DIZZYRIDE introduces debut album with “Soundtrack”

Brooklyn has been already for a few years the home for the duo Kiefl – Donà, names that you might recognize for their solo projects: Horrible Present for the Venetian crooner, and the homonymous Zoë Kiefl for the Canadian’s angelic voice. Together they are Dizzyride, and after a few songs and EPs they finally announced the release of their debut full length, due out on January 20th, 2017. Soundtrack is the first single previewing the self-titled album that includes as well a number of collaborations (Mary Lattimore and Kyle forester to mention a few). Press play, replay.

Calorifero – Mind Warp


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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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The Ian Fays – Jensen’s Camera

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Le sorelle gemelle Lizz e Sara Fay, chitarrista la prima, bassista la seconda ed entrambe cantanti, provengono dalla contea di Arcata, California e ora vivono a San Francisco.
Ispirate dalla scena indie-folk e lo-fi femminile (Azure Ray e Mirah), dagli sperimentalismi synth-pop dei Magnetic Fields, e con una passione per il cantautorato classico a stelle e strisce (da Dylan a Elliot Smith), iniziano a scrivere canzoni assieme, mescolando voci delicate, chitarre acustiche, basi elettroniche e tastiere giocattolo Casio ritrovate in soffitta.
Il loro amore per l’Italia è di vecchia data: l’album di debutto delle Ian Fays infatti uscì per la storica Homesleep nel 2005. Ora ritornano con questo Jensen’s Camera, lavoro registrato in gran parte all’Us Random Calculator Studio di Ghedi (Brescia) da Alessandro Paderno dei Le Man Avec Les Lunettes, mentre il resto delle canzoni proviene dalle session realizzate insieme a Eli Crews (già collaboratore di Deerhoof e Why?).
Il nuovo album gioca con i suoni e gli strumenti tipici della band (le armonie vocali, la fusione di elementi acustici con synth e drum machine), ma durante la produzione si è deciso di privilegiare l’eterogeneità delle canzoni, composte in periodi e luoghi molto differenti.
Alcune erano già in valigia dall’America, altre sono nate proprio in Italia, grazie all’ispirazione di una casa magica in mezzo alla pianura che le ha ospitate per diverse settimane all’inizio dell’estate.

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  There are some bands that constantly mold their styles to follow the scene. There are other bands that play because of their blood, because it’s an instinct and don’t care about the scene outside. The Ian Fays are the second type of band. The twins Elizabeth and Sara Fay, Californian girls now settled in San Francisco, grew up among instruments of every kind. These instruments, mixed with their fraternal connection, create their unique sound, which could suit the indie folk or the female lo-fi scene led by Azure Ray and Mirah. From the experimental synth-pop typical of the Magnetic Fields and a glimpse of classic folksingers such as Dylan and Elliot Smith, The Ian Fays compose their songs mixing whispering voices, acoustic guitars, electronic beats and random Casio keyboards found in some attic.
Their love for Italy is as long as the band’s career, as their debut album was released in 2005 by the unforgettable Homesleep. Now they’re back with this new full length entitled “Jensen’s Camera”, mostly recorded in Italy at “Us Random Calculator Studio” in Ghedi-Brescia, from Alessandro Paderno (Le Man Avec Les Lunettes), with the addition of some songs recorded at “New, Improved Studio” in Oakland, Ca by Eli Crews (at the same desk Deerhoof, Why?, and Kyp Malone recorded at).
The new album twiddles around the band’s usual sounds and instruments (vocal harmonies, acoustic instruments melting with synths and drum machines), but the production’s goal has been to emphasise the heterogeneity of the songs, composed in different places at different times, encompassing different feelings and styles. Some were already in their backpack before leaving the US, while others sprung up magically in the house that hosted them in Italy this past summer.

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