Track Of The Day #486: The Diaphanoids: 'LSME'

Track Of The Day #486: The Diaphanoids: ‘LSME’


OK, I’ve managed to wait a few weeks before featuring anything from this record, but I can wait no more. ‘LSME’ by The Diaphanoids is a seriously good album that has been ruling my world over the last month or so, and I am very excited to introduce the group’s music to my readers. Consisting of eight trippy instrumentals, ‘LSME’ is described as “an acid psychallucisergic album full of seventies’ kosmische flavours fuzzed-out guitars and motorik rhythms.” Psychallucisergic? It has to be good when only a made up word can sum it up. The Diaphanoids also have a VERY interesting background, one of them (Andrea Bellentani) wrote songs for Pavarotti, and the other half of the duo (Marco ‘Simon’ Maccari) is an Italian dance producer who worked with ‘Ride On Time’ hitmakers Black Box! Dipped in cosmic funk and eastern instrumentation, the title track is like an intergalactic downwards rollercoaster speeding in constant motion, punctuated by low, meaty stabs of bass, effective use of repetition and guitars that glide across the surface. Sounding not unlike an orchestra being shot into space, the term psychedelic big beat comes to mind. Astounding. A slightly edited version can be heard below… ‘LSME’ is released through Tirk Recordings on April 28, which is looking like a bumper day for new releases… 


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