Moonchy & Tobias – Atmosfere
Next, we reviewed “Dall’occhio”, which translates to “eye” in English. The song opens again with acoustic guitar, but this time the mood has shifted significantly, with Tobias playing slightly dark arpeggios augmented by warbly effects. Moonchy’s vocals then seep through the haze, like a siren cutting through an ocean mist. This time around the song structure is more clearly delineated in the classic AB/AB, and the guitar is joined by keyboard during a vocal break in the middle of the song. Tobias’ descending guitar arpeggios sound like they could be from the future or from the Renaissance simultaneously, adding to the general unease of the music. The song fades out as the guitar arpeggios repeat, leaving the listener feeling unresolved, a clever way to drive home the uneasiness of the song.
Lastly, we reviewed “Pioggia E Sale”, which translates to “rain and salt”. While employing a similar setup to the previous songs, this particular landscape is more atmospheric; which is ironic when considering that the first song was actually named atmosphere. Guitar and strings start the song, with Tobias playing an even more haunting melody than on “Dall’occhio”. Vocals enter in a lower register than previous songs, almost confusing the listener as to who is singing. Following a structure somewhere near AB/AB, the music inspires moments of hope, but these seem fleeting as dissonant harmony returns. Synth pads drive home the atmospheric soundscape of the song, buttressing the vocal changes. As the music again fades out, the listener is left to ponder the remaining tension.
Moonchy & Tobias’ latest release “Atmosfere” contains some hauntingly beautiful acoustic music, and we highly recommend taking this psychedelic journey.
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