“Into a dependency without dreams, we are continuing to lose our lives at work”, says one of their lines. Fear, silence or this hyperconnection that drives us further away and isolates us are just some of the scars of the contemporary world. It is easy to relate to Manual de Combate.
After five years as a band, – marked by little steps, touring – or the Chilean revolts, the rage of this album culminates in the thirteen minutes of Aparcoa, a jazz-inspired opera that advocates breaking with the frames of reference. In this fight against alienation – and oneself – the value of illusion is all-pervasive in this band, where post-hardcore, jazz, noise and hints of free jazz become one and the same. What is to be done in the face of this fire that reminds us that everything seems possible?
Sax + trumpet + bass + drums quartet inspired by post-hardcore, noise and free jazz along with political lyrics. Black vinyl with insert and translated lyrics.