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Hey citizens, it’s this time of the year again. The going away for summer time without any posts, and i decided to leave you with a gift.
This has been quite a long coming since I ‘ve been listening to them a lot lately. Not deathrock straightforward, but gloomy punk certainly. This is the group of people that coined the “romantic punx” term anyway. Changed my mind a few times whether i should upload this or that album of theirs, what is my favorite period of them, and ended up settling at getting a full discography out there, because it’s not easily available in other blogs (in just a few easy clicks anyway). It was an easy task since the milanese
band collective have all their stuff available in the bandcamp or official site. GO read the manifesto dammit, it is not just a music thing or an aesthetic band. I wish i knew more italian to be able to get the lyrics better.
Support the god damn band dammit, and for god’s sake, bring’em to Athens again.
Wait, I’m supposed to go through all that, now? Awkward, unrelated, personal stuff below.
For what seems like a long time now in my eyes, the local greek punk scene has been very inward, obsessed with doom, misery and general chaos.
There is something uncomfortable in the air. There is a faint feeling, a vague thought, something we all seem to suspect in our heads, but it’s never being discussed about. It is a fear we all seem to share, too deep to be put in words. It is a fear that music does NOT MATTER any more. That it has stopped shaping our lives, we have stopped living IN and through music, but it has rather become one more of our commodities. Another discussion item to prove how hip we are. Postmodern nonsensical lyrics, or repetitive endless experimentation, triangles and for no apparent reason-minimalist linear covers everywhere, maybe people just stopped expressing their fears and hopes, stopped singing about how they’re imagining the new world, the one we’re supposed to be building and decided to bottle everything up.
So much of our reality is bleak and hopeless. So many spent days staring at walls’ corners and screens, suffering bitter jobs. And perhaps as a direct result, so much of our punk is doomed, heavy and unbearable sounding, offering no hope whatsoever. Things in punk have taken a turn to the crust-d-beat-stoner side of things. As if nothing has any meaning any more. Just speed ridden distorted guitars and drums, endless amounts of beer gurgling because what else is there to do, violent pogoing against others not with others and just destruction toward all directions. As if we have already lost. Totally disconnected from the 77 roots, you can no longer make out any melodies or catch a lyric, chaotic accelerating rhythms totally disconnected from any eventual meaning or release. Everybody wants to be on a stage, and guess what, you now have the social media to convince you the rest of the world is your audience, and your badly rehearsed songs are ready to be put out there,and as long as they get a few likes, your laziness is justified.
Perhaps we have been in the circles of music too long. It is the air which we breathe, our passion, a center around all our expression is based. We’ve long been stuck in a rut IN this or that specific subcultures, cruising scenes, learning trivia, listening to this or that side-project f the bassist of…,comparing stretching bodymods or bat shaped accessories instead of looking out to the world, offering alternatives to our miserable day-to-day routines, answering tough questions about what steps must be made to create a new better one. And it is all too important to leave behind, too precious to categorize as just more of our comforts, our luxuries. Music is not something on the sides of our lives, it doesn’t play on a stereo somewhere while we do our jobs, our other stuff. Rather, it IS the stuff we do, while we work our day jobs to support our music addiction. Much of our time has been spent avoiding the tough questions, rather than answering them. What steps we should make to change ourselves to be ready for a new world? Do we have skills required to survive without THEM? Well, maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention to the hardcore zines lately. But we simply cannot abide any more passable singles. catchy riffs and forgettable EP’s, music to just make another year go by, the 2015 new album of this or that artist, we cant afford just another conversation item to go by. Music is supposed to be able to change things, to be how we live our lives. This is the case with kalashnikov.
I believe this band is offering the world not the answers, but the first steps of beginning the discussion of what we should do, and how we should proceed to change some of the wrong stuff. Not the solution to the problems but rather their point of view, and the words, the language to start talking about what has been going on.. They record not as a commodity, but because they want what they have to say to get out there. Of course, this band is very political.
Each songs lives in its own world, and it wants to drag you into it, sometimes from the hair if necessary. They play good, female vocal driven, synth-y, melodic romantic punk. If unsure where to start first, listen to 2009’s ” Living in a psycho-caos era” and if you like it, proceed with their debut.
“Kalashnikov were born in 1996 on the dirty floor of a squat in Milano, Italy, to give vent to the adolescent restlessness of three punx. Under the drunkenness of the heavenly libertarian nectar and rejecting the ruling culture, Kalashnikov are created with the wish to put together their own utopias and passion…”
Get the kalashnikov discography below.
κασέτα συλλογή για τη στηλη raw tape του 5ου τευχους Νυχτερίδες και Κατσαρίδες.
