EP REVIEW | Alberi – Clausura EP.

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ARTIST: Alberi

RELEASE: Clausura

RELEASE DATE: 20/04/16

RECORD COMPANY: Unsigned

We’re long time admirers of the goings on within the Brazilian shoegazing scene having already covered bands such as Duelectrum and Loomer previously and we love hearing from relatively unknown bands such as Alberi. Hailing from Uberlândia, Brazil this blistering shoegazing five piece have just unleashed their debut four track EP entitled ‘Clausura’ to the masses. The band are made up of Thiago Vieira, João Felipe Prestes, Leonardo Mendes, Pedro Machado & Arthur Carvalho and the EP is available to buy/download right now via: alberi.bandcamp.com/album/clausura

 

The EP opens with a stunning piece of blissful shoegaze. ‘Intangível à calma’ shimmers on a wave of beautiful sonic frequencies and hazy guitars. It’s shuffling percussion pulses wave after wave of tremulous intensity until the track explodes and offers up the vocal lines for all to hear. Musically reminiscent at times to early ‘Swervedriver’ this track oozes confidence. Up next the very 90’s sounding ‘Cerne’ explodes into the sonic arena with aplomb! Its meandering lead guitar licks are high addictive as the track drives through layers of stunning reverberation and fuzzy guitars and leads majestically into track 3, ‘ Por que sente um coração este amplo e esquecido calor?’. ‘Alberi’ use light and dark shade to stunning effect as each track loops and arcs all across the sonic atmosphere, splashing intense shoegazing colour as they work through their sonic gears. 

The EP’s closing track entitled ‘Dançando no escuro’ has beautiful ethereal beginnings before the band unleash a maelstrom of reverberating joy to close out what is an interesting EP.

4/5

LINKS:

alberi.bandcamp.com/

facebook.com/alberiband

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Del Chaney

Del Chaney has spent the last three years not only fronting popular Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze, DreamPop, PostPunk, PostRock & PsychRock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. He is also a contributing writer for The Sound Of Confusion. His other arm – Primal Radio – has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.

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