@@@ Deafkids: Metaprogamacao (Neurot, 2019) Some Brazilian noise rock I got to from a Guardian article about music inspired by Brazil’s latest trash ruler Jair Bolsonaro, a world class piece of shit. I have to share my Apple Music account and it is currently in use by somebody else so my reviews have to based on these GooglePimp videos. The tune below comes drumming right out of the gate and I expect a blizzard of noise at any moment. Or not. I think I might enjoy this more if the balance between noise and drumming was more equal. More noise, oh there it is! Thank you, I dig that. I can’t sense a ton of structure to the track besides the giant drums and the noise sauce and I’m quite okay with that. I like the combination of the drumming energy and the noise energy over the top. I would listen to more of this.
@@@ Rakta: Falha Comum (Nada Nada Discos, 2019) Same Guardian article, but two females in this outfit. Go females! I’m over on bandcamp now so I can peep more than one track and this is a self described ‘creep chamber.’ It’s sonically dark and feels improvised and unpredictable with I think both electronic and acoustic sounds. Out of nowhere in this first track the soundscape dissolves and a huge drum groove appears. Oh this is mad dramatical in a good way, these women will keep you on your toes. It’s part avant, part world drumming, part art school rock, part punk, a whole bunch of mashed up influences here. Much like the above record there’s a strong pushing drum vibe on this record though the sounds here are more tripped out than aggro. I like it, these Brazilian folks really mash sounds up well, it’s a musical culture. This is great music for Halloween as well as anti-fascist rallies.
@@@ Teto Preto: Pedra Petra (Mamba Rec, 2019) Our last Brazilian listen of the day and I’ve quite enjoyed the first two. These guys are following up on an EP called Gasolina so you know what I expect? More fire! It opens murky and amoebic before arpeggiated synths come in and then a swinging drum machine beat. It’s a version of an electro pop with dark overtones and I dig the singer and the growling bass. The second tune, ITA, is an electro rock thing with the hooky synth returning to help save the less than funky beat. It’s got a Nine Inch Nails thing going on but it’s so much more stylish than punkass musclehead Reznor. My favorite part of this record is the synth player/programmer. I appreciate the un-Americanness of this music. It’s got a fair amount of mainstream sounds in it but it doesn’t have the bubbleheaded vibe of a lot of American music. Part blood pressure raising, part dance party music, part dark pumping troublemaker business, I’ve really appreciated the sophistication of today’s listens. Check them all out if you can. The woman carrying the vocal duties does good work, she’s a little glamorous, very rhythmic and strange all in one sushi roll.
YTD recordings listened to: 563
Good music, not list worthy: 332
Not good music: 192
Honorable Mentions: 0
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