- Audio CD (25 Mar. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Transgressive Record
- ASIN: B00BFVVP7U
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
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Transgressive Records are thrilled to announce the first re-release campaign in the label s nine-year history, with two classic albums from one of the world s most influential bands, At The Drive-In. This is the very first time that Acrobatic Tenement, original released in 1996, will be available on vinyl. The vinyl format of their 2000 album Relationship of Command is currently one of those extreme rarities, making this a highly sought after release. The initial run of coloured vinyl copies of Relationship of Command will be available for Record Store Day on April 20th, while stocks last. Combining a lyrical complexity and sensitivity with the most visceral yet melodic music and drilling in the same vein as The Stooges (Iggy Pop even appears on Relationship of Command), At The Drive-In remind all of the power of revolution. Continuing in the tradition of the great American underground fuelled by the likes of Fugazi and Rites of Spring, this collection of musicians inspire the kind of devotion usually reserved for the Smiths.
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The first to say about this record in comparison to the well better known Realtionship of Command, is that this doesn not have the 'bombastic' sound of the very well prouced later albums.
R.O.Command has very high production values giving it a very 'sonically charged' feel. This, on the other hand, - is every bit as lively and energetic with spikey guitar lines and intiricate melodies, but is not as well produced as ROC.
The sound is very sketchy and almost a bit Lo-Fi. It works very well tho - sounds a bit like early Fugazi, but with a bit more venom.
There are some ATDI best songs on this album. The opener 'Starslight' starts the proceedings, setting the tone for the rest of the album.
It is a fast paced song - with undicipherable vocals, tight percussion and the song moves between chorus and verse in the oddly erratically-elegant way that only they can achieve.
the second song 'Schaffino' blends numerous guitar parts and leads, with a cacophany of drums and bass that at first just sounds like a huge mess - but unravels itself into a fantastic upbeat melody.
other highlights inlcude the more sombre 'INITIATION' and and the wonderful 'Skips the Record' - which sounds like it is exactly doing that. Again the interplay between guitars, not just on the this song but the whole album is a joy - it takes the band away from the direct fast and loud approach of some punk related bands and puts them in their own little league.
To sum this album up - it is energetic, messy, erratic, lively, yet it is also full of execllent craftsman ship, awesome dynamics and brilliant (yelled) harmonies.
If you liked the multi layered approach of their later work, the energy and dynamics then this raw, early album will be a great addition.
if you are more into the noise of ROC and like the music louder ratehr than sketchy 0 then you might not be so interested in this one.
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