Saturday 4 June 2022

Introduce Yourselves: BRUT OSS

What is the name of your band?

Brut Oss

What is the genre of music that you play?

We try to explore the wide world of stoner rock without falling into the error of fossilize in the tradition of the genre.

We live in the Po VALLEY and the river Po is to us as evocative as the desert might have been to the Stoner movement in the 1990s. At this point we cannot fail to mention Kyuss among the plays that have most influenced the writing of this record. We have always been fascinated by the simplicity of Stoner rock, the ability to create atmospheres with dirty and direct sounds. Each member of our band comes with their own cultural/musical/professional experience. Three quarters of us, for age reasons, went through grunge and there are those who love it and those who hate it, as well as the stoner doom or the djent.

There are those who experienced the advent of the stoner at the time and those who discovered it only a couple of years ago. All these intercrossing experiences and the individual tastes of each musician converge/come together IN this album. Among the other musical influences that contributed to create this record as it is there are all the bands of the Greek stoner scene, including: 1000mods, Puta Volcano, Villagers of Ioannina city and other historic bands such as Monster Magnet and Red Fang

Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

Brut Oss is a stoner rock band, born in the mists of the Po Valley on the Emilian bank of the Po river,just before the pandemic in December 2019. In our local lingo Brut Oss is used when referring to a tenacious person who is difficult to bend. The very nature of the river and the fog is seen as an element corresponding to the desert in Stoner's imagination, helping the band to find the right inspiration and alienation for the making of their compositions.

The four members of the band come from different realities of the Italian scene such as Deportivo LaBonissima, Nijls, Koen and Upstair. On July 30, 2021, 'How to waste your time broiling bones' is released for Orzorock music, a three-track EP, mixed and mastered by Andrea Scansani at Sound Enhancing Studio, which explores many aspects of a genre as broad as Stoner. On April 15, 2022, the first self-titled album anticipated by the lyrics video of 'Climb with me' is released by Orzorock Music.

The band is prolific and is busy writing new songs that will see the light soon, in the meantime they are promoting their work with concerts and interviews in the neighboring territory.

What can people expect from your music?

The album lasts 33 minutes and consists of the 6 songs that most represented the band in that period. A short disc, an immediate listening business card that immediately places the group in the stoner genre, but which touches many shades ranging from more psych settings, desert travels to punk rock-style outbursts.

The album is the summary of all our work since the beginning of this project and reflects the two souls that our music has, a more energetic and immediate one recognizable in the first three tracks of the album and a more psychedelic and ambient one that comes out in the latest songs. A little journey from earth to heaven.

The two tracks are on off, and climb with me, the different sides of the same coin. The extremes of the genre explored so far. One more immediate and easy-going, the other, more intimate and lysergic.

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

Lyrics video ‘how to waste your time broiling bones’ 

Lyrics video ‘climb with me’