27 Jul 2018
Floga-SE reviews Lay Llamas album Thuban
"Thuban" is the second album by the Italian duo Lay Llamas. Launched on June 15, 2018, via Rocket Recordings, it arrives four years after the debut with "Østro", from 2014 ( listen here ).
The eight songs further enhance that offered on the initial disc. They are space music with good doses of afrobeat permeating the " kraut root", as the most attentive listener can graciously point out.
And calling these songs "space" is not a common place glued to the musical style. "Thuban" is a star in the constellation Draco, seen in the northern hemisphere and long served as the north polar star, an orientation on Earth. It has the shape of a serpent, or "dragon's tail," and carries some symbolisms with it. Lay Llamas tries to translate into his music this esoteric logic that is associated with certain laziness to themes of this mountain. But perhaps it is the only mistake of the pair.
Gioele Valenti and Nicola Giunta, based in Rome, come from Sicily, the main island of the Mediterranean, to the south of Italy, and with important navigation history. The orientation of the first explorers by the stars refers directly to a safe point, something that Lay Llamas music does not seek...
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