Homunculus Res - Limiti all’Eguaglianza della Parte con il Tutto. 2013 Italy

Homunculus Res - Limiti all’Eguaglianza della Parte con il Tutto. 2013 AltRock (CD)

While posting about all of the great new first album Italian bands from last year, I knew there was one I still needed to hear. But every time I went to order the album, it was already sold out! I finally secured the CD this month, and I have to say that this title right away shot to near the top of my favorites for the year. Great album.

Homunculus Res is a tremendous new Canterbury styled band from Italy. Following in the footsteps of fellow countrymen Moogg, Homunculus Res have perfectly captured the spirit of another era. Brilliantly mixing melody and complexity, with a jazzy undertone, the 18 tracks on here flow seamlessly, and the album is over far sooner than you might expect. Fans of National Health and Picchio dal Pozzo will most certainly want to investigate. There's also a dash of Stereolab at their most insouciant en Francaise moments. The whimsical and positive disposition of the melodies are at complete odds with the distorted nature of the analog (or faux analog) instruments presented here. I never tire of music like this. Let's see if they can take their ideas to the next level. Highly recommended.

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