Album Review

Rakta – “Tudo Que E Solido” – [Nada Nada Discos]

Thurston Hunger   1/13/2015   7-inch, A Library

Really excellent 7″ in sound and packaging as well should be
noted. Four freaky chicas from Brazil with a deep, booming
rock sound. The guitar has that flanged shadows from your
old goth-palace days, and it couples nicely with the tribal vox
and bass/drums poundage. Synthesizer veers in with the
black keys soaked in mascara…the flip side, “Serpente”
showcases their jammy shamanic side even more so, and
checking them out on youtube, I think 15 minute riff
sceances and reverb-screams are their happy place. That
being said, the tigheting up for the title seven inch
really works well, the pace is quickened, and the impact
almost makes you want to dance. But you know they are
watching, and the Rakta ladies will destroy you if you
try and bust a move. This is as serious as passing
out in an alley, the second side slows down and you
wait for an ambulance, nice guitar (and maybe other
electronic tweakage…I think a theremin is used live)
Keep on your toes, these ladies will be back to finish
us off soon enough I expect, never mind the Hindu
influence of the band name. No mercy, and excellent
dark post-punk punishment.

-Thurston Hunger

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