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SYNNE SANDEN

Oslo, Norway
Nordic Records
Experimental Art Pop

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You Tube // Spotify

Unfold is the fifth solo album from the experimental pop artist Synne Sanden.
The album is composed by Sanden and produced by the well known producer Lars Horntveth, who has produced for Susanne Sundfør, Fieh, Aha and Kimbra, and is also a member and bandleader of Jaga Jazzist.
Synne Sanden writes about the things we find difficult and vulnerable to talk about, what we are ashamed of, about personal growth and healing.
Gaffa writes «she has succeeded in finding her own voice, both musically as well as lyrically».
Synne Sanden combines the catchy and the beautiful, with the quirky, expressive and raw and creates songs and soundscapes where you can hear her unique signature.

The album Unfold is about taking back your body and sexuality, after boundaries have been crossed.
She writes about creating a new safety, where it ́s been unsafe, and how the good and important sexuality gives nearness, vitality, presence and a sense of belonging, and how these painful sexual experiences can make you feel weak and small.

On the album you can hear vocals, beats, moon drums, rhodes, accordion, drums, synths, harp, strings, bass clarinet, vibrafone and pedal steel.
Some songs are co-produced by Synne Sanden, Kim Reenskaug and Peter Estdahl.
The co-producers are playing on the album, together with Synne ́s permanent band consisting of: Julie Kleive, Henrik Schmidt, Lars Fremmerlid and Jørgen Apeness. Ellen Bødtker is guesting on harp on two songs and Lise Sørensen is playing strings on several songs.

Synne Sanden conveys her emotions and strength, from her deepest layer, and you can hear her doing this in a very large degree on Unfold.


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MEDIA LINKS

Jammerzine (US) – Video Interview
Jammerzine (US) – Video premiere
Selection Sorties (FR) – Like Neon
Selection Sorties (FR) – Unfold
AreaRock (IT) – Like Neon
End of the Week Show – Sheppey FM (UK)
It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag (SLO) – Video premiere
Rumore (IT) – Video premiere
El Santo del Rock (MEX)
Loaded – MMH The Home of Rock Radio (UK)
Purple Melon (US)
Symphony of Silence – Radio Onde Furlane (IT)
OffTopic (IT) – review
OffTopic (IT) – interview
Sodapop (IT) – review
Geophonie (IT) – review
Distorsioni (IT)




PR: NESIMAPARK

Artist: NesimaPark
Title: Debonair
Format: album digital, cd
Release date: May 03rd, 2023
Genres: americana, alternative rock, minimal blues
PR territories: worldwide

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NesimaPark is the name of the project by the songwriter and artist Carmelo Spadaro, who is releasing on May 03rd his new full-length “Debonair”.
Debonair features 8 songs, 3 already released as singles and 5 brand new, and sums up years of experiments from the musician from Catania – who’s also a sound engineer – working on his distinctive sound.
Even if folk and blues are the main influences, the album draws also from alternative rock, with fuzz guitars, distorted bass and the use of ambient sounds.
Spadaro’s voice is often filtered through distortions, or effects created by delay slapbacks associated with long reverbs.

The lyrics sometimes are inspired by other people’s stories, like in “Red River Blues”, and sometimes by personal life, like in “Cold Sky”, a song about the self-consciousness reached through experience and ageing.
In “Over the Hill” the lyrics are instead inspired by words from John Martyn, who’s one of the main influences for NesimaPark, together with King Krule, Grant Lee Buffalo, All Them Witches, and surely Jeff Buckley.
More than paying a simple homage, NesimaPark revitalises the spirit of a sound that can be at the same time loud and introverted, abrasive and intimate, using inspirations as clay to forge a personal sonic viewpoint about his own life and world.

Carmelo Spadaro, in arte NesimaPark, presenta il suo nuovo album “Debonair”, in uscita il 03 Maggio 2023.
L’album si sviluppa lungo 8 brani, di cui 3 singoli già pubblicati e 5 inediti, ed è il riassunto del lavoro e delle sperimentazioni musicali dell’artista siciliano, con sonorità che variano dal folk/blues all’alternative rock, con l’utilizzo di chitarre fuzz, basso distorto e suoni ambientali.
La voce, ora pulita ora graffiata, è caratterizzata da distorsioni, effetti ed ambienti creati da delay slapback associati a lunghi riverberi.
I testi sono a volte storie di altre persone, come in “Red River Blues”, a volte sono invece ispirati dal vissuto personale, come “Cold sky” che racconta della consapevolezza raggiunta attraverso l’esperienza; altre volte ancora sono suggeriti, come in “Over the Hill”, dalle parole di altri, in questo caso John Martyn.
Quest’ultimo, insieme ad altri artisti come King Krule, Grant Lee Buffalo, All Them Witches, senza dimenticare Jeff Buckley, sono di grande ispirazione per NesimaPark, che cerca di farli convivere e rivivere nella sua personale forma di espressione artistica.

