The Uruguayan Buenos Muchachos release the most gloomy album of their career: Come to see you die

Photograph: Martín Batallés

It was the laconic early nineties when the singer Pedro Dalton and the guitarist Gustavo Antuña they began to get collectively to make a bit of noise. They describe themselves as “youngsters of boredom and Sunday hangover.” Thus was born Good boys, which shortly started to be a part of the choice atmosphere of the coastal Malvín neighborhood, which at the moment introduced collectively teams that ended up forming the incipient present. They shared the scene with Electrical Boys -consensual precursors of the scene-, The Jetsons, Illustrious Corpses and The Youthful Sister. Between nights of coupling and doorsian environments they achieved a specific fashion that combined influences from Pixies, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave and the Dangerous Seeds, Tom Waits, and the legendary Uruguayan band from the eighties Los Estomachos.

They may have remained as a cult band, however time continued they usually persevered in their very own fashion that consolidated them as references of the native scene. His reveals are intimate and climactic moments, and different explosive, visceral and psychedelic. They versioned “Shadowplay“from Pleasure Division,”She forgot me“, by Leonardo Favio, they usually wrote a lullaby for Kurt Cobain (“Ha ha ha ha“). They launched 9 albums, of which Owl sunrise (2003) is an undisputed appointment in any rating that critiques the perfect albums within the historical past of his nation, in addition to essentially the most acceptable one -together with The hive is polished (2011) – for individuals who wish to delve into his discography. They have been pioneers within the importation of different indicators, taking them to unsuspected soundscapes.

Anyway, Buenos Muchachos transcended any reference, reaching its personal sound, a lot in order that within the Uruguayan music atmosphere it’s potential to talk of a “Good Boys wave”. They’ve performed with those that have been and are their beacons (Nick Cave, Yo La Tengo and Pixies, amongst others) and they don’t cease rising. From the Juntacadáveres bowling alley to the Summer season Theater, the Solís and the SODRE Nationwide Auditorium, Buenos Muchachos is an unavoidable band. Self-defined his sound as “direct and to the chest”, with the attribute rarity of Uruguayan music – unconscious kinship with Fernando Cabrera – Dalton’s voice turned unmistakable – honored by some and repudiated by others -, first inheritor to Tom Waits, to then transcend into tender singing and savagery, with screams that attain the harshness of thunder.

In December 2020, they launched their newest album underneath the title You’ll come to see you die. Abandoning his guitar label, this album appears destined to divide the waters of his discography to plunge much more into the chiaroscuro of the songs of his earlier work. By way of the title, Dalton and his folks anticipate what is going to occur in listening. Regardless that a number of of his songs have been composed earlier than the pandemic explosion, the stays of a yr marked by worry, helplessness and loss of life resonate. In its climates, photographs of cinema are seen, each in suspense and in terror and drama. Gone appear to have been the sunshine incursions of his three earlier albums, and but its thriller leaves you wish to pay attention once more. 9 items that transcend the tune format and are launched on an odyssey in direction of the caverns of being.

The songs delve into surreal soundscapes that wind between mild and darkish, like “An iceberg“, with its echoes of Blackstar, David Bowie’s parting reward and the album’s strongest reference. José Nosar takes over the theme and rises to the rhythmic journey of Mark Guiliana (the final drummer who accompanied Bowie). It is usually an album with a powerful introspective and poetic cost. “Lazy corso“You’ll be able to learn the desolation brought on by the surface, that hostile world that turned even crazier than it already was, whereas the crucial want to withstand emerges. However past any particular spotlight, the transcendent of the album resides within the sum of these barely perceptible particulars and sounds that come to the sound from unknown sources. That is largely as a result of work of Gaston ackerman, inventive producer of 4 albums by the band and a elementary a part of their universe.

As for the references, it’s simpler to hyperlink this album with exponents of different arts. For instance in “Marabú Dream“Dalton’s ornithological imagery is expanded with a menacing scavenger hen with lengthy, scrawny legs. This recurrence to the avian universe hyperlinks him to the Rely de Lautréamont and his cranes, eagles and different wild animals. Days earlier than the album’s launch, a documentary was broadcast on TV Ciudad the place the singer of Buenos Muchachos interprets fragments of The songs of Maldoror, a incontrovertible fact that hyperlinks these two inventive worlds. Likewise, “Tyrso ivy“It has the power to disturb in a means just like that of writers Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft. And the recitation in reverse on the finish of this piece might completely rating scenes from the Black Lodge of Twin peaks.

However the work of Buenos Muchachos has at all times been nurtured by a universe of its personal that turns into extra complicated disc by disc, to the purpose of changing into a self-referential band. In You’ll come to see you die, they take up barely modified strains of their outdated songs and, as if it have been a sampling, they extract them from their pure habitat to put them in new landscapes. On his earlier data, the results of this experiment turned a reverse of the unique, a doppelgänger (strolling double, evil twin) on the opposite facet of the pink curtain from David Lynch. This happens with “Sure sure worth“and their voices that seek advice from” Within the nothing “, solely this time they appear to have returned from that nothing.

One other noteworthy facet of the album is using area and air left by the devices when they’re silent. At instances it’s virtually as if we might place ourselves within the (not) place of resonance, a sensation that may be skilled at the start of “Purpurin“or on the finish of” Sueño Marabú “, the place there’s a sensation of gliding and a panoramic view of the stays on the finish of the street. Now, each journey should attain its vacation spot. On this case, the top is a balm for the hand. of “Blue“His melancholic piano, framed by an aura of timeless sounds, relieves. A lot of that aid is as a result of voice of Marcelo Fernández, a guitarist who since The hive is polished it seems as a clear extension of the damaged voice of his brother Dalton. This closure is the perfect use of its heat with which this fall of 9 chapters entitled You’ll come to see you die.

This album requires successive listening and, above all, time. It gives the look that we’re witnessing a definitive stylistic flip, as occurred in The hive is polished. His cult aura appears to return impregnated to him. We face probably the most unique items of Uruguayan rock taken to the boundaries, a dream made with scraps of outdated desires that belong to his earlier work. His listening implies taking steps in direction of the (un) identified. And sometime, as soon as once more, what was unusual to us will change into acquainted. Then we’ll hear that voice that in “Repente”, a tune from his album Nest (2015), learn: “Ultimately I’ll see you … in loss of life.”

Listens You’ll come to see you die on streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music).

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