I bought this vinyl, a couple of weeks ago. It was simply disarming, blissfully disarming, and since the very first listen. I absolutely wanted it on my turntable.
And, let me confess, I checked twice if it really was Bemydelay, since, I remembered her previous (debut) record to be a resonant psychedelic sound-jewel, feeding and focusing over the recurring cycles of audio loops and delay pedals, for instruments and vocals. Black magic. I must say that her amazing voice I am hearing here right now, it did not pop up out so properly from ToTheOtherSide∆ LP. I am happy she has digged deep into the fertile spectrum of her music nature.
So, here we go, it is really Marcella Riccardi, aka Bemydelay.
Probably, years and years of self-inducing hypnosis through her electric guitar drove up to surface her most inner-self, in a measure which tickles alternative folk facets of Beth Gibbons, Sybille Baier, and Mojave 3. More in solitary than before.
Bless thee leaves you speechless. Acoustic folk guitar on tip toe. Soft music arrangements. The mesmeric touch of tiny bells. And her poignant voice. All the tracklist walks along the boundaries of a tragic stillness, since the very first verse of I feared the fury of my wind toeach minimal, nude riff which follows. Like, Ocean Drive is one more soave slow-motion dance into the magic of an enchanting monotony, which cradles you into a now established intimacy, it goes dramatic, and cherishes you with more bitter lullabies, until the final vertigo of tragedy of Farewell love and Motteto della sera d'aprile (sung in italian, gently). Definitely a good record.
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Previously, on komakino fanzine, about 'Bemydelay':
17/11 Bologna @ Covo Club, live: 22,00
Ingresso: 15 euro
18/11 Roma @ Rome Psych Fest at MONK, ore 22. Fino al 17 settembre abbonamento per i due giorni disponibile al prezzo di 25 euro. //
Dal 18 settembre abbonamento 30 euro e singolo giorno 15 euro
25/10 milano @ circolo magnolia 26/10 giavera del montello @ benicico live gigs 27/10 roma @ traffic live club 30/10 umbertide (pg) @ cinema metropolis 31/10 napoli @ scugnizzo liberato 01/11 bologna @ freakout 02/11 trieste @ tetris club
04/10 Torino @ Blah Blah w/ Dead (Australia) 05/10 Milano @ C.A. Torcheria w/ Dead (Australia) 06/10 Rome @ Bencivenga Occupato w/ Gerda, per lo split release insieme 07/10 Recanti @ Dong w/ Gerda, per lo split release insieme 08/10 Pescara @ Scumm w/ Gerda, per lo split release insieme
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
20/10 torino @ overlook #3, cinema classico, ingresso 15 euro 21/10 livorno @ ex nuovo Aurora, ingresso 10 euro 22/10 salerno @ modo jazz club, ingresso 10 euro 23/10 ferrara @ sala estense, ingresso 15 euro
MIKE WATT (Minutemen/Iggy & The Stooges) PAOLO MONGARDI (Zeus!/Fuzz Orchestra) e STEFANO PILIA (In Zaire/Massimo Volume/) 04/10 Genova @ Teatro Bloser 05/10 Milano @ BIKO 06/10 Pisa @ Deposito Pontecorvo 07/10 Roma @ CSOA Forte Prenestino 08/10 Bologna @ Krakatoa Festival - Tpo 09/10 Perugia @ Auditorium Santa Cecilia 10/10 Cagliari @ FABRIK 11/10 Palermo @ Bolazzi 12/10 Catania @ Teatro Coppola 13/10 Fontanafredda (PN) @ Astro Club 14/10 Venezia @ Ai biliardi
29/11 torino 30/11 torino 01/12 torino 02/12 torino 03/12 torino
THUNDERCAT * / MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE / RONI SIZE ‘LIVE’: 20 YEARS OF NEW FORMS / CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES / JAMES SENESE NAPOLI CENTRALE / NICKY SIANO / PEGGY GOU / AZYMUTH * / CHASSOL / JAMESZOO / LEFTO / BRADLEY ZERO / INDIAN WELLS / TECHNOIR / CAPOFORTUNA / e molti altri
Super Early Bird "Advance Ticket" // Festival + Previews // 45euro (Disponibilità limitata) Early Bird // Jazz:re:found Festival // 55 euro