Bruno Pronsato's new album 'Why Can't We Be Like Us' promises to bring drums, drums and an honest-to-god story arc to the techno album format.
Once a drummer, always a drummer, it seems. With singles on minimal labels such as Perlon, Orac and Hello? Repeat, it comes as a shock to find out that Pronsato spent a good portion of his early adulthood playing drums in punk and metal bands. But as his new album Why Can’t We Be Like Us proves, put a computer in front of a drummer and what you get is, well, more drums.
Billed as a true longplayer and not just a collection of dance tracks, Why Can't... promises percussion, grooves and, er, lots of things being hit in between darkly organic melodies and a home listening-friendly concept: “I grew up listening to Roxy Music and My Bloody Valentine and even Led Zeppelin,” Bruno told RA recently. “These bands orchestrated the idea in my mind of what an album is - the beginning, the story and sort of the electricity of it.” Check out our interview with Bruno for the full lowdown.
01 Slowly Gravely
02 What They Wish
03 Same Faces, Different Names
04 An Ill Collage
05 At Home I'm a Tourist
06 Too Few Hellos...Too Many Goodbyes
07 What We Wish
08 Who is Sarah Stern
09 Why Can't We Be Like Us
’Why Can’t We Be Like Us’ will be released on Hello? Repeat on January 21st, 2008.