I think October will be a month dedicated to Italy's scene 'cause in the last few days I keep receiving releases from there. And all of them are great ones! So after Otehi here is another Italian band, Le Scimmie. They're a duo (guitars, drums) and they play some first class instrumental psych/stoner/noise.
I'll agree with Riez in what he wrote in his review. When I see a band which : a) is a duo, b) are instrumental and c) terms like psych, stoner etc. are used to describe their sound, what I expect are songs with loooong duration. But that's not happening with Angelo and Mario. Here we have ten tracks with a total duration of 23min.
"Dromomania" is their first full album (they've released an EP too in 2007) and is full of high-voltage, raw riffing and noisy power-attacks. But also when they decide to use some melodies, they're getting really catchy and makes the music more soulful. I loved this album and you'll probably do the same. I have to mention their excellent video for the song "Dromomania" which perfectly imprints their music visually.*Thanks to Angelo for coming in touch.
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