mp3

WEYRD SON RECORDS
© 2013 all rights reserved


Mushy is a solo project of Valentina Fanigliulo. She's a sound‐experimentalist rising from the dusty ruins of Rome.   

Started back in 2003 with the release of the first opus Analitica Dell'Imaginazione (published on Cold Current Prod). With dexterity, this first essay musically translates the deep and resonating obsessions of the divided ego. She started recording her music through a camera, taking and manipulating sounds, creating a rough outer world sounds. The following years will be fruitful in term of creation and involvement into various projects like the one with Peter M for the album Fando Y Lis (Mannequin, 2008). In 2009, the signature for the label FinalMusik will mark a decisive turn with the publication of several unreleased materials gathered for the album Superfetazione (FinalMusik, 2009) and in the same year she was involved for a new sonorization live for Jorg Buttgereit's movie "Nekromantik". Mushy improved on the territories of an organic music which admits an agency of cinematic effects, impulsive vocals, dissident assaults, flexuous sound waves.  

After few years and some split tape releases like the one with Somalia from Portugal (Three Legged Cat, 2010), and with Drugs For Drunks (Clan Destine Rec, 2011), it seems something has changed and moved. 2011 is the year of her debut album with "Faded Heart", released by Italian underground label Mannequin Records on Feb. Home recorded lo‐fi album made by the mixture of obsessive drum machine loops synths and an effect‐processed bad off acoustic guitar found on a flea market with only 4 strings. She considers it as personal second reading of blues music. The album was placed "Album Of The Week", on March 2011, by Rough Trade (UK). The record has always been well reviewed by magazines and some considered it as "best album of the year and new promises into underground scene".

She can combine electronic, noise industrial, shoegaze, rock blues and new wave sounds in her original view. Showing a double sided synth‐wave slash kraut‐psychedelic soul. Her sound reveals a charming world, made by the mixture of analog drum‐machine, burgeoning cold drones, tempestuous noises and spectral chants which rise at the surface.   

Her second album "Breathless" has been released on Nov 2012 always by Italian Mannequin Records. The album's 10 tracks produced by Alessandro Adriani (Mannequin Rec.) whom sound designed her own songs defitely into a more mature work. It's a mix of old analog drum machines and synthetizers with wave bass and folk shoegaze guitars. It reveals a more charming and powerful sounds with whispered and softly voice that introduce you into a nocturnal sacrality. In this work she has been highly inspired by new wave eighties classics, by enchanting 4ad atmospheres and minimal electronic sounds.

Started back in 2003 with the release of the first opus Analitica Dell'Imaginazione (published on Cold Current Prod). With dexterity, this first essay musically translates the deep and resonating obsessions of the divided ego. She started recording her music through a camera, taking and manipulating sounds, creating a rough outer world sounds. The following years will be fruitful in term of creation and involvement into various projects like the one with Peter M for the album Fando Y Lis (Mannequin, 2008). In 2009, the signature for the label FinalMusik will mark a decisive turn with the publication of several unreleased materials gathered for the album Superfetazione (FinalMusik, 2009) and in the same year she was involved for a new sonorization live for Jorg Buttgereit's movie "Nekromantik". Mushy improved on the territories of an organic music which admits an agency of cinematic effects, impulsive vocals, dissident assaults, flexuous sound waves.  

http://mushyyy.tumblr.com/

http://mushy.bandcamp.com/

mushy's fb page

Media