As the end of the year is slowly approaching, we post the summary of international reviews of our latest album Headache.
Our publisher, sums up the year with the following: “In 2013 we brought you Katie Gately, in 2014 there was a mini-media-frenzy over Henry Plotnick, but – in Blue Tapes world – 2015 has truly belonged Trupa Trupa.” On top of the reviews, “Headache” has been repeatedly broadcast by a number of radio stations, among others, UK based London NTS and dandelion, as well as the US based WNYU Radio.
SELECTION OF REVIEWS
This is incredible work. the result is their first moment of true greatness.
It’s 2015, everyone, and did you hear? bands are back in a big way, and trupa trupa is hands-down among the very best of them.
Tiny Mix Tapes
It’s almost as if you’re listening to a drone record and, by the time you’ve finished gazing at your shoes, it appears as though a jungle has sprung up around you and that you’re going to need a bit of a hand if you’re going to get out of here.
The Ransome Note
It’s rare that Blue Tapes have flirted with anything as conventional as a guitar band, but then Trupa Trupa are not your conventional guitar band.
Louder Than War
Headache’ is a record I quite enjoyed as it wandered and rolled and crunched and surprised along its curious 50-odd minute, eleven-track roller-coaster.
Second review on Louder Than War
Headache gives us the tools, leaving us alone. It’s as cathartic as hell.
In fact, Headache is simply a great record.
Whisperin and Hollerin
There’s an immense variety of awesome underground music coming out of Poland at the moment, and Trupa Trupa are a fine example. Check ‘em out.
We need no swords
I’ve only just heard Trupa Trupa’s Headache for the first time, but I’m immediately blown away.
An album that rewards repeated listens, and a band that I have no doubt would go down well on the UK festival circuit.
Journalist Haydon Spenceley home site.
Now, this LP from Gdansk’s Trupa Trupa is good. Really good.
Trupa Trupa’s shoegaze tendencies and the charming yet delightfully menacing vocals from Grzegorz Kwiatkowski has payed respect to rock culture while successfully carving their own place in it all.
Seek out and obtain drugs to numb us.
The Four Oh Five
This release was admittedly on repeat play and due for critical love.
The Sunday Experience
A very interesting ride, one that has to really be heard to comprehend and enjoyed. If you want to escape for a while, this is the flight that you are looking for and it’s first class all the way.
They use unconventional sounds, chord progressions, and structures, to dismantle expectations.
A curious mix of Swans-like gothic psychedelia and Slint post-rock, with a smattering of Germanic influence.
An Eastern European band is almost synonym of a wall of sound in the style of Bauhaus and associates, but Trupa Trupa sounds quieter and more versatile, with American and English influences and a repertoire that is coherent and at the same time very diverse: a very balanced and nice album.
Peek A Boo Magazine
Headache, an album well recommended as maximum volume companion throughout dark’n’grey November days or even a full on dystopian future to come. Check!
An absolutely peculiar and unclassifiable record definetly worth the listen.
Roq Roto Copon
La Band polacca raggiunge l’apice nei nove lussureggianti minuti della title track, ma è l’intero album che non conosce momenti di cedimento. Sorpresa.
Li attendiamo al prossimo album, magari avranno idee ancora più a fuoco (qui ce ne sono un bel po’, ma il tutto pecca in parte di prolissità), ce lo auguriamo.
The New Noise
Il disco conta undici brani cantati in inglese e musicati sulla scorta di un rock psichedelico che ricorda i Beatles più acidi e i Radiohead più avversi al mainstream.
Qui la formula funziona. La beatlesiana “Rise and fall” , “Sacrifice” ed “Halleysonme” non sono male ma rimangono un pň insipide.
Guitars are on their way out? Wij hebben enige hoop dat dat niet zo is.
La nostalgia no es lo mío, pero al escuchar Headache me he dado cuenta de que echo de menos el rock ruidoso y disonante, donde un momento silencioso y lento, con instrumentación y voces dispersas y sin conexión aparente, desemboca en una tormenta de guitarras aceleradas y a todo volumen.
Tempo varieerub pidevalt ja meeleolu kõigub mõnusalt ängist mesisuseni.
En eigenlijk moet je al deze referenties gewoon ook vergeten, want Trupa Trupa levert alweer een eigengereid meeslepend en magistraal album af.