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Albums Of The Week: Borracho | Blurring The Lines Of Reality

Come on over to the garage, dude! We're gonna pack out the bong, slap some truly massive slabs of red meat on the barbecue and blast this sucker on our car speakers!


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Washington D.C.’s steadfast heavyweight stalwarts Borracho have returned to shake up the underground and blur your reality once more. Creating a sonic tapestry that transcend boundaries, the band combine elements of classic, doom, and progressive rock to form a signature sound that has resonated with fans since their formation over 15 years ago.

Drawing on influences spanning decades, they combine soaring musicality with subterranean propulsion, encompassing the hard-driven strut of bands like Black Sabbath and Mountain, stoner jams of Clutch and Fu Manchu, and the unmistakable energetic sensibilities of Mastodon and High on Fire. Adding to an already impressive discography, their fifth studio album Blurring The Lines Of Reality aims to cement their rightful place at the centre of the U.S. underground stoner rock scene.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the release,” explains drummer Mario Trubiano. “It really pulls together so many elements of our sound and reflects the emotions and challenges of the period it was written during a global pandemic. We think we’ve crafted a truly immersive and powerful listening experience that fans, and newcomers will really enjoy.”

Their lead single Architects of Chaos I is the first of three connected tracks that make up an entire side of the album. Grooving to a Middle Eastern influence, the song unfolds into a dissection of the socio-political issues that have shaped our world. It’s a theme that carries through much of the album. One of the ways the band indulged in this exploration was by using AI in the creation of both the album art and the video for the single. As you’ll see, technology is both powerful and scary in equal measure, highlighting the potential for its use and its misuse.”


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