Low-fi debut EP review
Italy!!! What an amazing country, La bella vita! Being a Mediterranean myself, I am always fascinated by this wonderful country. Their history, food, lifestyle and obviously, fashion! So many people think London or New York is the centre of the world. Maybe it is true when looking at it from the business point of view. But for fashion, history, food and lifestyle, Italy rules! Visit Roma, Firenze, La Toscana and Milano and you’ll be… sorry, there is no verb to explain the experience. Like everything else in Italy, even music sounds great. I am not into commercial music myself, but even their commercial scene is great, and is to listen to. Bands and singers battle for success in Italy, like Ligabue, Subsonica, Andrea Bocelli, the great Zucchero and the one and only, uniquely stuck in the rock era of the 80′s, yet modern, Vasco!
Great introduction isn’t it? Well that is just a taste, since I still didn’t tell you about Italy’s underground music scene, or better said non commercial bands. Like anywhere else in the world, at least according to Mediterranean I, non famous bands and singers tend to write much better music than those leading the charts. Italy is no exception to the rule! Travel down to Napoli (Naples) where Pizza was invented (no it is not a US invention) and if you’ll hear catchy, good moving electro indie rock music in some garage that grabs your attention, then there is Low-fi playing.
Low-fi, a twin lead trio band, just released their first self titled EP. The EP contains five amazing head banging tracks;
1. Garage Floor
3. No Morning
4. The White lane
Although some of their music is quite fast and is to be played loud for real punk rushing effect, they still managed to inject dark feeling in their music, thanks to their Placebo like keyboards. The keyboards also give a club like effect to their music, you know what I mean? Low-fi music is a good herbal blend of early rock / punk music uniquely blended with finger licking keyboards, accompanied by modern alternative Alessandro’s vocals. Placebo, Muse, White Lies, and many other modern MTV featured bands play the same “genre” of music, but they don’t deserve to stand on the same pedestal as Low-fi. Although they sound like they have a lot in common, it is like comparing a cake cooked by me and another one cooked by Benedetta Vitali. They are both cakes / food, but I dare anyone of you out there to eat my cake and still lives. Low-fi are re-inventing the modern alternative indie rock music with their personal touch, which definitely is not to be found anywhere else, because they are from Italy!
Listen to three full tracks from their EP on Low-fi MySpace page, and tell me I am write.