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"Malenky Slovos - Antiquambience, un grunge indie rock tra Radiohead, Max Gazze' e Sonic Youth"

"Definiscono il loro sound sia grunge, ma anche indie e new wave: si sono scordarti di citare una forte componente dark ed anche qualche influenza elettronica. ..."
Giancarlo Passarella - MusicalNews.com


"Malenky Slovos - Antiquambience, un grunge indie rock tra Radiohead, Max Gazze' e Sonic Youth"

"Definiscono il loro sound sia grunge, ma anche indie e new wave: si sono scordarti di citare una forte componente dark ed anche qualche influenza elettronica. ..."
Giancarlo Passarella - MusicalNews.com


"Antiquambience – Malenky Slovos"

Un quintetto compatto, dal suono granitico e multistrato: un rock deviato dall’elettronica, che con dignità di riscopre sperimentale ed orecchiabile allo stesso tempo, senza mai prostituirsi al mainstream. Chitarre e synth trovano spazio in maniera eguale, mai esoterici e mai cupi, distanti in maniera equa tanto dal metal quanto dal pop.
Antiquambience (...) racconta della vita (di cos’altro poi?!) e di tutte le sfaccettature che rapiscono sentimenti e timori. Il tutto grazie ad un ottima padronanza della lingua anglosassone che sfocia in versi mai retorici, ripuliti dalle solite rime da “italiano” che scrive in un’altra lingua. Percussioni roboanti, ostili alle esagerazioni; sei o quattro corde che accennano a cadenze vagamente indie ma dai forti connotati personali, psichedelia elettronica aggiunta con parsimonia su di una base facilmente malleabile che permette alla band di spaziare in lungo in largo tra ballate acide e tumulti rock anni ottanta.
- Heart Of Glass


"Antiquambience – Malenky Slovos"

Un quintetto compatto, dal suono granitico e multistrato: un rock deviato dall’elettronica, che con dignità di riscopre sperimentale ed orecchiabile allo stesso tempo, senza mai prostituirsi al mainstream. Chitarre e synth trovano spazio in maniera eguale, mai esoterici e mai cupi, distanti in maniera equa tanto dal metal quanto dal pop.
Antiquambience (...) racconta della vita (di cos’altro poi?!) e di tutte le sfaccettature che rapiscono sentimenti e timori. Il tutto grazie ad un ottima padronanza della lingua anglosassone che sfocia in versi mai retorici, ripuliti dalle solite rime da “italiano” che scrive in un’altra lingua. Percussioni roboanti, ostili alle esagerazioni; sei o quattro corde che accennano a cadenze vagamente indie ma dai forti connotati personali, psichedelia elettronica aggiunta con parsimonia su di una base facilmente malleabile che permette alla band di spaziare in lungo in largo tra ballate acide e tumulti rock anni ottanta.
- Heart Of Glass


"Ci si vede al Korova Milk Bar"

Il genere è un rock wave raffinato con forti striature grunge, una sottile vena di avant-garde (Eno, Roxy Music e il Bowie berlinese a tratti fanno capolino ghignando), una spruzzata di post rock e un’inconsueto – quanto, devo dire, sorprendentemente efficace – piglio anni Ottanta. (...) la dimensione cerebrale e piuttosto intellettualoide dei Malenky Slovos non è pesante e pretenziosa, anzi… è avvolgente e invita all’ascolto. Merito – forse – di un retaggio solidamente Nineties e grungettaro, che crea un punto d’incontro anche con chi ama sonorità meno elaborate.(...) - Black Milk Freak Magazine


"Ci si vede al Korova Milk Bar"

Il genere è un rock wave raffinato con forti striature grunge, una sottile vena di avant-garde (Eno, Roxy Music e il Bowie berlinese a tratti fanno capolino ghignando), una spruzzata di post rock e un’inconsueto – quanto, devo dire, sorprendentemente efficace – piglio anni Ottanta. (...) la dimensione cerebrale e piuttosto intellettualoide dei Malenky Slovos non è pesante e pretenziosa, anzi… è avvolgente e invita all’ascolto. Merito – forse – di un retaggio solidamente Nineties e grungettaro, che crea un punto d’incontro anche con chi ama sonorità meno elaborate.(...) - Black Milk Freak Magazine


"Malenky Slovos - Antiquambience"

In addition to excellent musicianship and top-of-the-line production on their debut EP, “Antiquambience”, Malenky Slovos incorporates a lot of different musical elements that manage to keep the music interesting and versatile, including very strong Darkwave and Prog-rock influences.
The band is notably good at merging these different sounds without compromising their alt-rock core.

(...) The brooding, dark bass line and minimalistic drumming carries the song (Sushi) as dreamy, buoyant guitar playing floats between each. There’s definitely a lot of effects pedals and whatnot being used here, but not in an overindulgent or show-offy way in the least bit. The dudes in this band definitely know how to achieve texture in their songs and make it seem effortless. Another gem in this record was the fifth track, “To the River,” which sounds like what Dark Side of the Moon era Pink Floyd might have sounded like in the mid 80’s. Think spacey prog-rock, but darker, and then it colliding headfirst with post-punk.

