Toni Cutrone's Mai Mai Mai is back with a third LP release, follow-up to Thetain 2013 and Δέλτα (Delta) in 2014: a psychically obscure, killer vibe, almost 40 mins long, dosing wisely drone and ambient Music, alternating percussive beats, provided by Lino Capra Vaccina (Aktuala, Lino Capra Vaccina Ensemble, Telaio Magnetico), and let's not forget Cutrone was born as a kick-ass drummer for noise makers Hiroshima Rocks Around, so, disturbed/distorted fuzz buzz is served on a silver platter. If you are from Rome, and you catched something about its indie niche, you cannot but loving this guy, from his own venue (Dal Verme) to his several bands and projects (Thalassa fest). Someone able to make a difference in town, and not only. And again, with an exquisite taste in making Music. Once again, Boring Machines and Cutrone put their flag on the top of a black mountain, - an iceberg top, - no, wait, - something more elitist and mysterious, and at once subversive: on the top of a temple ruin, just like the cover artwork. Psychedelic in his own way, subtly melodic when calming down (βάκχοις / Bakkois), maniacally sciamanic and percussive (λήναις / Lenais), utterly hypnotic, it makes you want to tear off clothes, wear a tunic, and join Cutrone's paganism. A perfect companion for reading, losing yourself, and finding your-very-self again.
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Sophia - Live Roma, 09/11/2016Live report
Peter Kernel - We're Not Gonna Be The Same AgainVarie
Previously, on komakino fanzine, about 'Mai Mai Mai':
22/06 prato @ milky wave music fest
29/06 finale emilia (mo) @ festa del ringraziamento
03/07 modena @ i cortili di ago
05/07 bologna @ vulcano hills
06/07 marina di ravenna @ hana-bi
24/07 roma @ na cosetta estivaANNULLATO 26/07 giovinazzo (ba) @ giovinazzo rock fest
27/07 lecce @ sei sud est indipendente festival
02/08 san marino @ smiaf 2019
08/08 curinga @ curinga music fest
17/08 castellina marittima (pi) @ 00 fest
26/11 mestre (ve) @ teatro toniolo 28/11 rivoli (to) @ circolo della musica 29/11 bologna @ covo club 30/11 napoli @ secret location 02/12 roma @ spazio diamante
Giardini di Mirò e Robin Proper-Sheppard (Sophia) insieme per un mini-tour di cinque date dopo il tutto esaurito dell’anteprima milanese lo scorso gennaio in Santeria.