The tape compilation to accompany the “raw tape” column from bats & roaches zine #5.
a1 Noche En Bombay-Untitled
a2 La caida de la casa usher-Insecticidios
a4 T.V. Soviética-El Gran Geiser
a5 Agrimensor k-Principio y fin
a6 El Humano Mecano-La Máquina Te Dictará
a7 Fernando Gallego-El almuerzo desnudo
a8 Diseño Corbusier-Golpe de Amistad
a9 Esplendor Geometrico-Paedophile information Exchange
b1 Orfeon Gagarin-Gripe previa
b2 Fernando Gallego-Espana y Cuba
b3 Los iniciados-Peter Pan
b4 Diseño Corbusier-Meta metalic
b5 Aviador Dro-La Televisión Es Nutritiva
b6 La caida de la casa Ushe-Baila, negro!
b8 Espendor Geometrico-Negros hambrientos
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“Η Αστική Σύρραξη είναι μια μπάντα από τη Πάτρα που κινείται μουσικά στο χώρο του punk-metal. Ιδρύθηκε το 2013.”
“λεγόμαστε Αστική Σύρραξη και βγάλαμε ένα δισκάκι με 4 κομμάτια. Είναι Πάνκο-Ροκ φάση και
Δεν έχει πνευματικά δικαιώματα / αντίτιμο / εμπορικό σκοπό κουτουλού κουτουλού”
Συνηθως δεν ανεβαζουμε απο εδω τοσο βρωμικες πανκιες ή d-beatια. Συνηθως οι μπαντες δε θελουν κ να ακουγονται οι στιχοι ή η μουσικη τους, προτιμανε να πινουν μπυρες κ να κανουν σαματά. Αυτοι οι πατρινοι ομως εχουν καθαρα φωνητικα κ καλη ηχογραφηση, κ μαλλον τους ενδιαφερει αυτο που εχουν να πουν να βγει προς τα εξω, οποτε μεχρι να τους πετυχετε σε καποιο λαιβ, κατεβαστε.
Hell, citizens ,this blog does in times come off a strong advocate for deathrock and punk in languages other than english. Lemme tell you right here, that was not our intention in the first place or a mission stated in a dark corner of some “about” section. But we’ve never taken ourselves as great authorities, or
critics people who will in nice words present to you music you will never be able to find yourself, we’re just here to tell you about the great record we just found in our inbox-library. We’ve never taken ourelves for anything other than your average person in love with the sound. And granted, english speaking or american deathrock will always find a home in some other blog, someone’s gotta talk for the underdogs right?
Not that the music here’s any short of little diamonds… how could it be? This great and FREE compilation spans content that’s been around roughly 10 years plus new deathrock from 2014, so it’s hand picked with only greatness inside. Past favorites include naughty zombies, eyeculacion, la voz…, for the occasional-“yeah i’ve heard this somewhere this song, it rocks” but what actually shines here is the new bands. I love the intro from “fando y lis” in dentro , i love condenados ever since it was featured in alien pagan;s “zoundbies” thingy, la “carta….” really bring out the 80s feel in this compilation, “el hombre de la bolsa” really fucks me up when it eventually breaks out, the horrorcore is strong with buitres & brujas , jester’s carny attempts at creeping cinema strange and every other person out
and there is evenstuff for some Metal guys here. Damn i can go on, because each and every song here is an A-side single from the bands’ dicographies and this compilation is here to dig them up and hit us with their gravestones till we all get along just fine. ?Entiende?
If you really have to listen to just one or two tracks, go for buscando suenos- what a nice intro right there, la chica del puente (the solo project from the vocalist of carniceros, this track has been known to have the same effect on people as bowie), or acid bat’s criaturas (where are these guys?) giving lessons on song structure. Yep, leave molly nilsson alone for a minute, and give this a try, she aint gonna be hoping that you die any moar you know.
Thank you, gothic BA records. This compilation was excellent.
God dammit i really want to be in argentina right now.
01. 11 Desaparecidos – O.M.S.
