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BANJO OR FREAKOUT

MR NO / SOMEONE GREAT

NO PAIN IN POP


Format: 7"
Cata No: NPIP005
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Banjo or Freakout is Alessio Natalizia. An Italian in London, Alessio began conjuring his noise from the depths of his bedroom to thwart the loneliness lurking in the din of a new city. He sings, plays guitar, drums and programs beats, and then drenches them all in effects to create an affecting lo-fi dreamy pop As well as his soaring originals, Alessio covers his favourite songs and posts them on his blog (banjoorfreakout.blogspot.com). Perhaps most notably, his version of Burial's 'Archangel' attracted universal critical acclaim on both sides of the Pacific, print and blog. This, his double A-side debut, includes one of his earliest tracks- 'Mr No'- and his DFA-approved cover of LCD Soundsystem's 'Someone Great'. Easy reference points- Arthur Russell, Jay Dilla and anything that's ever vibrated, capturing the busy dreams of lost spectres in an endless, ascending loop. WE ARE GETTING 400....WILL SELL OUT ON PRESALE

Tracks:

1. MR NO
2. SOMEONE GREAT

Press:

?Covering Burial is weird. Doing it with a Joy Division sample, synths and half a guitar is amazing.? NME
?Lovely and atmospheric. His feet are on the ground, his head in the air.?
Pitchfork
?You really ought to buy or blag one of these - they're fucking radiant. And no, I'm not on commission. Either way - you need to check this out, really.?
Drowned in Sound
?Highly recommended.?
Gorilla vs Bear
"A blanket of bee-swarm fuzz, shrouded drums, and echoey vocals... Totally gorgeous."
SPIN

 

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