Joy Division sound-alikes 2: Siglo XX

Posted on febrero 1, 2008

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A pesar de que lo único en lo que mi cabeza puede concentrarse es en esto:

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A pesar de ello, hoy tengo otro post sobre bandas parecidas a Joy Division. Toca el turno a Siglo XX, unos belgas extremadamente deprimidos, que toman su nombre de un movimiento anarquista de corta existencia durante la primera parte de la España de Franco. A continuación, la explicación de su gélida tristeza, (tomada, por cierto, de su MySpace):

SIGLO XX hail from Genk, a depressed industrial city in Belgium. After the closing of the coal pits, Genk has now a painful present of unemployment, poverty, drug abuse and violence.
In that context, there’s nothing unusual in a “rock” group stamping their sound with a hard, dark, but also very personal and emotional philosophy. Their formative years were the years of Punk. And perhaps there you’ll find a cause for their headstrong tenacity of doing it in their own way. SIGLO XX refuse to produce music that shys away from looking reality straight in the eye. They’ve succeeded in imbuing their art with a touch of impressionism that’s sadly lacking in a world preferring to whistle only unaffected melodies. SIGLO XX have remained passionate and fascinated, following their own chosen way without losing sleep over fashion or trends. Constantly evolving, the group attracts a growing number of commited fans all over Europe.

Las negritas son mías, su intención es básicamente burlarme por la cantidad de lugares comunes utilizados.

Fuera de eso, es una muy buena banda que tiene unos magníficos EP’s debut reunidos en esta compilación:

Siglo XX – Re-Released 80-82 (80-82)

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Ahora una explicativa autodefinición de la banda: “We are marginals, but to us marginality is change, change is movement, and movement is life. The established is halted, gray and dead“. (mis negritas).

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