Dizzyride – WWNB3 Session

Brooklyn based duo Dizzyride is formed by Nicola Donà (The Calorifer Is Very Hot! / Horrible Present) and Montreal born Zoë Kiefl, couple in art and in life. The three songs recorded for this session are taken from their self-titled debut album. Enjoy!

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 The night tale of a saxophone intertwines with layers of synths and gets animated almost without rhythm, all while an angelic voice floats between dark and dawn lost among reverbs and lost into the wind blowing from the sea: it’s from this grey area that it all squares off perfectly! Soundtrack, the opener for Dizzyride‘s eponymous debut states “No such thing as homeless in nowhere land”: it’s a feeling we won’t be able to forget for the rest of the album – the certainty that anywhere we are and anywhere we’ll be, love will cross any boundaries and will always be stronger than solitude, uncertainties, and time. “Every moment will be what it should be / We exist in ways beyond our control / Every moment we shared has been mystical” as sung in Young You, could be an ascetic dazed predicament, and instead it is the frank and overwhelming instant that captures one of those precious and rare flashes of absolute lucidity, where the simple wonder of finding themselves alive aligns and equates all we have always known and chosen to believe. It’s amazing to be able to witnessing such a majestic thing and transfer it to music and lyrics – “Going back to the one I adore / Shining bright like a star / He is near when I am far” (Candy Lullaby). Dizzyride’s sound re-invents and summarizes influences that take from minimalistic-pop, psychedelia, afro-beat, disco, electronic lo-fi and soul music in ten delicate songs that can’t find similarities among contemporaries. Once every now and then, music introduces itself with a pulsing vibrancy that can move us. Dizzyride are Nicola Donà (The Calorifer Is Very Hot! / Horrible Present) and Montreal born Zoë Kiefl, couple in art and in life: they live, rise their daughter, compose and record in Brooklyn. This is their first album, available digitally from every platform and on a limited edition 12″ vinyl from our stores.

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 Il racconto notturno di un sassofono si intreccia a luminosi tappeti di synth, animandosi quasi senza ritmo, mentre una voce angelica fluttua, si immerge e riaffiora, tra il buio e l’alba, persa tra riverberi e vento che soffia dal mare: dal chiaroscuro, tutto si accende in un’inquadratura perfetta. “No such thing as homeless in nowhere land”, proclama Soundtrack, la canzone che apre l’eponimo album d’esordio dei Dizzyride. È una sensazione che non ci scrolleremo più di dosso per tutta la durata del disco: la certezza che, ovunque staremo andando, l’amore conterà più di muri e confini, sarà sempre più forte della solitudine, delle nostre incertezze di un’ora, e anche del tempo che ci passa addosso. “Supersonic, amour fou”, ripete Jungle Mix. “Every moment will be what it should be / We exist in ways beyond our control / Every moment we shared has been mystical” (da Young You): potrebbe sembrare il comizio ebbro di un asceta in stato confusionale, e invece è la schietta e travolgente istantanea che cattura uno di quei preziosi e rari lampi di assoluta lucidità, in cui il semplice stupore di ritrovarsi a vivere allinea e fa coincidere tutto quello che abbiamo sempre saputo e scelto in fondo ai nostri pensieri. È straordinario osservare da tanto vicino un fenomeno così maestoso, poterlo sfiorare in forma di canzoni e di parole d’amore. “Going back to the one I adore / Shining bright like a star / He is near when I am far” (Candy Lullaby). Il suono dei Dizzyride trasforma e distilla influenze di pop minimalista, tradizione psichedelica, disco afro- beat, elettronica lo-fi e soul music in dieci delicate composizioni che esulano dalle affinità con altri nomi contemporanei. Una volta tanto, la musica si presenta a noi con una verità palpitante, che fa quasi commuovere. I Dizzyride sono Nicola Donà (The Calorifer Is Very Hot! / Horrible Present) e Zoë Kiefl, cantautrice originaria di Montreal. Coppia nell’arte e nella vita dal 2014, risiedono a Brooklyn, dove hanno registrato due EP. Questo è il loro primo album disponibile in digitale su tutte le piatteforme e su vinile 12″ in tiratura limitata sui nostri store.

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Watch Dizzyride’s Young You – Preorder the 12″ Vinyl

With a stunning new video featuring Dizzyride‘s many faces through Zoë Kiefl capturing acting, the Brooklyn based duo tickles our appetite for more, which is a good reason why it’s the perfect time to pre-order the limited edition 12″ vinyl of the band’s self titled debut album out in January. The video filmed by Canadian director Angus Borsos and produced by Helium Castle was premiered via NOWNESS and features a chameleonic Kiefl who leaves us wondering and pushes us to re-play again and again, to get more details and get transported by the melody of the song.
Young You is the second single anticipating the release of the full length due out on January 20, 2017. The album is being pressed on a limited edition 12″ vinyl, and you can make sure to get your copy here:

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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.

