The England based synth-rock outfit BC Camplight releases the LP Deportation Blues on the 24th.
Last featured in 2015, the reason being living in a world of dystopian catch-22 Brian Christinzio was deported from the UK to his birth country of the USA after the release of the last LP How To Die In The North – for the past two years life has been taken up with battling bureaucracy. By taking Italian citizenship through family ties Brian now has the right to be in the UK – though with the UK leaving the EU – how long that may last is anyone’s guess.
There is something of a dark irony that the three countries in question each dislike immigrants as much as each other – which leads to the new album – Fire In England being the penultimate of the nine tracks.
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.
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.