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And Academy

Her and Hurt, Hearts

(13tx tape, Best Kept Secret 'o3)

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Immaginate qualcosa in bilico tra Factory records, lo fi e This Heat, bene, questi sono gli And Academy. Le melodie ricordano un pò quelle dei Brittle Stars, ma con più saturazioni ottenute per stratificazioni di suoni. I brani sono malinconici ma con andamento frastagliato (non dico progressivo per non rischiare di essere frainteso). No ragazzi, gettate la maschera, questi devono essere i This Heat in carne ed ossa! In questi brani c'è davvero di tutto: ritornelli pop, arditezze canterburiane, ricordi di Rip Rig And Panic, vortici di rumore incontrollato, il tutto tenuto insieme dal genio destrutturante del gruppo. Potrebbero stare benissimo tra un disco dei Sebadoh e uno degli Henry Cow, e sicuramente non sfigurerebbero nel catalogo della Recommended. Uno dei gruppi migliori di sempre della Best Kept Secret, nonchè uno dei più interessanti ascoltati ultimamente. Per fan di: Stereolab, High Llamas, Shudder To Think, Fugazi, Mission of Burma, Joan of Arc... 


Think about something between Factory records, lo_fi and This Heat, and here you are And Academy. Melodies recall a little bit Brittle Stars, but with some more saturation/feedback, coming out through multilayered sounds. Songs are melancholic, but with a not linear movement (I don't want to use a word like "progressive", I'd risk you misunderstand). Well people, take off the mask, these are This Heat, blood and soul. In these songs there are a little bit of everything, pop riffs, caterbury-ian exploit, memories of Rip Rig And Panic, guided by the unbuilding band's creativity. They might stay between records of Sebadoh or something from Henry Cow, surely they would loose nothing in comparison if featured on Recommended's catalogue. One of most interesting bands I heard recently, so one of best between Best Kept Secret. Stereolab, High Llamas, Shudder To Think, Fugazi, Mission of Burma, Joan of Arc... 
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