sabato 21 febbraio 2015

Juventud Descerebrada

I can affirm without any doubts that Cintas Pepe is the best label around in these days. Not only almost its entire stable rules musically, they also put a lot of efforts in the packaging to make the whole record looking awesome. Of course they're not the only label doing it, but they're probably one of the few labels doing it in a true DIY way. While I often got the feeling that every contemporary release just looks like a mere & cold industrial product, Cintas Pepe releases are different. They do not look modern. They look like they came out in the 90s'. There might be imperfections and for sure a questionable color-matching. But those screenprinted and hand glued covers show all the energy and respect for the DIY ethic that I remember from my formative years.
Nostalgia aside, as I've already said before, not only this looks cool, but it also delivers musically.  Sacrificio hails from Mexico City and their debut ep "juvendud descerebrada" does not sound too different from all the other modern mexican bands. I've heard people calling them a fastcore band but that's totally wrong. They might be a bit faster than Tercer Mundo or Muerte, but in the end Sacrificio it's just another pure & simple political punk/hc band in the classic central/south american way. It seems like they're getting a shitty response since people were expecting another Tercer Mundo. That's just bullshit, get this record. For sure already a contender for the best eps of the year.

mercoledì 11 febbraio 2015

In Controluce

The first great score of the year has been a copy of Wretched's last effort before they disbanded, their 1988 "in controluce" ep. As I've said before, I've always got a love/hate relationship with this band. Never been too much of a fan of their earlier material so I gave their later stuff a chance only a few years ago. "La tua morte non aspetta" 12" is now my favourite Wretched release, the one I kept listening to. The songwriting is darker and lyrics are more mature & introspective if compared to the earlier stuff. "In controluce", released two years later, follows more or less the same line: a very gloomy and downtuned production makes it comparable to Amebix for the atmosphere they create. For sure a glorious way to say goodbye to this cruel world. Got this copy for a decent price. While vinyl is immaculate, cover shows ringwear like almost every other copies I've seen. Considering that it was printed on thin cheap paper and there was no dust sleeve, good luck finding one in better conditions!

mercoledì 4 febbraio 2015

Rupture interview 2002

It's time for another Rupture interview! This one is pretty interesting since it has been conducted with Stubles & Zombo after Gus departure and it's focused mainly around this subject. Don't own the original 'zine, just found it on some forum (hence the weird scans). Taken from Hotrod Mafia#1 from 2002 and done by that swedish guy that was responsible for Ulcerrhoea & Netjajev Society System.