The Geneva quartet MASSICOT sounds as if it can barely keep its own energy under control. The no-frills, bone-dry guitar sound oscillates between hypnotically repetitive passages and noisy outbursts. The quartet's songs are reduced to mere skeletons that burst with intensity. Simone Aubert plays rhythm guitar with a manic energy;
Lea Jaecklin coaxes sounds from her violin that have more to do with electronics than with a stringed instrument. Drummer Colline Grosjean works her way from Funk to Krautrock to tropical beats and back. And in addition to her work as a singer, Mara Krastina plays a charming, bright red mini-bass.
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