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Converge - “Aimless Arrow”
Kurt Ballou of Converge live at ULU, July 16, 2010
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- Converge - “Homewrecker”
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It’s almost funny, how over the course of a few years, my taste in music has become so much more obscure and “divergent”, if one could call it that.
Years ago when I had first heard of Converge in my mid-teens, I had thought their music sounded needlessly violent, discordant, and somewhat tasteless. Now, they are literally my favourite band of all time, along with other hardcore stalwarts such as BoySetsFire, Modern Life Is War, and Misery Signals. Now, though, I think I love them for those exact things I once though unnecessary; the agonising vocals and grunts and roars and shrieks of J. Bannon, and more so, the absolute chaos and discordance that is their own brand of noisy hardcore.
All We Love We Leave Behind is my favourite work from them, along with You Fail Me. It’s just such a perfect culmination of 20 years of experimentation in sound.
The latest installment of the AWLWLB Print Series is available now in the “Possess” section of jacobbannon.com. This time, limited silkscreened prints are available for artwork for songs “Coral Blue”, “Glacial Pace”, “Predatory Glow”, and “Shame in the Way”.
The AWLWLB Print series features the complete “All We Love We Leave Behind” Artwork presented as 17 individual 18” X 24” 8 color silkscreened prints by BRLSQ of North America. Printed on a smooth Cougar White Paper Stock, signed, numbered, and embossed. This project has been over two years in the making, and only 100 individual prints will be offered (50 other are already allocated for subscription customers). We hope to complete the series by December of 2014.
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Probably the most important band in the extreme sound. Converge never disappoints both musically and aesthetically. Their latest album is a smasher. UV-printed gatefold sleeve and double black wax.