HomBru

HomBru

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HomBru is powerful, cerebral, and guarded. It incorporates popular sounds like those of Tool and Gordian Knot, and applies them to an original sonic palette.

Biography

HomBru was formed out of Denton, TX as a five-piece ensemble. The purpose or mission of HomBru was, and always has been to bring back the sincerity and validity that had once been the driving forces behind popular music. As a five-piece, HomBru struck a chord with audiences in their use of unique arrangements and complex rhythmical lines. HomBru quickly developed a loyal fan base, and gained the reputation among local live music venues as "the professionals" and the "go-to guys" whenever national acts were scheduled to play.

In early 1999, HomBru made their first full-length independent release entitled "Imaginary Music." The response from fans and critics was positive overall; however, the band was then faced with a dilemma. The main concern was that, although the music had been well received, the equation was not quite balanced enough for them to be considered by the major recording labels and, in turn, radio-broadcasting corporations. HomBru knew that if they were going to fulfill their professional goals as musicians they would have to play the game within the boundaries that had been established. By the end of 2000, the band unanimously decided to take a hiatus from writing and playing to reflect upon what they had accomplished thus far, and to decide what adjustments needed to be made to propel them to the next level.

In 2001 the band reconvened, this time as a trio. The reduction in force brought with it a stronger focus and a new understanding of what needed to be done to accomplish the group’s objectives. By the autumn of 2001, HomBru made its return to the stage, an event that was held in great anticipation by the fans in the weeks and days that preceded. The response was unimaginable, and the sound was raw yet precise. HomBru was definitely on the right track with the new material, so the decision was made to reenter the studio.

During the first two weeks of March 2002, HomBru recorded, mastered, and pressed their second release, simply titled "Ingredients." This 30-minute recording personifies HomBru’s commitment to excellence, professionalism, and dedication to the attainment of their goals. Since releasing "Ingredients", HomBru has garnered significant international recognition gaining fans and radio airplay in France, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Spain, and the Philippines.

Lyrics

The Nerve

Written By: Michael Powell

The Nerve

By now you see that things are different
I don’t know if this is for the better
Time has passed and I'm getting grayer
Tighten up the screws and make it stronger
I’ve seen executive unrest
I’m crawling along and hopeless
I’ve seen exact executions
I don’t know if they were too precise
I’m certified and I’m terrifying
Another suit and tie and I’ll be dying

You’ve got my last nerve stretched out on broken glass
Feeling the agony and the pain inside of me
I walk the plank and dive right in
And pull myself out and dive in again

What is this that you see about me
Its just like your trying to hate me
Is it my executive unrest
Or my hopelessness
I’ve seen exact executions
I don’t know if this is precise
I’m here to make some conclusions
I hope that this will suffice

You’ve got my last nerve out on broken glass
Feeling the agony and pain inside of me
I walk the plank and dive right in
And pull myself out and dive again
‘cause I wont drown or be held down
must amplify what’s inside of me
intuition, will, and no inhabition
and broken glass is left behind

I can finally rest without the ringing of your voice in my head
And its so quiet and comfortable and calm

The Casualty

Written By: Michael Powell

the casualty

It’s just the same as every other day
You’re so comfortable with monotony
You never know what will happen
You never know what will be

Incomplete whole
Something is missing
Where did it go, it doesn’t seem right
Taken away its gone forever
It’s all because of the plane in my side

Stability, stand up so tall
Reality, brace for the fall

Incomplete hole
Appearing broken
I’m sorry that you had to see this
Live on TV, it devastates me
It’s all because of the plane in my side

I know, new foe
You’ll go, casualty

Its time for me to heal, angry now so I feel
Its time for me to heal, instead we just go kill

Stability, stand up so tall
Reality, brace for the fall

You never know what will happen
You never know what will be
It might all be gone
Tomorrow
It’s just the same as every other day
You’re so comfortable in monotony

The Muck

Written By: Michael Powell

the muck

Blackness, distress and no need
Believe that its not the end and
Understanding the reasons
What will we make of ourselves
To keep our sanity you believe me eternally
I don’t know but I want to
Keep all of these heads clean and erase them all away
Its terrible, but beautiful
I don’t know but I want to

Go away because I know we have to stay
Stuck in the muck of day to day
Things that we play and we’re so brave

You stuck a needle in my eye
I never crossed my heart or hoped to die
The light of day, its in the way
I pour it out, I dream no more

I’m sundered and undone in my mind
Follow, drag along everyone left just to see
If it was not pretend and understanding why no one
Can tell us why they love what here fed
To keep our sanity you believe me eternally
I don’t know but I want to
Make sense of all of this and change it all today
Its terrible and painful
I don’t know but I want to

Go away because I know we have to stay
Stuck in the muck of day to day
Things that we play and we’re so brave

You saw the evil in my eye
I always cross my heart and hope to die
The dark of night, its in my site
I pour it up, I drink it all
I’m sundered and I’m done and I’m blind
I don’t know but I want to understand
I want to understand why you love what you're fed
It makes no sense to me
Why I’m here

Discography

Imaginary Music (1999)
Ingredients (EP, 2001)
The Nerve-on air rotation

Set List

Set lists will vary based on venue and show requirements. HomBru can play from 30 min to two hours of all original compositions. The sets consist of a combination of released and unreleased songs.