Mayflower Madame specializes in cinematic soundscapes that evoke the deep woods and steep mountains of their home country Norway – dark, haunting and majestic. They first gained international recognition with their debut LP “Observed in a Dream” in 2016, which earned them rave reviews and tours in both Europe and North America, while 2020’s long-awaited sequel “Prepared for a Nightmare” firmly established their reputation as one of the continent’s best purveyors of atmospheric psych-noir flavored with post-punk and shoegaze.
On stage, Mayflower Madame delivers a deeply engaging blend of nocturnal, smoke-laden atmospherics, driving rhythms and reverb-drenched guitars that stab and shine. Over the past years, they have toured in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Scandinavia. They have shared the stage with bands like Killing Joke, Moon Duo, Psychic Ills, La Femme, Night Beats, New Candys and The Underground Youth, which further might give you an indication of their sonic landscape.
Mayflower Madame is currently working on new music and planning their next release for spring 2023.
Oslo (NO) Little Clouds / Icy Cold/ Only Lovers Psych-Noir, Post Punk
Noise Under Dreaming is a project born in 2006 from two musicians based in Milan, Italy.
They got spotted soon by Foolica Publishing, that in 2008 released with Foolica Electro label their first album Tarokidei. The release created a word of mouth that gave the band the chance to play live in Italy and abroad and of working more and more frequently on soundtracks. In 2010 Red Birds / Seahorse Recordings released the acoustic EP Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, that features acoustic versions of some Tarokidei tracks, an idea born during an acoustic show in Barcelona. In September 2011 a short movie with Noise Under Dreaming’s original soundtrack, G: The Other Me by Michele Coggiola, was screened at the 68° Venice Film Festival.
In 2012 Red Birds / Seahorse Recordings released their second LP In Mine, which got very positive reviews.
Meanwhile they were still composing soundtracks, also working with the Oscar Prize winner Gabriele Salvatores for Siberian Education in 2013.
On April 7th, 2022 Noise Under Dreaming release digital their third LP Lone. again with Seahorse Recordings.
Previously the duo used to write songs while being based in different places and interacting through technology, but this time the plan was to compose and record together. Pandemic gave a slight detour to the schedule, and some of the original tracks became more destructured in the process.
The crowd’s noise – and the solitude amongst the crowd – which was the trading mark of their previous releases, somewhat stopped, because there was no more crowd, but only solitude.
In this new quietness, without background noise, the instruments – guitars, bass, synth, percussion – are finally clean and clear, shaping the songs.
Noise Under Dreaming è un progetto nato da due ragazzi di Milano nel 2006. A breve vengono notati da Foolica Publishing, che pubblica nel 2008 con Foolica Electro il primo lavoro, “Tarokidei”. L’uscita dà seguito a un passaparola che permette alla band di esibirsi in Italia e all’estero e di lavorare, con crescente frequenza, su diverse sonorizzazioni. Nel 2010 esce per Red Birds / Seahorse Recordings l’EP acustico “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear”, che contiene una rivisitazione in chiave acustica dei brani di Tarokidei, idea nata durante un concerto acustico a Barcellona. A Settembre 2011 un cortometraggio con la colonna sonora originale dei Noise Under Dreaming, “G: The Other Me” di Michele Coggiola, viene selezionato per la 68° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.
Il 2012 è l’anno dell’uscita del secondo LP, “In Mine”, sempre per Red Birds / Seahorse Recordings, che ottiene un ottimo riscontro di critica.
Nel frattempo continuano i lavori di sonorizzazione, fra cui la collaborazione con Gabriele Salvatores per la colonna sonora di “Educazione Siberiana” nel 2013.
Nel 2022 i Noise Under Dreaming pubblicano il loro terzo LP “Lone” per Seahorse Recordings.
Released digitally on April 07th, 2022 and with cd digiapck following in June, by Seahorse Recordings, Lone is the third album for Noise Under Dreaming, and is now finally available on cd dgipack, with colours highlighting the summery blue mood of these nine songs. The duo from Milan anticipated the album with the single Nothing to Say, a guitar driven song, where chords build up an emotional loop, until the final chorus reaches the climax It’s a song about young adults, seeing the disintegration of the values they grew up with, while facing new truths hard to cope with.
As A Sky Of Fallen Planets is a journey between worlds, dimensions, concrete and beyond-imagination realities. It’s a sky witnessing millennia of philosophies, conspiracies, celestial pictures and manipulations. As A Sky Of Fallen Planets totally embraces the dimension of Art, as a light to free the ones trapped in the Plato’s caverns, swallowed by the darkness, to instigate a revolution, the ultimate and fatal reaction, raised in solemn and celestial choirs. It’s the deep change that simple vibrations and frequencies can produce, a praise to the inner spirit, a warning for those who find themelves imprisoned by the will of divinities that come from outside, or that lodge in us, feeding on our Energy.
Through 14 chapters which distort time and space, the reality is filtered through the pure art of nourishing oneself. A sea of industrial and electronic sounds is the mean to paint all of this; tears, drops, fragments of post punk, post rock and spiritual ambient spill notes and tunes in a pure underground production surpassing the concept of music, shifting to a 360° concept of Art, in a mix of instruments and styles that keep its roots in the history of avantgarde, looking towards a different and not planned future. Every sound is related to a meaning, every meaning to a vibration, where good and evil are on the same side. Nor everything that shines and blooms is capable of giving pure life, neither everything that represents the end is truly capable of setting a definitive finale, and it is up to us to decide which way to look, if towards the sky – internal or external – or into the darkness. “LET YOUR EXISTENCE BE OPEN TO A KYLA”
Released digitally on June 03rd 2022, by Seahorse Recordings, As a Sky of Fallen Planets is the debut album by EL-Faceless Night Lines, alias for Emanuele Luise, a young composer based in the South of Italy, near Naples. His dense, exoteric work is introduced by the video for the track A.7-The Call Of The Horn, which will likely appeal to fans of the icy and enigmatic minimalism of Mùm, Sigur Ros, Ulver, Howard Shore and Akira Yamaoka. The sound of the Horn calls slaves from Loneliness to Individual Mass Consciousness, preparing them for the final ritual, when the light floods over the vibrations hanging between reality and spiritual power. The Ascension is the next Chapter.