Thursday, 13 March 2014


"A cidade poluida"
Year:    2012
Country:    Brazil
City:    Rio de Janeiro
Label:    Dead in Mars
Format:    CD
Tracks:    7
Time:    60 min.
Lyrical themes:    ecologism , environment
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise

A pro-pressed cd with pro-printed inlays, on  "LSD Records" aka "Dead In Mars Records" the label of own Hari Maia . The artwork is notably garish, with echoes of album artwork from the other musical styles perhaps closer to hardcore or punk rock, in the sense of this kind of social aspect. But the true is here this brazilian musician recorded on of his earlyer work and, and the same time, one of the best too I´have alredy listened to Hari Maia and his b-side projects several times before, but never until know I had discovered this one. Seven tracks, one hour full of electronic and synthetic noise not extremely satured or chaotic, but which keep certain structures, order and even few influences of some a kind of rhythmic noise or simply industrial music. Perhaps the kindest thing I can say about "A cidade poluida", is that at times, it does achieve a rhythmic feel. But for most of the time, it has a leaden tone; rather a bit closer to rhythmic noise, structured noise. It also sounds curiously out of time: not cutting edge, but not exactly dated either. There’s a strong line of artists who have utilised and explored noise whilst making structured orientated noise music for example: Emptyset, Cloaks, early Third Eye Foundation, Dalek, Aphex Twin - but this album doesn’t make a case for Kylie Minoise to be added, cause it sound much more noisier... enjoy it!