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      November 21, 2017

      Tuesday   8:30 PM

      3615 El Cajon Boulevard
      San Diego, California 92104

      The Myrrors

      with Bit Maps, Belladon
      If you turn your eyes to gaze even momentarily at the current state of our shared human environment, youll be forgiven for thinking it may be an unusual time to spend much time in consideration of victory. The forces that seek to stall progress and the forces that seek to pollute progress are intertwined, the path to progress choked, gasping for the breath of new ideas. Its against this backdrop that we reconnect with the The Myrrors, and their beautiful, bewildering new album, Hasta La Victoria. Of course, youll also be forgiven if youve not been privy to pay attention to the path of progress pursued by these largely indefinable desert defendersthough its not that The Myrrors havent given listeners plenty of chances to reflect. Hasta La Victoria comes just one year after the bands previous Entranced Earth, and serves as more than an enthralling companion piece. In scope and sound, this group of Arizona arhats has developed their own, altered and all-encompassing definition of victory. On Hasta La Victoria, The Myrrors win the fight by largely giving up, so to speak. By almost completely abandoning traditional electric guitar sounds, the band lives to fight another day and sounds all the stronger for it. Minimalist influences perfume the surroundings of the album as a whole, transforming the proceedings into a transformative platter in which sun-soaked dervishes ascend and descend, informed by interlocking influences, and instruments as well. Hasta La Victoria, in name and deed, embraces and is endowed by the potency of this unbounded approach, merging the sounds of Arizonan and Afghani heads into a single, satisfying whole. And yet, not a moment of the albums thirty-seven minutes ever feels anything short of natural, or even remotely rushed. Indeed, in the best possible way, Hasta La Victoria sounds like The Myrrors couldnt be doing anything elseand by continuing to forge their own path, its further proof that the band has never done anything less. Perhaps its not the word victory in the albums title that should focus our attention; perhaps its the persistent, propulsive until. Organ Mantra opens the album in an appropriately mystical manner, ten minutes of The Myrrors shining at their brightest, somehow exhibiting the grace and power of a freely flowing river. Somos La Resistencia follows at a fraction of the length, but with no reduction in impact, its declaration that we are the lost that want truth understandable in any language. Tea House Music and El Aleph follow, sister-songs in solidarity with the solidly transcendental terrain traveled on the album. The title track, at nearly fifteen minutes in length, ends the album on a high note if by high youre referring to the daily waking consciousness of, say, Neem Karoli Baba. Because it brings the album to a close, its unfair to call the song the albums centerpiece. But it certainly stands as the albums emotional and musical core unrefined, unrestrained and unforgettable. Throughout Hasta La Victoria, the band sounds utterly propelled by an invisible force, by the indelible impression that their actions as a band, as artists, as people. Be here now or be here later, but theres little doubt that The Myrrors will be continuing to pursue the path at whatever time you arrive. - Ryan Muldoon

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