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Attrition 04:44
Anderson, Blanco, Kwartowitz
Chiaroscuro 05:58
Anderson, Blanco, Kwartowitz
time will tell just who you are what you bought who you sold your flaccid mind is now exposed an empty life somnolent passivity a wasted world of useless chattel see yourself reflected there consumer reflection consumer reflection consumer money doesn’t live until it’s spent or so I’m told upload content corporate lies despot dies they’re laughing at your blindness complacency
Anderson, Blanco, Kwartowitz


Ron Anderson is back on guitar with a more powerful heavier sound. New members Steve Blanco (Imperial Triumphant) on bass and Larry Kwartowitz (Cleric) on drums are helping in stretching the bands previous boundaries pushing PAK to new sonic directions.

Next concert dates

September 25 - Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

PAK West Coast Tour 2019

Oct 10 - Oakland, CA - The Uptown with Disastroid, PG13, Onkos
Oct 11 - San Diego, CA - Til-Two Club with Dreambro5, Peymaar
Oct 12 - Long Beach, CA - The Prospector w/ Blind John Pope,TBA
Oct 13 - Los Osos, CA - Sweet Springs with OXX
Oct 14 - Sacramento, CA - Dwellpoint with Gentleman Surfer
Oct 16 - Portland, OR - Turn Turn Turn w/ Shahzad Ismaily, RonVarod
Oct 17 - Seattle, WA - Parliament Tavern with SULPHUR
Oct 19 - San Jose, CA - Caravan Lounge with TBA
Oct 20 - Pacifica, CA - Winters with Disastorid, Utopian Trap

...The largely instrumental outing occasionally flirts with meltdown territory (the thunderous closing portions of “Prophesies of the Sybil;” the shreddage solos of “Sub Specie Aeternitatis”) but, for the most part, Anderson and his crew play the role of catholic prog-punk disciples, offering their own studied (but incredibly engaging) versions of sludge-rock statuary. There is still an attention to warping time signatures and inverting, sometimes even truncating, certain expected guitar phrasings but the technique is largely sublimated in benefit of generating heat through repetition. Think of it as a study in scale. Rather than Secret Curve’s 68-second opening salvo, you get the 13-minute-long “Triskaidekophobia,” which pounds the ears not only with its peculiar angularity but also is sense of scope and the dark behemoth shadow it casts. Anderson here isn’t interested in condensing and hyper-pressurizing everything; he’s getting the same sense of aural satisfaction slowly slowly slowly drawing down the needle. - Justin Vellucci / Music Tap

“…jazz, progressive rock, ambient, avant garde metal, math metal, experimental and improvisational. Whatever you consider it, PAK’s new full length Bestial is undeniably new, uncommon, and unique. The creation of [Ron Anderson] and like-minded partners (Steve Blanco of Imperial Triumphant, Larry Kwartowitz of Cleric) who recognize no boundaries between genres worlds apart and seemingly impossible to liquesce and cement at the core. […] Its boundless unpredictability is what makes it accessible to anyone willing to travel the deepest unfathomed depths of songwriting. The transitions in mood from ethereal to hypnotic to somber to aggressive, in which it’s uncertain what comes next, may seem disjointed and harrowing to you during the first couple of tracks. By the time the epic track “Prophesies of the Sybil” is underway a method to the madness is revealed, you start to realize how carefully crafted the album is and you understand the reasoning behind the radical mood changes. You wouldn’t believe the album was recorded in just two days considering the extensive preparation that went into writing and arranging the songs.” – Dave Wolff / Autoeroticasphyxium Zine


released April 5, 2019

Catalog ID: NEF-48

Steve Blanco - bass, synthesizer, voice
Larry Kwartowitz - drums
Ron Anderson - guitar, voice

Produced by Ron Anderson
Recorded 11-12 September 2018 at Menegroth (The Thousand Caves), Queens, NY
Engineered by Colin Marston
Mixed and Mastered by Ron Anderson

Artwork by Will Argunas
Layout by Greg Meisenberg

All music by Anderson, Blanco, Kwartowitz
All lyrics by Anderson

* Track 7 Triskaidekaphobia is for Arnold Schoenberg.

℗ & © 2018 PAK.



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"Part musical genius and part delirious madman, when you're listening to Anderson's music you're never quite sure whether you're listening to the ravings of an insane musical genius or the genius moments of a totally unschooled dilettante."Deep Fry Bonanza
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