Bohren & Der Club Of Gore take their well-deserved time to create the follow-up to 2008’s astonishing masterpiece Dolores. Certainly, this German quartet is not over-doomed as they prepared 35 minutes of deathly fresh new music. Narcotic rhodes, wasted basses and dying drums are back again to revive the typical eerie darkness. Decade after adopting saxophone to their haunting music, Beileid presents surprising element to the Lynch-esque paranoia: voice.
Beileid’s center-piece, Catch My Heart, features vocals from Mike Patton. His inclinations to free-jazz and dark music have always been apparent, so his collaboration on Warlock’s re-working with Bohren-boys is natural progression for him. Less for Bohren & Der Club Of Gore who used vacuum and inner tense to cause tight, but subconscious mini-drama. In contrast, Patton’s soulful moan is explicitly dramatic. The tragic essence of his phrasing and expression nicely complements Bohren’s subtle, comatose jazz. Mild crescendos are multiplied by Patton’s lament with subsequently higher effect. Catch My Heart is a surprising and subduing deadly affair.