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Exclusive premiere: Italian avant-garde/krautrock collective Oslo Tapes release new single and music video »Deja Neu«!

Italian avant-garde/krautrock collective Oslo Tapes premiere new single and music video »Deja Neu«.

»Deja Neu« is taken from the band’s new album, »Staring At The Sun Before Goin’ Blind«, scheduled for release on December 1st, 2023 via Sound Effect Records / Grazil Records / Echodelick Records.

1. Gravity
2. Ethereal Song
3. Deja Neu
4. Reject Yr Regret
5. Like A Metamorphosis
6. Middle Ground
7. Somnambulist’s Daydream
8. Staring At The Sun Before Goin’ Blind

Courtesy of Peyote Press:

Avant-garde syncretism and ethno-kraut textures launch the highly anticipated fourth album of the collective led by Marco Campitelli!

On Friday, October 13, the Oslo Tapes collective will release »Deja Neu« in digital format, a single that precedes the eagerly awaited fourth album »Staring At The Sun Before Goin’ Blind«, scheduled for December 1, 2023.

Following the success of their third album »ØR«, released in 2021 by the prestigious Pelagic Records, »Staring At The Sun Before Goin’ Blind« is imbued with emotional radiation that fuels disorientation and restlessness, moods perfectly represented by the single »Deja Neu«. Indeed, it is a track that falls between cinematic and ritual music, built upon ethno-kraut motifs embedded in hypnotic rhythmic figures, in a crescendo of psychedelic ornaments and intensity.

The single is accompanied by a haunting music video conceived by visual artists Nicola Antonelli and Marco Di Battista, respectively in the roles of performer and film director: immersed in a Soviet greenery, the man is a constant and unnatural reconstruction of nature and himself. A dark syncretic ritual between Nordic magic and control of nature through technology envelops the sinister representation.

»Deja Neu«, like the entire album, was produced by Amaury Cambuzat, a historical member of faUSt, and Ulan Bator, co-author of the songs and arrangements alongside Marco Campitelli.

Marco Campitelli was born and raised in Lanciano (Italy), on the southern coast of the Adriatic Sea. He founded the Oslo Tapes collective in the early 2010s upon returning from a trip to the Norwegian capital that deeply marked him. Under this infatuation and with the intention of capturing the mystical atmosphere of Norway, he composed and produced the first Oslo Tapes album, »OT (un cuore in pasto a pesci con teste di cane)« in 2013 within a week, under the supervision and support of his friend Amaury Cambuzat (faUSt/Ulan Bator). In 2015, he was joined by Mauro Spada and Federico Sergente (formerly of Zippo and Death Mantra For Lazarus) to create the second full-length album, »Tango Kalashnikov« (DeAmbula Records). In 2021, the renewed Oslo Tapes collective (with Davide Di Virgilio replacing Sergente) released »ØR« (Pelagic Records), which received excellent critical acclaim, allowing them to perform on prestigious European stages, including the Roadburn Festival in 2022.

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Amaury Cambuzat
Recorded by Marco Campitelli (Marigold’s Flower Studio) and Amaury Cambuzat (Let Go Ego Sound Studio)
Written by Marco Campitelli and Amaury Cambuzat
Performed by Oslo Tapes

Video | Marco Di Battista
Performer | Nicola Antonelli
Photos | Silvia Verna
Artwork | Druckwelle DesigN

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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