Cellar Noise: A perfect blend

Cellar Noise – Nautilus

This is stated about the band Cellar Noise, «An absolute symphonic knockout beginning to end, lyrically being an observation on the mundanity of modern life but managing both stark and hopeful themes, and a work that perfectly blends vintage prog-rock and current sounds».

Cellars Noise was born in Milan in 2013, from the meeting between Niccolò Gallani and Alessandro Palmisano. The two, united by the passion for progressive rock, decide to join forces and their compositional talents to give birth to an original project, respectful of the classics of the 1970s but at the same time projected to more modern sounds. The main core of the group was completes when the keyboardist and guitar player adds Francesco Lovari on vocals and percussion.

Lovari adds his personal contribution to the writing and the lyrics. After several line-up changes, in 2015 the rhythm section of the Bersan brothers, Loris at the bass and a young Eric on the drums are composed. The line-up is finally completed.

Cellar Noise continues the writing of the songs, which they propose during the concerts, receiving positive comments and getting the victory in a band contest between their city. In 2016, the band met Fabio Zuffanti, who, fascinated by their music, decided to offer themselves as an artistic director and to follow the creation of their first record Alight, recorded in Genoa, released for AMS Records February 10, 2017. Late in September this year Cellar Noise will release their sophomore album Nautilus.

Cellar Noise have changed course on the new album. They have almost completely abandoned the strong ’70s reminiscences of their previous work by turning their sight to the present and exploring the modern sound of current productions, leading us towards heavy-prog territories on Leeches. On the title Nautilus track there are a fair amount of pop sensibility. The track Her is dreamy and atmospheric. Actually are all these elements blended together subtly on the 12 minutes track Omega.

The band explain their music on Facebook in this way, «Try to imagine. It is a winter evening, one of those in which the moon is covered by clouds and its light is swallowed up in a vague whitish reflection that cancels the margins between light and shadow. You are sitting at home, safely, sunk in an armchair with eyelids closing; every now and then the dry sound of the hands of the clock will collect you from the torpor, clear as if it were in your head, but immediately leaves the place to a new wave of sleep. You’re about to give in to sweet abandon – when you suddenly feel something. It is different from the ticking of the clock and from any other background noise in the house: the whirring of appliances, the crackle of dilated boards, and the faint tremor of glass in the faint wind outside».

«And without a doubt, already completely awake, you know that this unknown noise, of a different substance and almost alien compared to the familiar background in which you are used to doze off, comes from somewhere in the belly of your house. Precisely, from below: the cellar. It is a call that paralyzes you, yet at the same time, it inevitably attracts you. Stay seated, your nails stuck in the arm of the chair, the blood flowing stronger. Soon you will find the strength to get up, you know, to listen more closely, because the noise of the cellar can tell you something about yourself that you never thought of, something frightening and unknown, something alive. You will go down the steps and look for the switch with your fingers. Perhaps you will have the courage to open the door».

«The Cellar Noise is the fuse for the curiosity of the intrepid who are not afraid to discover a new music, different from the chorus of a thousand usual noises. For those who dare to open that door, the adrenaline will explode in a fire of colors and harmonies that light up the brain and, like it or not, wake it up from sleep … ».


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6832 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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