The Confusional Quartet are Enrico Serotti, Gianni Cuoghi, Lucio Ardito and Marco Bertoni, a four piece experimental band with new wave, avant-garde and post rock influences who have been recording since the late 70s. Having first released their debut album more than three decades ago, they now return with a new, eponymously entitled full length on Hell Yeah recordings, and accompanied by fabolous artwork by Andrea Amaducci. One of the most recognized Italian bands in the so-called new wave era, the energetic group were never afraid of pioneering new sounds and performing energetic shows (often called the italian Devo), and this new album suggests they have lost none of their edge having reformed just last year. Across the course of the 11 tracks, the band explores the fusion between synthetic sounds and real drums; fizzing guitar lines and plenty of feedback. It’s funky, raw and looks to many different eras and genres all at the same time. The opener ‘FuturFunk’ (co-written and coproduced with Sir Bob Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots) is just that, dazzling and arresting as it goes.Elsewhere, high energy, dense and gauzy songs like ‘Kursaal’ rage and writhe as drums cut in and out and guitars get worked to the max.