MAURIZIO BIANCHI / SPARKLE IN GREY

Nefelodhis

(Musica Di Un Certo Livello - MCL06) CD $17.50

In which the Italian noise legend gets his shoegaze on with an experimental post-rock boy band. String sections and bassy atmospherics swell in the background behind streaks of violin. Noise and electronics merge instead of obliterating. Nefelodhis has its unnerving elements, too: sustained. detuned piano and subtle tinkering portray skies darkening and storms getting ready to break.