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since 2001

june 2010

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"Ate Ate Ate" CD

Robotradio Records

Genre: math-rock, experimental rock


Sep 29 2008

Putiferio brings more of what I've come to expect from the excellent Robotradio label out of Italy - angular and intense guitar rock exploration that bridges the gaps between math-rock, space-rock, and post-hardcore. Ate Ate Ate resembles the music of Don Caballero to an extent, although it is often more abstract, and vocals are used to a greater extent. The record is at times quite loud and even discordant, but Putiferio utilizes a convenient melodic sensibility on several of the compositions. This is evident as early on as the first song, "Give Peace a Cancer," a sinewy bit of overdriven madness that caps things off with a monster chorus. Such a formula is more or less the status quo on Ate Ate Ate, although different ideas are explored on certain tracks. The record's centerpiece is the thirteen minute "Putiferio Goes to War." Expertly segueing from loud to soft and slow to fast, it is a varied and ever-metamorphosing journey, flecked with a healthy dose of psychedelia. Also worthy of note is "Hate Ate 8," a moodily dark piece of experimental pop that breaks Ate Ate Ate's otherwise raucous mould. Taken as a whole, Putiferio's sound may be too intense for some, but for all its energy it can be pretty glorious.

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Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2008]