[Translated via Google. Read the original here.]
“Distant post-rock signals continue to occur periodically as a warm sirocco wind, able to remain dormant and then flare and wane again. They come from what for years has been (and still is) the most “rock city” of Italy, Catania, from which the HC-B quintet has returned to emit their signals in the form of the third real album in over a decade of activity.
“Rough” is all that can be expected from a post-rock record, but also possesses the strength and freshness too soon dispersed by the genre in its translation fee. The five songs, all between seven and eight minutes in length, flowing away in a tight sequence that moves from nerve noise and concretions from dry rhythmic cadences of “A” to get rid of stop and go, and growing along the sweeping epic “Deux”.
The credibility of the Catania band proposal is revealed in the fluidity of the modular joints, which give a strong cinematic footprint “Three” and “Vier” before the adrenaline back to be relentless in the concluding “Kvin” the hum of guitars which endures in my ears even in the emblematic almost two minutes of the final silence.
It would be all too easy to cite the usual terms of comparison, however, more and more distant in time, referring to the proposal of the HC-B to its original propulsion like that, but in fact the skill and perseverance of Catania band drawing up its sound return to formula give the paradigm of post-rock guitar breath as less warm and vital.”