Umber

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
For their first full-length effort Umber, Bitch Magnet swells to the rank of four-piece with the inclusion of former Squirrel Bait guitarist David Grubbs; the new twin-guitar attack both refines and bolsters the group's monolithic sound, which rages impressively on tracks like the opening "Motor," the incendiary "Navajo Ace," and the lurching "Big Pining." At the eye of the storm is the calming "Douglas Leader," a quietly hypnotic minimalist ode 180-degrees removed from everything else in the Bitch Magnet oeuvre to date; equally intriguing is "Clay," a taut exploration of extremist spatial dynamics. The CD appends the Star Booty EP, first issued in 1988 and produced by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
For their first full-length effort Umber, Bitch Magnet swells to the rank of four-piece with the inclusion of former Squirrel Bait guitarist David Grubbs; the new twin-guitar attack both refines and bolsters the group's monolithic sound, which rages impressively on tracks like the opening "Motor," the incendiary "Navajo Ace," and the lurching "Big Pining." At the eye of the storm is the calming "Douglas Leader," a quietly hypnotic minimalist ode 180-degrees removed from everything else in the Bitch Magnet oeuvre to date; equally intriguing is "Clay," a taut exploration of extremist spatial dynamics. The CD appends the Star Booty EP, first issued in 1988 and produced by Steve Albini.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1995
  • Label: Communion Records
  • UPC: 037613031244
  • Catalog Number: 12

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Motor
  2. 2 Navajo Ace
  3. 3 Clay
  4. 4 Joan of Arc
  5. 5 Douglas Leader
  6. 6 Goat-Legged Country God
  7. 7 Big Pining
  8. 8 Joyless Street
  9. 9 Punch and Judy
  10. 10 Americruiser
  11. 11 Carnation
  12. 12 Chord
  13. 13 Sea of Pearls
  14. 14 Hatpins
  15. 15 Knucklehead
  16. 16 Circle K
  17. 17 Polio
  18. 18 Cantaloupe
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bitch Magnet Primary Artist
David Grubbs Guitar
Jon ? Guitar
Technical Credits
Bitch Magnet Producer
Mike McMackin Producer, Engineer
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