KALEIDOSCOPE

AFTER THE FUTURES... (LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

KALEIDOSCOPE - AFTER THE FUTURES... 134965
Format:
1 LP
Release:
26.07.2019
Label:
LA VIDA ES UN MUS
Genre:
Hardcore/Punk
Kat.-Nr.:
134965
Barcode:
5055869593168
Kaleidoscope's new LP swells unsteadily into existence, with the tinkle of half-jazzy drums filtering through an industrial gloom.

It's a sign that what is to come isn't your standard down-the-line hardcore offering. Tittle track After The Futures_, for instance, opens with a languorous guitar stab that wouldn't be out of a place on a drone or noise record, a brooding rumble like a distant closing door in an warehouse, before the song tumbles into gear, Shiva enunciating the lyrics with a sharp-tongued Jerry A-like clarity.

From the chomp of Sigint --> E.K.I.A., the deathrock swells swooping out from the itchy insistent guitar line of Crocodile Tears to deep thrum of Soft Cage, After The Futures_ is full of moments of punk broken and reconstituted, familiar structures and beats rearranged in the uncomfortable clamour into something wilder and weirder.

It's about sustained tension before a riff kicks in, a solo looking like it's about to soar before being broken sharply off into a thorny keening.

A punk record fractured and sliced-through, twisted into fresh shape and shining with a razor's gleam.

(Joe Briggs)
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DEFCON
  • 1.2. ABOLITION
  • 1.3. AFTER THE FUTURES
  • 1.4. SIGINT -
  • 1.5. FEEDBACK SYSTEMS
  • 1.6. HOMELAND SECURITY
  • 1.7. BODY POLITICS
  • 1.8. FEELING MACHINE
  • 1.9. STILL LIFE II
  • 1.10. CROCODILE TEARS
  • 1.11. ZERO TOLERANCE
  • 1.12. SUICIDE
  • 1.13. EXHAUSTION
  • 1.14. DEVELOPMENT CRISIS
  • 1.15. SOFT CAGE