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Ring Of Truth

Everything's The Same But In A Different Place

(11tx CD, 34'44'' - Sound Archive 'o9)

 | pall youhideme
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From London and Leicester, Ring Of Truth's Music has got immediate connections with later 70s post punk sound of Manchester and arounds: their singer Nic Bunker might recall to the listener's memory a certain Pete Shelley, because of the bitter tones in His vocals (Well I Walked, [There But For] The Grace Of God), and a track like Never Compromise plays as an Unknown Pleasure.
Although there's no that kind of the above mentioned energy here, but more an indie pop-punk attitude and some more modest freneticism under a genuine lo-fi key, - they have got too a wild side to show through songs such as Here and There, Smile, as well as time for guitars double solo in A Spanish Hunger,  - while with The Sweetest Heart and Passing Of Time, providing jangly guitar riffs and pop refrains, Byrds are not that far.
Last but not least, surprise on the final track, Organ Song, - for its melancholic lyrism, it sounds to me like one piece by The Parenthetical Girls.
The whole album is good in its intentions, but their former single The Horse was fucking gorgeous, - and it's a pity these tracks don't have that same kind of dirty chemical and vibrant appeal.


Da Londra e Leicester, la Musica dei Ring Of Truth ha dei richiami immediati con il suono di Manchester e dintorni di fine anni 70: il loro cantante Nick Bunker potrebbe richiamare alla memoria dell'ascoltatore un certo Pete Shelley, per via di quei toni di amarezza nella voce (Well I Walked, [There But For] The Grace Of God), e una traccia come Never Compromise suona come un Unknown Pleasure.
Sebbene non vi sia quella sorta di sopra citata energia qui, ma più un'attitudine indie pop-punk a della più modesta frenesia sotto una genuina chiave lo-fi, - i nostri anche anche un lato selvaggio da mostrare con canzoni quali Here and There, Smile, nonchè tempo per sciorinare doppi assoli di chitarra  su A Spanish Hunger, - mentre con The Sweetest Heart e Passing Of Time, giocando con riff jangly e ritornelli pop, i Byrds non sembrano lontani.
In ultimo, non da meno, c'è la sorpresa di Organ Song, traccia finale: col suo lirismo malinconico suona quasi come una traccia dei Parenthetical Girls.
L'intero album è buono nelle sue intenzioni, ma il precedente singolo The Horse era invece veramente splendido, - ed è un peccato che queste tracce non abbiano ritrovato la stessa chimica sporca e quel vibrante appeal.
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