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Titled after the place where it was born, Amsterdam 211 is the language that Tajak has worked around their short existence as a trio, looking for forms and textures in the way the band relates to its surroundings and goes beyond a genre or a sound movement, this new work is the compilation of different genres that agglomerated in this plate, seem to gradually generate their own language.
As adventurous as this may sound, the band creates tense and lysergic atmospheres based on their own influences, which denote at the first listen, as it is the case of tracks like "Blind Inside (El 20 que me debes)" that draws a blurred and corrosive path through spaces that the band did not used to travel before, or the case of "Wasn’t", a song that usually leaves the mold to fade the canvas where the band used to paint before.
Amsterdam 211, is the clearest manifesto of the moment where the capital's band is at the moment, its vision of the world, and of its interior like individual members, its conception of the music and the pretension of the musical labels, of which they play a recursive role throughout the disc; Taking from what could at times evoke kraut, noise, or the most dirty psychedelia, with this the band tries to compile such disjunctives throughout the disc. An ambitious album, that faces realities of its present, and where they want to work the way of its sound, its optics and its dominion of the territory where they wander.
-Sebastián Franco


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Titulado por lugar donde fue gestado, Amsterdam 211, es el propio lenguaje que ha trabajado Tajak alrededor de su corta existencia como trío, buscando formas y texturas sobre la manera en que la banda se relaciona con su alrededor, y pasa más allá de un género o un movimiento sonoro, este nuevo trabajo es el compilado de diversos géneros que aglomerados en esta placa, parecieran poco a poco generar su propio lenguaje.
Por muy aventurado que esto pueda sonar, la banda crea atmósferas tensas y lisérgicas, en base a influencias propias, que denotan a la primera escucha, como es el caso de tracks como "Blind Inside (El 20 que me debes)" que dibuja un sendero borroso y corrosivo por espacios que antes la banda no solía transitar, o el caso de "Wasn’t", una canción que suele salir del molde para desteñir el lienzo donde antes la banda solía pintar, y que contrasta bien con las demás piezas anteriores.
Amsterdam 211, es el manifiesto más claro del momento donde se encuentra la banda capitalina en este momento, su visión del mundo, y de su interior como miembros individuales, su concepción de la música y la pretensión de las etiquetas musicales, de los cuales juegan un papel recursivo en todo el disco; tomando de lo que podría en momentos evocar al kraut más de antaño, el noise, o a la psicodelia más sucia, con esto la banda pretende compilar dichas disyuntivas en todo el disco. Un álbum ambicioso, que afronta realidades de su presente, y hacía donde desean labrar el camino de su sonido, su óptica y su dominio del territorio donde deambulan.
-Sebastián Franco

credits

released January 23, 2017

Tajak:
Alvaro Castro - Drums, Vocals
Coco Badán - Bass, Vocals
Carlos Arias - Guitar, Vocals

Recorded and edited by Kb @ Testa Estudio
Mixed by Tajak
Mastered by Carlos Arias

Art:
Picture by L.S.M.
Edition by Carlos Arias

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Tajak D.F., Mexico

Psychedelic/ Shoegaze band from Baja California based in Mexico City.

The band consists of drums, bass and guitar, with influences from krautrock, psychedelic, drone, shoegaze, ambient, punk, dub...

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Banda de Psicodélico/ Shoegaze originarios de Baja California con sede en la Ciudad de México.
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Track Name: I'm In Your Head
You'll fall
You'll wait
Your death
I'll take
You're inside me
Your face
I'll fake

I'm in your head
I'm in your head

You're gone
I see
Your death
I'll taste
You know
It's gone
I know
It's wrong

I'm in your head
I'm in your head
I've been your fucking head
I'm in your head

It's all
All in your fucking head
Track Name: Crack Me Open
I want you
I want you
I want you
I want you

Crack me Open
Crack me Open
I want you to
Crack me open

Lay down
Lay down
Lay down
Lay down
Track Name: Drowned
I'm walking home again
I want to go away
I tried it all and I haven't got it yet
I try to fucking say
But it gets in my way
I tried it all and...
Why, I've thrown it all away
What for
I'll just fucking roll

It's always this way
And I like it yeah
It's always this way
And I love it yeah
It's always this way
And I like it yeah
It's always been this way

All is rising
All keeps rising
All is black
All is
All is rising
All keeps rising
All is black
All inside
All in
Track Name: Blind Inside (El 20 que me debes)
So, you say you're falling down
I know you're all about, yet
You come now soft yeah
And I know I'll always fall in
I'm sorry, it would be wrong

I know this song
Playing down, it's all wrong
You start falling down
You'll fall
You know I know I saw it come
For you
Falls through
Oh boy, you don't know

Hope you keep waiting on me sweetheart
Each and every night
Yeah I'll survive, I'll never die
Oh, I'm blind inside
Track Name: Wasn't
She was looking for me but I wasn't around
God was looking for me but I wasn't around
Death was looking for me but I wasn't around
I was looking for me but I wasn't around

No I wasn't around
No I wasn't around
No I wasn't around
No I wasn't around

She was looking for me but I wasn't around
God was looking for me but I wasn't around
Death was looking for me but I wasn't around
I was looking for me but I wasn't around

No I wasn't around
No I wasn't around
No I wasn't around
No I wasn't around
Track Name: El Druida
Ya no
Ya no
Siento el sol
Ya no
Siento el sol
Solo me quema
Solo me quema

Ya no
Siento el mar
Ya no
Siento el mar
No puedo respirar
No puedo respirar
Track Name: You Make Me Wanna Die
You make me
Wanna die
Wanna die
Track Name: Stuck
I'm falling in the hole again
I'm falling in the hole again
I try to walk
I always fall
I'm falling in the hole again

I'm walking down this road again
I'm walking down this road again
Don't wanna stop
I won't get off
I'm falling in the hole again