Track List: 01. My Drifting Flight
02. 24 Hours Awake
03. Losing Halo
05. Dystopian Song
06. Secret Admirer
07. Dead Boys
08. Rock‘n’Roll Is Over
09. Torn Brazil
10. The Falling Queens District
11. Point Break
14. Gall Bladder (Rancor)
On the eve of completing its first
decade, the Brazilian post punk band Plastique Noir
is back with a new
work: “24 Hours Awake”. Succeeding the
albums "Dead Pop" (2008) and "Affects"
(2011), this release
takes the band to a new level, where some challenges
are before them.
The writing process began on the final stage of
the previous album promotion, when the now former
guitarist Márcio Mazela was about to leave
the lineup, which actually happened in July 2012.
months later, it was announced Deivyson Teixeira
was going to be the bassist, leading Danyel Fernandes
to take the six strings and keeping Airton S –
which, like Danyel, is a founding member –
at the voices
Four tracks were half-written at that time: "24
Hours Awake," "Losing Halo," "Negatives"
Admirer", all with a more retro/rock driven
style. Satisfied with that hard-hitting sound, the
to invest in that line and not only rewrote fully
those first compositions, but also developed a growing
and incessant job which, over the next two years,
culminated in 20 tracks, all initially in demo format.
There, Plastique Noir found a more urgent and pulsating
sound than the previous album, when they
prioritized a greater presence of synthesizers and
cadenced rhythms. Some cuts in such extensive track
list finally resulted in a 16 tracks album, with
14 actual themes plus an intro ("My Drifting
Flight") and a
finale ("Omnia", which brings percussion
as the heartbeat of Deivyson’s newborn child,
taken from an
Although it contains more tracks than any other
album of Plastique Noir, "24 Hours Awake"
running time in according to the 50 minutes average
of the previous ones. Its songs run ripping and
only in BPM, but with the rocker viscerality already
pointed. It’s a minimalist album, but with
layers and technical accuracy than any other they
have ever launched. The paradoxes don’t stop
even though it hasn’t been planned as a conceptual
work, the band could realize an undeniable presence
of symbols that refer to the urban loneliness, which
made them decide to name it with the title of one
the songs. Not only the fast beat is back, but also
a strong melancholy and romantic charge, as noted
the tracks "Chariots" and "Gall Bladder
(Rancor)". The despair and existential misalignment
place, as seen on "Tyrannosaur" and "Vésper"
– their first composition in Portuguese. There’s
for a brief political commentary on "Torn Brazil"
(which features Karolina’s voice, of the celebrated
Brazilian gothic duo Escarlatina Obsessiva) and
aesthetic experimentation outside the gothic spectrum
on "Point Break".
Once more, Plastique Noir’s chosen atelier
was Estúdio 746 at Fortaleza-CE, under direction
of the coproducer
Jorge Albuquerque. The band also trusted again its
work to the careful hands of Wave Records
(SP), now distributed by Audioglobe (Italy).