If someone or something should have the name they deserve, well, the one chosen for latest Valina's release fits perfect. Although A Tempo! A Tempo! sounds as a threat more than a drive, - btw it seems to works fine for them. From Austria, Linz, - Valina come out from the heart of Europe and crash into a “simulacrum” of american math-rock and post-hardcore music. These eleven tracks, recorded by her-majesty Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, are an excellent blend of mathematics, aggressiveness, emotionalism and a certain pop sensitivity (concept to be meant into an abrasive and punk-oriented frame). Nearly all of these tracks are with vocals, anyway there is room for instrumental dynamics too, where it's drums to mark the guide line, precise and sometimes overflowing (Calendaria's incipit, first song, speaks for all). It is Anatol Bogendorfer's guitar and Husbert Huber's bass to form the bone rhythmic, with typical math-noise phrasing. To complete the power trio's opus, there are features of winds, that somehow give something different to their songwriting, almost like dust falling on angles of sound, although with no new reading key, - nothing more than what other bands did in past, like Sweep the Leg Johnny and etc.. Three or four songs are doubtful amazing, - the latter is maybe strictly a treat for fans of genre. I heard several people saying great things of their live shows. We long to see them on stage, - they'll be on tour in next days downhere in italy.
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