02. Mekrokiev – Dentro
03. Los Carniceros del Norte – El Carnaval de las Almas
04. La Peste Negra – Miedo
05. Gorgonas – Olvido
06. Hasta la Muerte – Zombisexuales
07. Acid Bats – Criaturas
08. Eyaculación Post Mortem – Viva la Muerte
09. Espectros – El Hombre de la Bolsa (ensayo)
10. Hemoglobina – Turismo Sexual Vampírico
11. Dead Born Babies – La Hora Marcada
12. Carta desde el Psiquiátrico – Alienación (en vivo)
13. La Voz de tus Ausentes – Buscando Sueños
14. Naughty Zombies – Nuclear
15. Ultrastigma – Levantame de los Muertos
16. Electro Shock Therapy – EST (en vivo)
17. La Calle Morgue – La Frecuencia de las Aves
18. Kante Pinrélico – Corazón en Tinieblas
19. Txarly Usher – La chica del Puente
20. Alae Noctis – Fiesta en el Cementerio
21. Ectoplasmikos – San Simonia y San Mammon (demo)
22. La Morgue – Ataúd
23. Sinestësicos – Condenados
24. Jester La Juste – Luna Nueva
25. Buitres & Brujas – Nuestras Mentes estan Podridas
26. Frankenputa – ¡Me largo! Mi planeta me necesita
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Το ΣΥΝΘΕΤΙΚΟ ΠΑΡΑΓΩΓΟ 731 ,είναι μία προσπάθεια συλλογής της δουλειάς τεσσάρων νέων σχημάτων που κινούνται ηχητικά στο ambient ,avant-garde ,industrial και γενικότερα στην πειραματική μουσική.Όλες οι μπάντες που συμμετέχουν δεν έχουν παίξει ως τώρα (Γενάρης 2015) σε κάποιο live,οπότε αυτή η κυκλοφορία είναι η πρώτη επαφή της δουλειάς τους με το κοινό.
a1. dE – Parture 168.0
a2. Last Dan’s Mote – Spoiled Penny’s Dream
a3. Κονσέρβες – Πίσω από τις μαύρες κηλίδες
b1. Last Dan’s Mote – foster Fortress InQuisition
b2. Κίνησις – Εκθεση Νευρωσης
b3. Κίνησις – Sonito Futuristico
Ok. It’s on. The review for Budapest-hungary’s first deathrock band. Well this is what they say about themselves:
“Years ago at the Black Noise festival we talked about forming a new band. The idea was to form Hungary’s first deathrock band and to give a fresh sound in the scene. Finally in 2014, one gloomy night we formed Rats Kill Bats.
Although the members have different musical backgrounds; we merged our taste into something which is now can be described as deathrockish punk, or deathpunk.“
And well, fresh sounding they are indeed! Female vocals appear to be reappearing in the genre (masquerade,arctic flowers, moral hex, belgrado/sect….) which is a good thing. The way the voice sticks in your brain after the record is over reminds me of a younger version of eveghost in scarlet’s remains-now christ vs warhol. The music seems to tend towards the 80s punk movement than the 90s goth or 2000’s deathrock, tracks are bpm intense,desperate sounding and not a synth in sight:). The production value is crystal clear-not always the best choice for non native english speaker punk bands, but they make it work due to their solid bass and guitar. The EP is actually pretty short-the catchy songs never tire you and it all sorts of blend to each other, leaving you craving for more. More but witnessed live, black clad, dripping with 1st row sweat and stinking of fog machine fuel. Still one can only dream.
01 I don’t care
03 Into the woods
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Hello ghouls and creeps
Αύριο μετά τις 15:00 το μεσημέρι ο πάγκος του DRXGR θα στηθεί στο bazaar του Drugstore,Πλατεία Ψυρρή Παλλάδος 17 & Μιαούλη 22.
Una vida paso….buscando cambios…
Sor obscena were a lima based dark wave band that came around the late end of the ’80s. People in their scene characterised them as copying the Bauhaus sound, but to me they have a personal thing going on for them, quite unique. New waveish but not new wave, melodical but rooted in punk, these were dark times for peru and this music reflects that totally. Every organ has its place , original melodies for the chord instruments, they have synths but are not synth driven, and the singer sounds rally in pain. Music for the heart. The band undertook some lineup changes in the 90s, the sound changed slightly (listen to ciudades mertas next to dulce agonia) and it got even greater. The original lineup was
Luis Sanguinetti (voz principal y bajo)
Luis Jara (guitarra)
Ofelia Arellano (teclados)
Mino Mele (batería)
The band never had a full LP of it’s own, just the pecado Ep, and hence this anthology of recordings was released in the late 90s. I understand they’ve been remastering the EP along with some new tracks since 2011. Hopefully it will some time get out. Till then, enjoy, romantic deathrock.
01 Dulce Agonia
02 Rincon de la Eternidad
04 Palabras Sobrias
06 Tratar de Escapar
07 Ciudades Muertas
08 No Se
Pecado Mortal (1989)
01 Rincón De La Eternidad
02 Dulce Agonía
04 Muerto En Vida
05 Un Viajero
06 Ciudades Muertas
pecado mortal stolen from heaxagono carmesi. great article-very sentimental- about the band in spanish found there.