Bloss – …to Hide Ourselves in Time

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Bloss in tedesco significa solo, puro, nudo. È da questa radice che nasce la musica di questa nuova band ferrarese. La ricerca di un suono scarno, ma non per questo più semplice. Non c’è niente di “comodo” in quello che raccontano i Bloss. “So dry and so dirty / we should find a way out”, cantano in Dressed Like Pilots. “Love’s gone and we wash our hands”, recita solenne e privo di illusioni il primo verso del singolo Borders. I Bloss immaginano la loro musica come un passante solitario tra la folla, e non è una coincidenza che abbiano intitolato il loro debutto …To Hide Ourselves In Time. Influenze new wave che si fanno aspre e scure, mentre altrove è un rock’n’roll primitivo a sembrare la sola via d’uscita, ad esempio in Summer Fades, diretta e sfacciata come i migliori Arctic Monkeys. Matteo Maragno e Nazareno Realdini hanno dato vita alla band alla fine dell’estate del 2014. Per i concerti la formazione si allarga, aggiungendo Stefano Boschiero, bassista e amico, da qualche tempo presenza fissa della band. Il disco è stato registrato al Red Carpet Studio di Brescia da Alessandro Paderno e mixato a Ferrara da Luca Magni negli studi Sonika. “…To Hide Ourselves In Time” è disponibile in digital download e CD a tiratura limitata.

Bloss is German for pure, bare, only. And that word is the origin for the music of this new band from Ferrara, Italy. Bloss are seeking a dry and direct sound, but not as a shortcut, because there’s nothing easy or comforting in what they tell in their songs: “So dry and so dirty / we should find a way out”, they sing in Dressed Like Pilots; “Love’s gone and we wash our hands”, is the opening statement, stripped of any illusion, for the single Borders. Bloss imagine their music as a lonely soul through a crowd, and it’s not a coincidence that their debut is titled …To Hide Ourselves In Time. Bitter and dark new wave influences, surrounded by a primitive rock’n’roll as the only way out, like in Summer Fades, a direct punch reminding us of the best Arctic Monkeys. Matteo Maragno and Nazareno Realdini started the band in 2014, and they count on the help of Stefano Boschiero, on bass, for the live shows. “…To Hide Ourselves in Time” was recorded in Brescia, Italy, by Alessandro Paderno at Red Carpet Studio, and was mixed in Ferrara by Luca Magni at Sonika studios, and it is available now on digital and limited edition CD.

 

Crossed Like Strangers – Joyce in Pola

Joyce in Pola, We Were Never Being Boring, WNNBB

Joyce in Pola, We Were Never Being Boring, WNNBB

Crossed Like Strangers is the first single extract from “Any, Some Other”, Joyce in Pola’s debut EP. A cut-up of verses by the Polish poet Wisława Szymborska in a plot against a backdrop of clear guitars and a melody which stretches like a question: “Take my hand and please pretend.” Bright and exuberant pop that would fit in an old Elephant 6’s mixtape.
Joyce In Pola is the new project born from Germana Bargoni (Les Mange-Tout ) and Nazareno Realdini (Calorifero). The band is completed by Matteo Maragno on bass and Juan Figueroa on guitar.

Crossed Like Strangers è il primo singolo tratto da Any, Some Other, EP di debutto dei Joyce In Pola. Un cut-up di versi della poetessa polacca Wisława Szymborska a cui fanno da sfondo un intreccio di limpide chitarre e una melodia che si distende come una domanda: “Take my hand and please pretend”. Pop solare ed esuberante che potrebbe trovare posto in una vecchia raccolta della Elephant 6.
I Joyce In Pola sono il nuovo progetto musicale nato da Germana Bargoni del duo Les Mange-Tout e Nazareno Realdini dei Calorifero. A completare la formazione, Matteo Maragno al basso e Juan Figueroa alla chitarra.

“Crossed Like Strangers” has just premiered over on Frigopop!

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Le Man Avec Les Lunettes – Fall on the Snow

Le Man Avec Les Lunettes are giving away the first single from their brillant EP “Sparkles” absolutely FREE. Together with a live version of “Fall on the Snow” the band pays homage to WWNBB’s label-mates Calorifero.
“Skipping Brain” is included in “Eyes Attack” (green 7″ vinyl). Go here to download it.
Check out below the amazing live video for “Fall on the Snow”, filmed by Giovanni Rainoldi during Hang the electric guitar @ Arci Scighera, Milan.

