Retro-futurism - it might well sound like an oxymoron, but it serves this refreshingly-twisted debut very well. The electronica-bending, world music-appreciating alt-prog duo combine their classical, improvisation and sound-engineering pasts to jerky, I dlic effect. MHz Invasion is genuinely quirky, in the most bona fide sense, and surprisingly enjoyable. Praeludium's freaky synths pull you between old-school sci-fi and arty new-wave electronica, and from here on an art house cinematic quality flourishes, Mingled Will,and samples, waves of weird Wonder and instrumentation and classically rocking sensibilities.
Daiquiri Fantomas: MHz Invasion
Freaky-deaky avant-pop prog cocktail from Sicilian duo.
It really comes together in the groovy riff, psych-jazz organ and almost reggae-tinted bounce of the title track. Moon Raga takes you on a trip through ambient passages; The Doctor Who-evoking samples in 'mini-tracks' like Karman's Line add a playful pace to the record's punchy shape. To finish, we have alternative, organic versions of Moon Raga piano-led, original and oddly beautiful - 30-minute ride is done.