Highlighted by the contribution of Stella Diana’s Dario Torre (vocals in “Outside noise”) and Marco Barzetti, aka True Sleeper (vocals
in “To realize”), “Some are stars” is a four-song EP whose
making took no less than three years.
Novanta’s last work dates back to 2016: “Hello we’re not enemies” (Seashell Records), third work of a discography that also includes two other EPs and various participation in Italian and international compilations (including tributes to Cure and Smashing Pumpkins by The Blog That Celebrates
Itself). In these three years Manfredi Lamartina, leader of the project, has radically changed his composition approach.
Novanta is no longer a solo project, but a duo that also includes drummer Agostino Financo Burgio (Nicolò Carnesi, Hank, Moque). The sound is no longer lo-fi: cleaner, with more impact, also thanks to the work of Lucantonio Fusaro, Claudio Piperissa and Luca Ferrari, who recorded and mixed the album at Faro Recording Studio (Varese, IT).
What kind of music is “Some are stars”? Manfredi Lamartina, founder and leader of Novanta, likes to call it “ceiling-gazing”: a mix of dream pop, post-rock and synthwave to listen to at very low or very high volumes. No
The talented Ilaria Sponda designed the cover of the EP and edited the video for “Lovers”.
The EP will be released in digital format and in a limited edition cassette on 21st November 2019 via Seashell Records.
“Some are stars”
[November 21, 2019]
shoegaze, dream pop, electronica, instrumental, nugaze
Base: Milano, Italy
Label / Booking / Press:
Seashell Records | Kool Things