VALINA – A Tempo! A Tempo!

TROST | TR095 | CD / 2LP
VALINA from Linz, Austria release their third album in spring 2008.
They recorded the new songs with STEVE ALBINI at Electrical Audio in Chicago.
VALINA develop their unique way to combine passages of sheer beauty with intense outbursts of abstract guitar noise. how VALINA use harmony & dis-harmony, sound & silence is innovative and sounds precise & clear.
The impressive lyrics – about aspects of time – make you think and sing along at the same time.Some of their Chicago friends (COUGARS) joined for roaring sax-parts.
And the amazing new drummer will blow you away.

Being known as an enthusiastic tourparty (they played all over Europe and the US many times, as well as Russia) of course extensive touring will accompany the album release.In short words: three upright musicians follow their way and their musical and political concepts unflustered by discussions about downloads, music- business crisis, emo-hypes, marketing strategies – and, most important, know how to write a way cool rock song...

What John Congleton / PAPER CHASE had to say: "...tight song structures, rapid-fire drum attack, tumbling low end,aggressive guitar skronk and razor sharp lyrics; Valina has boiledthese songs down to their essentials and produced their most concisestatement to date. Every note on this new album is delivered withconfidence and urgency. The band has refined its mission statement and creates an intriguing mix of rhythmic interplay counteracted bydecisive melody."

CREDITS:

Recording:Steve Albini
Mix:Steve Albini
Mastering:Alex Joechtl
Tracks
1
Calendaria (An Introduction)
2
Bellydancer
3
Dogged
4
Idiom's Palace
5
Per Sonare
6
Phantom Of My Longest Day
7
Mehrklang
8
Eye's A Window
9
Clock Shock And Freedom
10
Delivery Man (Duane! Duane!)
11
Libido's Regime

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