MEDIA LINKS
Switch On (IT)
Area Rock (IT)
Sounds Good (IT)
Selection Sorties (FR)
London Calling – Rock Radio (UK)



PR: GAE VINCI

Artist: Gae Vinci
Title: Lonely Ballads
Format: album digital, cd
Release date: May 26th, 2023
Label: Bloodonthetracks
Genres: dream pop / shoegaze / folk
PR territories: worldwide except Italy

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Gae Vinci is a Sicilian-born music producer, now based in Milan.
Vinci started releasing music in the mid-2000s, using various nicknames, mostly in the field of electronic sounds. Extremely creative, the artist consistently refuses to be filed under a particular music genre, with his influences ranging from electronic to shoegaze and folk.

Lonely Ballads finally sees Gae Vinci in the spotlight of his real identity, with all his experiences converging into a songwriting that reflects his real self. All the songs on the album were written and produced by Vinci himself, with the contribution of other musicians and singers who joined him in his studio. At the end of 2022, Gae Vinci started the independent label BLOODONTHETRACKS, as a platform to release the music he produced and sounds he believes in.

Lonely Ballads, Gae Vinci debut album, was written and recorded in Milan and is composed of 10 tracks, with a running time of roughly 55 minutes.
The world seems to spin faster and faster, in particular after the events that have occurred in the past few years and the burden of the COVID pandemic.
While confident people, obsessed with material wealth, seem to have found the right balance to timeless happiness, Gae Vinci, with his music, tries to follow the opposite direction by describing another side of society.
In his music you can feel romanticism (by now rare), the melancholy of a past that perhaps never existed, the awareness that nothing lasts forever and an atmosphere characterized by loneliness and mystery.
Gae Vinci’s music is strongly influenced by Dream Pop, Shoegaze and Folk.
The sounds of these genres, represented in a modern key, are clear in Lonely Ballads.
Almost all the tracks are sung by the American singer Cosette Gobat, who collaborated with Gae for most of the recording time.
Lonely Ballads is the first and the title track of the album, a clear introduction to the world of the producer. It is a melancholic ballad in a loner and paranormal universe that, with the following tracks, gets brighter and brighter. It feels like the sun on a spring afternoon, a warm wind that wraps you.
Who Are You Now? and Camelie have the same structure, two tracks travelling to a landscape away from the ordinary world.
Gae Vinci’s love for Folk music is crystal clear in My Favorite Color and Angel. Both songs are built around the sound of acoustic guitar, but the first one is a classic romantic ballad while the second one brings deeper shades.
Summer Is Too Long switches to a six minutes train ride into a 90’s shoegaze atmosphere, followed by the interlude Vision of Doom, kind of a tribute to Robin Guthrie.
All The Times then comes in to obfuscate your senses, the same feeling of when you have drunk too many drinks, followed by You’ve Come A Long Way Baby, a 10 minutes sonic trip with sounds exploding, making you wonder if you forgot to turn off your amps. Ashes is the last track of the album, and as a perfect circle it connects with the first track, going back to the same mood and sounds, so that the end is the beginning and vice versa.

Lonely Ballads is my first album, I gave it everything I’ve got, and the result is very intimate. Honestly, I feel anxious about the release of the album but I’m also excited and grateful to each person that has helped me to realise this project. Alone, this couldn’t be possible.Gae Vinci

Camelie synths and stylish vocals are vintage in a similar way to Stereolab and Galaxie 500, it’s the sleep of a rainy day turning in circles as the loop created by the pad, the drums and the bass, with the telecaster chords delivering a desertic imaginary.
The delicate female voice of the American singer Cosette Gobat is pure lo-fi pop, reminiscing over “shattered dreams”: 
“Who knows if, among the thousand words You have understood that the liar it’s me.”
Released on March 24th, 2023, Summer Is Too Long is Gae Vinci’s love declaration to shoegaze songwriting: a short acoustic guitar intro, then the sound explodes into a 6 minute trip, driven by a furious drumming engine fuelled by reverberated guitars.

MEDIA LINKS

Jammerzine (US)
Summer Is Too Long video premiere
It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag (SLO)
Camelie video premiere
Turn Up the Volume (BE)
Luminous Dash (BE)
Selection Sorties (FR)
London Calling – Radio Rock (UK)
Real Gone Rocks (US)
Revistathe13th (ARG)
The Alternative Frequencies / Radio Leyland (UK)
DKFM (US)
Human Pleasure Radio (NZ)