Released last Summer, and, so far this year, for sure, one of my favorite records.
Long Distance Runner is the only track sung by the other half of the band's core, the excellent drummer Lisa Duroux (formerly from Alligator): it beautifully goes like the missing indie-hit for The Organ.
All the other tracks are sung by Virot, in a special chemical of bittersweet melancholy. For this second record, Lisa and François find the perfect balance with Guillaume Ballandras' basslines (lovely riddim dub on Swallow everything).
One more hit single is hidden in the tracklist (#8), it is Horses that never lose: it makes you want to dance to its bumping beat. Beautiful guitars work and lead vocals interlacing with chorus.
Circle scenario is a restless cavalcade, with an infectious drum beat.
Even drumless, just two guitars and vocals, - Reality is a total encore song you want to sing along, engraced by a Velvet Undergroundish guitar finale.
The last track, Athletic man, slowly brings you to bed, to lay down your bones to the deserved rest, after dancing all of the other 10 tracks.
Differently from Clara Clara's discs, which always demanded your attention with their distinctive obsessive pace, Broken Machines offers all the pop-hooks of a more refined, mature sound and song-writing, walking on the boundaries of a nihilist minimalism, paradoxically, attentive to detail. I told you, I love this record.
not yet, probably nobody cares, or nobody cared enough to tell something. Also: nobody reads komakino.
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Previously, on komakino fanzine, about 'Reveille':
08/11 Roma @ black market Unplugged In Monti w/ Haley Heynderickx 11/11 Arceto @ la salumeria del rock 13/11 Cosenza @ Hub 16/11 Terni @ mishima 17/11 Torre santa susanna @ ipogeo club 18/11 ravenna @ circolo abatjour
23/03 Ravenna @ Bronson
24/03 atri (te) @ Paesaggi Sonori - Teatro Comunale
25/03 Montemarciano (AN) @ Klang Festival c/o Teatro Alfieri
26/03 roma @ EVOL club
via dei lucani 22
27/03 milano @ Magnolia
28/03 padova @ Mame
29/03 genova @ Teatro Altrove
30/03 pordenone @ Ex Convento San Francesco
24/01 Catania @ Cine teatro Odeon Catania, - Apertura a colapesce
25/01 Taranto @ TABIR - birroteca tarantina
26/01 Conversano (BA) @ Casa delle Arti - Apertura a colapesce
27/01 Brindisi @ Gusto Vinile Vinylpub
28/01 Bitonto (Ba) @ Resilienza
29/01 Cosenza @ OFFEN
30/01 Foggia @ The Alibi
31/01 Montecatini Terme (PT) @ La Taverna Della Musica
in duo con Laura Loriga (Mimes of Wine) a tastiera/voce
16/02/18 Padova @ Circolo Nadir (solo show) div>
17/02 Fermo @ Teatro Nuovo di Capodarco - Klang
18/02 Perugia @ T-Trane Records tbc
19/02 Roma @ Unplugged in Monti