You will not find the diamonds “adorned” on the beautiful flowers, you have to dig deep to discover them.
How it sounds
Like Psychedelia, but with a lot of African percussions and minimal use of electric guitar with the keys dominating.
Essentially like the more psychedelic moments of The Doors, without Jim’s vocals.
Like a movie by Federico Fellini or Pier Paolo Pasolini, but in music.
Why listen to it
It’s something you do not hear often and curiosity is always the first spark of search.
Because it is still something that the 60s and 70s failed to offer us.
And because it is a consequence of the huge Progressive Italian scene.
It’s not a familiar sound and is generally difficult to identify.
But also because we have been irritated by all kinds of percussion and strange instruments as if everyone is misunderstood with the guitarist.
Where we meet it
When did it start
Who are the pioneers
Italian Occult Psychedelia was coined by journalist Antonio Ciarletta in an article published by the Italian music magazine “Blow Up” in January 2012.
You have to listen
Al Doum & The Faryds, Father Murphy, La Piramide di Sangue, Julie’s Haircut, Psychedelic Witchcraft.
Days of glory
Hahahahahahahahaha… anyway, they have a festival called “Thalassa”.
It has been taking place in Rome since 2013 in honor of the bands of the Italian Occult Psychedelia.
You can not blame a baby for what he does, because he is just a baby.
I do not understand who it is aimed at yet, probably only other musicians who are looking to experiment with strange sounds.
What is it confused with
By himself or as if it was confusing the jars with the dried mushrooms. Mainly with Krautrock and Occult rock or even with the early Psychedelia
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
What can I tell you dude I hear it for the first time.
Maybe it’s something like music from Italian horror B-movies.