(...)Malenky Slovos are a band doing new and interesting things in a genre that has become a cash-cow parody of itself in recent years. - Stereokiller


"Malenky Slovos - Antiquambience"

In addition to excellent musicianship and top-of-the-line production on their debut EP, “Antiquambience”, Malenky Slovos incorporates a lot of different musical elements that manage to keep the music interesting and versatile, including very strong Darkwave and Prog-rock influences.
The band is notably good at merging these different sounds without compromising their alt-rock core.

(...) The brooding, dark bass line and minimalistic drumming carries the song (Sushi) as dreamy, buoyant guitar playing floats between each. There’s definitely a lot of effects pedals and whatnot being used here, but not in an overindulgent or show-offy way in the least bit. The dudes in this band definitely know how to achieve texture in their songs and make it seem effortless. Another gem in this record was the fifth track, “To the River,” which sounds like what Dark Side of the Moon era Pink Floyd might have sounded like in the mid 80’s. Think spacey prog-rock, but darker, and then it colliding headfirst with post-punk.

(...)Malenky Slovos are a band doing new and interesting things in a genre that has become a cash-cow parody of itself in recent years. - Stereokiller


"Its All Indie Spotlight: Malenky Slovos"

"I welcome with open arms to Italia! The nation that has brought us Pizza, Ferrari and Monza has now given us a band from La Spezia that would like to get known. (...)
They write english lyrics so they don't come over as another foreign band that we can't understand but one that brings us tracks such as 'Waiting For Dawn' with its mellow sound and smooth vocals, and 'Sushi' with its cracking hazy guitar filled chorus!"
Fred Bambridge - Indie's Blog


"Its All Indie Spotlight: Malenky Slovos"

"I welcome with open arms to Italia! The nation that has brought us Pizza, Ferrari and Monza has now given us a band from La Spezia that would like to get known. (...)
They write english lyrics so they don't come over as another foreign band that we can't understand but one that brings us tracks such as 'Waiting For Dawn' with its mellow sound and smooth vocals, and 'Sushi' with its cracking hazy guitar filled chorus!"
Fred Bambridge - Indie's Blog


"Antiquambience by Malenky Slovos"

"Combining a bit of Pink Floyd meets U2 with some amazing interplay between guitarists (...) they create a landscape of sound that is extremly visual in context. Matteo Figoli has a great voice that really does combine elements of Roger Waters and Bono."
Charlie Harrelson
(...) This is the first CD/EP I have reviewed from a band in Italy and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. The band is working on a full length release very soon and if it is anything like this EP we have great things to look forward to from this band. - EvO:R


"Antiquambience by Malenky Slovos"

"Combining a bit of Pink Floyd meets U2 with some amazing interplay between guitarists (...) they create a landscape of sound that is extremly visual in context. Matteo Figoli has a great voice that really does combine elements of Roger Waters and Bono."
Charlie Harrelson
(...) This is the first CD/EP I have reviewed from a band in Italy and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. The band is working on a full length release very soon and if it is anything like this EP we have great things to look forward to from this band. - EvO:R


"Antiquambience - Malenky Slovos"

"la musica del quintetto non può essere legata né ad un luogo né ad un genere (...) perché siamo di fronte ad un promettente gruppo musicalmente apolide"
Loris Gualdi - Music on Tnt


"Antiquambience - Malenky Slovos"

"la musica del quintetto non può essere legata né ad un luogo né ad un genere (...) perché siamo di fronte ad un promettente gruppo musicalmente apolide"
Loris Gualdi - Music on Tnt


Discography

- Antiquambience EP (2010)
- Song "Sushi" is getting some airplay from independent radios in Italy

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Bio

Malenky Slovos was created in 2007, in La Spezia, Italy with the intent of refusing to stick to a predefined genre, while letting the sound of the band define itself by the styles and influences of the members.

The name of the band comes from the “nadsat talk” spoken by Alex in a “A Clockwork Orange”, one of their favorite movies, and roughly means “little words”.

People listening to the Slovos have identified a broad range of elements: New Wave sounds, Dark and Ambient textures, Grungey distortions and a touch of Prog odd time signatures.

Lyrics merge realistic and fantastic elements and deal with apathy (Antiquambience), remorse (Sad Song), individual, political and social crisis, obsessive (Sushi) and unexpected love and hope (In the Dark Room, To The River).

They've just released a 6 tracks EP (Antiquambience) and are currently working on an upcoming full album, while playing live their original tracks and covers of Bowie, Eno, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Joy Division and more.

Sounds like…
Depeche Mode, Muse, Interpol, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, RadioHead,

Quotes/Reviews
“I really love ‘Sushi’!”
Sylvia Massy (producer – Tool, System Of A Down)

“they incorporate a lot of different musical elements that manage to keep the music interesting and versatile, including very strong Darkwave and Prog-rock influences (…)
The dudes in this band definitely know how to achieve texture in their songs and make it seem effortless (…)
Malenky Slovos are a band doing new and interesting things in the alt-rock genre”
StereoKiller.com

“Combining a bit of Pink Floyd meets U2 with some amazing interplay between guitarists (…) they create a landscape of sound that is extremely visual in context. (…)
We have great things to look forward to from this band.”
EvO:R