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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth The Wait (7.5/10), 18 Dec 2009
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Gannon (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Crime Of Love (Audio CD)
One half of London-based Comanechi's fearsome twosome is Akiko, the cutesy drummer who found fame this year as The Big Pink's drummer and retains stick duty for this long-time-coming debut, as well as retaining her role as front woman for the arty noise-collective Pre. Her partner in crime, Simon, provides crunching punk-rock guitar, occasionally bringing the bass to boot.

Crime Of Love is permeated by strong melodies and varied tempos ranging from a menacing gothic plod through to frantic and raw crescendos, often all in the same song. Akiko's otherworldly and shrill vocal drifts, backs itself and incants atonally. Her lyrics are frequently filthy; see the thinly veiled ode to her cat that is "My Pussy" as an example as well as its reprise, "R.O.M.P (Revenge Of My Pussy)".

Their shtick is one-dimensional, but is so with interest. The vocal-over-rhythm-into-crashing-guitar-work-into-bridge-then-repeat model is well-hammered and also lovingly shambolic as this structure regularly overloads what is assumedly cheap equipment. Exciting, teasing grunge riffs and head-banging stoner-rock punctuate sludgecore-like reverb levels and heavily distorted progressions on "Mesmerising Fingers".

It took four years to complete, is over in 25 minutes and the word is that work has already commenced on the follow up. Here's hoping it doesn't take another four years, as that would really be a crime of love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 8 Jan 2010
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Joelogical (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Crime Of Love (Audio CD)
Akiko and Simon of Comanechi have provided us with a classic album of sludgy doomy punk. Clocking in at a total of 30 mins and 48 seconds it appears short, but this is an album of quality rather than quantity. Standout tracks for me are the opener Rabbit Hole (check out the home made video on youtube), Death of You, Mesmirising Fingers and R.O.M.P. which is the sequel to the much loved My Pussy (also included on the album).
Five stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE COMANECHI!, 4 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Crime Of Love (Audio CD)
saw them live, opening for lydia lunch (their performance was just great).
this albums sounds a lot like bikini kill/sleater kinney/bratmobile/foxcore genre.
very recommended if you like these kind of bands.

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