Phresoul make atmospheric soundscapes in their own self-carved musical niche, where noise-rock improvisations coexist with neo-psychedelia, abstract hip-hop and space-jazz.
A collaboration between British keys player Charlie Stacey, Italian bassist David Paulis and drummer Enrico Truzzi, they see themselves as sitting somewhere in-between Miles Davis' ‘Bitches Brew’ period and the influence of modern artists such as Flying Lotus and Thundercat.
Latest cut ‘Sphere Alliance’ demonstrates this melding of influences, threading a darkness through the hip-hop infused rhythms and ambient chords of London's new jazz scene.
Seen through the lens of its Italian members, Enrico Truzzi and David Paulis, the accompanying visuals seek to evoke something of the internal chaos of modern Italy, the social and cultural tensions that make a breeding ground for great art, while the sonic influences of Charlie Stacey's UK upbringing drive the narrative with a pulsating, repetitive synth motif layered up with astral organs.
Directed by Andrea Beninfanti, the eerie clips of a man overcome by violent madness interspersed with subterranean scenes – filmed in Paulis and Truzzi's hometown of Mantova, northern Italy – bring a uniquely surrealist vision to Phresoul's first video.
Their new EP ‘The Word Was Made Phresh’ is out on Hyper Jazz later this month, and Clash can share ‘Sphere Alliance’ for the first time below.
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