Psychedelic from Italy is not exactly an everyday occurrence, but it has a long tradition, as The Strange Flowers have proven for many years. Giöbia from Milan follow similar paths. The new album "Introducing Night Sound" floats galantly on the neo-psychedelic wave, as the opener and title track make clear: strangely crooked sounds, ghostly sounds behind typical sixties beat rhythms with crackling guitars and spacy early seventies space sounds. It's fun. Also the funny organs and the hidden vocals in the following "Can't Kill". If you didn't know any better, you'd think Hawkwind would get a pop appeal here. "Karmabomb" competes with his sitar and his lively groove "Govinda" by Kula Shaker, garnished with Shoegaze influences. "Orange Camel" surprises with shimmering rhythm guitar and crisp bass. This is the 21st century, interwoven with old organs. The nine tracks - including a cover each of Santana and Electric Prunes (the organs!) - were mastered by Eroc.
Top track: No One To Depend On