Sun Araw / Gary War / U.S. Girls / Andrea Belfi
Sun Araw is the solo-universe of Magic Lantern’s psychonaut Cameron Stallones. He recycles the cosmics of Spacemen 3 and krautrock and combines them with stray worldly sounds to a sleepless trip that drags the listener into a dark tunnel, alongside exotic animals to the white light at the end. Expect psychedelic jams with dark dub, slow African funk, sweeping drones and sweaty tropical vibes.
The trio Gary War comes from “a galaxy far far away.” They present psychedelic new wave, dipped in a bath full of feedback, effects and synthy vibes. Perfect fodder for Ariel Pink fans.
Megan Remy of Philadelphia, real name for U.S. Girls, is known as the Brian Eno of the fifties … but from the 23rd century. The lo-fi chanteuse creates a unique universe of pop melodies by gluing them to crude reel-to-reel tape soundtracks. 2008 and 2009 entailed Introducing… and Go and Grey, two strong records on the Siltbreeze label that included covers of The Kinks and Bruce Springsteen.
Andrea Belfi is a drummer and electro-acoustic musician, regarded as one of the top Italian underground figures. He surrounds his drums with synthesizers and electro-acoustic devices with which he creates minimal and understated gems.