Frida & Ale – I don’t like to see others having fun

Once upon a time there was a Swedish band called Rough Bunnies, formed by two gals who played indie-pop as if it were punk: exceeding passion and a bit of sauciness. One half of the band was Frida Vermina, who kept playing music even after the end of the “bunnies”.
On the southern side of Europe, on the Italian hills, Ale has never stopped loving Frida’s music – and now, with his help, Frida’s music has finally become an album.
After sharing the stage a number of times with each other’s band throughout the years, Frida & Ale have seen each other whenever there was a chance (mostly depending on low-cost flights). Neither of the two speaks the other’s language, but nonetheless, with emails and Skype-calls between the Brescian hills and the streets of Malmö, their debut “I Don’t Like to See Others Having Fun” can finally see the light.
This is an indie-pop album painted with water-colors and seeking simplicity thorugh its’ acoustic tones (think about a bitterer Lucksmiths reincarnation meeting a more disciplined version of the Moldy Peaches); ideally these songs are for all the connoisseurs of meaningless self-desctructive love, and for those who love nights of endless dreams.
“I Don’t Like To See Others Having Fun” was recorded in Brescia (Italy), at Red Carpet Studio, and was mastered by Lorenzo Caperchi. Many of the WWNBB’s family participated in one way or another: Fabio Benni, Ombretta Ghidini, Alessandro Stefana, Nicola Donà, Simone Gelmini, Michele Marelli, Samuele Palazzi and Daniela Savoldi played guitars, basses, drums, slide-guitars, keyboards, cellos, glockenspiels, and even recorded some vocals.
It might be true that Frida & Ale “don’t like to see others having fun”, but for sure they like to make them have fun!.

C’era una volta una band svedese chiamata Rough Bunnies. Erano due fanciulle che suonavano indiepop come se fosse punk, con esuberante passione e una certa insolenza. Spezzarono non pochi cuori anche in Italia. La metà non bionda della band, Frida, ha continuato a fare musica anche dopo la fine della “conigliette”, e ora quella musica con l’aiuto di Alessandro Paderno (dei nostri Le Man Avec Les Lunettes) è finalmente diventata un disco.
Dopo avere condiviso tour e palchi con le rispettive band, in questi anni Frida e Ale hanno continuato a incontrarsi ogni volta che potevano, dipendeva un po’ dalle offerte dei voli low-cost. Nessuno dei due parla la lingua dell’altro, eppure tra scambi di mille email e lunghe telefonate su Skype la sera tardi, tra le colline bresciane e le strade di Malmö I Don’t Like To See Others Having Fun ha finalmente preso forma.
Un disco di indiepop dai colori primaverili e dai toni acustici che insegue la massima semplicità (pensate a qualcosa a metà strada tra una reincarnazione meno dolce dei Lucksmiths e una più disciplinata dei Moldy Peaches), e che idealmente è dedicato a tutti gli “intenditori di amori privi di senso che portano all’autodistruzione” e agli appassionati di “notti di sogni senza fine”. I Don’t Like To See Others Having Fun è stato registrato al Red Carpet Studio di Brescia e masterizzato da Lorenzo Caperchi. Un sacco di musicisti della famiglia WWNBB hanno dato una mano: Fabio Benni, Ombretta Ghidini, Alessandro Stefana, Nicola Donà, Simone Gelmini, Michele Marelli, Samuele Palazzi e Daniela Savoldi hanno suonato chitarre, bassi, batterie, tastiere, viole, violoncelli e glockenspiel, e hanno regalato anche alcuni preziosi cori.
Sarà anche vero che qualche volta “non ci piace vedere gli altri che si divertono”, ma di sicuro ci piace farli divertire.

 

Horrible Present – Rare & Nocturnal – video

Premiered earlier today by Interview Magazine, here’s the video for Rare & Nocturnal from Horrible Present’s newest album Intuition, out now on limited 12″ vinyl and digital. The video was made by Samatha Casolari and best represents Horrible Present’s imaginary of weird and shimmering psychedelia. Enjoy the song, enjoy the video, buy the record!

OUT NOW! – HORRIBLE PRESENT – INTUITION

We are very happy to announce the release of this limited edition vinyl from our buddy Horrible Present. If you want to get a feel of what you are looking at just read his own presentation, it probably describes the music better than any review!

“I like to describe my project Horrible Present as a One Man Vagaband.
When I was a kid my mom taught me that the most important thing in life is to travel and to experience different kinds of things.
And my dad had guitars and organs everywhere.
After traveling a lot I eventually found myself back in New York City about two years ago. NY is home. People here think I’m Argentinian, French, Dutch, Brazilian, Swedish, Israeli or Russian. Venice is never even a guess.
I have a framed picture hanging on my bedroom wall of a young Bob DeNiro with Liza Minnelli and a random kid, everyone thinks its an old family photo.
It’s hilarious.
I’m extremely fascinated by the past.
The psychedelia in the 60s. I dig the depth of old time crooners. The warmth of tubes. I want guitars sexy like Link Wray. Like the Shangri-Las ‘Walking in the Sand’. Sexy like The Stones.
Right now I’m all about Sanford Clark. I think of him as my spiritual dad. Mixed with Syd Barrett.
I named our oldest family dog after Syd. The other one is called Lennon. Just saying.
I love talking about Chalino Sanchez. And my longtime lovers, Elvis and Luigi Tenco.
I sample the 20s. The 30s. The 40s. I loop my vocals. Falsetto and BamBam. Yeah Doowop!
I’m positive. Future is gonna be glorious. And repetitive. And trippy.
And we will only drink mezcal. And we will always dream. It’s endless.
I do dream about the ocean quite often. I guess its the Venetian, the fisherman, the old sailor in me.
“Intuition” is a collection of songs I recorded and mixed entirely in my room in Brooklyn.
My buddy Frank made the artwork. My friend Sammy made the video. Nicole’s shadow sent me good vibes.
My pals at WWNBB are releasing it.
Cakes & Tapes is putting it on tape as well.
It’s like a family picture. It’s warm. And framed.
I can totally say that most of my decisions are instinct-driven. No doubt.
Intuition never left our apartment, Union Plaza.
Intuition is also a Buckminster-Fuller book I borrowed from my friend Tom. It’s more than simple inspiration. It’s a total rip-off haha.
I hope you like it. ”

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