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Distorsioni: The Masonics "In Your Night Of Dreams And Other Foreboding Pleasures"

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With this title the Masonics, two years after their previous release "From the Temple Vaults" (Grand Wazeau, 2009), which in part summed up the best of their twenty years of activity, once more add to their mileage. 

The trio is made up of people who have woven their paths within the Medway Beat scene, in bands like Milkshakes, Pop Rivets, Wildebeests, and Headcoats, among many others, and in fact also the training itself has undergone over time various changes with the exception of the ubiquitous Bruce Brand on drums (who has in the past accompanied none other than Link Wray). John Gibbs and Mick Hampshire complete the line-up for this study that confirms what we already had shown in the excellent "Royal and Ancient" 2007 Their rock'n'roll, beat, garage US sixties and metabolize with real punk rock attitude, makes them one of the most important references of the English scene. Although not excessively products in terms of sound, just to let the veil of dust between the grooves to make them gray and "old" enough, their unmistakable class makes them elegant and majestic as a Rover Wedding '35.

In your night of dreams, the song introduces the album, reassures us avoiding our worst nightmares with his gait decided that makes its way in a rather sinister and dark. And the sky will not illuminate even with the subsequent march in ¾ of The Unknown. And what about the poignant ballad Hurt By Someone with a Hampshire-toned crooner? But there is also room for moments of rousing rock 'n' roll with Sorrow Lane, Obermann, Please Please Please, She's my baby and instrumental Put The knife down in surf style with lots of organ played by the same brand. 

In this remote corner of England that is the Medway tradition has not yet been buried, they are still writing important and beautiful pages of history, in 'true and pure spirit that animated the bands anthology of various "Nuggets", "Back from the Grave "; and the beauty is that we must not wait 40 years to begin to appreciate them. Suffice it to say that the only Billy Childish, the godfather of this style, it boasts a discography that between individual projects and group consists of well over 100 titles. Our posterity will have to dig that, for the moment at this time we can say: I was there. 

Federico Porta

Dirty Water Records London