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EN PLEIN AIR

Post Rock/Math rock • Italy


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In the post-rock scene dominated by Nordic cool atmospheric bands and much heavier twin guitars sound influenced American ones (with British teams somewhere in between) this quintet from Rome sounds as a fresh Mediterranean air.

Old RPI school of symphonic melodies is one of their roots for sure. Being real modern post-rock band, their music is surprisingly warm, full bodied and filled with Southern sun (in opposite of fresh Nordic air of Scandinavian bands). They are brave enough to use cello and violin as one of main instruments, with some electric vintage guitar sounds added. Their debut EP was released in February 2009, just four compositions. But you can feel huge potential even in this short work.


The band is:

Giovanni Federici (Guitar)
Eric Caldironi (Guitar)
Marzia Ricciardi (Violin)
Livia De Romanis (Cello)
Ludovico Lamarra (Bass)
Aron Carlocchia (Synth, Keyboards, Electronic device)
Adriano Proietti (Drums)


New Italian face of post-rock.


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3.88 | 5 ratings
En Plein Air
2011

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4.00 | 2 ratings
lba irradia l'inutile parola
2009

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 En Plein Air by EN PLEIN AIR album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.88 | 5 ratings

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En Plein Air Post Rock/Math rock

Review by The Truth
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4 stars Gentle, delicate, flowing, soothing and beautiful. All words I would use to describe this album, an insanely amazing full-length debut from this Italian band.

What the listener gets with this album is a wonderfully layered post-rock texture that would appeal to any fan of that particular subgenre and many others as well. The Sigur Ros-like music mixed with the more pop influenced overtones create a very sensible atmosphere that anyone can appreciate. This plus flecks (subtle but still there) of Rock Progressivo Italiano really give this album a flavor of it's own which in itself attracts my attention.

A effort worthy of praise and many soothing listenings, keep on post-rocking En Plein Air! I like what I've heard so far!

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En Plein Air Post Rock/Math rock

Review by snobb
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4 stars With their short 2009 debut this Italian band really attract my attention (between many faceless new post-rock bands all around). From the very first sounds you can feel the difference - sound is much warmer there!

Plenty of strings (including cello and violin) make the music different from many more emotionless bands of post-rock scene. "L'alba" is full of violin solos, even with some Gypsy- Mediterranean moments there in it's sound. Guitars have their roots in some bluesy traditions, what is very unusual as well.

"Irradia" is more usual post-rock composition, but acoustic strings bring it somewhere to soundtrack of old Italian movie, dreamy and sweet. And great vintage electric rock guitar sound in the second part of this composition is excellent decision to sve the balance between mellow and rock sound there.

"Parola" is excellent neo-classical compositions with march drumming, beautiful melody and some harder guitar rock finishing.

One of most unusually pleasant post-rock debuts from year 2009. I can recommend it to post-rock fans searching for something new, and for open-ear RPI lovers as well. And I am waiting for their full album!

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