ALGARA - "ABSORTOS EN EL TEDIO ETERNO" LP

ALGARA - "ABSORTOS EN EL TEDIO ETERNO" LP

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Algara are a Spanish punk band born out of a scene with a history of guitar discipline, harsh music and radical politics. They have produced a demo, 7" and LP of astounding quality and established themselves as one of the most engaging militant punk bands of our time.
The Algara demo and 7" were performed by a duo using guitar, synths and drums to produce a minimal synth punk sound that married anthemic punk ala Crisis with the squall of industrial pioneers Esplendo Geometrico (the Spanish equivalent of Cabaret Voltaire?). This LP marks a triumphant development in both directions. "Absortos En El Tedio Eterno" retains these minimal synth punk moments, but the LP has introduced a human beating the drums, and they beat them well. 
2021 is not short of reasons to despair, particularly in a city like Melbourne, saturated with fear mongering and dystopian visions. For those "absorbed in the eternal tedium" of endless refreshing of virus cases and exposure sites, or tumbling down youtube rabbit-holes of the history of bio-warfare, this LP and accompanying  Manual for Sound Guerrilla booklet might offer an alternate inspiration and quell some dread. Algara are a potent example of the power of punk music to connect contemporary struggle with local anarchist history and offer a vision of future struggle that isn't mere tweeting against the techno-surveillance state. 
La Vida Es Un Mus:
News from the front: ALGARA's first LP is here. From Barcelona, the land where the CNT-FAI shined in 1936, now the anarchist bombs explode again through the twelve tracks of "Absortos en el Tedio Eterno". Ever wondered what would have happened if the RONDOS and CRASS had joined forces at the Conway Hall or if AVIADOR DRO and ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO never had a couple of judo kicks and the four started a new band? Well, then you are close to imagining how ALGARA sounds. At times sparse militant punk a la CRISIS/ FALLOUT filtered thru the KGB/ SINIESTRO TOTAL machine. At times minimal synthetic idealist anthems, but always revolutionary, forward thinking, and making the sound their own. The anonymous collective self recorded "Absortos en el Tedio Eterno" in a Barcelona squat while engaging in their agitprop campaigns. With songs about poor working conditions, the constant evictions, youth unemployment, and a city consumed by tourism and other forms of gentrification, the LP is a cold call to arms for today’s political punk.

The LP sleeve shows members of the collective at one of their rendezvous point looking cool. Comes with an A2 double sided poster, 14 page Manual for Sound Guerrilla booklet and a sticker.

 

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