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Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic

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Basso elettrico e chitarra elettrica acchiappano da subito con spietata inesorabilità, con la violenza del rock più aggressivo e la capacità di infiltrarsi e stravolgere le trame musicali attraverso la sensibilità e la prontezza del jazz. Poi i fiati, magmatici e cristallini, imprevedibili e sarcastici, laceranti come un urlo nella notte, inquietanti come una ninna nanna in un film dell'orrore. E la batteria a menar fendenti, a sostenere ritmi impossibili, a catapultare in luoghi improbabili chiunque pensi a un segnale, un'indicazione che porti alla meta.

Si annaspa tra grumi di suono cercando un respiro che, quando arriva salvifico, si trasforma in boccata d'ossigeno per una nuova inquietante immersione. Salvo chiudere i quasi sessanta minuti di oscurità timbrica, follie metriche, acrobazie armoniche, depistaggi continui, con "Sre Valli Devasenapathe," brano orecchiabile—si fa per dire—, una sorta di danza liberatoria dal tono scanzonato e conciliante.

Gruppo eterogeneo per esperienza e provenienza geografica, Spinifex è una sorta di laboratorio permanente—vi sono versioni più o meno allargate della band—nella sempre vivace scena di Amsterdam, della quale Hipsters Gone Ballistic risulta ritratto pulsante e sfaccettato.

Track Listing: Hipsters Gone Ballistic; Boo; V; Joint Strike Focker; Rost; Lotigus; Flying Object Fort Worth - Umeå - Sheffield; Waste Land Jam; Sre Valli Devasenapathe.

Personnel: Gijs Levelt: trumpet; Tobias Klein: alto saxophone; Jasper Stadhouders: guitar; Gonçalo Almeida: bass guitar; Philipp Moser: drums.

Title: Hipsters Gone Ballistic | Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: TryTone

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