In their new video for “It’s All Mine”, BUÑUEL, a supergroup of global significance comprising Oxbow’s Eugene S. Robinson, and hugely skillful Italian musicians Xabier Iriondo, Andrea Lombardini and Francesco Valente . let loose in any empty room, their unpredictable and merciless energy bouncing off the walls.
The noise in their music is reflected in the erratic figure (of actor Mattia Azzarelli) drawing scratchy charcoal pictures, footage of which is spliced between shots of the band. This haphazard assortment of imagery is expertly crafted by director/editor Duccio Brunetti and director of photography Niccolò Arcostanzo.
About the song the director comments, “When I first heard “It’s all mine” by Buñuel I felt that the song was about something that was “trapped in a cage”. I tried to translate this rage, those vibes that came from their music, into a cinematic experience: I elaborated their meticulous sound into a “bloody” vision that I hope the audience will never forget.”
BUÑUEL have scheduled a string of UK/European dates, including their appearance at Supersonic Festival. See the dates below.
02/07 – Arcella Bella, Padova (IT)
03/07 – Fluc, Wien (AT)
04/07 – T3 Kultùrny Prostriedok, Bratislava (SK) NEW
05/07 – Cassiopeia, Berlin (DE)
07/07 – La Bulle Café, Lille (FR)
08/07 – Cafe Oto, London (UK)
09/07 – Supersonic Fest, Birmingham (UK)
10/07 – The Prince Albert, Brighton (UK)
11/07 – Crofters Rights, Bristol (UK)
12/07 – Glazart, Paris (FR)
13/07 – Le Bamp, Brussels (BE)
14/07 – La Grenze, Strasbourg (FR)
15/07 – Humbug, Basel (CH)
16/07 – Freakout Club, Bologna (IT) NEW
BUNUEL is the sound of a difficult situation made worse by an unwillingness and an inability to play nice.
If slotting it in a genre makes it easier for you to understand, just so you have something to file it under, mark it down as Heavy. With a capital H.
But not heavy that’s in any way predictable, BUNUEL’S amalgam of angular rhythms, drum salvos, blitzkrieging guitars and vocals that sound more like threats than promises is post-punk, proto heavy and arty up the ass. Arty as in avant-garde noise.
Named after the Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, the only filmmaker to first make his bones by making good on what happens when straight razors meet eyeballs, BUNUEL‘s newest Killers Like Us — the third part of a trilogy that started with A Resting Place for Strangers, and then The Easy Way Out – is a killer addition to the canon of good music for bad people.
Produced by a near-super group of global significance BUNUEL boasts the sound work of the Italian trio of guitarist Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours), the bass of Andrea Lombardini, and the drums of Francesco Valente (Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Snare Drum Exorcism, and Lume), along with the vocals of Eugene S. Robinson (OXBOW).
Xabier is the deus-ex-machina of some of Italy’s most adventurous musical projects as both guitarist and sound manipulator for dozens of bands on more than 50 records with major and independent labels whose work has seen him playing live on three continents. And counting.
Andrea Lombardini, a composer, producer and electric bass beast has been playing in Italian and international jazz, pop, rock and just about everything with everyone including most significantly David Binney, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jason Lindner, Richard Julian, Michel Godard and many more.
Francesco Valente, composer, percussionist, improviser and sound extremist, is a vital slice of the Italian rock band Il Teatro Degli Orrori.
And Eugene S. Robinson, vocals, lyricist and owner of the .44 magnum revolver on the record cover has spent the last 30 plus years with American art terrorists OXBOW.