ITALY’S LEATHERETTE CREATE A FRANTIC AND ANGULAR WASH OF DISTORTION AND MELODY ON NEW SINGLE

In little more than one and a half minutes, Italian post-punk band Leatherette create a consummate serving of post-punk imbued shoegaze. Brittle yet warm, like cascading sheets of distorted rain and melodic vocal anguish, ‘Sunbathing’ is an urgent dispatch, an existential howl and yelp over glorious harmonic noise that ends too soon, yet delivers all that’s required. The group are based in Bologna, but all … Continue reading ITALY’S LEATHERETTE CREATE A FRANTIC AND ANGULAR WASH OF DISTORTION AND MELODY ON NEW SINGLE

NEW MUSIC: PCM – Ma

Some hypnotic ambient composition to round out the week on Doubtful Sounds. PCM is an Italian ambient trio comprised of musicians Francesco Perra (P), Matteo Cantaluppi (C), Matteo Milea (M). They’ve come together to record this non-album single ‘Ma’, ahead of a full-length release. It shimmers and drifts, it’s aqueous and cloud-like in the way it moves and transitions gently across nearly eight hypnotic minutes. Matteo … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: PCM – Ma

NEW MUSIC: Lennard Rubra – L’archetipo di Artemide

  Here’s a great track from Lennard Rubra, a 21 year old multi-instrumentalist from Riccione, Italy. ‘L’archetipo di Artemide’ recalls the sparkling knotty and intertwined guitars of Television and the avant-indie post-rock of the 2000s such as Dirty Projectors and Ponytail. ‘L’archetipo di Artemide’ is the opening track on his recently released debut album Paracusie Notturne. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Lennard Rubra – L’archetipo di Artemide