Available on 180g coloured vinyl and gatefold cover. Ltd to 300 copies.
Silent Animals may be the debut album from Italian trio Crimen, but it arrives over a decade into their career. Simone Greco (bass, voice, sound engineering) and Patrizio Strippoli (guitars, voice) formed the band in the Centocelle district of Rome in 2007, before recruiting Giuseppe Trezza (drums and electronics) six years later.
After a string of successful EPs and two years hibernating to record the opus, the band feel now is the time to release a full length. A heady cocktail of krautrock, psychedelia, noise rock and post-punk, Silent Animals takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Europe’s musical history with a newfound stomp and malignancy.
Conceived in their own DIY studio in Rome, the Flamingo Recording Studio, the band has self-produced and engineered their debut in a state of total creative independence. The group says of their long-awaited debut: "Silent Animals talks about emotive fragility and wasted loves. It sounds nocturnal and psychotic, though essentially it's a work about love and the exorcism of fear and anxiety".
An exorcism it certainly is, full of gnostic grooves and cathartic releases. The most forthright example of this is the first single from the album, ‘Six Weeks'. It’s hard rocker cloaked in reverb, feedback and throbbing electronics - sounding downright satanic as Simone bellows “six-six-six” as the song constantly veers on the verge of sub-atomic explosion.
1 Above The Trees (Rockets)
4 From My Bed
5 Six Weeks
6 Left Behind
8 Hit Mania Death
Release Date: 27/07/2018