Already coveted in their Italian homeland, a country with a burgeoning electronic scene right now, the combination of Francesca Bono’s vocals and guitars, Michele Postpischl’s percussion, and Tato Izzia’s synths, low ends, and bewitching noises create an intense yet subtle sound. Far from an oxymoron, some might say it’s inescapable but somehow also meditative. A veritable opiate high that draws you in before refusing to let go. Over the years the band released 2 LPs and numerous EPs, 7″ and singles, and has been touring in the UK, China, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium. Produced, mixed and recorded by genre-straddling UK legend Howie B (Bjork, Tricky, U2, Soul II Soul) and engineered by Joe Hirst (Four Tet, Jarvis Cocker, DJ Shadow), Ofeliadorme’s third full length offering, Secret Fires, contains all the hallmarks of his own HB Recordings, the imprint carrying the record. Impeccably realised and perfectly polished, it’s neither sanitised nor forced, and instead, like the poem itself, represents natural beauty. A rare thing indeed, in the troupe’s own words, ‘everyone is screaming and we don’t want to scream to be heard’.
Better yet, they really don’t need to, hence being invited to play SXSW this spring, and the mesmeric impact of this latest outing. Ofeliadorme are: Francesca Bono (vocals, guitars, synth) Michele Postpischl (drums) Tato Izzia (bass synth, synth, electronics) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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