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REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA – ‘Dialogues For Monkeys’ Review

REPTILIANS FROM ANDROMEDA – Dialogues For Monkeys

ReptiliansIstanbul Garage punk band Reptilians From Andromeda released their new album Dialogues For Monkeys on the 22nd of January. The debut album contains 10 songs of life, death, truth and lies, love, lust, drugs and revolution.

The album was mixed and mastered by Fran Ashcroft, of legendary 70’s British New Wave band The Monos!,who’s worked with Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Dandy Warhols and many more.

The album opens with the title track, Dialogues For Monkeys and as the female vocals call for “Revolution,” the band deliver a strong garage punk backing with ‘blips and beeps’ from synthesizers adding to the atmosphere. It’s a great track and sets up a strong album. Next up is Sweet’s Gone where the pace is slower and atmosphere foreboding with powerful horror punk vibe reminding me a little of Paranoid Visions.

On Burning Inside the pace picks up as the feedback drenched introduction gives way to a stocky serrated guitar and straight up punk rocker. It is followed by Don’t Stalk where the Reptilians From Andromeda channel early Anti-Pasti and/or the Epileptics with a raunchy riff that develops into a chaotic noise fest. With slightly out of tune megaphone effect vocals adding to the menacing atmosphere, the track builds to a satisfying climax.

More Than A Coke continues to plumb the garage punk vaults with a raunchy riff, heavy drums and powerful female vocals all combing with some ambient electronic noises to create the package. Passing the half-way point, Breath In (Breath Out) is a pounding production with heavy bass prominent throughout. The ins and outs of fuzzed up guitar and snarling vocals create another sinister atmosphere that the band are so good at. It is followed by Poison Darlin’ is a 12-bar blues rocker with a nod to the Jesus & Mary Chain whilst Liar Liar slows it down and punches it up with a dirty riff and tormented vocals.

The penultimate song, Blue Moonlight, is propelled by a solid rhythm section and melds a stirring guitar riff with echo infused vocals. The album ends with All The Rabbits where the band try a mellower approach with the vocals prominent and the entire package slightly weird and disconcerting.

The Reptilians From Andromeda are different as they meld garage with punk with psychedelia and rock. We like them here at punkonline.co.uk.

To get yourself a copy of Dialogues For Monkeys by Reptilians From Andromeda go here: https://profsnyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/reptilians-from-andromeda-dialogues-for-monkeys

 

 

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