On Patch the Sky Mould seems to be at peace, if not with the world at large, at least in regards to the way he can best address it. He may always be one of rock and roll’s great contrarians-angry, angsty, and loud-but after nearly 35 years of making records, he no longer seems determined to be kicking against his own strengths. In fact, he's finally embracing them. I’m a really good rhythm guitar player, a fair vocalist, and a pretty simple songwriter, Mould recently told the New York Times. Now that I’ve come to accept that, it’s much easier to work with
The tempos may be slightly slower than on Silver Age (his most Sugar-y album since 1994), but the variety of song styles are better served by the variance in pace. Definitely in my top 5 Bob Mould releases. Reply Notify me Helpful.
Instead, Mould worked on the album for the next three years, resulting in a 2005 release. By this time, he had changed his mind on touring with a band, and announced his first band tour since 1998 . "Merge Records, Bob Mould, Patch the Sky, Album". Music News Net. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
Hold On. You Say You. Losing Sleep.
And while this is certainly an album dominated by reflection and the haunting nature of the past, it's anything but a downe. nd it's anything but nostalgia. Middle age hasn't even begun to diminish the power - or the swirling, distorted insistence - of Mould's frenzied melodies. Heavy, primal guitar riffs are clearly still his main means of catharsis. Watch Bob Mould Band perform 'The Descent' at Rock the Garden 2013 Legendary rocker Bob Mould and his band perform "The Descent" off his tenth solo album
Bob Mould continues his exploration of dark times and heavy hearts with Patch the Sky, a series of energetic tracks that stand in stark contrast to their weighty themes. Joined by his longtime rhythm section of drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy, Mould continues to create a wall of loud guitars that blaze and burn from one end to the other. Nor was has he been capable of mining the same emotional depths of Black Confetti in quite the same way before. This is a solid Mould album, one that doesn’t break new ground but also doesn’t wear down the same ground the artist has visited many, many times before. It’s a consistency that is respectable but also one that might be disappointing for some, especially those who’ve come to expect that Mould will one day give us a record that’s high class and unforgettable as Workbook, Black Sheets of Rain or even Body of Song.
Bob Mould might seem like the typical working guy or grandfather in any New York, or mid-America neighborhood. At 55, he’s still probably to driven to fit into any sort of laid-back semi-retirement on some coast By Tresa Patterson AXS Contributor May 1, 2016. Latest On AXS. London Symphony Orchestra announces 2019 show at Santa Barbara Bowl. 7 sports games we hope are announced at E3 2019.
On Patch the Sky, veteran noisemaker Bob Mould once again marries light with dark, crafting catchy, seductive melodies and igniting them in a furious six-string squall. There’s driving, doomy, and dramatic alt-rock ( Hold On ); dangerous, pit-ready punk ( Losing Time ); and endless oceans of gorgeous, overdriven guitar ( Black Confetti ).
Bob Mould will release his new solo album, Patch The Sky, this Friday, and we’ve already heard two singles: The End Of Things and Voices In My Head. Record Store Day is debuting the LP in full a few days premature of its release. Listen to Mould’s latest offering in its entirety below, and read our cover story on Mould here. Patch The Sky is out 3/25 on Merge.