NOHOME is a new trio featuring guitarist Caspar Brötzmann, bassist Marino Pliakas, and drummer Michael Wertmüller (aka the rhythm section from his father Peter Brötzmann‘s Full Blast group). Their self-titled debut album is out now on LP and CD; on it, they’re joined for two of the four tracks by FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten, with whom Caspar Brötzmann made the album Merry Christmas in 1994. It documents their second-ever show, from August 29, 2012.
The music is somewhat similar to Brötzmann’s previous (and still extant) power trio, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker. His guitar playing is still Jimi Hendrix-in-1970 filtered through 1980s and 1990s art-metal and avant-garde fretboard techniques—he regularly attacks the pickups and the tuning board, seeming to avoid the strings almost entirely. His sound roars and crashes, surging like the ocean. But Pliakas and Wertmüller are a much more aggressive rhythm section than the Massaker’s Eduardo Delgado Lopez and Danny Arnold Lommen; there’s less postpunk/noise-rock ominousness here, and more full-force assault on the audience.
Stream the album on Spotify:
And below is video of NOHOME‘s debut performance, from the L’ARME! Festival in Berlin on July 21, 2012: