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La Quiete - Tenpeun `01-`05 (Cover Artwork)

La Quiete

La Quiete: Tenpeun `01-`05Tenpeun `01-`05 (2006)
The Perpetual Motion Machine

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Europe is breeding quite the fertile scene in regards to the harder, more dissonant, raw and intense side of emo, the one whose term has become so "misused" that its meaning may have to begrudgingly be accepted as having altered content. This is why one may avoid using the word as it could place a b.
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Europe is breeding quite the fertile scene in regards to the harder, more dissonant, raw and intense side of emo, the one whose term has become so "misused" that its meaning may have to begrudgingly be accepted as having altered content. This is why one may avoid using the word as it could place a band in an entirely different context for some readers. Perhaps this is why it's being so inherently revitalized in foreign lands, including Italy, which La Quiete is taking by storm.

The band manages to draw from a wealth of global influences for their sound. Quietly drawing from part Envy's subtle twinkle and part Orchid's furious grind overtones and moreso that latter band's rapid tempo changes, La Quiete compose an incredible amount of depth, variance, and emotion on Tenpeun `01-`05, which is also incredibly cohesive for a compilation that seems to draw from what looks to be 8 or 9 different releases. Any discrepancies in recording quality among tracks seem dreadfully vacant, a trait welcomed with open arms.

The variation on Tenepun is what's truly impressive. La Quiete have a willingness to constantly mix it up and it keeps things refreshing. The instrumental piece "Musica per un Giardino Segreto #3" feels friendly despite its dim mood, with a concise, soft drum roll and following it an abbreviated buildup and let-down of guitar. Its counterpart in "#1" is an equally pretty, moving track, its first minute especially seeming to nod in Embrace's direction. In "Fiori Heri per Ivan Illich," the band is manically chanting "Non vi è musica pi ù dolce delle tue grida / ad ogni frase una mossa improvvisa, disorientante ([English: There isn't sweeter music than the one coming from your cry / every sentence as an unexpected move, disorientating." "*" closes out with a beautiful, brief piano ballad with the screams chaotically layered on top, and yet it works. A fluid second half keeps things strong. "La Maestra non sa Che Illich Mi ha Parlato del Programma Occulto" fills 2 minutes up with multiple stop-starts in the rhythm section, and "Istruziori Sul Funzionamento Della Macch na di Arthur" provides a frantic, jangly display of guitar work coated in flange. "Alle Fogelle" even feels like a closer, providing musical rays of hope in between the cold, pained screams and spazzy drum fills.

Completing the package is a visually pleasing, clever layout from Angelo Milano, using closeups of several arts and crafts materials, making the owner wish it really was yarn stitched into their front cover.

Tenpeun `01-`05 is a very complete, accomplished release from both La Quiete and The Perpetual Motion Machine label, though it makes one wonder just how powerful the former's forthcoming full-length will be.

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tapenine (August 11, 2006)

Saetia weren't the first band to do "it".

They aren't exactly the same as bands like Portraits of Past or Indian Summer, but basically the same idea.
They were simply more popular.

Don't get me wrong, I love Saetia, one of my all time favorites, they just didn't start it.

Anonymous (April 25, 2006)

saetia are ok, really. no where near as god as everyone says. this cd is the jam, seein them in five days in london, hurrah. second song on here has on of the best guitar break downs in the whole emo/screamo genre, no shit. good breaks.

Anonymous (April 24, 2006)

"No mention of In/Humanity or the joke term "emo-violence"?"

Dude, I was scrolling through the comments looking to see if anyone had mentioned that yet. Good job!

-Ken

Anchors (April 22, 2006)

Palatka is pretty solid, but I don't like much else that gets that description either.

danperrone (April 22, 2006)

i really am not a huge fan of "emo violence" (term used to reference bands that could sound like this) at all

Anonymous (April 22, 2006)

Hmm i don't really consider La Quiete a Emo Violence band (not chaotic enough) they are more first wave screamo. About the emo thing, emo wasn't really a joke term, but emo violence was, but then a lot of bands picked up on the word to distinguish themselves from other screamo bands at the time. Check this out it kind of explains it pretty well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emo_Violence

InaGreendase (April 22, 2006)

Didn't emo violence go the same way as the term emo itself? As in, it started out as a joke and was eventually coined as a serious subgenre (or in this case, subsubgenre)?

BizzleBrizzle (April 22, 2006)

No mention of In/Humanity or the joke term "emo-violence"?

Anonymous (April 21, 2006)

Saetia never was by any means the best band in the genre. I still love them, even though a lot of people do shit on them now, but they were never the best.

They were one of the first bands to really do things with that style, and they definitely paved the way for bands like La Quiete, but they're definitely not the be all and end all of screamo.

Anonymous (April 21, 2006)

I thought this band had broken up... good news for me.

This may mark the first ever road trip I make to see a show.

danperrone (April 21, 2006)

NO NO NO NO NO

they are playing in FUCKING NEW BRUNSWICK where i am RIGHT THIS MOMENT and i will be ON VACATIONNNNNN

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

givemeamuseumandillfillit (April 21, 2006)

And yes, they're pretty damn good live, better than raein.
So by all means, get excited.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (April 21, 2006)

What's up with hundred thousand people all of a sudden deciding that the "saetia isn't the best band ever anymore, but that la quiete and raein is"?

Seriously, it's starting to creep me out, It's just like when kids started saying sum 41 and new found glory where better than blink 182.

I like every band i mentioned, but i mean, for the love of god, think for yourself.

Anchors (April 21, 2006)

I'm seeing them in Syracuse, they're touring with Phoenix Bodies. Here's a complete list of dates though;

7/29- Indianapolis, IN - DUDE FEST w/Torche, Ed Gein, Hewhocorrupts, Burial Year, In The Face of War, Lords, and others
7/30- Cleveland, OH - HELP!
7/31- Syracuse, NY - The Wescott Community Center
8/1- Easthampton, MA - The Flywheel w/ Ampere
8/2- Boston, MA - Regeneration Records (?? we might need help if we're not actually playing there) w/ Transistor/Transistor Ampere (?)
8/3- Providence, RI - HELP
8/4- Wallingford, CT - American Legion w/ Transistor/Transistor They and the Children
8/5- New York, NY - ABC No Rio w/ Transistor/Transistor Matamoros
8/5 or 8/6 New Brunswick, NJ, - 120 Hamblin
8/6- New York, NY - North 6 w/ Gospel (?)
8/7- Philadelphia, PA - Veggieplex Theater w/ Pyramids
8/8- Wilimington, DE- house show
8/9- Washington, D.C. - American University
8/10- Richmond, VA - Nanci Raygun w/ My War
8/11- Charlotte, NC- FOR THE KIDS FEST
8/12- Knoxville/Cookeville, TN - help?
8/13- Louisville, KY - help?
8/14- Saint Louis, MO - Lemp Arts
8/15- Quad Cities, IL/IA - help?

sirens (April 21, 2006)

Ok so theyre touring east coast this summer.

danperrone (April 21, 2006)

yea shit, where?

you're in ny, that's good news if they're coming to ny...

sirens (April 21, 2006)

Anchors, where are you seeing them?

sirens (April 21, 2006)

La Quiete > Perpetual Motion Machine's roster

Anonymous (April 21, 2006)

Any raein reviews next?

Anonymous (April 21, 2006)

I can't wait to get this. Nice to see real screamo records getting reviewed. Well done.

thirtyseconds (April 21, 2006)

Excellent first paragraph Brian

Anchors (April 21, 2006)

I'm seeing them in July, words cannot justify my anticipation.

This is a cool collection, great layout and all, but like Dan said, "La Fine Non E La Fine" cannot be topped.

GreenVandal (April 21, 2006)

Those mp3's suck. I heard so many good things about this band too.

Anonymous (April 21, 2006)

The mp3's sound really good. Might have to check these guys out.

4_1_2 (April 21, 2006)

this is a really good review. very well written. really good band too.

danperrone (April 21, 2006)

this is a great, great band

but a lot of this stuff is considerably less good than the stuff found on the amazing la fine non e la fine

SalsaShark (April 21, 2006)

La Quiete is pretty fuckin' cool. I expect a review like this from Anchors.

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