The Italian indie-groove project Ellis Cloud released the LP Born In The 20’s on the 17th.
A ten track album which runs for roughly thirty two minutes and throughout its duration the listener can’t help other than join in with the beats whilst smiling broadly as Ellis Cloud delivers music to start the party. Of more import this is music in which the listener can glean both physical exertion and mental exercise as the one thing it isn’t is wallpaper paste.
Comprehensively written tracks are curled by complexities of instrumentation, changing pace and a expressive vocal in which the cerebrum can alight as well as the limbs; lungs and heart.
My selection being the ska booted, seventh and title track Born In The 20’s.
The Italian slowgaze duo Tomorrow Forever released their eponymous EP on the 22nd.
Tomorrow Forever – photo credit – Edoardo Crespi
Welded deeply in to ’60s psychedelia the pairing are able to refresh the ideas more accommodating for the more typical goldfish like attention span of an audience of the ’10s with no track extending over five minutes, yet within that curtailed framework are able to deliver music which seeps billowing clouds of hazy expansive sound which quietly flows through the arteries to deliver in to the brain a dose of becalming dopamine and resulting lay copious layers of feel good in which the listener is invited to lay becalmed of the stresses of daily life.
Those more perspicacious of the nature of my writing over the years, where I often develop allegory through prose, through, both the wording and also in construct of the article, will have noticed, whilst the thoughts on the music are bounded by recognition that Tomorrow Forever phrase their sounds to their abbreviated habituation, the body of this review merely contains three sentences and three paragraphs, harking more of ’60s psychedelia than ’10s brevity, hence intimating that extended versions of each individual track would, in my view, not be excessive.
The second track of the EP (available on bandcamp) being Do You Feel What I Feel?.
The Italian electro-rock trio March Division are finalising details of an EP due for release later in the year.
It has been a couple of years since March Division last featured, which is the reality of the fact that they have been burrowed away contemplating of new ideas and a different sound, rather than my own omissions.
From the forthcoming EP Pale Noon discovers the trio in darker countenance than material previously featured as the sultry layering of the track fills the ears with a beat to enjoy on a submerged club dance-floor with purple hued strobes, briefly alighting on others perspiring torsos, throbbing through the room.
The Italian protest-folk-rock trio The Ghibertins are imminently set to release the LP The Less I Know The Better.
The Ghibertins – Photo by Andrea Olivo
Appropriately the first reveal of the eleven songs on the album (itself released as a single last week) is the title The Less I Know The Better which pulses around the room in quizzical stance of a world imploding in to its own silos of protectionism.
The Italian dark-metal quintet ECNEPHIAS release the LP The Sad Wonder Of The Sun on the 7th of July.
ECNEPHIAS – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun – artwork
A couple of years since last featured – ECNEPHIAS have a noticeably sharper focus and intent resulting in material that is more focused allowing them to use their flamboyance to add gravity to the output rather than, as was the case previously, where the flair provided theatrical expression.
The antepenultimate of the nine tracks is Quimbanda.