Thanks to excellent reviews and explosive live shows, Valerian Swing, an “under twenty” band, has been playing around northern Italy and sharing the stage with established Italian underground groups. Now, thanks to the EP and is rather risky tones, there is a new opportunity on their horizon: to work with Alkemist-Fanatix Europe, a management company run by Carlo Bellotti (of gf93). Bellotti’s support has also been fundamental in reaching an agreement with RisingWorks for the production of Valerian Swing’s first-time full-length release.
However, problems arose when the two vocalists were not available and the group returned to being a trio right at the very moment they were writing the songs for the new release. The eight musical pieces, which range from free and crazy jazz to wildly undisciplined mathcore, passing through indie, prog, pop, hard-core and much more, have now been sensitively and successfully interpreted by Raffaele Marchetti, who in only three months has entered into a perfect symbiosis with Valerian Swing’s paranoiac instrumentals during the creation their second release “Draining Planning for Ears Reflectors”.
In late 2007, the group entered Zenith Studio in Lucca and worked with the very eclectic Frank Andiver (who produced Labyrinth, Atman, Osian, etc.), who intelligently understood the artistic goals of their apparently-chaotic, highly-composed music. The result is a well-balanced union of four distinct, contrasting and very original musicians.
Valerian Swing’s arrogant rhythm section totally avoids 4/4 rhythm and adores playing parts of boat and rubber saxophones. Its bassist hates the bass but plays the bass very well to his chagrin. Its guitars are played extremely psychedelically and vacillate between sounding stoned and meticulously orchestrated. Its voice starts out as pop and then crescendos until it reaches beyond the beyond. The only thing left to do is listen carefully.
Edited by Disable on 5 Jun 2008, 08:14
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