“Off The Map”

BEC5161299 scanZoom inLabelVIETNAM / Because Music
Cat. No.BEC5161299
Orders fromMon, 18 Mar 2013
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UPC: 5060281612991 Release: 18.02.2013 Tracklist CD: 1. Two Thousand Miles / 2. Six Years / 3. Big Blue / 4. Opposite Way / 5. Stubborn Man / 6. It’s Late / 7. Sail On Wild / 8. Put Your Hands On The Right Man / 9. Wrong Side / 10. Underground, Underground / 11. Not Only Fading Out. / 12. The Black Maps. Off the map, H-Burns’ fourth album, is an album labeled, engineered, mixed and mastered by Steve Albini. And it’s pretty obvious: fourteen tight songs, full-on (faithful to the motto hammered by Albini: “feature it, or fuck it"), carved in eight days, by five people (drums, guitars, keyboards, bass), without ever leaving the studio. After the critical success of “We go way back” and the recent collaboration with Chris Bailey of the legendary Australian band The Saints (Album Bailey / Burns), H-Burns continues on Off The Map to move towards a sound which is less and less harsh, but instead wider and wider. H-Burns dropped the plaid shirts, now they truly have become a great classy rock band, a band that doesn’t know any borders. Off the Map is a world-record where the concepts of maps and territories are the cement of the lyrics, in a total symbiosis with the sound: brass performed by the musicians from Wilco’s latest albums, a drummer who hits a snare drum from the 1930’s, keyboard parts played on vintage instruments that sound like they haven’t been touched for years. This new album of H-burns is also the first album released by the label Vietnam, tailor-made by their friends at So Foot, the magazine that has once been described by Voxpop as ” a punk football magazine which talks about football because it’s the rock’n'roll of the modern world “. Create a label. What for? ” Because what really matters, it’s the journey “. With or without a map.

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