Oh Lazarus – Sailing
Format: Vinyl – Digital
Label: Off Label Records
Releasedatum: 15 mei 2020
Their ﬁrst record ‘Good Times’ explored genres and atmospheres that eluded any precise deﬁnition – now Oh Lazarus return with a brand new record, ‘Sailing’, which evolves their sound through an intricate mix of eleven tracks.
After the light-hearted journey of their ﬁrst record, Oh Lazarus embark on an adventurous and mystical expedition. Defying the malice and the unpredictability of the river, Simone Merli (guitar), Daniele La Barbera (drums and percussions) and Cecilia Merli (vocals and clarinet) board their crumbling boat and carry the listener to a muddy juke joint, where the sounds of Nico and Violent Femmes merge in a rickety marriage.
The river journey rolls through eleven songs in which the trio combines elements of rural blues and Velvet Underground-style psychedelics, winking at roots rock.
“Sailing” is entirely recorded live, without overdubs, and testiﬁes to the group’s search for greater authenticity.
This production stems from the long collaboration between the trio and the German Oﬀ Label Records; it was recorded at Marco Alberto Matti’s Casemate Recording Studio and mastered in Chicago by Carl Saﬀ.
02. Summer City Blues
04. Sea Of Blood
05. You Get What You Deserve
06. Bottle Of Pain
07. Don’t Call Me Now
08. Last Farewell
10. Oh Death
11. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
All songs written by Oh Lazarus except Oh Death (Trad) and Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning by Blind Willie Johnson
Recorded and mixed by Marco Alberto Matti at Casemate Studio, Pontecurone (AL) – April 2019 / August 2019
Mastered by Carl Saﬀ at Saﬀ Mastering, Chicago – September 2019
Artwork by Nanà Oktopus Dalla Porta – September 2019
CECILIA MERLI – voice and clarinet
DANIELE LA BARBERA – drums and percussion
SIMONE MERLI – guitar