Kiša is a project born in 2019 by stalwart musicians of the Bologna underground music scene in bands such as European Ghost, Two Moons, Melampus & Ofeliadorme, to give shape and substance to improvised instrumental sessions into an intricate, sensual, rarefied yet energetic, sometimes harsh sound, rolling along the visceral and gripping aural fringes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Crime & The City Solution, Mark Lanegan and Barry Adamson.
The Italian Post-punk five-piece, made up of Gianluca Modica (Electric Bass), Giuseppe Taibi (Synths, Drum machines), Daniel Bastijanic (Electric Guitar, Lyrics & Vocals), Angelo Casarrubia (Electric Guitar n°2), and Marcello Petruzzi (Lyrics, Vocals) have dropped a stunning video, directed by Marcello Petruzzi himself, for the psychological song “Call it Love”, taken from the incoming debut 9-track Self-Titled studio album, due out on April 2, 2023, via South of France-based independent label Unknown Pleasures Records, WL//WH is pleased to premiere.
“A musical tale that immediately leads into a tortuous and elegant labyrinth. A river of notes that needs a ferryman, so the Kiša decide to make their voice heard. The words dance with the music and stage a melancholic rock waltz within the walls of a beautiful decadent salon. A distant place full of nostalgia where you remember all those moments lost in time. The inspiration definitely comes from desert rock, but you can also perceive tributes to the alternative country rock and Tex-Mex.”
“Call it love” unravels solemnly in a wintry, slow-burning cinematic balladry built on light crashing, ritual drum beats, crying rippling guitar echoes, thick sonorous bass lines, and ghostly immersive keyboard shrouds to bring sultry emotional vocal ache through anxious glistening rarefication, haunted reverberations, and relentless needling from an array of ornate wistful orchestrations to invoke the tempestuous tragic beauty of amorous horizons.
A wonderfully dark, scenic visual companion reveals the timeless, surreal sensibility of the soundtrack with disjointed snow-falling flows of motion from sweeping drone shots of a forested gothic castle. Stirring Winter landscapes, black waters, suggestive poses, and thoughtful use of contrasts and symbolism build on the nihilistic nuance of the lyrics whilst delicate textures, flickering sun-light, and thought-provoking temperatures conform to the haunting, desolate aural atmospheres, creating both hope and doubt.
Kiša‘s debut 9-track Self-Titled LP is slated for release, in ltd. CD & Digital formats, on April 2, 2023, via Unknown Pleasures Records.
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