(Quick Take) Covarino/Incorvaia- Perugia

Perugia, off Preserved Sound, the debut of the drum and guitar duo of Francesco Covarino and
Alessandro Incorvaia (with some help from guests on electric and double bass and lap steel Marcos Muniz and Alfonso Alcalá) was recorded live without overdubs or fades-outs– this is worth noting because it is syntonic to this impressive collection’s organic vibe. This is overcast post-rock that circumvents crescendos (not that I don’t love that kind of stuff) in favor of the jazzy, minimal spirit of Tortoise’s Millions Now Living Will Never Die, The Necks’ Aquatic, and all that other good stuff, filtered through a dreamy haze. No conventional song titles to be seen here, just numbered recordings– further evidence of a humbleness underlying it all. These five emotive explorations reveal themselves in no big hurry– sometimes with a quiet joy, elsewhere with hands stuffed in the pockets on the walk home. There are many textural touches to savour: best of all might be Incorvaia’s psychedelic splatters of reverb on “#3”, the centerpiece track, and Muniz’s lap steel on “#5”. More like this, please!

Conjoining Currents: Post-rock, Ambient

Label: Preserved Sound

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