The vibrant reinvention that Mamuthones have undergone, from Italian Occult Psychedelia to Kraut-Disco Post Punk, is no more evident than on their new track ‘A Place In The World’.
Recorded around the same time as their electric mischief ‘Fear On The Corner’ album from 2018, the track creates a kaleidoscopic vortex of groove-based cerebral punk invention, in the direction of distinctly New York-based headspace where a realm of mirrorballs and black-clad basements share infectious hooks.
The band having originally taken their name from the death-masks used in rituals in their native Sardinia, now find themselves transcending their roots and undergoing a metamorphosis from mystical and ceremonial realms into a direct connection with the everyday, the personal and the political. Like self-induced neurosis ‘A Place in the World’ is the end of the party that began with ‘Fear on the Corner’ where there is nothing left to fear.
Mamuthones are patient; Mamuthones are benign; they envy nothing; they are never distracted; never puffed up; they have neither aspirations nor seek not their own; they are even-tempered; and think not evil; they mock not iniquity; they are enraptured with scientific truth; they support everything; and believe everything; have faith in everything and uphold everything.
So at least if Mamuthones can’t find their ‘Place In The World’ they can exorcise their percussive needs, frenzy another guitar solo, embrace even more demented synthesizers all into a CAN like soup as a vitriolic No-Wave beast where Chrome share sonic invention with LCD Soundsystem.
This 4 track EP, features a deranged alternative take of the title track, where the band truly unhinge their sound. Then we have 2 remix tracks by Italian DJ and producer Lucretio a.k.a. Domenico Cipriani. The first takes us into a more minimal mantric beat driven kinetic excursion, the second a bleak tapestry soundscape, transcending into a demonic conclusion.
Now ask yourself, which is your place in the world?
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This is one of those records that really justifies all of the nights I've spent browsing Bandcamp for fresh music. Creative, nostalgic for fans of Westerns, and refreshing in its presentation, it's a real passion motivator! trashmikeee