LUMPEN "Desesperacion" 7" E.P.
LUMPEN is a band born in Barcelona, and carries the indisputable touch of rawness that the Colombian roots of its members provide. It sounds quite close to what the cover of the record transmits, designed by the bassist of the band Mateo Correal, and without a doubt it embodies its title: despair. Iconic rhythms of the UK-82 accompany messages that invite us to take over public spaces and a kind of urban guerrilla self-managed by the nihilistic impulse conducive to punk. Strictly aiming to capture a feeling rather than replicate something substantially musical, the low beats in a melodious boom consume the listener in what feels like a kind of suction into a dark pit of tar. A voice in agony accompanies visceral bursts of noise that incite the demented pogo. With extreme influences ranging from Chaos UK, Disorder to The Clay, LUMPEN itself is a totally crackling visual and sound aesthetic that invites an anti-partisan political initiative that is far from the conformist nihilism that prevails at the time.