Now away from those shores where math-rock sound ruled, 31 Knots turn to be a kalidoscopic post-punk swirling, debased with a certain theatrical pop-art. The three piece from Portland remeasures through Worried Well own attitudes and puts on the plate an enthusiastic formula, that also catches you unprepared sometimes, - swinging between moments of pure style and others less spontaneous and even excessive, - when too much fancy. Anyway, to draw a circle around this release, let's say it is clear this album is direct and exciting, filled with assassin melodies, truly cutting (Baby of Riots), with stop&go's and hints of electronic music (Certificate), very good made, - where vocals sometimes turn even wry (Strange Kicks), - but maybe, - what is really missing here is a little bit of naturalness, - that something able to sign the difference between a good album and something unequivocally worthy attention.
not yet, probably nobody cares, or nobody cared enough to tell something. Also: nobody reads komakino.
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