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The magical tree and the land of plenty

(9tx CD, 40'47'' - I dischi del Minollo 2010)

 | pall youhideme
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Musically, sort of far cousins of Shalloboi, - that means (for the few who knows), soft, reverbered, shoegazing guitar-driven ambients, loads of chorus, tremolo and delay effects, male seraphical vocals (Renè Calante) swallowed into a placenta of electronics shades, pretty astral and definitely dreamy (Ex Boyfriend). Liquid sounds.
Rarefied atmospheres, prevalently beatless, these three guys from Palermo, now based in Bologna, Italy, here at debut record, work on the disarming and celestial side of dreampop (Before heroine), where tracks such as Brandon, Baby kisser baby killer, On cloud nine, are fragile, cold brittle white points in an almost lightless universe of mellow melodies.
Like an auditory component of a hypnagogic imaginery (So deep in the back of the closet), together with La Calle Mojada and Ka Mate Ka Ora, I think they represent one of the few missing pieces of our national shoegaze puzzle.
Well done indeed.

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Musicalmente, quasi dei cugini d'oltre mare di Shalloboi, il che significa (per i pochi), una morbida, riverberata serie di ambienti guitar-driven, carichi di effetti chorus, tremolo, delay, la voce di un ragazzo (Renè Calante), inghiottita in una placenta di ombre elettroniche, piuttosto astrali e definitivamente sognanti (Ex Boyfriend). Sonorità liquide.
Atmosfere rarefatte, prevalentemente senza beat, questi tre ragazzi di Palermo, e ora di base a Bologna, qui a debutto, lavorano sul lato disarmante e celestiale del dreampop (Before Heroine), dove tracce quali Brandon, Baby Kisser Baby Killer, On Cloud Nine, - sono dei fragili, luccicanti punti bianchi in un universo pressappoco senza luce alcuna, fatto di melodie melliflue.
Come una sorta di componente uditiva di un immaginario ipnagogico (So deep in the back of the closet), insieme a La Calle Mojada e Ka Mate Ka Ora, credo rappresentino uno dei (pochi) pezzi mancanti del panorama/puzzle shoegaze di confine. Davvero ben fatto.

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