampton, MA
Produced by Bedroom Rehab Corporation & Justin Pizzoferrato
Mastered by Carl Saff for Saff Mastering - Chicago, IL
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All songs written by Bedroom Rehab Corporation
©2013 Caught In The Bite Music
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