Red Over Red, Bedroom Rehab Corporation’s debut LP, is a supernatural and seafaring concept record that runs you through the gamut of the band’s vision. While most of the songs are rooted in a big riff there are as many variations in dynamics and tones throughout the record as there are riffs.
From the heavy desert rock of “Gone by the Boards”, with its crushing distortion and delay soaked ambiance... to the twisted psychedelia of “Pilot Fish” which has the illusion of organ throughout the verses and a bombastic shoegaze outro... and the noisy punk of “Captain Damint” where the drums push and pull you through a 2 minute sonic pinball ride.
The use of feedback and noise throughout the album, both as a subtle building block of atmosphere and a battering ram to your ears, shows an honest and thoughtful manipulation of sound rather than a gimmick or a “high art” selling point. Red Over Red boasts a great range of music using nothing but bass, drums and vocals.
Recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato, (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Black Pyramid), at his new studio Sonelab, (Chelsea Light Moving, Black Francis), Red Over Red is a product of not only the songs and the band but the environment they were recorded in. Making use of many room/ambient microphones, you can hear the space, making the recording more alive and less processed; capturing the raw energy of Bedroom Rehab Corporation and never sacrificing the big, powerful production. Red Over Red shows a breadth of sound that most 2 piece bands can’t compete with and an varied approach to heavy music without straying too far from a good rock n’ roll structure.
"With a fantastical story arc that beautifully incorporates elements of the sea and its tradition of ghostly yarns, the atmospheric but dinosaur-stomp-heavy duo Bedroom Rehab Corporation has completed their new CD, "Red Over Red." A song-cycle that seems at times almost spookily ambient and, at others, like the delicious soundtrack to a Black Mass, the album is a triumph of energy, visceral mood and monstrously good tunes. Veterans of the e'er evolving and fruitful rock scene, Bedroom Rehab Corporation - Adam Wujtewicz (bass treatments/vocals) and Meghan Killimade (drums) - hooked up with noted producer Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth), and the result is even at this early date an odds-on choice for those distant year-end Best Of lists" -Rick Koster, The Day (January 15, 2013)
"...a full album that is equal parts ambient stoner rock and battering ram styled noise rock and there not be one single damn guitar on the record. I don't think it can be understated that what Wutjewicz and drummer Meghan Killimade have done is to create an album as heavy and pummeling as a full on five-piece band with just the two of them and lots of distortion."- Chip McCabe, CT.com, (January 18, 2013)