Humbug

Records by Monotract


Artist info:

Words that spring to mind when listening to New York City noise-wave trio Monotract: smudged, muffled, crushed. The combined, naked fury of Nancy Garcia, Carlos Giffoni, and Roger Rimada doesn’t sound like the byproduct of a rock band—it sounds like the byproduct of a rock band imprisoned within a short-circuiting oscillator, attempting to riddle and bash its way out. Members mumble Spanish and scream English with equal incoherence; detuned strings are struck; electronic currents twist, contort, spackle; the heaving discord is fed through some sort of whack-ass chaos generator. They’re a near-industrial, bicultural mess. - Grooves Magazine