ALGARA's first communiqué vomits in the face of moderate leftism; encouraging class war and insurrection, and wanting the total annihilation of police forces. Home recorded in a Barcelona Squat, the production of their debut four-track EP is minimal. ALGARA deal in stark and sparse sounding post-punk that hints at CRISIS, early DECIMA VICTIMA and JOY DIVISION in equal measures. The lead guitar is brittle and skeletal, and sits perfectly on the driving rhythm section, made up of a primitive drum machine, creating a sonic background for their message to be heard.
ALGARA has expanded into a four-member band since this recording and is currently performing live while working on an upcoming LP.
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Once in awhile you stumble across a record that’s like a breathy, forbidden rendezvous in a random utility closet. Listening to Lira Mondal’s whines and whimpers over impossibly catchy guitar traces from Caufield Schnug (real name honest) is right up there with a cold breeze up your assless chaps and a second hit of Shatter for grandma. It tugs at the heartstrings, pulls at the bra straps, this duo the shoe-in panto dame for Fiery Furnaces or even Kleenex. Loopy. Sexy. Love at first feel. mmarchman