June 1974

"Greetings From Mars" is a varied album, 'Caligo', for example, breathes an air that is as cryptic as it is obscure, a beautiful piece in which a duality of shadows hovers, shifting from an oppressive setting to a lighter, brighter one, always remaining on a haunting line.

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magazinerockersandotheranimals

5/19/20222 min read

Band. June 1974

Title: Greetings From Mars

Genre: Alternative Rock

Label: Visionaire Records

Release Date: 22/2/2022

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Supernova

Caligo

Dream Me Again

Greetings From Mars

Aura

The Fugitive

Cameo

Morte Nera

Celeste

Haven

June 1974, a project by multi-instrumentalist and writer Federico Romano who has been releasing a variety of tracks for years now, ranging from classical music through electronic experimentation to metal and, in fact, in 2018 he released the album 'Nemesis'. For this album, Federico founded Visionaire Records, a music label dedicated to promoting experimental bands.

The new album "Greeting From Mars" was released on his own label on 22 February this year and features Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) not only on some tracks but also mastering in the NadirMusic studio, Espen Ingierd (Beyond Dawn) and Trond Engum (The 3rd And The Mortal). Apart from the guests, the album itself is an interesting work that contains good ideas ranging shoegaze sounding and distorted.

"Greetings From Mars" is a varied album, 'Caligo', for example, breathes an air that is as cryptic as it is obscure, a beautiful piece in which a duality of shadows hovers, shifting from an oppressive setting to a lighter, brighter one, always remaining on a haunting line.

'The Fugitive' is rich of space rock atmospheres while more melancholic and softer is the title track, a very good with its delicate beginning that develops between time passages oscillating between a moderate and a dynamic tone.

Listening to each track, this album could indeed be a soundtrack medley.

'Morte Nera', enjoyable piece, features rock solid guitars and overall is an interesting development among the pieces present.

Melancholic sounds again in 'Dream Me Again', in which we can find Trond Engun on guitar, and in my opinion it is tracks like this that stand out in this work, the gloomy sounds or obsessiveness mood heard in 'Caligo', for example, seem to be the key points of this release.

In the experimental track 'Cameo' we find Espen Ingierd on guitar and vocals, a post-stoner prog track, while the third guest Tommy Talamanca can be found in 'Supernova' and 'Black Death' on guitar, of course.

Closing this album is 'Haven', the most airy of the tracks, a glow of light that brings harmony, like a kind of hope. I don't know if this was Romano's intent but such an ending is really good.

'Greetings From Mars' is an interesting compositional procedure open to contaminations between hypnotic sounds with a good impact, ranging precisely between a multitude of intensities with added rock riffs.

Valeria Campagnale