Born in 2014 from stalwarts of the Florentine music scene, active in several local bands, such as Interzone, Evanicetrip, Scum, Smell of Trees, and Shades of Blue, the Italogaze five-piece We Melt Chocolate, made up of Enrico Baroncelli (guitars), Vanessa Billi (voices and keyboards), Marco Corvitto (bass), Francesco Lopes (drums), and Lorenzo Sbisà (guitars), finely blends reverb-drenched wall of sound noise and dreamlike contemplative auras with moody post-punk undertones, in their recently released sophomore album, “Holy Gaze”, from which the sentimental reverie, second single/video “Holy Ramen” is taken, featuring the additional vocal of The Sensitive Club’s Ben Moro.
The hypnotic and dizzying “Holy Ramen” weaves soft, bewitching and beautifully evocative ethereal vocals with a mercurial shimmery tapestry of poignant ringing echoing guitar tones, and hazy fuzzed-out textures, underlined by heart-racing drum beats, and bubbly, warmly pulsing bass lines, to corral tumultuous and obsessive pain-fueled emotions into a soothing outflow of back-up supports and immersive swirling high-pitched and droning six-string swells.
Fall through the cold puffy clouds into a warm comforting bowl of Ramen, where vibrant stirring visuals by @pachidermaproduction blend a surreal dream-like sequence of the Japanese noodles with the whimsical vibe of the soundtrack. Transparent performance overlays, kaleidoscopic cooking visions, and intimate cut scenes take the viewer into a timeless nostalgic fantasy of Hello Kitty artifacts and cerulean blue skies.
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