06Oct 2023

Luca Giovanardi: Storia Notturna

Storia Notturna is the new album by our own Luca Giovanardi. Inspired by the 1989 book by the same name by historian Carlo Ginzburg - a seminal study about witchcraft, pre-christian cults and magic - the album is an "italian tale of psycho-magic in music", as a friend described it. Ranging from acoustic string instruments and percussions to electronic soundscapes, Luca played and produced the music himself, with very few interventions by others: Matilde Bondioli (soprano voice), James Watts (throat singing), plus some stolen field recordings of friends and family members. It's released by Backwards Records and it's available digitally today on Bandcamp only, with the possibility to pre-order the physical LP version.

01Sep 2023

Cloud Canyons: debut album 'Dreaming of Horses Running in Circles' out now

Nicola is restless and has YET another new project going!
This one's called Cloud Canyons and features him on synths and three vocalists from the feminist collective Matilde: Laura Storchi (founding memeber of Julie's Haircut), Michelle Cristofori (Circe, Micromouse) and Stella Baraldi (Stella, Baffodoro).
They've just released an album called Dreaming of Horses Running in Circles through the Berlin-based label Berliner Tonaufnahmen.

"Dreaming Of Horses Running In Circles" is the first full length album by Cloud Canyons, a collaborative effort between Laura Storchi, Michelle Cristofori, Stella Baraldi and Nicola Caleffi. Originally conceived as instrumental pieces built by Nicola Caleffi (Julie’s Haircut, Muni, Sun Forest) upon multiple layers of analog synthesizers and digital beats, these four long tracks finally blossomed into full songs thanks to the lyrical and vocal contribution of Laura Storchi (a founding member of Julie’s Haircut and Muni), Michelle Cristofori (Circe, Micromouse, She's Gone) and Stella Baraldi (Stella, Baffodoro), three musicians, songwriters and singers who also share a common militancy within the Italian radical feminist collective Mâtilde. From the slow building pace of the cosmic soul of "Oxen Of The Sun" to the psychedelic landscape of "Secret Knowledge", through the mutant-disco wave of "Empire Of The Flesh" and the collective hymn of the motorik-driven "Under Neon Stars", the album’s four tracks resonate with Cloud Canyons’ unique aesthetic approach, with Caleffi’s hypnotic and minimal sonic textures enriched by Storchi, Cristofori and Baraldi’s words and vocals - each one with her own distinct individuality, at time transformative, surrealistic and inward-looking, yet always heartfelt and passionate.
26Jun 2023

Spotify Playlist - Alien Soundtracks Vol. 4

New Spotify playlist compiled by Luca.
12Jun 2023


The (legendary) 'Satan Etas Seitan' t-shirt is available again in our Legacy Collection. Designed by Luca Lumaca, it's a remake of the classic 2006 t-shirt. All t-shirts are colour-printed on black quality cotton with a logo on the back of the neck. The t-shirts are available Unisex or Women's Comfort on all sizes. They ship both from the US and EU depending on your location to avoid excessive shipping costs and import taxes (remember to select the convenient shipping location when ordering). These are printed on demand, orders are not handled by us and must be placed at our TeeSpring store.

03May 2023

New Single: Plaster Mask

Coming Friday May 5th, Plaster Mask is the new EP by Julie's Haircut

Balancing control and fury has been Julie’s Haircut’s main stylistic trait for years - perhaps never more so efficiently than in their new single “Plaster Mask”, a track which distinctly shows the ability of the five Italian psychrockers to set a sonically-filled landscape with a few key factors - an hypnotic rhythm, an alien vocal, some synthesized hooks, and a central section climaxing in a blistering stash of noises and drones. Like a trip back and forth blending the Apollonian and the Dionisyan, “Plaster Mask” is an amazing example of the band’s approach to contemporary psychedelia.

Two exceptional guest remixes complete the release, both coming from highly respected labelmates at Rocket Recordings: one by J. Zunz (Lorelle Meets The Obsolete) and one by Mike Bourne (Teeth Of The Sea).

The band also has a video to go with the new song, directed by Luca Giovanardi with Dave Petersen and additional graphics by John O'Carroll, featuring the brave kendo warriors Valentina Barbieri and Marco Tabellini of the Shodan Dojo Reggio Emilia.

The cover photo was shot by Andrea Scarfone, graphic layout by Chris Reeder.

-> BUY THE DIGITAL EP (Link active from 8 a.m. May 5th - This really supports the band and label, thank you!)

-> PRE-SAVE THE EP at your streaming service of choice

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