ITALIAN OCCULT PSYCHEDELIA MASTERS FATHER MURPHY "a fascinating listen an unapologetic venture into head music and contains some powerful compositions. It's stepped in a sense of reverence, but one that looks below, rather than expecting anything from above." - Drowned In Sound "The oddball psychedelic chamber pop the Italian duo exhale will creep you out with drones, lullabies, and anguished vocals all competing for front-runner spot in your next nightmare. Perfect." - Terrorizer One of the most mysterious and enigmatic musical entities to come out of Italy in recent years, Father Murphy, has announced a new full-length album that will be available March 17th from The Flenser. Titled Croce, this new collection of dark psychedelic/industrial cabaret is a concept record about the cross (yes, it's THAT cross - 'croce' in Italian), with one side of the record sonically representing the suffering and sacrifice and the flip side reflecting what comes after; the end of said suffering, resurrection, or perhaps oblivion. This album marks the band's fifth full-length release of their extensive catalogue (discography can be found below) and was recorded by John Dieterich in Albuquerque, NM and mixed by Greg Saunier earlier this year. Watch the teaser video for Croce HERE. The sounds Father Murphy creates on Croce are shadowy, the atmospheres muddy and murky, from which spring unexpected blurts of impossibly catchy noise pop, approaching at times something almost operatic, like some twisted musical detailing the trials and tribulation of the crucifixion. Male and female vocals by Freddie Murphy and Chiara Lee intertwine over distorted blasts of guitar crunch, anchored by stuttering homebuilt percussion. This sound is both textural and nuanced but also noisy and chaotic, and that chaos is carefully sculpted into jagged shards of fragmented pop, and that pop oven into a dramatic, almost theatrical song suite. WSG BAD USER EXPERIENCE // CHRYSANTHEMUM SMILE// SOMETHING COLD DJ Dan Stolarski !!!!
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