We think Teflon Beast Records are pretty cool dudes. They release all their releases in cassette. That’s pretty awesome, especially for an analog man like myself.TBR is a cassette label founded on the idea that music needs to be experienced physically as well as aurally.
Its TBR’s distinct pleasure to announce the release of 100% Pur Sport (TBR08) by a group who call themselves Irureta. The full-length cassette is considered “regressive rock” by the band – we just think its cool. These sonic jammers from Trith St-Lywood, France are sure to make you groove when listening to this “sports” themed collection. An answer of sorts to Gary Busdriver (TBR01), Irureta have a lot of roots and we feel its best to let them speak for themselves:
“Irureta is a band I’ve been a part of for most of the last 8 years. It is an unkept secret that’s been at the back of our musical minds : Omar Garita, Otto Domingo, Bernold Delgoda, Zachary Oswald, Gilbert Térazas and Derec Lemago. These are our actual musical minds, yes sir!
It really started as a joke band in the early 00′s : we would simply record, play, get high and drink delicious beer, not necessarily in that order. Then recordings would be grossly edited in order to keep whatever was of interest to us during that session : glorious misses, spontaneous composition, weird readings and synth experiences. Around that, an aesthetic and abstract identity built itself over the years, mainly around the themes we saw fit to include in our research : old school / vintage sports (“Le Beau Jeu” is central in that respect, and is embodied by technical, collective playing soccer players from the 70′s, in contrast to the performance seeking, ego-tripping idiots we’ve got these days) like Football or Formula 1, charcuterie / sausages, pâtés, weed, cats, delicious beers, and red wine. Also : space traveling, Derrick, absurdist comic books and drawings, mad scientists worldwide, south american countries, exploitation films, early electronics (Ray Scott, Delia Derbyshire), etc. The 70′s and 80′s are a huge aesthetic influence, but probably not in a hipster way. No one knows or cares, actually.
Irureta shamelessly loots : indie-rock, synthesizer music, psych/post-rock, math-rock, afrobeat, sound collage, lo-fi music, and certainly more. That said, I do believe that all these years of playing together helped us mix all this in a coherent ensemble, and that Irureta, in the end, is just Irureta. An Irureta rehearsal happens just because it is planned, and only those who can attend do attend it. Then what happens happens, or doesn’t. I’ve played guitar, bass, synth. Except for a couple of us, we often change instruments. Several of us also have solo projects.
With time, what once was deliberately awkward, stupid, and extremely lo-fi became a little more sophisticated. Maybe even : shareable. Maybe! It just has to be fun, and it has to feel like Irureta. 90% of our track titles are made of the worst puns one could come up with in French. We take great pleasure in making those puns. In a nutshell? An experience in pleasure and (bad?) taste.” O.G. http://lafondationbacchus.blogspot.fr/p/irureta.html
check out a video from the album below