Wednesday, 6 May 2020
ArcaMiri - Quel Che Non Dici (2019)
The debut full length album from this Italian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, synths and female Italian vocals.
Their 2018 EP Contatto, which was as long as some albums, set the tone and established the band as one to watch.
The band continues with the same stuff on their full-lenght debut album.
That means jazzy avant-garde RPI with references to King Crimson, Area, Picchio Dal Pozzo and Stormy Six.
What sets ArcaMiri apart is the female opera vocals. Soprano if I am not totally wrong. Some of the music is bordering to atonal too.
The music is pretty avant-garde. It is also still pretty melodic and the band does not waste valuable minutes on pointless avant-garde for the sake of avant-garde music. The music is pretty tight and there is a great deal of method and discipline in the music.
There is also some Italian folk rock in the music on this forty minutes long album.
The musicians is doing a good job and the vocals are really good.
This is indeed a good album and well worth checking out. ArcaMiri is a bit of an oddity in the RPI scene, but a welcome oddity who challenges and rewards the listener.