A landmark in the Spanish experimental rock scene (…) RUTA 66 Rubén Vela
The five-piece band from Zaragoza – six with Thomas House (Sweet Williams, Charlottefield)- is one of the most crushing combos on the Spanish music scene. From ‘Líbranos del mal’ (2018) and most specially with ‘Imagínate que acierto’ (2011) and ‘Si no olvido bien’ (2016), Picore’s aversion to ‘the comfort zone’ has pushed them into a rarely frequented basement, far away from more familiar ‘alternative’ sounds. With their no-concessions approach, they have paved their own way, composing wonderfully complex and cagey songs that are intentionally riddled with bullet holes so as to be able to breathe.
Picore has plunged into a constellation of assumptions and possibilities in the band’s fifth studio album. Assumptions and possibilities, all of which are political, poetic, conceptual and, above all, musical. ‘Si no olvido bien’ is articulated by exquisite rhythm patterns, whose roots stem from beyond the world of rock, in a bold spectrum of harmonic voltages.
Picore don’t take the listener to be an idiot: A difficult undertaking when questioning the angles, bends and folds that make up our system of beliefs. What to do with so much cardboard packaging?