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 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.
daRKRam is the ambient-darkness project of the Italian musician Ramon Moro.
The creeping flow of brooding encasement gradually fills the room, and the listener, with the foreboding presence that is Equilibrium – the just under five and two thirds minutes – second of the nine tracks on the latest LP – Stone & Death (available through OneRPM).
The latest track to surface is five and a quarter minutes of ambient-wave in the melting shapes of Alchemy, which much like molten volcanic rock, flows and folds around the room asking nothing more of the listener than to lose themself in the moment.
With players from Italy, England and France – Sonset is a gothic-rock trio.
Apologies to everyone for the delay in featuring CMBR, which has been having around in my in-box for many a day now.
Music by its very nature is not geo-politically bound and somewhat perspicaciously as I type today the 21st – bureaucrats in the UK are debating whether EU citizens already in the UK should be able to stay once the UK leaves the EU or whether people should merely be bargaining chips in negotiations, whilst Sonset provide a ready answer for all to comprehend – without a mix of nationalities there is only febrile isolationism.
There is only one song around by an outfit I look forward to hearing much more from in short-order as the blends of pulsating five string bass and percussion are swept with spiralling synths from which haunting vocal surfaces from the rafters.