The Italian synth enthusiasts will release their debut full-length in September.
Italian synth duo The Diaphanoids will release their debut full-length Astral Weekends in September.
As members of the Bear Entertainment family of cosmic disco merchants, the duo of Andrea Bellentani and Simon Maccari have stood out from the rest of the label primarily because of their heavy interest in vintage synthesizers. In a brief interview with RA, Bellentani claimed that the group used more than 50 in the recording of the album and even had used one that had previously belonged to Klaus Schulze. Dreamy.
As a result, it's not hard to imagine that the record may resemble their previous single for the label, in which the two melded what the label called "lunar funkadelia + spaced-out disco + astro rock + galactic soul + confuzed boogie + congotronics + krautgrooves + seventies' soundtracks." We're hoping that's all in one song, of course, but we'll take what we can get.
01. Whoops! Wrong Planet
02. Secretly Mercurian
04. What The Fuck Do You Want With Us Earthlings?
05. I'm So Silver
06. Mermaids Of Lunaris
07. Where Were You In 5079
08. Lost In My Room
09. Escape From Martius 42
10. Pretty Radiant
11. Eau De Space N.5
The Diaphanoids will release Astral Weekends on Bear Entertainment on September 29, 2008.