The Italy based agit-rock quartet polemica released the LP Breach on the 9th.
polemica – photo by Mariangela Quadrini
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) that winds its way deep in to the mind of the listener as the quartet reflect on a world of social-injustice and deliver intriguing queries and angles of perspective all wrapped inside combinations of synth and guitar which have a dystopian presence that looms through the room with the pacey percussion inviting the listener to become involved with the music on the dance-floor while the immersive and expressive vocal unerringly sweeps through melodies and sneering contempt.
The music minds of the likes of the ’80s UK protest bands such as Crass, Poison Girls, Canker Opera etc. with the politically charged message and challenging constructs which veer from structured rock’n’roll to almost experimental spikes – hence with no doubt – as longer stay readers will know – a sound I have no hesitation in recommending to add to the essentials of life playlist.
The Italian lofi project of Marco Cervellin – Wacky Southern Current – teamed up with both Gianni Garbo and Nicola Zanatta to release the LP Sun Came Down And So Did I yesterday.
Wacky Southern Current
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) running at about thirty nine minutes, which holds an intriguing soundscape as piano, bowed and strummed strings, electronica, percussion and vocal thread their way in unruffled winding hushed combinations through the room, taking the listener on a quiet journey of their own imagination.
My selection from the release being the fourth song – Monotonic Haze.
The Italian shimmerwave project centred around Riccardo Dellacasa – dellacasa maldive – released the single genova – yesterday.
The summery vibe of the song releases a palpable warmth from the speakers which minds the listener of lounging on the beach on a sunny afternoon that can’t help but lift the spirits and slough away the stresses of the day as the slowly revolving melting instrumentation, electronica and vocal fold around the ears.
Within the past few hours the Italian sylphwave project Massimo Ruberti released the EP Granchite Yumtruso PT 2.
Cascading like a fireworks borne on high winds on a rainy night spreading far and wide, smudged, yet fluorescent luminescence so the roughly twenty eight minutes five track release spirits through the room.
There is an underlying finesse to the tracks which is smudged by forces unknown allowing Massimo Ruberti, in Granchite Yumtruso PT 2 to disport a reveal which minds the listener of an abbreviation of MCMXC AD. by Enigma – a thought intended not to be in the least disparaging, merely the reality of the world of 2018, when spending an hour of pre-foreplay is shortened to a quickie knee-trembler and the whole thing over and parties asleep within less than half an hour of initial interaction.