(TAL129) Mushrooms Project

Changement de décor pour le podcast de cette semaine. Les deux Italiens qui forment Mushrooms Project s’imposent en héritiers de l’aventure baléarique des années 80. Garants d’un son psychédélique et downtempo, Marco et Giorgio ont constitué une belle discographie en quelques années. Après deux EP sur Under The Shade, ils ont posé sur des fiefs du genre : Is It Balearic, Jansen Jardin. Une remarquable cohérence lie ces sorties, influencées par le space rock humide des Idjut Boys et ceux qui ont façonné cette attitude, de Baldelli à Alfredo. Une année riche s’annonce pour le duo, avec notamment une sortie prévue sur le label très fermé Horn Wax en compagnie de Scott Fraser, puis une première apparition sur Claremont 56.
A écouter également, l’album Undergrass paru l’an dernier sur Leng, un de mes disques favoris de ces dernières années. Une excellente porte d’entrée dans l’univers halluciné des Mushrooms Project. Le morceau ci-dessous en est extrait.

Le podcast qu’ils nous offrent pourrait être l’OST de The Beach, tant il transpire à la fois la quiétude et une tension palpable. Une heure de disco lente et progressive, sirupeuse et fourbe. On s’y engouffre en toute impunité.

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Change of setting for this week’s podcast. The two Italians forming the Mushrooms Project are the legitimate heirs of the 80s balearic adventure, having built a beautiful discography throughout the years with a distinctive psychedelic and downtempo sound. After two Eps on Under The Shade, they put out a few records on some of the genre’s most important imprints such as Is It Balearic and Jansen Jardin. A remarkable consistency links all these releases, inspired by the Idjut Boys’ humid space rock and all those who have shaped this kind of attitude, from Baldelli to Alfredo. A busy year is ahead for the duo as they have a release planned on the very exclusive Horn Wax alongside Scott Fraser, as well as a debut appearance on Claremont 56.
Their album Undergrass released in 2013 is also worth a listen, and definitely stands as one of my favorite albums of the last few years… It is the perfect gateway to anyone seeking to discover the Mushrooms Project’s hallucinatory world, as you will see by listening the track above taken from the LP.

The podcast they made for us could have been the soundtrack of The Beach, as it transpires both tranquillity and some kind of palpable tension. One hour of slow and progressive disco music, syrupy and deceitful… Dive into it with total impunity.

Download here : (TAL129) Mushrooms Project – 02.04.2014

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  1. Guillaume says:

    1 Coyote – Swimming – | Is It Balearic? |
    2 Dara – Scribble me This – | KR Recordings |
    3 Beppe Loda – Mondo Virtuale (Mushrooms Project Virtua Tropik Remix) – | Ene Japan |
    4 Last Waltz – Tribute (Machete savane Remix) – | Is It Balearic? |
    5 Kalidasa – Induction – | Tusk Wax |
    6 Dawdle Huslte – High to the Sky – | Dawdle Hustle Edits |
    7 Manmadescience – Phase – | Philpot Germany |
    8 Cos/Mes – He Is Rain Man (SeaHawks Smooth and Spacey disco Mix) – | Funene |
    9 Fake Glasses – They Call Him Rod -| Glenview |
    10 Land Of Light – Higher Love – (The Backwoods Remix) – | Esp Institute |
    11Jonny Nash – Melted By Way – | Snaker |
    12 Machete Savane – Widowmaker – | Cynic Music |

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