Versatile and experimental noise / ambient band formed in Boston, 1978 (later re-locating to Massapequa, New York).
Though they began playing music in a style akin to instrumental art
rock, a move into violent power electronics in the mid 1980s set
Controlled Bleeding on a course that would take them through industrial,
ambient, free jazz, noise, dub, progressive rock, sacred music, dark
ambient, classical and musique concrète. To their detriment, the group
was not concerned with generating or maintaining an audience, relying
instead on spontaneous inspiration - often the cause of alienation
amongst many of their listeners.
The band's only constant member is Paul Lemos, although early band
members included Jack Salerno, Dave Southerland, Gary Pecorino and Tony
Meola, a stable line-up was not attained until the early 1980s, with the
addition of Joe Papa and Chris Moriarty.
Moriarty departed circa 1994, however he and Lemos continued to work together on side-projects such as Joined At The Head, Skin Chamber and Fat Hacker,
whilst Lemos and Papa pursued further sonic experiments with Controlled
Bleeding, as well as releasing music under their own names. After the
deaths of both Chris Moriarty and Joe Papa in the late 00's, original
member Tony Meola re-joined the band on drums. The current
guitar-and-drums version of Controlled Bleeding plays instrumental rock
songs influenced by Krautrock (notably Can) and progressive rock.
On 11th February 2020, Paul Lemos announced via the official Controlled Bleeding Facebook page that the band is no more.
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