This was the label debut for OldPolaroid, last year, band home-based in Messina - Sicily, Italy, brainchild of Francesco Cipriano (also after brilliant Fish in God's Aquarium) - a record which features revamped reprises of their former demo, Men Who Hate Women, dated 2009, here, plus brand new tracks, where, undoubtful, Zoe Berlin's vocals can run sensual even when she sings of a Damn toothache.
They carelessly walk and dance tightrope over indie and dreampop, with jazzy quicksilver, swing tempo, articulated by the drummer, Enzo Cimino (formerly with Mariposa, Beatrice Antolini), alternated to Luca Chaz: a genuine slightly vintage twist which makes most of these songs successfully sharing a joyful and bouncing pace, from Connie won't let your family adopt a cat, to About me clown.
In all this dancing, Not a love song slows the beat down and goes even more smoking hot, intimate and smooth.
Also, those few tracks sung by Cipriano are an appealing juxtaposition of a more experimental vein, in a special way, Ballad of the Sicilian Fisherman, simply visionary, light electronics, psych pop.
And I say it again: a song like Chaz is cooking a cake is an undiscovered, open mine gold, it is a shame those creative minds of advertising world did not catch it yet for a TV commercial. And now I can go back buying my blueberries.
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Previously, on komakino fanzine, about 'Oldpolaroid':
02/11 bologna @ locomotiv -
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ingresso riservato ai soci AICS 03/11 roma @ traffic - biglietto 18,00 euro + d.p. disponibili in prevendita su www.bookingshow.com
ingresso riservato ai soci 04/11 milano @ serraglio - via Gualdo Priorato, 5 - biglietto 15,00 euro + d.p. disponibili in prevendita su www.mailticket.it
ingresso riservato ai soci ACSI
in duo con Laura Loriga (Mimes of Wine) a tastiera/voce
17/02 Fermo @ Teatro Nuovo di Capodarco - Klang
18/02 Perugia @ T-Trane Records tbc
19/02 Roma @ Unplugged in Monti
20/02 Carpi (Mo) @ AppenaAppena tbc
26/01 ferrara @ korova milk bar 27/01 roma @ stadlin , ingresso gratuito, v. Antonio Pacinotti 83 - 10:30 PM - Free entry
Video Projection: Michele Manfellotto
Yard Press Books Table DJ Set from 12:00 PM
06/02 milano @ kraken
08/02 roma @ evol
09/02 fontanafredda @ astro club
10/02 recanati (an) @ circolo dong
08/11 Roma @ black market Unplugged In Monti w/ Haley Heynderickx 11/11 Arceto @ la salumeria del rock 13/11 Cosenza @ Hub 16/11 Terni @ mishima 17/11 Torre santa susanna @ ipogeo club 18/11 ravenna @ circolo abatjour
23/03 Ravenna @ Bronson
24/03 atri (te) @ Paesaggi Sonori - Teatro Comunale
25/03 Montemarciano (AN) @ Klang Festival c/o Teatro Alfieri
26/03 roma @ EVOL club
via dei lucani 22
27/03 milano @ Magnolia
28/03 padova @ Mame
29/03 genova @ Teatro Altrove
30/03 pordenone @ Ex Convento San Francesco