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fiksleer I visited an concert of Gorilla Mask in my hometown and became a fan of their music within the first minute. It was no question that I purchase this album as soon as it was published. What a powerful music. Favorite track: HOSER.
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D. Nettles “Brain Drain”... yes, it’s spicy! It’s about painting with a different set of materials and tools altogether. Tension and release are relative, and over the entire listen it is beautifully aggressive and frenetic.. I find it is very, very specific, but also open, which is such a cool balance! It’s beautifully recorded: the alto and especially bari sax sounds are warm, killer snare sounds from Rudi, and Roland’s crunchy bass the leather glove holding it all together.
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    Special 10th anniversary edition 180-gram Gatefold LP, featuring artwork by Travassos for Clean Feed Records, and live photography by René Greffin

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Rampage 04:40
Brain Drain 06:07
Drum Song 06:09
AVALANCHE!!! 03:07
Barracuda 04:01
The Nihilist 04:13
HOSER 03:53


2019 Clean Feed Records (180-gram Gatefold LP / CD / Digital)

Peter Van Huffel’s journey through the combination of jazz and rock, alien to the fusion tradition of the seventies and the collage of the nineties, proceeds with yet another opus from the Gorilla Mask gang, as always inclusive of the mindblowing rhythm section of Roland Fidezius and Rudi Fischerlehner. “Brain Drain” is a mishmash of punk, metal, jazz, free improvisation and written avant-garde music, always in the process of construction and deconstruction, going from persistent, headbanging riffs and grooves to abstract and puzzling situations or vice-versa, without excuses nor preconceptions. Black Sabbath is in the house, as are John Coltrane and Albert Ayler, two primary influences of the Berlin-based canadian saxophonist. The energy is overwhelming, but there are melodies on it, not only hammering rhythms or crazy textures. Highly emotional, but also structurally complex with fractured rhythms and bended tempos, this is the music of our present times: full of rage but also of joy. Deep, restless, invigorating and open to any possibility, all the qualities we expect from the art of sounds.


released November 12, 2019

Track info & recording credits:

Brain Drain
Drum Song
Forgive me, Mother

Caught in a Helicopter Blade
The Nihilist

Peter Van Huffel – alto & baritone saxophones, effects
Roland Fidezius – electric bass, effects
Rudi Fischerlehner – drums, percussion

All compositions by Peter Van Huffel (GEMA)

Recorded May 20th and 21st, 2019 by Christian Heck at
Blackbird Music Studio, Berlin Germany
Mixed by Christian Heck at Tonart Studios, Kerpen-Horrem Germany
Mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks, USA

Produced by Peter Van Huffel & Gorilla Mask
Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Design by Travassos
Live concert photos by René Greffin


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