Father Murphy (It, Venice – Boring Machines / Aagoo)

Les Rhinocéros (Us, Washington D.C. -Tzadik Records)








Les Rhinoceros – Johnway


(full album for stream at http://lesrhino.bandcamp.com/)

Father Murphy – We Were Colonist


Father Murphy – In Their Graves


Les Rhinocerós: “Hailing from the Washington, DC area, the young band Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz. The trio of teenagers was formed in 2008 while the players were still in high school, and has developed since then into an intense and wildly imaginative group that takes music to its extremes. Emotional, minimalistic, intense and grooving, this is music that goes beyond imagination to the edges of sanity. The group continues their sonic experiments by adding unusual instruments into the traditional rock band setting.” – Tzadik

Father Murphy: “Think of Gnostic masses, kabbalistic chanting, chiming little bells, tinny Gregorian-like drones played on toy-keyboards and the subtle but inescapable influence of 70’s Italian horror rock acts like Jacula and soundtrack masters Goblin and Ennio Morricone, and you will have some of the ingredients that make Father Murphy’s music. Add a good deal of lunacy and enough humour to keep the gloom away (just because you cannot take yourself that seriously) and the album is here, in all its strangely beguiling simplicity: an uneasy, compelling, furiously heretic yet sandblasted in Catholicism little album that could come only out of Italy.”

Zajtra You, Adam and Me (myslivec, ananas, aschenblond) @ Frogjam – Klub Lúč – Trenčín! Bude žúr!)

CRTVTR’s path is a path of both the physic and the mind, where experimentation has always walked arm in arm with improvisation.
Everything that music can teach human beings about themselves, is what Cartavetro want to learn from music.
The aim might seem pretentious, we are well aware of it, but it’s just seemingly so: it’s all simply about regaining possession of that pleasure of experimentation, in a ludic sense, that children feel when they play.
The effort is that of keeping together an elementary expressive urgency (rock?) with a necessity, as strong as the latter, of exploring the music uttered. The instrument is thus the sound, not the bass , the drums or the guitar.
Some forms are just sketched, other clearly non-finished, and it is not simply a self-condescending vice: it is more of a necessity, to throw it out here and now, always. The firm belief is that it is inside the edges that you can find the exact spirit of the moment.
Some sounds are excessive, some forms crooked, some solutions difficult, but they spring from the need to acquire a new point of view and to never give anything for granted, not even the sound uttered by the classic instruments, that of the power trio, prominently rock.
That is like saying that complexity is the opposite of adulteration, that simplicity is the opposite of banality, and that music is a performatory art.


Japanese Gum is an experimental Italian duo originally from Genova born in the spring of 2005.
The band consists now of Davide Cedolin and Paolo Tortora. During first two years of activity, there was a third member, Luigi Bozzo, that now is only a collaborator.
JG music is characterized by wall of delayed guitars, soft vocals, electronic glitch beats and synth pads, but it’s not right to define their sound into a specific kind: the guys are always looking for new developments and different sound solutions: from the first release “Talking. Silently e.p.”, focused on an ambient-glitch type of soundscapes, to “Without you I’m napping”, more oriented to massive shoegazing guitars melted with psychedelic obsessive loops and first real percussions ever.
During the sessions for the first full-lenght, Japanese Gum put some unreleased tracks/versions together with few friends’ remixes into “Lost in weirdness” (remixes by Isan, Die stadt der romantische punks, Eniac…).
The new album “Hey Folks! Nevermind, we are all falling down” will be released in september 2009 by Friend of mine records, and it’s a perfect balanced combo of liquid atmosphere, droning guitars, suspended vocals, electronic patterns and real drums.