22 May 2020
Kooba Tercu's 'Proto Tekno' released today
"Psychedelic-electro-krautrock trip into the mind" Cvlt Nation
"Their sound flitting between METZ-esque raucous, fuzzy noise-rock to lengthy, pulsating psych journeys" Birthday Cake For Breakfast
"The myriad of styles is what appeals most to me and as with a lot of the records I enjoy, warrants repeated listening" Sleeping Shamen
Today sees the release of Kooba Tercu's album 'Proto Tekno'. It can be purchased on ltd edition coloured vinyl via the the Bandcamp link below, or via your local record shop:
The album can also be streamed via here: Digital
‘Proto Tekno’ seamlessly travels from the fuzz-bass headbanger opener ‘Benzoberry’ to the mantric blowout of ‘Qasan’ (assaulting CAN-esque dimensions equal parts caustic and cinematic) and from the sleazy swagger of ‘Cemento Mori’ (redolent of the suave machinations of Girls Against Boys) to the polyrhythmic drive of the ceremonial centrepiece ‘Fair Game’, while maintaining their unique full-throttle intensity and generosity of character. There’s Melvins-style groove to be had on ‘Proto Tekno’ (Kamehameha’) ‘just as much as Beta Band-style songcraft (‘Puppy Pile’) yet these disparate influences coalesce vividly into an invigorating and intimidatingly confident assault on the senses.
‘Proto Tekno’ stands as much as formidable monument to insurrectionary spirit as it does the furious clanguour of six heads in an overheated rehearsal room. It’s a weapon of psychic defence just as much as a love letter to the three ‘R’s of repetition, repetition and repetition. Yet as the ongoing battle against adversity gathers momentum, one thing is for certain - you’ll want Kooba Tercu on your side.
Sadly the bands planned UK live dates have all unsurprisingly been cancelled, but they will definitely be back over once this current situation has an end in sight and venues know when they can reopen.