In March 2019 Instant Classic will release a second full length album from Alameda 5. A follow up to 2015’s acclaimed double lp “Duch tornada” is entitled “Eurodrome” and consists of 10 new tracks ranging from modern krautrock to electronic fusion.
“‘Duch tornada’ was recorded at a time when the quintet started taking shape. That’s why I regard that album as a compilation of different ideas rather than a well composed entity. ‘Eurodrome’ seems to be a better crafted record from a band that knows its way around,” says Jakub Ziołek (Zimpel/Ziołek, Stara Rzeka, Innercity Ensemble).
One thing “Eurodrome” is not, is a concept album. “Lyrics are more abstract and depressive, much like our times,” Ziołek says. “But I’m glad we managed to include some spoken samples from the people we asked strange questions, like for example ‘what cuisine you associate with Europe?’, ‘compare Europe to music or car’. The answers came in different languages: Greek, Catalan, Russian, Vietnamese or Tetum,” he adds.
Last year saw the release of Alameda 4’s debut album “Czarna woda” and one may wonder how (aside from the personnel and the music) those bands differ. “I think that Alameda 4 is more of a live/rehearsal type of band while the quintet benefits more from the recording activities. Quartet is more straight forward and defined in terms of sound and Alameda 5 requires more attention in sound production,” explains Ziołek.
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