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 QuÃ¢ntico, 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. QuÃ¢ntico 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.