Italian vocalist Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (LEF) has gathered together a "superband" for his debut album, "HyperSomniac." The album is a soundtrack to the online comic that is drawn by Nana Octopus Dalla Porta and features LEF's brand new score featuring the support of Eiviand Aarset, Niles Petter Molvaer, Rebecca Sneddon, Bill Laswell, Stale Stroiokken and Kenneth Kapstad. The new 12-song release begins with the two-minute "Opening," which leads into the industrial hard rock attack of "Parallel Powers." The short instrumentals, break up the songs as LEF and his band set the mood with the dark tones of "Aran Has Changed" and the ambient feel of "A Glimpse Of Emma." The album finishes with the King Crimson-like, jazz fusion of "Therapy" and the quieter, orchestral build-up of "Let The Sun Fall Apart." To find out more about LEF and his latest release "HyperSomniac," please visit lefmusic.com.
Italian electro-producer/guitarist Eraldo Bernocchi is teaming up with percussionist FM Einheit and cellist Jo Quail on his latest release "Rosebud." The album comes out on December 8th and features six tracks of modern, electronic, ambient music, which kicks off with the nearly 11-minute opener "Bloom." Bernocchi's music at times is very peaceful, before being broken up by experimental pulses of shrieking guitar and sonic buzzing. The album continues with FM Einheit getting into the act with the rhythm infused "Ministry Of Disinformation" and Jo Quail lending a dark, eerie tone to "Xanadu." The band comes together for the up-beat, yet odd, groove of "Kangoo," before wrapping up the album with the nine-plus minute gentle soundscape feeling of "The Inquiter." To find out more about Eraldo Bernocchi and his latest release "Rosebud," please visit eraldobernocchi.com.
The British invasion is back. When you listen to the self-titled debut album from psychedelic rock band Lucille Furs, you would never have guessed that this band is from Chicago and that this is a newly recorded album. The band's new 12-song release will certainly have you reminiscing about the psychedelic sixties as their music sounds as if it came straight from that time period. The opening tracks "The Fawn Of Teal Dear" and "Thoughts & Words" will have you wanting to dive in further into this band's debut release. You can hear their influences in the songs "Sunset Moon" and "Alabaster Crayon." while "Please, Give Her This Letter" may have hit the singles chart fifty years ago. The album delivers the perfect nostalgic trip for fans of music from that era. To find out more about Lucille Furs and their new self-titled debut album, please visit lucillefurs.com.
Finally from Chicago comes the debut release from the progressive rock trio Two Sets Of Eyes. Their new 5-song release combines elements of punk-rock, jazz fusion and emo styles to create some unique sonic journeys, beginning with "Sunshine, You're Standing In My Sunlight." They showcase an up-tempo, alt-pop sound with "For The Last Time" and then display the funk infused groove "No Simple Words," before closing their new short release with emo tones of "Waiting/Reacting." To find out more about Two Sets Of Eyes and their latest self-titled release, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/twosetsofeyes.