Idiota Civilizzato: La Vita Silenziosa 7"

Idiota Civilizzato: La Vita Silenziosa 7"


Tags: · 10s · 2lkj20n · germany · hardcore · noisy · raw · recommended
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Debut 7" EP from this new hardcore band based in Berlin, but with members from Italy, Mallorca and Australia (including people from DIAT and ORDEN MUNDIAL). IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO are here with the answer to the little asked question "What would Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers be like if they grew up in the American midwest?". Hardcore punk being played because it's all that they know how to do and sounding like their lives depend on it.

"Who put these 4 people in a room together?! What is the Italian version of Midwest USA? And how did it show up in Berlin? These weirdos look like they met at a bus station and together make up the ripping hardcore version of a house of cards that feels like it could fall apart at any moment, then it does but that’s actually how the song goes so uno, due, tre, quattro and on with the next one, kapisce paisan? Idiota is gonna teach you a little bit of Italian with some catchy romance language grunts and groans, the meanderings of a blue collar immigrant stuck in a kitchen behind a door, away from the public, away from people. This is the sound of pent up frustration and the things you do to keep your head above water in a world that doesn’t understand you and doesn’t want to try." - Onton


Our take: Debut release from this band that, I believe, is based in Germany but the singer sings in Italian. It's presented as something of a Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers homage, but it's not a total soundalike in the way that, say, Discharge-inspired bands try to recreate that sound... the distinctive chorus effect on the guitars that is a signature part of many CCM releases isn't here, for instance. However, you can tell that they're trying to channel some of the wild and loose spirit of CCM here, and they do it to great effect. The music is surprisingly complex too--a bit more Furious Party than 400 Fascists--utilizing a lot of different tempos and textures. It's funny, for something that's so raging on the surface, this record is remarkably subtle, and I grow to like it more and more with each listen. If you taste tends toward slightly skewed, left of center hardcore--think bands like Barcelona or the Lowest Form--I can't recommend this one highly enough.