Italy’s post-noise unit SOLARIS share stunning new video « Maledetti and Marnero » – off their new album available now on Bronson Recordings.
Italian heavy industrial specialists SOLARIS unleash impressive unearthly new video for the tracks « Maledetti and Marnero », off their new record ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ – out now via Bronson Recordings.
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. Shot at Bronson Club (Ravenna, Italy) by Claudio Stanghellini during a post lock-down release party, « Maledetti and Marnero » blends live footage, majestic peaceful natural landscapes and crushing big waves. It sounds like a relief, a breath of fresh air and freedom following anxiety and suffering.
Say the band: « A Record like this could only end with Maledetti and Marnero (black sea). Two pieces that, however, blend together in a single great flow. The journey that began with Podio end over among the pressing of fuzz-saturated riffs, in a final growing tail (featuring our long time friend Andrea Fioravanti of Postvorta that brought some amazing feedback and noises) which puts an end to anxieties and to the pains we wanted to represent in the record, in the form of a sense of liberation. »
‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ settles the quartet deep into the prosperous Italian underground scene by means of six post-noise heavy industrial tracks, recorded and mixed by iconic producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane). « 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 », says producer Martin Bisi.
SOLARIS ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’
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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’ came out on June 19th 2020 via Bronson Recordings; it was recorded by Martin Bisi (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