"Nylon" reviews

Particolare interessante come Vittorio Veneto sia un luogo speciale per la musica: gruppi ed etichette di quella città hanno sempre qualcosa da dire e sempre su temi che mi trovano interessato, non credo che sia un caso. Se aggiungo poi che per motivi extra musicali è un posto che frequento, che mi piace la glera e anche il montasio… dovrei chiedere la residenza! Scopro solo oggi Andrea Vascellari (parente di Nico? non importa, attivo anche come Lullabier) e il suo progetto ambient drone Firetail: l’uscita digitale è davvero concisa, con tre brani per nemmeno un quarto d’ora di sola chitarra acustica ed effetti ma vale la pena non lasciarla da parte, soprattutto se siete come me fan dell’ambient tranquilla e malinconica. Tra tutti i riferimenti possibili quello di Nathan Amundson/Rivulets (uscito anche su Silentes, sempre di Vittorio Veneto) è il più vicino e non è un nome da poco: melodie dolci ed echi vi culleranno per quei pochi minuti e dopo vi ritroverete come alla fine di un breve sogno ad occhi aperti da pomeriggio di fine estate. (Sodapop)

Firetail goes for a subtle style with the subdued “Nylon”. By opting for such a delicate touch, the pieces resonate much more strongly. Over the course of the journey everything feels so soothing and so familiar. Every piece builds off the last, resulting in an unspoken narrative. By taking on a hushed awe, the pieces have a meditative quality to them. Volume works wonders in revealing the many charms, the gorgeous twists and turns that Firetail embarks upon. Gentle to its very core, Firetail’s restraint results in an interesting intersection of shoegaze meets drone, post-rock meets classical. Multifaceted, Firetail presents a soothing sort of realm one that feels vibrant. Pastoral imagery flashes across the tactile work of “June Bugs” which opens the collection up with an understated gracefulness. Coming into bloom with such care the entirety of the piece works wonders, delving into a mysticism of sorts. On “Own Temple” the song burrows into the psyche, as various guitar feedback gathers greater levels of intensity. Usage of layers further ensures that the evolution of the track becomes outright impossible to fully pin down. By far the highlight of the collection comes at its conclusion, the intricate ornate “Rose Keeper”. Aptly named, the song possesses a tremendous amount of color. Embracing a hypnotic sort of looping everything simply revolves around the deeply felt heart of the piece, the tender tones. With “Nylon” Firetail effortlessly merges ambient, rock, and drone into a satisfying reassuring whole. (Beach sloth)

After a three year wait, Italian artist/producer Firetail, aka Andrea Vascellari, has returned, with a new EP, Nylon. The three tracks are an original take on ambient music, having been performed entirely in one take and utilizing only a classical guitar. Eschewing the normal banks of synths, Vascellari creates a mesmerizing soundscape of varied sonic vibes. Lush and pleasing, he takes the classical guitar into otherworldly textures and soothing melodic structures, that at times suggest violin and cello. An altogether imaginative and welcome experience. (Floorshime zipper boots)

Firetail is the endeavor of Andrea Vascellari, who recorded this 14-minute EP in one take earlier this month. Aptly titled, Nylon features just classical guitar, albeit heavily processed. The result is a set of three short drones. The source material for each can be discerned with careful listening – vibrating, rattling, and scraping of strings. But from there Vascellari uses delays to overlap tones into rolling waves of sound that ebb and flow. While minimalist in nature, Nylon encompasses both pastoral and mildly harsh moments. Vascellari is at his best when unleashes rapidly morphing walls of noise that demand the listener’s attention. Still, Nylon can be enjoyed on many levels, and the detail therein will reward those who are looking for immersive or observational musical experiences. (Avant music news)