Here’s the tracklist

01. Fall on the Snow
02. Skipping Brain (Calorifero cover)
03. Fall on the Snow – live @ Hang the electric guitar

“Fall on the Snow” produced by Le Man Avec Les Lunettes / Recorded at Us Random Calculator by Alessandro Paderno & Fabio Benni
Mixed at Kitchen Studio by Lorenzo Caperchi / Mastered at Bluefemme by Marco Franzoni

“Skipping Brain” (Calorifero cover) recorded & mixed at Us Random Calculator, cello recorded by Lorenzo Caperchi at Daniela’s lake house, Mastered at Bluefemme by Marco Franzoni

“Fall on the Snow – live @ Hang the electric guitar” / sounds by Marco Franzoni, mix & master by Marco Franzoni

Picture by Laurence

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Calorifero – Mind Warp


Bright Colors Scene by headphonesman

Stai già aspettando l’estate? È stato tutto un casino così favoloso che il tempo è volato. Avevamo bevuto troppo alla festa ma la mattina dopo c’era da prendere l’aereo ed eravamo in piedi presto, e mentre cercavo i vestiti mi sono stupito perché pensavo che sarei stato a pezzi, e invece stavo morendo di fame, così siamo usciti di corsa, ridendo mentre tutti dormivano. Ecco, le quattro canzoni di questo EP sono come quella sorpresa: ritrovarsi tutti interi e sentirsi davvero in forma già prima del caffè, una scena dai colori ancora più brillanti perché ti aspettavi il grigio e il lunedì. Respirare forte, battere quattro e saltare tutto l’Oceano. Prima di trasferirsi per due terzi negli USA, i Calorifero cambiano nome e alleggeriscono la ragione sociale di quel “Very Hot”, ma non per questo sono meno infuocati. Anzi, nel Mind Warp EP suonano rock come non mai. Sarà per via del fatto che lo hanno inciso ad Oakland, California, durante l’ultimo tour. Al banco di regia c’era Eli Crews dello studio New, Improved Recording, dove hanno registrato fra gli altri Why?, Deerhoof e Kyp Malone. Il tocco finale al missaggio è di Alessandro Paderno (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes), lo Jari Haapalainen dell’indiepop di casa nostra.

E la prima cosa da fare quando si riemerge dopo una festa, è cominciare subito a organizzarne un’altra: non manca molto al prossimo album del Calorifero…

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Are you waiting for summer? It was such a fabulous mess that time has flown by. We drank too much at the party although the next morning we had to take the plane and we were up early, and while looking for clothes I was surprised because I thought that I would be wasted, but instead I was starving, so we left running and laughing while everyone was still asleep. That’s it, the four songs on this EP are like the surprise to find yourself alive and kickin’ even before the coffee, an even more brilliant colored scene because you expected the usual gray Monday. A deep breath, 1-2-3-4  and ready to jump across the ocean. Before moving for 2/3 in the US, Calorifero changes name and lighten it of the “Very Hot”, but it doesn’t mean they’re less fiery. Even better, in this Mind Warp EP they play rock as never before! Maybe it’s because they recorded in Oakland, CA, during their last US tour. Eli Crews as sound engineer at New, Improved Recording, where bands such as Why?, Deerhoof and Kyp Malone have been recording as well. A last mixing touch by Alessandro Paderno (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes), that’s like the Jari Haapalainen of our indie-pop.

And what to do after recovering from a party? Best to start organizing another one! It won’t take long to the next Calorifero’s album….

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Be Forest and Calorifero for pre-sale

What a blast is for us announcing the pre-sale of 2 amazing releases: “Cold” is the astonishing first album by Be Forest and “Mind Warp” is the first Ep by Calorifero under their shortened name. Take a listen to the songs and run to our store!


title: Cold.
band: Be Forest
format: cd
limited edition: 500 copies
release date: 11 March 2011

Florence by headphonesman


title: Mind Warp
band: Calorifero
format: cd
limited edition: 100 copies / 4 different covers
release date: 14 March 2011

Bright Colors Scene by headphonesman

A-B-C with many meanings

This will be a special day, to fly from all over the world to be there! It’s a concert, it’s a party, it’s a goodbye and it’s a welcome. On stage there will be A Classic Education, playing their last european concert before the 5 weeks US tour. There will be the freshly signed Be Forest, releasing their first album “Cold”. And there will be Calorifero playing the last concert for a long while, as their new projects are scattering them around, presenting the new Ep “Mind Warp”. Off-stage, Enzo “Polaroid” Baruffaldi will bring the party to the dance floor. Spread the word, put on your dress and move your legs!