Alchemy is the title of Luca Nieri’s brand new album, a spellbinding collection of instrumental music, a skewed homage to Nieri’s favourite film soundtracks of the 60s and 70s, and the follow-up to 2017’s self-titled effort, which was lauded by Rough Trade as a record which “exists in a cosmos, textured and beautifully melancholy.
The tracks don't have names as such... #4 is a cover version of ‘The Windmills Of Your Mind’ the lead key track in the 1968 Thomas Crown Affair Film & #10 appears in the forthcoming AMC series Lodge 49.
Alchemy is the soundtrack to an invisible film, from subtle weaves of guitar, meandering and starkly atmospheric, and fragile piano pieces, to the more brightly-coloured and varied compositions that showcase an assembly of various instruments, including bass, drums, harpsichord, elevating the whole record in
to some kind of psychedelic dream-state, a labyrinthine journey of sound.
Got the Patchouli incense lit up... the wind chimes outside are lightly blowin'... sun's going down... digging the inviting sounds of 'Jasmine' this very second as I type this... this album is totally cool ! kaleidoscopeman