The second single from the album, "American Dream", was released on January 1, The music video for it was released through Eleven Seven official YouTube channel two weeks later. In November , Scooter Ward revealed via Facebook that Cold was going to record an acoustic album of fan favorites from the first four albums, b-sides, rarities and four new songs in The band also performed a gig as Grundig on July 11, and re-recorded the 6-track live set originally recorded at Furies in with intentions to release the record digitally.
On March 13, , it was announced that Cold signed the deal with Napalm Records to release a new album and play a worldwide tour in On January 11, , Cold entered the studio to record the new album. On January 14, , vocalist Scooter Ward posted an update through the band's Facebook post that the new album has undergone the final stages of production and they will announce the album title, artwork and release date by next month. He also announced new members Ethan York and Jonny Nova for their new lineup.
Terry Balsamo and Sam McCandless would not be a part of the new album or tour to pursue other commitments. Sam is currently working on his new project The Cocky Bitches. The band later started their Broken Human Tour, to promote the album.
During the tour, McCandless returned to the band taking over York's position and later re-joined the band full-time. The band also released music videos for Without You was released on September 18, , followed by Run on December 19, Cold has been described as alternative rock ,   hard rock ,  nu metal ,     alternative metal   and post-grunge.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Grundig —95, Diablo — Post-grunge alternative rock hard rock alternative metal nu metal. Matt Loughran — lead guitar —, — Jeremy Marshall — bass, backing vocals —, —, — Sean Lay — lead guitar Pat Lally — bass — Kelly Hayes — guitar —, Terry Balsamo — guitar —, , — Eddie Rendini — rhythm guitar ; died Mike Booth — rhythm guitar, keyboards Zac Gilbert — rhythm guitar — , lead guitar — Joe Bennett — lead guitar Michael Harris — rhythm guitar Drew Molleur — rhythm guitar, backing vocals — Ethan York — drums, percussion — Main article: Cold discography.
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Pattern Of My Life. Billionaire Like Kanye W…. They seem totally lifeless, artificial, made of plastic despite some sparse velvety warmth in the basslines, in the saxophone seductions and in the rainy, breathy synth tides. The melodies are quirky, meandery, undoubtably "pop" and refined but hardly catchy. The lyrics, well, the lyrics are a closed book: almost nonsensical, blatantly post-modern and sardonic, they're captivating nevertheless and - once you've partly got into them - even evocative.
With its jaunty and polished synth-funky grooves and its obliterating lyrics framed into the melodies with a total disdain for the meter, "Don Giovanni" is one of the most abstract and undeciphrable works of Italian pop music.
Etichette: , experimental pop , Lucio Battisti , pop , synth-pop. Wednesday, March 11, The arrangements are jazzy, acoustic and old-fashioned, very warm as Gianmaria Testa's voice is smoky, round, slightly detached ; some elegant Caribbean touches make the songs extremely pleasant from a musical point of view. The lyrics are distinguished and unostentatious, poetic, though not especially literate: they're humble, metaphorical, a bit coy - always a bit Pindaric and meditative, wise and marvelled.
Gianmaria Testa was stationmaster in Cuneo, Piedmont. Tuesday, March 10, I'd be tempted to say that "Libro audio"'s by far the best Italian hip-hop ever, but as for every conceivable sentence about the album, the album itself immediately produces an incontrovertible deconstruction of it: the lyrics, the beats, the strain are so cynical and self-conscious that no sentence about it can be uttered without sounding pathetic.
The observer, the observer 1 I'm not interested in the social contexts of the musical groups Unless it consists of aliens, starships or ancient - more or less medioeval - warriors I only listen to the pieces I judge as evocative I don't listen to bands just because you tell me they're cool I need to feed emotional spheres you can't even conceive Why should I care to know these and these bands are progenitors?
You must imagine these words delivered in a metallic, conceited spoken-word style which can only marginally be labelled as "rap". The lyrics are caustic, unreasonably literate but blazingly anti-intellectual; the beats are disharmonic, harsh and heavy, unkempt, anti-musical despite their perfect interaction with the words. It's a woodworm, a sore, a blister. Uochi Toki are Napo lyrics and vocals and Rico beats , from the surroundings of Alessandria. This is their fourth album.
Etichette: , hip-hop , lo-fi , Uochi Toki. Monday, March 9, The songs in this album are very far from the usual Italian hardcore style: there's no anger, no destructiveness, no nihilism in them; on the contrary, they deal with decisions, illusions and growing up with a constant search for lyricism and - somehow - even a subliminal sense of spirituality.
Kina were founded in Aosta in and this is their third LP. They disbanded in , then some of the members formed the band Frontiera, which is still active. Etichette: , hardcore , Kina. Tuesday, March 3, A wonderful, west-coast sounding progressive folk album, simple, light and optimist. The atmosphere is rather dreamy than lysergic: the songs are open to many influences busker blues, jazz, classical music, medioeval stuff but preserve a linear and concise structure, while the mood is gentle, pure and positive without ever sounding freaked out.
Rainy synth carpets, percussions and some narrative intermissions contribute creating a framework for the songs - an imaginary insular setting which surprisingly doesn't weigh down the whole album. Though the songs have a distinct utopian shade, they are never really politically concerned.
They rather seem a bit disillusioned, maybe unconsciously: the choice of talking about fantasized worlds would suggest a renounciation to direct engagement in the real world. Some infos about the band can be found on the site italianprog. Many thanks to the female vocals blog, where the album was posted first. Etichette: , La famiglia degli Ortega , progressive folk. Monday, March 2, On a first glance, El Topo sound exactly like Tortoise.
