Almunia

New Moon

Image of Almunia - New Moon
Record Label
Claremont 56

About this item

Almunia (Leonardo Ceccanti and Gianluca Salvadori) unleashed their
debut LP in 2011 with a sweet heady mix of overdubbed disco, guitars
and psyched out grooves. With gatefold hand numbered copies selling
on Discogs for around £170, you now get the chance to own it as a
double LP without breaking the bank. Kicking off with ‘Psychedelic’
the pace is set, before ‘New Moon’ pins you down for a sweet Pink
Flloydian ride. ‘Dos Estrellas’ hits home to deliver the promise of this
outfit, a blissed out subtle-as-you-like intro, coming on like a 12” indie
dub mix from the late 80’s, dropping half way through for full on sunset
smiles.
The essence of Peter Green is distilled through ‘Electro Blues’ and
underpinned with a rubbery dustbowl bassline, vocals wash over the
breakdown in what could be the soundtrack to a weird peyote inspired
movie scene that hasn’t been made yet. ‘Kissing Time’ sweetens
things up with a nifty melody and vocal whilst ‘Moving Up Slowly”
really does as it says and notches up the bass, FX, beats and voices
for a hefty slab of midnight boogie.
‘Travel’ then turns up the sweatiness, with a sluggish, pounding beat,
solid throb of bass and analogue lines from a John Carpenter chase,
dark and heady, with vocals added by Benjamin James Smith from
Smith & Mudd. ‘Until She Comes’ brings you round nicely at the other
end of the LP with a sweet lolloping bass, choral touches, nifty beats
and a delicate hand on the guitar.
Comes as a double LP limited to 300

TRACK LISTING

A1. L&G Psychedelic
A2. New Moon
B1. Electro Blues
B2. Dos Estrellas
C1. Kissing Time
C2. Moving Up Slowly
D1. Travel
D2. Until She Comes

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