C.Aarmé - “Bodybuilding” from World Music
A few years ago, I was bored one night and decided to do some online shopping. I ended up on Amazon looking at random useless junk when I came across a user review of C.Aarmé’s debut Self-Titled from a Nicholas Pyle “Widowmaker Noiseannois”. It read, “this record is tougher than nails. the rhythm section makes me want to kick my way through a brick wall and choke people on the street. they favor single notes over chords (awesome), and the singer is really really pissed about hippies. Sweden rules.” I took the bait and found a appreciation for Sweden’s answer to Black Flag.
After the release of their second album,Vita. I was having trouble finding here in the states and ended up ordering it from their European label. Once it arrived, I found to my surprise a hand written note from the band’s manager, thanking me for buying the recording and informing me that that the band was breaking up, Vita would be their last record. All good things must come to end I thought.
Three years laters, just as randomly had I come across the punk quartet, the band would resurface from their hiatus to release 2009’s World Music. The third installment of what Mr. “Widowmaker Noiseannois” so eloquently described.