Black Flowers Cafe – Mintaka ii – Single Review

The Italian dark-electro-rock band Black Flowers Cafe were introduced back in April.

Black Flowers Cafe - Mintaka ii

Black Flowers Cafe – Mintaka ii

A dropping of the accent on the è in Cafè to cafe – other than that the recognisable pivots around bass remains extant as Black Flower Cafe resurface with a new track set for release on the 2nd of December – Minikata ii (available on bandcamp).

A molten song that moulds itself around the auricula as though of  bespoke tailoring. The tempting double time percussion vacillates in introduction and quickly the listener is drawn into the luxurious heart melting synths which are given space to inspect the landscape, prior to the anchoring bass and elasticised guitar welding the combinations to a pristine fit. The vocal entrancingly adds the cream topping in the three and three quarter minute munificence of Mintaka ii.

Once again Black Flowers Cafe are able to provide the mind with music in which to dissolve.

The only sadness, for me as an English speaker, is that the band name now seems discordant, from the stretching Cafè to the truncated pronunciation Caff, which takes away the elegance that underlies the music.

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Black Flowers Cafè

Black Flowers Cafè from Cosenza in Italy is the electro-alt-rock quartet of Antonio Nicoletti (Drums), Angelo Zicca (Guitar), Gaetano Lidonnici (Bass) and Fernando Rennis (Vocals/ Guitar / Synth).

Black Flowers Cafè - electro-alt-rock from Italy

Black Flowers Cafè

Black Flowers Cafè produce sounds which flow around firmly staked bass, which gives the tracks their pivot point, to which the quartet paint the colour palette of influences. Ranging from the Psychedelic to indie rock, despite the breadth they are able to provide a commonality of theme which finds the listener wrapped inside the various textures.

Black Flowers Cafè have an experimental air that gives the output a sense of discovering new edges, without ever disappearing into over complex ideas. This fresh angle whilst retaining reference points allows the audience to invest in the track being played, whilst looking forward with anticipation to the next.

A few years behind them, with releases dating back to 2011, has given Black Flowers Cafè the confidence and poise to deliver music which surprises as much as it delights with the disparities of context and they succeed in delivering well thought through complexity to compositions whilst not asking the listener to have a PhD in music theory to be able to fall into the seamless textures.

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