Mushrooms ProjectDirty Bolas
Undergrass, Mushrooms Project return to Leng with a two-track taster or their
forthcoming follow-up full-length.
In the intervening years, Giorgio Giri and Marco Lentano have hardly been
slacking, further exploring their unique blend of glistening Balearica, dubbedout
disco, Italian Afro-cosmic and psychedelic nu-disco via EPs for Horn Wax,
Uber and Hell Yeah! Recordings.
Their latest two-track missive is undoubtedly amongst the Italian duo’s
strongest work to date. The A-side boasts “Dirty Bolas”, an effortlessly
summery groover destined to soundtrack sultry evenings and sun-baked
afternoons. Its’ rolling, percussive funk groove and undulating electric
bassline keep the action moving, but it’s the tumbling guitar solos, toasty
keys, humid electronics and atmospheric field recordings that catch the ear.
Flip the 12” for “Sunset Ballad”, a near ten-minute epic that more than lives
up to its’ name. Soft, delay-laden acoustic guitar passages and yearning
electric piano flourishes set the tone, before the Parma-based production duo
gradually ups the pressure via a shuffling groove, whispering acid lines and
quietly bubbling synthesizers. It’s undeniably rich and life affirming, but best
appreciated while lying flat on your back.
Dirty Bolas will be featured on the duo’s second album, which is slated for
release in the final quarter of 2016. For now, you’ll have to make do with
these two slices of seductive, sun-bright brilliance.