Posted on July 02 2021
10 000 Russos' fifth LP is due out September 10th, watch the video for 'Super Inertia' below
Portuguese experimental trio 10 000 Russos are today sharing their new single and video ‘Super Inertia’ – the eponymous first track to be lifted from their new album ‘Superinertia’, due out September 10th on Fuzz Club! Following on from 2019’s ‘Kompromat’ LP and tour-dates around the UK, Europe and Mexico in support, the Porto-based band describe ‘Superinertia’ as a record addressing the “state of inertia that humans live in the West nowadays. It isn’t a record about the past or future. It’s about now.” You can stream the video for ‘Super Inertia’ below and pre-order the album on vinyl here.
The inertia of the album’s title, the band say, is one deeply-rooted in the Western condition – in which ‘common sense’ masquerades political impotence, culture is largely dominated by pastiche and nostalgia and life itself is reduced to an endless cycle of work-consume-repeat. For all that ‘Superinertia’ might take aim at a world without motion, however, the same cannot be said of 10 000 Russos themselves. Not only has their music always been about as kinetic as it gets – a perpetually driving motorik force – but on this new album, the addition of synth player Nils Meisel (who replaces former bassist Andre Couto) sees the band move into whole new territories.
“The synths really opened up the sound of the band and gave more routes for the music to journey down. The most important thing on this album was to not repeat ourselves. A new arc in our sound is coming to life”, drummer and vocalist João Pimenta explains. The first taste of the album, ‘Super Inertia’, makes this evolution clear from the off – with Pimenta frankly describing it as “funky as f*ck with a 90s Summer of Love dance anthem ending.” It’s an injection of euphoric hedonism into a song (and album) that’s title acts as “a response or reaction to the forced halt we (the proverbial we: Man) have been subjected to lately and what we have been missing”, guitarist Pedro Pestana adds.