And also after a second listening. And entirely instruental - yes, El Topo do sound exactly like Tortoise. That's not something anyone is able to. Nevertheless, a careful listening reveals some peculiarities: "Pigiama psicoattivo" is warmer, less detached and abstract, more psychedelic and freeform than anything ever published by Tortoise.
They don't sound Italian at all, that's sure, but they are from Rome. The band was founded in and "Pigiama psicoattivo" is their second studio album, published by the young Belgian label Off.
Etichette: , El Topo , electronica , jazz-rock , post-rock. Sunday, March 1, Its seems like a fiery, instinctive urge acts against mathematics and deconstructs its house of cards. This contrast between the entraped immobilty of formalism and chatartic impulsiveness is the key of Uzeda's implosive sound.
Uzeda are a band from Catania, Sicily. Etichette: , math-rock , noise-rock , Uzeda. Saturday, February 28, This is the th post on this blog, and a few days ago was the th anniversary of the publication of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's "Manifesto del futurismo" on Le Figaro.
So I thought I could leave my blog's usual pop-rock leanings for a moment and publish something about Futurist music. The piano executions, which are actually the more "musical" ones, are mainly based on easy-going, prance-gait melodies broken by percussive intermissions which give them a rather fragmentary and anti-linear mood. There are some hints at Debussy's post-tonal intuitions, but even when quite dissonant the pieces don't sound very radical or very elaborate.
Some tracks Daniele Napoletano's "Estratti musicali" over all deliberately echo classical structures with a lightly irriverent impromptu attitude. The other performances are perhaps the most renown examples of Futurist music, inspired by Luigi Russolo's "L'arte dei Rumori". Russolo's own "Esempi sonori" are sound events created by a custom-made device called "Intonarumori", a mechanical noise-generator portrayed on the album cover. Marinetti's "Cinque Sintesi Radiofoniche" sound like found sounds spaced out by long minutes of silence.
The compilation was originally printed by the Multhipla Records a label by Gianni Sassi devoted to avantgarde music and performances in collaboration with Gianni Sassi's own Cramps Records.
L'aspettazione 2. La battaglia 3. Etichette: , compilation , Futurismo. Tuesday, February 24, Unsettling electro-lounge music, cold and detached despite its jazzy and bossa shades. The decadent mood of these mainly instrumental tracks is a combination of breathy but hardly human-sounding synthetizers, programmed drumming, saxophone and subdued spoken-word roamings.
The most direct comparisons is easily Tuxedomoon, but "GMM" might also remind Confusional Quartet and some "mutant disco" artists Material for example. The music of "GMM" wasn't originally conceived to be released as an album. Maurizio Dami Alexander Robotnick, a renown italo-disco artist is the man behind the mixer, synths and drum pads of "GMM" and he co-wrote all of the tracks with Andrea Zingoni and Antonio Glessi, the core members of Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici.
The collective was founded in Florence in and is still active though it officially disbanded in , mainly in the field of visual art and videoclips. I have to thank the excellent blog laltritalia. Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici official website reports a chronology of their works. Their first work, a "computer strip" for the Frigidaire new wave magazine, is available on Youtube together with a "video compilation" of their oeuvre.
Etichette: , electronic , Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici , jazz , lounge , new wave. Saturday, February 21, A bucolic folk album with delicate hippie sediments, "Almanacco" portraits the intimization of Utopias, political battles and disillusionment. The songs are wordy, hilarious and somehow even touching in the ingenuous intellectualism of their lyrics. Elegant and placid acoustic arpeggios become warmly melancholic when maudlin synthetizers meander in the background giving the music a feeble progressive allure, just occasionaly enhanced by faraway flute meddlings.
Some songs may remind Claudio Lolli's style for the sincerity of the voice and the resigned suspension of the melodic lines. Etichette: , folk-rock , Grosso autunno , progressive folk. Friday, February 20, As one of those anachronistic neo-progressive albums, "Ritratto libero" isn't one of the most celebrated releases of the last decade, at least outside the community of prog-rock aficionados. Its very balanced fusion of the most distant Italian progressive legacies - from the most melodic to the most experimental ones - would deserve some more attention though, both for the stylistic synthesis and the excellency of the six songs composing the album.
The latter are the most evident inspiration for the central part of the title-track, featuring an impossibly anti-tuneful, epically detached vocal melody dubbed by Fripp-like guitar playing. The overall sound is very mellow and clean, but it does have the warmth and roundness which actually lacks from most contemporary neoprog releases. Etichette: , Chiave di volta , progressive. Thursday, February 19, Baraonna are a vocal quartet revisiting the Neapolitan tradition with a swing touch.
The description would account for an incredibly cheap and kitsch neo-traditional pastiche, but Baraonna's attitude is quite different from this expectation. Their clean, refined and retro-sounding style might remind the most aristocratic episodes of Matia Bazar, and the perfectly controlled sopranistic vocals are pretty close too.
The songs of the album stand out even more for their funambolic vocal harmonies and counterpoints, which take back directly to Swingle Singers, Manhattan Transfer or, talking of Italian models, Quartetto Cetra. Their music is virtuous, sophisticated, but extremely playful: Baraonna like out-of-context quotations and musical jokes "Fuga in re" superimposes three children melodies: "Giro giro tondo", "Fra martino campanaro" and "Ma che bel castello" and all the songs are very light and breezy.
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