RIYL: Neu, Spiritualized, Stereolab (the early years), My Bloody Valentine, RMFTM, Kraftwerk
Label: Fuzz Club Records
Whoa………. ¬† Italian Krautgaze for the win!
My Invisible Friend is the latest signing over at the allseeing Fuzz Club Records, and by The¬†Blessed Clare of Rimini, these guys might very well¬†soon prove to¬†be some¬†sonic saints! The first available track of the EP, “Sleepless” is a an 18 minute krautadelic spacegaze trip into bliss.¬†Constant motorik drive, steady pounding bass, well-treated guitars crackle and pop, lush synths wow and flutter.. Man/woman/Mr. President, I’m telling you ,¬†this is one¬†totaly mindblowing, EPIC¬†piece. Probably my favourite track in quite some time! Tune in, get that Deluxe or forever regret. Simple as that.
*Deluxe Edition – limited to 200 copies on¬†180g White¬†Vinyl, heavy gatefold cover and printed inner sleeve (Buy Now-button below).
*Standard Edition – (21$) available HERE
NB! Vinyl editions shipping in October!
Italian Krautgaze at it's best!
Deluxe edition limited to 200 copies on 180-gram white vinyl. Heavy gatefold cover and printed inner sleeve.
We are beyond excited to announce their latest signing, the otherworldly shoegaze/noise pop trio My Invisible Friend, based out of Parma, Italy.
Clash Magazine premiered the first single from the EP, a ‚Äúhugely expansive 18minute trip-out‚ÄĚ titled ‚ÄėSleepless‚Äô and described the bands unfathomable noise as ‚Äúunrelenting noise rock with some moments of refreshing, shimmering beauty, the minimal framework is pushed to the limit.‚ÄĚ
The EP is three tracks of ethereal shoegaze propelled by a motorik kraut-indebted drive - channelling the dark, murky depths of The Black Angels, the washed-out haze of MBV, the prettiness of Cocteau Twins and the unremitting motorik rhythms of Kraftwerk.
Each track is an unstoppable blast of all-encompassing noise, with barely audible vocals floating underneath a harsh wall of effect-driven fuzz created by the billowing drone of reverb-soaked guitars, minimal percussion and pounding bass-lines that lock the track into a motorik motion.
When asked to divulge their influences and discuss their sound they described themselves as a ‚Äúcar crash between Neu! And My Bloody Valentine... you can find some bass lines taken from Kraftwerk while a guitar is playing Sunn O))) and the other one a solo from Psychocandy‚ÄĚ. Get Into This offered a similar critique describing their dark, discordant shoegaze as having the ‚Äúgloomy emotive cool of TJ&MC proportions and a gargantuan post-rock explosion or two‚ÄĚ Get Into This.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a whole other thing entirely, that is part trip out shoegaze, part discordant alt-
noise rock, part unruly krautrock drones and wholly one mammoth psyched-up beast of a track‚ÄĚ - Little Indie Blogs
Shippes first week of October.
Listen to "Sleepless" on Soundcloud
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