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 Franšois 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':
06/06 torino @ spazio211 07/06 marina di ravenna @ hana bi 08/06 roma @ monk Via Giuseppe Mirri 35, supports: the Decibelles (Fra) + MalClango (ita) - 20eu + d.p. con tessera arci (presentarsi al club gia muniti di tesseramento arci 2017)
30/05 Padova, Summer Student Festival 31/05 Firenze, Sala Vanni, Glorytellers 01/06 Recanati (An), Teatro Persiani, Klang 02/06 Genova, Altrove Teatro della Maddalena 03/06 Vadena (Bz), Piazzetta del Castello 04/06 Santarcangelo di Romagna (Rn), Supercnema, Strade Blu Festival / Dogville 06/06 Terracina (Lt), Tracce 10/06 Roma @ Monk 11/06 Guastalla (RE), Handmade Festival more tba
25/05 Pistoia @ BRUMA Vol.II ,Chiesa di San Michele in Cioncio 26/05 San Gemini (Tr) @ Tempio San Giovanni Battista, Degustazioni Music 27/05 Napoli tbc 30/05 Roma @ Angelo Mai (w/ Roseluxx) 03/06 Este (Pd) @ Festival delle Basse 24/06 Milano @ Terraforma
26/07 Milano @ Magnolia Estate
Earlybird a 10euro + d.p. /
Biglietto: 18euro + d.p. e 20euro in cassa.
27/07 Sesto Al Reghena (PN) @ Sexto'nplugged
Sesto Al Reghena (PN), Piazza Castello, 4
Biglietto: 20 Euro + d.p.
28/07 San Mauro Pascoli (FC) @ A Cielo Aperto
biglietto: 22 + dp e 25 euro alla cassa