Listen/purchase: Decay Dreams by Armisticio
Armisticio’s debut album “Decay Dreams” blends pop structures and heartfelt lyrics with shoegaze era distortion and electronic experimentation, creating a truly epic collection of songs. Passionate, dissonant, and danceable, this is music made for your lovelorn mix-tape.
Hailing from Santiago, Chile, 17 year-old Matias Andres wrote, performed and recorded every bit of music on Decay-Dreams. From the opening anthem beat of Maybe You to the crescendo closing guitar and piano lines of Aqui No Estare, Matias chisels out indie-rock gems from spaced out and off kilter melodies and rhythms. If the members of Sebadoh got together with Kevin Shields in a homemade recording studio somewhere in Argentina, they would hopefully produce something as earnest and raw as this record.
The name Armisticio means “armistice” in English—an agreement between warring parties to stop fighting. The themes in Decay-Dreams play on this throughout: searching for a means of peace amidst the contradictions within human nature. It may sound like a lot for a teenager to pull off in ten songs, but the songwriting proves he’s way ahead of his years!
Matias will be doing shows around Argentina and Chile to support the release of his album, and hopefully he’ll come stateside soon so we can get a feel for these songs live. Until then, it’s worth it to just put Decay-Dreams on repeat, and let your dreams keep kicking.