la bel netlabel (Curator)
La_bl_netlabel on 08/30/2017 at 11:32PM
This self-produced EP is the first work by Go Ask Alice: eight instrumental tracks, composed between 2012 and 2013, recorded and mixed by Matteo Spinazzé, in collaboration with Curzio Ferri playing drums and Andrea Oggiano with his acoustic guitar.
Perfection is terrible is the first verse of Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Munich Mannequins”.
“Perfection” here is completeness, closure, inability to evolve and reborn, perfection is death.
Perfection is indeed terrible, can’t have a child, just as Plath’s Munich Mannequins, cold marble statues, beautiful and perfect, frozen with us in a never ending present, the immense futureless present of the “capitalist realism”: the end of history.
The Go Ask Alice original team was created in Ostia Antica (Rome) during the 2012 by Flavio Moro and Lorenzo Albanese, while Valerio Occhiodoro joined them in February 2014. Actually they officialise the formation of the group in spring 2013 with the composition of the first tracks. At the beginning they started to collaborate and interact on the basis of a pure friendly cooperation, having music and cultural background apparently incompatible (electronic music and indie-rock). Successively they undertake an experience that became more conceptual, focusing their music project on the pleasure to create and listen to it, without any preconception and hindrance related to their personal musical genre and the perceptions that it provokes. What they’re aiming at is a common way to perceive the reality, free from a any sense of belonging, dominated by the melancholy arising from their local roots. Their first album, entitled ‘Perfection is terrible’ is composed by 8 instrumental tracks, characterised by captivating synthesizer carpets, vaguely psychedelic and dreamlike, persistently melodic, with suspense moments and rarefactions that betray a displayed passion for soundtracks. A brand new extended album is currently being prepared, with instrumental tracks in which they’re trying to deepen some sounds and visual aspects partially included in the old compositions and, at the same time, exploring instrumental approaches and different concepts.