Jun 192011

Flourishing is a three-man band from New York City consisting of Garett Bussanick (Wetnurse) (guitar, vocals), Eric Rizk (bass), and Brian Corcoran (drums). They have a debut album due in July (The Sum of All Fossils) that’s been described in a press release as a layering of “subterranean industrial vibe”, “ground-level brutality”, and “an astral use of melody”.

In deciding whether to listen to an advance copy of the album, I checked out a song from the band’s 2010 debut EP, A Momentary Sense of the Immediate World, which is streaming at their Facebook page. The song is called “Fixture”. I fucking love it; so much happens in this 3:52 of music that I’m not even going to attempt to describe it. I just have to share it with you. I will definitely be listening to the new album. Here’s “Fixture”. That is all.

[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/02-Fixture.mp3|titles=Flourishing – Fixture]

  5 Responses to “FLOURISHING”

  1. For some reason, I rarely have high expectations for three man bands. I always assume they’ll be missing some texture that dual guitars lack or whatever that something extra is that the fourth (or fifth) person adds.

    Well, these guys prove that I really am a damned idiot.

    Thanks a lot, Flourishing.

    Also, the outro sounds like a satellite going up into space, which reminded me of sputnik, which reminded me of Fred Eaglesmith. So, they definitely got crazy down right.

    • Do you mean the Fred Eaglesmith who poignantly asked the question, “When, exactly, did we become white trash?” But why did sputnik remind you of Fred Eaglesmith? (I actually had to google Eaglesmith, so I’m not really familiar with his music).

      • No, Flourishing made me so much of an idiot! I mean Jon Langford.

        Though also Fred Eaglesmith, because he has a song about growing up during the cold war.

        But langford has a proper song about sputnik.

  2. Reminds me a bit of Ulcerate

    • I can see why parts of the song would put you in mind of Ulcerate. There are so many stylistic variations in the song, including the very melodic passage in the last third. Makes me very curious to hear what they’re doing on the new album.

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