Aterpe – Aurkitu Bidea – Demo 2011
Somebody sent us two tracks with no info the other day – all I know file is called ATERPE and so I did a bit of googling and found an entry on the cool crust-demos.blogspot.com.
“Here is a combination of Thailand and Basque punx in a Thailand based band called Aterpe and their two track demo: “we are a Thai-Basque Country band , singing in Euskara the languague of Basque Country , with the help of Thai friends we recorded these 2 songs “Aurkitu bidea” ( find the way ) and “Ukatu ideia”(deny the idea ) , early 7 Seconds style with influence as well from Basque country bands like Ezin Izan or Bap and a touch of crust, with lyrics about finding your way in life and refusing to live by the “normal standards”, Aterpe the name of the band means Shelter or Refuge .”
I must say the quality of the songs is pretty weird; it is as if the speed is not consistent and the vocals out of sync somehow. It’s a female -fronted, early hardcore style, but the recording is just crap. I don’t like it much, it’s just all over the place. So until there are better recordings of the band, I can’t really say much about it.
update, Nov 2017: the original demo link originally put up is dead, but here’s the band’s full bandcamp page: