In 2016, Qlowski began releasing music with their first EP that brought attention to their hometown of Bologna, Italy. It was here that the ghosts of futurism would appear for Qlowski; in the dark crevasses of decay.
Mikey Tellarini (Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals) and Cecilia Corapi (Keyboards, Vocals) recorded and experimented on 4-track, but their sound was already shoving the limitations of post punk to the side.
With their debut album Quale Futuro?, Qlowski grinds the gems of music into a ferocity unmatched project. Their combination of stomach acid vocals, bee-sting synths and gothic guitars leaves behind a specter of cultural past, haunting their future.
Qlowski shapes catchy harmonies and furious chords to match the surrealistic paralysis of awakening. A realization of collapse from the fantasy inside our mind. The opening track “Ikea Youth Pt. 2” continues their pandemic non-album double single release, with a focus on a cynical message left by Mikey. Double guitars clang and break in a flavor similar to Daydream Nation. Spirit desire, we will fall.
Two singles released ahead of the album, “Folk Song” and “A Women” show Cecilia’s clearer than ever vocal delivery (influenced by the late Patricia Anne Keenan). Her choice of synth tones match Mikey’s paranoid guitar, binding the spirit of Qlowski in auditory form.
Danny Smartt (bass, clarinet) and Christian Billard (drums, percussions) on “To Be True” make a powerful dynamic, carrying the revolving rhythm of dissonance. Truly exemplified in “Larry’s Hair Everywhere” and “The Wanderer,” Qlowski reaches monumental sonic explosion progressing the revival of noise rock. With all four members synced up to the murky complexity of modernity, a social movement is torched in London. Leading with impulse – how daring Qlowski. How violent.
Prerequisites: Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation and Qlowski’s Pure As Fear EP
Essential Tracks: “Folk Song,” “Larry’s Hair Everywhere” and “The Wanderer”