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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.83 | 14 ratings

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4 stars Questa cosa rara

COSARARA - just another example where the crew name hits the nail right on the head, so to say. As there are many bands underway nowadays, who make use of a psych orientation somehow, this crew hailing from Northern Italy is rather examplary for a clear prog style ... and for a quite unique appearance. Although the musicianship reaches for a high level regarding all members, I especially want to highlight the multi-variant keyboard and guitar appearance by Francesca Goria and Andrea Onesti, that paired with excellent interplay on top of it.

While considering this their debut, it might be quite astonishing for one or two. On the other hand, the band is existing since more than 10 years already. Thus we could come to the common agreement, that they have took their time to work out something exceptional in the end. So here we have another album which I really learned to like over the course. You may listen to this while doing other things, for example playing at cards with friends, and it sounds quite well at least. But then again, this is something which deserves high concentration too, and then one will explore the real beauty, sooner or later.

The sound comes rather moog, piano and mellotron pregnant, one trademark to remark. Including some heaviness too this will please fans of Anekdoten, I'm quite sure. But how about the psych orientation, already noted beforehand? Okay, additionally Francesca is serving enough spheric moments within, and then Andrea, while being rather dominant over the course, won't give us a rest due to his guitar outings. Clearly coming from the psychedelic playground as the homebase he covers a wide range in style, right up to post metal excursions finally.

Actually another album where it is prohibited to focus on any song, as this is all good, simple as that. In other ways, make your own decision. But just let me point out that IO made my day in recent days especially. Magnifico! Just to name another resemblance, the band appears partially akin to The Ovals from Australia, who also thrilled me for some time. Taking into account that this is a debut album howsoever, they definitely are one of the best newcomer in 2016 for me!

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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