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4 stars There is not a lot of information floating around about this post rock group from Argentina. This and a single which is actually some kind of remix is all they have so far released. There are six members; four of them are creditied with keyboards, three of them with percussion. This is instrumental post rock which is very rhythm heavy with good use of effects. I definitely notice an alternative/indie influence in the music. The production is great and sounds fantastic for something done by a new unknown band.

The first part of "Hienas" is based on a groove with post-rock guitar pyrotechnics going on over top. Gets more atmospheric in the middle when the drums and bass temporarily drop out. The last bit is mostly based on a beat and almost a riff from the bass. Some nice piano appears near the end as the drumming gets more loose. "Condor" starts out more electronic with programmed beats being overlayed with 'real' drums and the rest of the band. This track almost has an Ozric Tentacles style vibe with it's dub-like bass playing. Nice soaring post-rock style guitar playing over halfway. Later some repeated guitar notes appear with drums playing along with them.

"Ejercito del Norte del Sur" is perhaps the most stereotypical post-rock sounding song on the EP. I like the sound of the drums beginning in the middle. The tempo picks up as the song builds up, gets more intense and reaches a great climax. On the Bandcamp page for this EP there are only the three songs I have so far mentioned listed. However, on their page of their label's site (Sadness Discos) the EP has four songs you can listen to. I have no idea if that fourth and last song is supposed to be some kind of 'bonus' or if it is supposed to be a part of the EP itself.

Anyway, that last song is called "Interlaken." It features heavily compressed drums. The guitar and bass is very post-punk/New Wave sounding. This track sounds very retro 1980s but in a good way. Towards the end it switches to more of a 1990s alternative/indie sound. I was very impressed by this EP and hope these guys only get better in the future. 4 stars.

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