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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MIKE WATT (Minutemen/Iggy & The Stooges) PAOLO MONGARDI (Zeus!/Fuzz Orchestra) e STEFANO PILIA (In Zaire/Massimo Volume/) 04/10 Genova @ Teatro Bloser 05/10 Milano @ BIKO 06/10 Pisa @ Deposito Pontecorvo 07/10 Roma @ CSOA Forte Prenestino 08/10 Bologna @ Krakatoa Festival - Tpo 09/10 Perugia @ Auditorium Santa Cecilia 10/10 Cagliari @ FABRIK 11/10 Palermo @ Bolazzi 12/10 Catania @ Teatro Coppola 13/10 Fontanafredda (PN) @ Astro Club 14/10 Venezia @ Ai biliardi
25/10 milano @ circolo magnolia 26/10 giavera del montello @ benicico live gigs 27/10 roma @ traffic live club 30/10 umbertide (pg) @ cinema metropolis 31/10 napoli @ scugnizzo liberato 01/11 bologna @ freakout 02/11 trieste @ tetris club
04/10 Torino @ Blah Blah w/ Dead (Australia) 05/10 Milano @ C.A. Torcheria w/ Dead (Australia) 06/10 Rome @ Bencivenga Occupato w/ Gerda, per lo split release insieme 07/10 Recanti @ Dong w/ Gerda, per lo split release insieme 08/10 Pescara @ Scumm w/ Gerda, per lo split release insieme
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
29/11 torino 30/11 torino 01/12 torino 02/12 torino 03/12 torino
THUNDERCAT * / MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE / RONI SIZE ‘LIVE’: 20 YEARS OF NEW FORMS / CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES / JAMES SENESE NAPOLI CENTRALE / NICKY SIANO / PEGGY GOU / AZYMUTH * / CHASSOL / JAMESZOO / LEFTO / BRADLEY ZERO / INDIAN WELLS / TECHNOIR / CAPOFORTUNA / e molti altri
Super Early Bird "Advance Ticket" // Festival + Previews // 45euro (Disponibilità limitata) Early Bird // Jazz:re:found Festival // 55 euro
17/11 Bologna @ Covo Club, live: 22,00
Ingresso: 15 euro
18/11 Roma @ Rome Psych Fest at MONK, ore 22. Fino al 17 settembre abbonamento per i due giorni disponibile al prezzo di 25 euro. //
Dal 18 settembre abbonamento 30 euro e singolo giorno 15 euro
20/10 torino @ overlook #3, cinema classico, ingresso 15 euro 21/10 livorno @ ex nuovo Aurora, ingresso 10 euro 22/10 salerno @ modo jazz club, ingresso 10 euro 23/10 ferrara @ sala estense, ingresso 15 euro