Sunday, November 18, 2012
Goliath Bird Eater - Blood Generator
Please don't confuse the band Goliath Bird Eater, with the arachnid Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) the either largest or second largest spider on earth (depending on if you are measuring by mass or leg span). Both are currently haunting my nightmares, yes, I'll grant you that, but the band Goliath Bird Eater might just be scarier than the their namesake of the tarantula family. And yes, the spider does emit a hissing 20 minute drone by rubbing it's legs together when threatened, but on Blood Generator, the band emits two, 11 minute hissing drones, so that's not even close to being the same thing. I can't even imagine getting the two confused.
This was released on cassette, in a limited edition, and currently out of print (correct me if I'm wrong). The two members of Goliath Bird Eater are Bobb Bruno (The For Carnation, Best Coast, Imad Wasif With Two Part Beast, Knit Witch, Polar Goldie Cats, The Uphill Gardeners) and Rafe Mandel (Polar Goldie Cats, The For Carnation, The Growing Glowing Oak, Puss, Moogs, Soothing Ouch, Intruder, etc).
This is a good listen on a Sunday morning, bookended between some Halo, Sunn, Upsilon Acrux, Thrones, and early period Earth. Catch my drift?