Thursday, April 6, 2017

Macaco Bong – Macaco Bong (2016)

  • Post-rock 
  • Alternative rock 
  • Dance rock 
  • Funk 
  • Math rock 
  • Psych-rock 
  • Stoner rock

Comment: just before I started to listen to this Brazil-based combo's music I had listened to the Smiths' second issue Meat Is Murder in f..king vinyl format (joke!), by many considered as the band's most funky issue (the central composition undoubtedly is Barbarism Begins at Home). The change was not the discontinuation, it was a natural succession from one album to another though formally they are different but you can find much common due to these dance-appealed appearances here and there. At least it happened in my head. Formally it is an instance of post-rock with the danceable bubblegum guitar and the tricky bass guitar and the sustaining drums to showcase something different in the post-rock scene. Of course, I should not be misunderstood - it is not a dance pop in the definition of eurobeat and even post-disco. It may be the trio`s roots come out from the No Wave scene, Funkadelic/Parliament, Jimi Hendrix, Sly And The Family Stone instead. The scaffolding of the album is bold, slightly rough but it builds up slowly to reach its impressive climax. For me it is an unusual case because those sophisticated math rock developments are imbued with enchanting grooves and cheerful twists (for instance, listen to Distraiidos Venceremos). At Baiaro De Stoner one can be a part of a high-spirited audible universe through those frantic and exuberant overdrives on guitars. Yet there are up enough numbers where one can perceive more oppressive elliptical patterns moving from one side to another from the bottom to the top as an ominous vapour. Undoubtedly such a clever and crafty combo must be consecrated because of the structure of the tracks and intriguing and profound guitar timbres and sounds. Let's just call it guitar-induced alchemy for all our well-being. This outstanding issue is a part of the discography of the great Brazilian imprint Sinewave.
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