Blind Idiot God Before Ever After on 2LP + Download
Fourth Full-Length & First Since 1992 Co-Produced by Bill Laswell & Guitarist Andy Hawkins
Before Ever After, co-produced by Bill Laswell and band guitarist Andy Hawkins is Blind Idiot God's fourth record and first since 1992. For 32 years the band has been creating timeless, boundary-defying instrumental music, and now BIG is back. The band began tracking the new 74-minute double LP in 2009 with inimitable Power Station multi-platinum engineer, and Laswell favorite, Jason Corsaro.
"Andy Hawkins is a nut, a perfectionist for his amplification and the guitar, and we recorded it right," Laswell explained. "Every detail is there. He's obsessive. It's probably the best thing they've done." The gatefold double-vinyl LP artwork is a stunning example of artist Seldon Hunt's finest designs (Neurosis, Earth, Melvins, Sunn).
Three tracks from album ("Barrage," "High And Mighty," and "Shutdown") are featured in Alex Winters' new HBO documentary about the rise and fall of Napster titled, Downloaded. While the format of three stylistically different approaches remains in place, the lines are further blurred, and the music has a new urgency as the band explores a more improvisational approach to the compositional ideas.
Blind Idiot God have a long history as forebearers of modern varieties of tech/prog music. The band explores, innovates, and defies convention and expectations. They create music for its own sake, and have never wavered from their original groundbreaking approach. NME wrote "They're post-everything in the best sense of the term..."