Rostov-on-Don is an important river port for industrial shipping in the Russian Federation. The city of Rostov is also known for the Soviet Union’s most notorious serial killer and cannibal Andrei Chikatilo. Dortmund is a city in Germany and an important river port for industrial shipping in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia. The German city is also known for its football team Borussia Dortmund and the funny anti-racist video that the club released last year. It’s no surprise that Rostov-on-Don and Dortmund are twinned cities since both of them are heavy industrial landscapes with big river ports for cargo vessels and people.
Lesser known is that Dortmund is also the hometown of hectic emo-violence a.k.a real screamo bands such as Kobra Khan and Tristan Tzara, the latter band named after an avant-garde dadaist artist.
ton reve. (fr. ton rêve – your dream) is a DIY band from Rostov-on-Don that’s highly influenced by Tristan Tzara and other German screamo bands. We can hear that very well in their self-titled EP that contains four pieces of emo-violence in its most intense and raw sound as possible. There’s not so much more to say about this record since it’s following an already established formula. The sound quality is raw and basement-like as you might expect but that’s the charm of this genre, even if the year is 2015. Basically, if you’re into this type of truly underground music, you will like it. It is highly recommended for fans of Tristan Tzara, Louise Cyphre, Danse Macabre and June Paik.