HOW MUCH WOOD WOULD A WOODCHUCK CHUCK IF A WOODCHUCK COULD CHUCK WOOD? s/t LP
Co-produced with our friends at Avant! Records, this is the first full lenght from this trio who previously self-released a bunch of cdrs and a split 7 inches with labelmates Father Murphy. HMWWAWCIAWCCW? is a trio from Turin, Italy comprised of Gher, Coccolo and Iside. They play guitars, bass, tapes and reverbs and throw in some voices. They love wood stumps, that’s where the name came from. Their music is pitch black layers of drones and male vocals with cristalline guitar arpeggios and otherwordly female vocals hovering in the acoustic space. The self titled debut LP of HMWWAWCIAWCCW? is composed of six new tracks, the music is slow, distorted, rich in reverbs and low frequencies, suggesting deep and dark landscapes. It’s surely devilish and unsettling at first, but the melodies hidden in the drones tangle are simple and refreshing.
ETERNAL ZIO s/t LP
Eternal Zio is a quartet from Milan, Italy comprised of Rella the Woodcutter, Maurizio Abate, Raubaus and the misterious Valla. They play a number of different acoustic and electric instruments (hurdy gurdy, violin, mandola, organ, percussions, guitars, voices) to create a timeless form of totally improvised free-music which is connected to all the music that have been played before. Their sound is genre-breaking and varies from long-form drones to short sketches of almost song like structure, without ever falling into categorization. Eternal Zio spent almost the entire hot summer of 2012 playing togheter in their basement at Ca Blasè (their house, practise space and place of occasional house shows for other bands) recording long jams and cutting six tracks for the new album. The six untitled pieces vary from meditative strumming & humming to explosions of crazyness. Eternal Zio brings music back to its roots, a tribute to the gods, we don’t know which ones. The new LP is co-released with our friends at Black Sweat Records.