Monday, August 8, 2016

Massimo Ruberti - Granchite Yumtruso PT. 1 (2016)

  • Ambient pop 
  • Post-classical 
  • Avant-pop 
  • Indietronica 
  • Art pop 
  • Free jazz 
  • Electronic music
  • Post-pop 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Space pop 
  • Drone pop

Comment: Massimo Ruberti`s previous issue Armstrong (which was also a Nostress` issue) made me fairly psyched and excited because it was a beatific instance of spaced-out electronica. It was dedicated to Neil Armstrong and was an exemplary of how the music must be accomplished. The Italian musician continues to plough through the same field though there are up some differences too. For instance, the opening track Snorri/Hollow Earth chimes as an instance of indie electronica/drone pop/post-classical, having similarities with such artists as Spacemen 3, Tortoise, Penguin Café Orchestra, Efterklang. Welcome, to the indie music world, Massimo! The following track is as exhilarating as the previous one because gentle field recording templates, dribbly piano keys and a minor key motif are mixed up with majestic singing of alien-alike children, all of which later turns into the saxophone-led progression. Believe me, that’s very astounding. Once again, there can be drawn comparisons with another Jason Pierce-related project, Spiritualized. At Metal Talking Artifact Box Ruberti demonstrates again that he has entered into the indie music field because contemporary indie artists have jettisoned the guitars to replace them with other instruments, notably with the electronic keyboards. It could be admitted about the more mainstream-related artists and underground artists. More profoundly, the track is a tight mix of free jazz, and dub and electro-inflected electronic music (one could perceive more and less implicit nods toward Kraftwerk in the latter branch). This excellent issue will be finished off with Spider Guardian Machine in a space pop/ hypnotic electronic/shoegaze vein being provided with high intensity and dynamic impulses. It is one of the best issues in 2016. 
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