piątek, 2 grudnia 2016

Rev Rev Rev - Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaient (2016) EN

The album published in February but I discovered it just now. Luckily before the New Year because “Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaient” by Rev Rev Rev is definitely going to compete with Minor Victories for the honour of my favourite shoegaze album of 2016. The Italian band based in Modena prefers in shoegaze the same thing as I do - not the dirty pust-punk from Jesus And Mary Chain, not the noisy pop from Lush but this dense, monumental wall of sound, under whose colours delicate, oneiric vocals crawl from. And it sounds like, obviously, My Bloody Valentine and it's no coincidence, I believe that RRR are the most faithful heirs of the shoegaze legends.

They seem to be proud of it as they write that their "sound is influenced by first-wave shoegaze, as well as psychedelic rock" and that the reinterpreted those elements into "loud, woozy, fuzz-driven" whole". It's truly great to listen to heavily influenced by MBV tracks like "Buzzing Flowers Ecstasy" and "Riples", dreampop melodies in "Nightwine" or my absolute favourite - "Blame" in which it's not the loud sounds but silence that smashes your ears so you stand up and look around what hit you so much.

The band's name sounds just like a car engine waiting impatiently for a ride and so does the whole alum, the engine combined with the buzzing magical flowers from the LP's name. After all, isn't what shoegaze is all about?

“Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaient” is available for 8 EUR.

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