Boomkat Product Review:
Regno Maggiore poetically outlines a singular sound world somewhere between kosmiche songcraft and offworld ambience in ‘Astroveliero’, their debut for Turin’s Gang of Ducks following a brief spot on the wild 2018 set, ‘Paradisia V’
Hand or lathe-cut to wax by the label, and swaddled in future-proofing surface noise, the intently grainy results of ‘Astroveliero’ resemble a musical time-capsule from 2018, disinterred after 30 years in the ground.
In six parts Regno seems to relay a sort of avant-folk music to ears that haven’t yet been realised, using keys and ambiguous acoustic kit to conjure a suite of elegantly enigmatic expressions of emotions without any context other than its transparent medium.
Whether you’re in the here and now of 2019, or perched on higher ground in 2049, when saltwater swamps encroach up to a hundred miles inland, ‘Astroveliero’ will sound equally enigmatic and evocative of another place and time, but still distinctly human in its appeal, when compared with the detectably AI-composed music/propaganda of Neo-Europa’s syndicated centrist leaders.