27 Sep 2018

Shiver and Razzputin Crew review Mamuthones' Fear on the Corner

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Alessio Gastaldello is the founder since 2017 of the Mamuthones , a combo of Padova that publishes for Rocket Recordings, Boring Machines, A Silent Place, the new album entitled Fear On The Corner.

Starting as a solo project, Alessio makes use of the collaboration of Francesco Lovison at the synth, Matteo Polato on guitars and Andrea Davì on drums and percussions that will then be part of the project on a permanent basis. The sounds of this work are particular and pleasantly unconventional, a sound that combines sonority prog, krautrock and disco, with the nice idea of ​​camouflaging a vocal line that scratches the atmosphere. Seven tracks with a rough flavor, whose beginning is entrusted by a particular light, almost jazz ( "Car" ) track, with the band's ability to easily switch to more gritty sounds enhanced by a pounding rhythm section ( "Show Me") )...

See review in full here: Shiver


"Fear On The Corner" is a beautiful alien album.

How could the Martians play it after having injected into the vein the best of contemporary oblique music: from Talking Heads (Fear Of Music) to Miles Davis (On The Corner), from Joy Division with Martin Hannett to Fela Kuti and William Onyeabor, finally skidding on the globalist, suffered, and perfectible rhythms of cult labels such as ZE Records and ON-U Sound.

Just the tactical addition of a lot of motorik, sucked by the sancta sanctorum Kraut Rock (the sacred triad Can / Ash Ra Tempel / Neu! To understand each other better), to detonate in an apocalyptic crescendo that named "Here We Are "and that, coincidentally, is also the precise closure of a square work from the first second to the last.

This is how the band of Alessio Gastaldello, principal sculptor of the Italian Occult Psychedelia with the Jennifer Gentle, chisels with class and charisma the prestigious debut for Rocket Recordings. Initially showing intolerance towards certain orthodox boundaries of the concept "Music" that are slowly subjugated by the perfect orchestration of all the available sonic heritage. "Fear On The Corner" is obviously this and much, much more...

See full review here: Razzputin Crew