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Hey Jigsaw - Who's your dark master? (Waffler records)

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[art-rock] [noise-rock] [pop] [noisepop]

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There's few albums as good as this one

by Underketing

★★★★★

To speak frankly, here we have a somehow strange and delicious brew. I won't lie to you, there is a strong influence from the noise rock scene here, talking about chords progressions, and overall harmony, and if you are the kind of person who enjoys Sonic Youth, with this record you'll have theses familiar melodic landscapes that you use to love.



Moreover, there is something else, something new and quite interesting I think, with this release, which is a smartly mixed influence of some good sounds from the Irish scene. Think about, firstly, delicate vocals and the overall melodic approach of Desperadow, and also, the good feeling of No Monster Club's noisepop anthems.



This record as been entirely produced and performed by Dublin-based Alan Finnerty, who also plays in the post-punk trio Guilty Optics. I hope that you understand what this means : there is someone on Earth, who took weeks and months and months of hard work just to give you a nice album, probably in the will of sharing good musical vibes and his how vision of how the perfect album should sound, and all of this, all is energy is spent with the hope of a reward that will be only that some people listen to the album and appreciate it.



Then, such an approach of art is highly deserving much respect. And when you listen to the record, you agree that all this time wasn't spent in vain. We got a superb work created by a real sound goldsmith. An interesting point that I noted with theses songs is that, once you finished listening to one, its melody will then remain, remanent, in your head, for a while. I think this is noticeable and rare enough nowadays.



On some tracks there is some backing vocal made by various guests, and a trumpet is added to the first track, the single Where Do You Wanna Go for which a music video was made and published just before the issuing of this album.



To sum up, I would recommend you to give this album a listen, just because such interesting pieces are rare enough! I hope will enjoy it as much as I did!
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