giovedì, Maggio 30, 2024

English version: 4 axid butchers – villa gasulí (G04 Records, 2012)

Villa Gasulí is a place, a really special place of music, painting, sculpting and creating art in general, even from old pieces of furniture. Villa Gasulí is more or less like its tenants, 4 axid butchers. A band commuting between Berlin and Italy, whose live shows became the primary influence for its sound (having played in Czech Republic, Austria and South Africa among the others).
Multifarious and kaleidoscopic, Villa Gasulí is an album soaked in different influences, such as rocksteady, roots, dub, big beat, funk, surf, rock n roll, motown. The album is the musical soundtrack of the mansion itself, as if walls could speak and reveal all the secrets that are kept in it. A mansion that has its own currency, the “gasulì”, ready to be used during house parties, and in the future may become an hostel for artists. The album reflect this spirit: it is fresh and singable, heterogeneous and yet with a leading thread of dub that can be perceived in the whole tracklist. There is some Wombats-esque pop (gasulì) and a pinch of distorted garage punk, especially thanks to the bass lines (what’s new?, let it burn), and a profusion of tribal vibe, both in the funk jams (my free country) and the electric catchiness of the dancefloor (aster). Even the ballads are driven by a playful attitude,especially through the use of different languages and dialects. 
Eight songs that flow easily, refreshing as a summer cocktail sipped on an hammock, tropical and yet a bit sour. 4 axid butchers make us breathe in, even if just for a short time, the wind that blows in Villa Gasulì; a place that deserves a visit for sure.

Fabiana Giovanetti
Fabiana Giovanetti
Giovane senza patria, Fabiana si definisce una scribacchina in erba, ancora acerba ma con armadi pieni di sogni scarabocchiati su post-it colorati. Vive in Inghilterra e ci lavora, frequentando l'ambiente discografico

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