Noise rock merchants SOLARIS unveil staggering debut album ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ in full!
Italian post-noise rockers SOLARIS share their debut album ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ in its entirety before its official release this June 19th via Bronson Recordings. Stream it exclusively over at Metal Hammer Italy and Distorted Sound.
‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ settles the quartet deep into the prosperous Italian underground scene by means of six inspired tracks, recorded and mixed by iconic producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane). From noise to heavy psych, SOLARIS juggle with noteworthy influences such as Helmet, Disastroid or The Jesus Lizard. Their tortured melodies produce mechanical and resonant emotions to the listener, definitely absorbed by their sonic invitation. Photo by Adriano Zanni. Layout by Supernulla.
Say SOLARIS: « This time was different: we cared more about the song writing in the rehearsal room, trying to give songs a common impression and doing some pre-productions before the actual recordings. It Was in the rehearsal room where we often joke with quotes from “Boris”, a popular Italian TV Series: that’s where our new album title “Un Paese Di Musichette Mentre Fuori C’è La Morte” comes from, but deep down it’s the perfect claim for the Italian music world, always attracted by the carefree songs that distract from the hard reality, rather than being interested in underground artists who deal with more complex issues. Confronting a sacred monster like Martin Bisi was an incredible experience: during the takes he let us play freely in style and dynamics, while during the mixing phase he put his mark everywhere, proposing unusual ideas and sounds. »
Producer Martin Bisicomments: « With Solaris I felt there was a meeting of similar esthetics, of a common language. This was the product of a musical culture that has been evolving over decades. And Solaris had a strong sense of their own sound and identity. At Duna studio where we recorded, i similarly felt like it was an outpost of the studio in Brooklyn where I’ve worked since 1981. We made a record that travels like through scenes from a sci-fi film, cinematically post metal and industrial. »
‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’
Out June 19th on Bronson Recordings – Preorder
Formed in 2015 near Cesena and Mercatino Conca (Italy), SOLARIS is a 90s-infused heavy noise quatuor, whose name pays tribute to sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem, and also to the band Failure, one of their greatest inspirations. After a year of rehearsals, the band released their first EP ‘L’Orizzonte degli eventi’ in early 2017 – recorded at StoneBridge Studio (Cesena) by Andrea Cola and Alan Fantini, and mastered by Stefano Cappelli at Creative Mastering. The EP features special guest Andrea Fioravanti (Postvorta) playing guitars on « Leviatano ». The record was self-released but then re-issued by Floppy Dischi and Drown Within in 2018.
Two years of touring had Solaris share the stage with esteemed heavy stoner bands like P.I.L, Ufomammut, Sacri Monti, Mood, Marnero, Fuzz Orchestra, Johnny Mox, Buñuel or Asino eCosmetic. In December 2019, after a pre-production session at StoneBridge Studio, they returned to the studio to record their debut full-lengh. ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ is due out on June 19th via Bronson Recordings; it was recorded by Martin Bisial (Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane) at Duna Studio (Russi, Italy) and mastered by Fred Kevorkian at the Brooklyn Studio Workshop (New-York, USA).
Alberto Casadei: guitar, vocals
Paride Placuzzi: guitar
Lorenzo Bartoli: bass
Alan Casali: drums