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Panda Kid

Scary Monster Juice

https://www.inkoma.com/k/3829

(10tx CD, k7, - 25'30'' Ugly Dogs + Already Dead rec 2011)

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Dissonance is the key for this debut full length release by Panda Kid, aka Alberto Manfrin, from the outskirts of Vicenza, northern Italy, but you might ask yourself where are the California girls, actually.
Genuine lo-fi attitude, rancid cacophony, punk and garage, yet wisely dosed with verdant mic saturation, the right verve to surf through an alternative fuzzed wave of noise pop music, a slight 80s vintage touch, with synth, guitars, percussions: - you'll find yourself on electric shores, armed of out-of-date coconut oil for skin, roasting guitars like marshmallows during a beach bonfire.
Oblique choice since its very hardcopy format: Already Dead Tapes & Records releases a tape cassette version (no worries, mp3 download is included), commercially, a suicidal choice, yet, a cool piece, with 3D graphics and glasses included. For those less nostalgic, the CD version's released by the Italy-based indie Ugly Dogs.
Maybe not enough brilliant to be memorable, but tracks like Garage on the beach, Arizona, Cookie Weed are alone a reason to yell again save the panda kids, and full respect

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La dissonanza è la chiave di questo LP di debutto di Panda Kid, aka Alberto Manfrin, dai dintorni di Vicenza, ma verrebbe da chiedersi dove sono le California girls.
Genuina attitudine lo-fi, dalla cacofonia rancida, punk e garage, ma, al tempo, tutto saggiamente dosato con verdeggiante saturazione dei microfoni, la giusta verve per surfare attraverso una distorta onda di noise pop music, con leggero tocco vintage anni 80, con synth, chitarre, percussioni: - vi ritroverete su una costa elettrica, armati di olio abbronzante scaduto, ad arrostire chitarre come marshmallow durante un falò sulla spiaggia.
Scelte oblique sin dal formato della release: l'americana Already Dead Tapes & Records cura la versione cassetta, commercialmente una scelta suicida, ma resta un pezzo da collezione, con grafica e occhialini 3D inclusi. E non preoccupatevi, che il download degli mp3 è incluso. Per i meno nostalgici, la versione CD, pubblicata dalla nostrana indie Ugly Dogs.
Forse non abbastanza brillante per risultare memorabile, ma pezzi come Garage on the beach, Arizona, Cookie Weed sono da soli una ragione per gridare ancora salvate i cuccioli di panda, e pieno rispetto per Panda Kid.

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