“Perdere“, the newest offering from Italian post rock act AUSTRALASIA is the first of a series of tracks, almost entirely instrumental, which collects sensations and impressions of the last (difficult) months and which the band will publish in the course of the year. Musically it is a work that exploits the language of post-rock, incorporating heavy roots and a passion for soundtracks by masters such as Badalamenti and Carpenter.
“Perdere” (Italian for “to lose”) is the first piece of a series of singles, which will be published over the next few months, based on the concept of “Perdere e Ritrovare” (To lose and find again). A cycle where negative and positive events follow each other, leaving hope for the future does not fail, even at a time, like the present, when we look at it with so much uncertainty.
Musically, it’s a track centered around the sound of clean guitar that deflates into heavily distorted moments where the voice of a vintage RAT takes center stage. The riffs and arpeggios follow each other, ferrying the listener towards the final catharsis.
The artwork, created by illustrator Sara Fasolin (@sarabaun.art), depicts a magpie (also present in other Australasia covers), collector of forgotten objects or objects taken away from human beings. The album was recorded and mixed at Last Floor Studio (@lastfloorstudio) by Francesco Barletta.