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Organoclorados is a Brazilian band with a focus on creating exciting New Wave sounds, influenced by post-punk and ’80s music, but still keeping an eye out for modern punch and clarity. The group recently released Quântico, which has a refreshing “less is more” approach, but there is so much behind the apparent back-to-basics sound of the band. Although the group’s best music is built on some simple and seamless aesthetics, there is a strong focus on minutia and details, such as making sure that there is a lot of character and a distinctive flavor to the arrangements that make the music special and one-of-a-kind.

The LP features a selection of exciting songs, including “For You, Girl,” one of the highlights on this release, as well as “Submundo,” which feels like a perfect curtain closer to send off this release in style. “Crossing Over” definitely stands out as my personal favorite track on this record, especially because I love how it creates a nice cinematic twist with some mesmerizing soundscapes and some incredibly stimulating dynamics. The production is absolutely spot on, lending this record a smooth yet edgy sound that adds something special and distinctive to these remarkable tracks.

Ultimately, this is going to be a true sonic treat to people who are really into the classics of the post-punk and New Wave era, but it is also going to be a great album to discover for people who like modern indie music. New Wave is a particularly unique genre because, as a spin-off of punk, it captured the immediacy of the latter; however, it went beyond that, allowing bands to experiment and bring their music to a whole new level, often going for atmospheric sounds and inspiring textures that add so much more depth to the creative possibilities that you would expect. Quântico managed to capture the experimental and forward-thinking genre of the genre, and it carries the flame, taking it to a more personal dimension rather than piggybacking on other influences.

If you are a fan of artists as diverse as Joy Division, Dead Rituals, the Cure or Preoccupations, you should definitely check out these lads.

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