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New York wiseacres The National club "Orange"

November 27 2007

The club "Orange" will perform Dec. 9 New York melancholic The National. The team, which confirmed his talent last album "Boxer", the first time in its history, comes to Moscow.

The National play a sort of highbrow indie, occasionally slipping up nervously post-rock. Despite the abundance of groups with whom they are compared, New Yorkers are pretty original music. Though, probably, it is nice when you put on a par with R. E. M and gloomy Australian Nick Cave. From the first in the work of The National there is an infinite melancholy, and from the Cave they got bubnyaschy bass vocals. Together with the keyboard parts, of which quite a lot on their last album, it sounds impressive.

The National somehow manage to balance on the verge samoplagiata without needing to him. Again, returning to their "star" album "Boxer" - it consists almost entirely of beautiful, sad and monotonous tracks that could, like, plunging the listener into a state of the world's apathy, but just at the outskirts of this type of shaking songs "Mistaken For Strangers" and "Squalor Victoria", in the best traditions of post-rock. With all the beauty: rhythmic drums, menacing growth of guitar sound. Just as in the best houses in Paris and London. If many of the accused who have been recently popular Editors of excessive sadness, then The National, which, in general, do something like that, wanting in this complex. Those and other sophisticated intellectuals who profess a guitar. Only New Yorkers, unlike the British vocalist Editors, Tom Smith, make it a little more energetic. What's even nicer, do, do, and do not claim to be saviors and messiahs of new rock and roll, like many of the same type cats British magazine NME, which all rank in the order of: and retrozvuchanie, jeans and sutured, and the sound of an entire garage .

Look at the highbrow melancholic will be part of a series of concerts "Nuit Liberte by Gauloises", which is just focused on "smart" music, December 9, at the "Orange".

Gregory Tumanov


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