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G.a.s. Drummers: DialecticsDialectics (2003)
Bcore

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


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Third release by these Spanish lads, and on the third label so far. I guess this change is only a logical effect of the progress and change this band has undergone from their Californian styled "Proud To Be Nothing" on Slide Chorus to the more experimentally and socially pronounced "True Charm Of Bo.
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Third release by these Spanish lads, and on the third label so far. I guess this change is only a logical effect of the progress and change this band has undergone from their Californian styled "Proud To Be Nothing" on Slide Chorus to the more experimentally and socially pronounced "True Charm Of Bourgeoisie" on Wild Punk to finally, and with chirurgical precision, find the right recipe on their Bcore (a respected Indie label in Spain that released the regretted Aina amongst others) debut.

I guess "Indie" is the word here, as the Gasdrummers never before left their constructiveness and creativity roam free as much as on this particular release, which really gives the album a nice feel and reflects itself in the variety of these compositions. Having worked with one of the best Indie producers in Spain (namely Paco Loco whom worked with Steve Wynn and Australian Blondie amongst others) and actually having him partake in the recording aspect as "one of the guys" surely put its mark on this release that is nothing short of breathtaking at times. I totally dig the new style, that balances on how the fluid phenomenal hook-laden harmonious guitars work in symbiose with Dani's slightly altered more profoundly expressive vocals and the simply amazing and redundant arsenal of punkstyles these guys can effortlessly handle. The insightfull lyrics prove once again how punk and profound social and political awareness can and need to go hand in hand. This album has it all: Hardhitting bolsterous raging compositions (to be found in the third of their no frills song "No Frills Song pt.3" with a message that leaves nothing to the imagination: Kill The Pope), intense melodic parts that reflect rage, sadness, desperation and anguish in our modern society ("The Call"), and an experimental edge that gives the album a cunning and daring vibe (just listen to the rueful and soulful aspect of the ballad "Recreation Of Myths" with minimalistic instruments. Deftly done with breathtaking vocals). All this is set against an intelligent constructive frame of mind that induces a sense of self-awareness from the listener.

The gasdrummers prove yet again that they truely are one of the best indie punkrock bands around. I can't put it any more clear than that this CD rocks in every aspect. Even the artwork is mesmerizingly beautiful and provides the finishing touch to a spectacular album. The band has shaken off their influences and incorporated all of their music preferences to a tight knitting whole to create an album that truely reflects what the Gasdrummers are all about. Whether you like hardcore, melodic punkrock or indie rock, this album has got something for every one of us. I'll just hit repeat untill their next album comes around. Cheers!

 

 
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Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

I forgot to sign the post...I´m Daniel from the Portuguese band Aside. check gas drummers at www.gasdrummers.com and Aside at www.asiderockers.com

Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

I had the chance to play with these guys for several occasions and I must say they´re a hell of a band. Honestly I think they sound way better live than on record. Probably one of the best if not the best band that i have played together with until now. Huge songs, great lyrics, great musicians , good people and very good friends.
( for the guy who called them posers...that has to be the most stupid comment I´ve read in a long time...one thing they´re not is Rockstar wannabe´s...)

Anonymous (February 14, 2004)

These guys Rock!.

Their previous albums are available in the U.S. via Interpunk.com, so I imagine this one will start selling there soon too.

I have all of G.a.s. Drummers albums, and if you listen to the first one compared to this one you can tell they have evolved to what they really wanted to sound like. I think that if they had heard this album 5 years ago they would've been absolutely stoked with what they have become.

P.S. if anyone in london is trying to buy this album, it's aparently available here:All Ages Records

Anonymous (February 14, 2004)

Hey K,

Just send me a mail: tom@punkupdates.com and we'll sort it out!

cheers

Anonymous (February 13, 2004)

i have downloaded one song from their site and I just love it! I don't know if there are a lot of bands like that around, but all i can say it can blow a few big bands away!!!

amazing! does anyone know how to get this album in the states?

-k

Anonymous (February 13, 2004)

This band is absolutely poor, its nothing new. theres a million bands around doing the same thing, and doing it better.
Posers.
Fuck them

funkisdead (February 12, 2004)

this band fucking rocks.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

Arrrrrrrrrriba!

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

dude! he did describe the sound! they're "indie punkrock" hahaha

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

hey i've got this album!!! i'm from spain... it's one of the best bands in europe now, i can assure you!

you can download mp3s from:

http://www.gasdrummers.com (their website)
http://www.bcoredisc.com (their label)

i hope you like it as much as i do!

-marcos

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

If it really sounds like you just described.....boing.

-sickboi

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

Hey mister. Glad you liked it but i was hoping you'd like the album more ;)! Maybe thiswill clear some things up for you:
Finally, this album has it all and puts the craftyness of the band in the spotlight in a mix that could resemble As friends Rust meets Samiam meets Hot Water Music.

inagreendase (February 10, 2004)

Good review...even if I'm still not totally sure what it sounds like.

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