The South Korean based electro-alt-rock project Grey Watson released the single Love Is Good, Its #1 yesterday.
More typically releasing music of less optimistic feel Love Is Good, Its #1 is an electro-washed celebration of all the positives of love without being either a slushy fest of ‘new love’ nor an exposition of long term relationships – rather an upbeat statement of principal.
The almost pragmatic starting point of perspective enables the song to have both a feel-good vibe, whilst retain a depth of sonic structure as guitars and electronica weave through each other. The vocal spinning in and out of focus and tempo changes gives the track a vaguely retro funk-groove underbelly.
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
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.