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Fixation With Long Journeys
[a]Derrero[/a] are invincible, buzzing like crazy and full of ideas.
Enter second-wave hopefuls Derrero: a quietly evolving band who have managed to meld the panoramic ideas of their native kinfolk into one brash and quite brilliantly harmonious whole. 'Fixation With Long Journeys' isn't a quick cut-and-paste of quirky resources but it does utilise the same, ahem, fuzzy logic. The title track smacks of Gorky's barmy folk appropriations and there's a strong whiff of the Super Furries' incandescent other-pop with well-placed guitar tanturms.
And, as with many of Derrero's muso-comrades, melodies rule the roost. There are starburst ones ('Radar Intruder') and there are anthemic ones which sport a wry smile ('Mud Skipper' and the rocktastically ace 'Out To Lunch'). Altogether, it's a sassy, shimmering affair that honours its musical lineage perfectly.
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