Maurizio Falcani - dr, perc
Michele Marino - voc, g
Stefano Montefiori - b, org, voc
It´s just a beautiful, dreamy, meandering soundwave that can really make you happy! Not that it´s a "quiet" record, but as hard as the drummer beats his drums, the music is never aggressive. The length of the tracks spreads from 2 1/2 to 16 minutes, from nice psychpop to overflowing spacerock. Syd Barrett´s influence is not to be denied.
10 years after their debut with ´music for Astronauts', published by Music Maniac Records within the cult ´teen Trash´ series, The Strange Flowers from Pisa come back with this unexpected, yet remarkable 4-track EP entitled 'Across the River and through the trees', the first musical publication of the new Italian label 'Edizioni dei Corrieri Cosmici. The title track seems to be a ´start-back-from-where-we-left´ statement, as The Strange Flowers go back to the atmospheres of the psychedelic ballads of ´music for Astronauts'. Extremely melancholic and visionary, the song is a true trip across open spaces where sounds and words melt into a moody picture. The following two songs, a powerful cover of 13th Floor Elevator´s 'You're gonna miss me´ and the original, contaminated psycho-garage song 'You´ve been a queen', are a sort of tribute to the roots of psychedelic rock, but still sounds and atmospheres tend to be self-exploring and unquiet. The last song is a cover of Pink Floyd´s 'Green is the Color', in which, again, The Strange Flowers depict a decadent, moody environment. In a season in which psychedelic and garage rock are put aside, The Strange Flowers show that it is still possible to play inspired music and provide a source of inspiration to the listener
ULTIMATE PSYCHEDELIC tinged POPwe have not heard something good since RAIN PARADE´s 'Emergency Third Rail Power Trip'. This is an absolute MUST!!! www.cobraside.com
it features sparkling harmonies, expert guitar work and flowery arrangementsit veers into spacier areas The knights of fuzz, Timothy Gassen