Background/Info: TheItalian duo Alice Tambourine Lover saw the light of day in 2011 as a side project of two members from Alix. Eight years later they’ve released their fourth full length album, which also is the first one in four years.
Content: “Down Below” is an invitation to dream away. Somewhere in between ballads and psychedelic-wave, the songs also have something folk-like. I sometimes get the impression to hear the dark side of Norah Jones. The songs have been written by guitar and multiple other instruments like harmonica, percussions, foot tambourine ao.
+ + + : The female vocals inject a graceful touch upon the work. Vocals and instruments –and more especially the guitar, create a delicious harmony. It’s the perfect album to relax; listening to it in the evening by the campfire.
– – – : The songs are all pretty similar, but I’m especially missing a truly climax.
Conclusion: “Down Below” is an invitation to lose control and simply move on with the flow of the music.
Best songs: “Down Below”, “Follow”, “Into The Maze”.
Since you’re here …
… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.
Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.
If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.
The donations are safely powered by Paypal.