Sunday, February 22, 2015
La Batteria- "ST" - 3304 Penny Records 2015
The recording to me is pretty modern sounding, think Calibro 35 as far as recording quality goes, but the style is very retro and true to the Italian librarys of the 70's & 80's. The record starts with "Chimera" a beautiful acoustic guitar and harpsichord intro that falls into heavy compressed hip hop beats with super italian harmonies over the top. THis is followed by, "Vigilate" and "Scenario" dope poliziotteschi style jams with heavy beats and wah fuzz guitar. Next they take a step towards electro with, "Formula" which sounds like it would fit any number of Italian horror movies. "Manifesto" is a complete rocker full of female scat vocals and heavy riffs, "Dilemma" is a proggy Italian monster. "Incognito" even has a De Roubaix meets poliziotteschi style. THe album closes with "Persona Non Grata" a nice resemblance to Cipriani classics for sure with its repeating harpsichord and heavy beats.
La Batteria will be released on CD & LP & Digital in Feburary 2015, European countries can buy it Here
USA residents can buy it from Forced Exposure Here
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You can stream the whole record on David's Youtube playlist here