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Farmaco: Descolonizar 7"

Farmaco: Descolonizar 7"


Tags: · 20s · hardcore · lo-fi · raw · recommended · south america
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$8.50
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Raging raw hardcore from Argentina. Follow up to their killer demo flexi.

Our take: Last year we carried a flexi reissue of the demo tape by this band from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now they’re back with their proper vinyl debut on the Spanish label Discos Enfermos. When I first listened to Descolonizar I thought to myself, “wow, this sounds a lot like early 80s Japanese punk,” and then I open up the record and the singer is wearing a Typhus shirt in the insert photo… so high five to me for recognizing that, I guess. It’s appropriate that Farmaco’s debut arrives the same week as a Zouo reissue, because Farmaco cops a lot of moves from Zouo’s The Final Agony EP, including the unique rhythms (kinda Motorhead-y, not really fast, but not slow either), raw production, metallic guitar leads, and sinister, death rock-ish overtones. It’s easy for something like his to sound like a pastiche, but Farmaco fucking nails it… the raw, analog production is perfect, and like the cult Japanese punk records they (presumably) take inspiration from, Descolonizar drips with vibe. Highly recommended.