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Drink to me

Brazil

https://www.inkoma.com/k/3124

(10tx CD/LP, 45'06'' - Unhip rec 2010)

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Second full-lenght release for Drink To Me, from Ivrea, Piemonte, Italy.
It looks like now they are more synth-driven than previously - maybe with an eye (- ear, actually) for the currents of new-rave dis-harmonies and related success of last years. - Like if David Byrne's funky eclectism was the core of this universe where electric guitars are just a background touch up, - Drink To Me now orbit that coordinates, so, moog/synth, heavy buzzing basslines are definitely Their tools to focus over the groove-action of a playful psychedelic sound: the deep bouncy frequencies and the vocal falsetto of Small Town and Black Friday (more caribbean than brazilian) on a side, - the kaleidoscopic B1, the religious The End of History (America), the dancy/obsessive B9 (tainted with Ary Barroso's Aquarela do Brasil popular leitmotiv).
And while I have a reserve for the pesky track Amazing Tunes - too much naive for me, I always skip it - I don't like the lyrics that tell me what to do (''listen to these amazing tunes no to my words''), - the following track, David's Hole, is what we can call the classic Drink To Me amazing piece, - like previously Frozen George, Insane (from Don't Panic Go Organic - 2008) or Paso Adelante (from Kralle Brau Sessions - EP 2006), - a chatartic melancholy that makes You want to turn up the volume and sing along, - and dance too. Something You remember.
Then the sad depressed solo interlude of A Stain in the City, - the percussive talents of We're Human Beings, and Paul and Kate, - neurotically melodic and noisy, that kind of frantic pop-appeal that places this record on a higher level of quality.
There are some very good songs here, - but personally I think Don't Panic Go Organic was more loaded with hits, - so, if You're new to Drink To Me, let me suggest You to start from there.

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Secondo disco dal gusto lungo per i Drink To Me, da Ivrea, Piemunt, Italy.
Sembra che a questo giro siano più synth-driven che pria, forse con un occhio (orecchio) per le correnti di dis-armonie new-rave e relativo successo degli ultimi anni. - Come se l'eclettismo funky di David Byrne fosse il cuore di quell'universo dove le chitarre elettriche sono solo un ritocco di fondo, - ed ecco, ora i Drink To Me orbitano quelle cordinate, quindi moog/synth, linee di basso ronzanti pesanti sono definitivamente i nuovi attrezzi per focalizzare verso la groove-action di una giocosa psichedelia: esuberanti frequenze d'onda e voci in falsetto per Small Town e Black Friday (più caraibica che brasilera) da una parte, - la caleidoscopica B1, la religiosa The End of History (America), la danzereccia quanto ossessiva B9 (avvelenata del popolare leitmotiv di Aquarela do Brasil by Ary Barroso).
E mentre pongo una riserva per la fastidiosa Amazing Tunes - troppo naive per il mio palato, finisco sempre per saltarla, non sono molto per la quale per i testi dove mi si dice cosa fare (''listen to these amazing tunes no to my words''), - dicevo, la successiva David's Hole è quella che possiamo chiamare il classico pezzo fantastico à la Drink To Me, - come in precedenza Frozen George, o Insane (da Don't Panic Go Organic - 2008) o anche Paso Adelante (da Kralle Brau Sessions - EP 2006), - una catartica malinconia che Ti fa venire voglia di alzare il volume e cantarci appresso, - nonchè ballarla. E ricordarla.
Poi ci sono il solitario interludio triste depresso di A Stain in the City, - i talenti percussivi di We're Human Beings, e Paul and Kate, nevroticamente melodica e noise, quella sorta di frenesia e appeal pop che piazza questo disco ad un livello superiore di qualità.
Ci sono diversi bei pezzi qui, ma personalmente resto più affezionato a Don't Panic Go Organic, più carico di memorabili, - quindi se siete nuovi ai Drink To Me, permettetemi di suggerirVi di acquistare prima Don't Panic Go Organic.

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