FUTURO: Self-titled: EP

Pretty damn good record here. Kind of has a late ‘80s, early ‘90s feel, more of a post hardcore vibe via DC filtered through present day Brazil. Features the guitar player and drummer from B.U.S.H., so you can hear a smidge of that late band in the mix, but this is more tuneful and less thrashy (though they do resurrect a B.U.S.H. song, “Maos Atadas,” on the second side). Despite the speed and overall drive of the music on here, Mila Leao’s voice combined with Pedro Carcalho’s jangling guitar gives the music a slight ethereal touch. Very good! It’s this quality that really grabs my attention. Among all the noise and furor there’s this overriding sense of calm. Kind of a strange juxtaposition, but it works. Don’t hesitate in getting a copy of this record.

 –M.Avrg (Nada Nada, [email protected])