Genre/Influences: Shoegaze, Dream-Pop, Dark-Wave.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Italian formation Stella Diana has been active since 1998. They’ve already released several works and now strikes back with nine new songs.
Content: The sound universe of this formation is getting us back to the 80s Dream-Pop and Shoegaze universe. Dreamy, evasive guitar playing are leading the listeners into a dark, dreamy vision which is accompanied by the dark, sensual vocals.
+ + + : The work brings no innovation nor surprise but it’s a fascinating experience in sound. It smells like the good-old 80s and has been delicately built up. I like the sphere created by the typical guitar playing and accentuated by the slow, dark bass lines. The vocals have a dreamy, wafting effect.
– – – : Stella Diana sounds like a lot of other bands in the genre but who cares when the result is that efficient.
Conclusion: This album stands for nostalgia reminding us of the magic of the 80s.
Best songs: “DZM”, “Beleth”, “Matthew”.
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