Wednesday 23 August 2017
CosaRara - CosaRara (2016)
The debut album from this Italian band.
CosaRara is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, samples, keyboards and synths.
I got this album last year and have had problems really making up my mind about this album during the last months.
This band has been compared a lot with the British post-metal band IO. I am not familiar with IO either.....
The music here is entirely instrumental.... all fifty minutes of this album.
There is a lot of shoegaze, post-rock and some post-metal and some stoner on this album. The music is somewhat harsh and cruel at times. This is not Italian symphonic prog.... to say at least. There is not much warmth in the music.
The music is instrumental and is dominated by guitars helped out by samples and synths. The music is not always hard. It has a lot of space rock and psychedelic prog too.
This album is a mixed bag when it comes to the music. But it really works out very fine. The good hooks, riffs and melodies are there. It has a nice balance of space rock and post-rock/metal. The result is a good album and one to build on if the band is still around. I hope so.