Too tired to say much. If you know these guys, there won't be anything too surprising here. I've been searching for their more obscure tapes and the boxes on Enterruption for years but never got even close to being able to buy them.

There's a great interview with 2 of the band here if you want to know more. Shouldn't admit this but I never knew that Blue Sabbath Black Cheer took their name from a Gravitar song (Blue Sabbath) and that Geoff appears on some of the BSBC gear.

Gravitar were an American band who appear to be influenced by K.K. Null’s work in Zeni Geva, with similar dense walls of oppresive guitar but more expansive in it's approach. Self-proclaimed as the "world's loudest Jazz band" and described by WM. Rage as "Too noise for rock, too rock for noise...". Extreme music inspired by everything from Charlie Parker to John Zorn to the sound of breaking glass. Heavy and harsh walls of psychedelic noise!!!

1994 - Gravitar - Chinga Su Corazon [charnel music]
1995 - Gravitar - Gravitaativarravitar [charnel music]
1997 - Gravitar - Now The Road Of Knives [charnel music]
1998 - Gravitar & Universal Indians - Split (lp) [american tapes, am008]
1999 - Gravitar - Live at The Gold Dollar, Detroit 1999
1999 - Gravitar - You Must First Learn To Draw The Real [monotremata records]
2001 - Gravitar - Edifier [manifold]
2001 - Gravitar - Freedom's Just Another Word For Never Getting Paid [enterruption]
2007 - Gravitar - Trail By Fire (C48) [psychform records]


Roberto A. Canella 20 October 2010 at 21:06  

hey man, thanks for quoting my interview... your blog is one of my faves!

badgerstump 21 October 2010 at 17:25  

No worries at all's a great interview...I learnt a lot from it!

Roberto A. Canella 22 October 2010 at 22:58  

hey, thanks... and if you've a chance check out my other blog:

Anonymous,  23 October 2010 at 11:53  

quoting piero scaruffi*
john coltrane plays
i don't know
anyway gravitar are
a monument of free music.
listen and enjoy!
*this man
voted 4/10 to beatles
and 9,5/10 to captain beefheart.

zxcvbn 4 November 2010 at 05:37  

I remember once I put songs from gravitar and sunroof! on the same CD, way back when! I think something crazy happened to me after i got the hototogisu+prurient -snail on a razor collab...turned me into noise...