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Albums Of The Week: Tin Woodman | Songs For Eternal Lovers

The Italian duo — and their alien robot, of course — keep things weird on their second release, mixing and matching pop, rock, hip-hop and more into idiosyncratic treats.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Songs For Eternal Lovers is the second full-length record from the Italian project formed by Simone Ferrari (aka Simon Diamond), Davide Chiari (aka Dave The Wave) and obviously Tin Woodman, the robot landed from the secret city of Wautah in order to become a rock star. The songs in question are 12 indie pop-rock shots that take the listener on a journey that explodes as many blows to the heart.

Drawing on sound landmarks of the past and current icons from The Beatles to Run The Jewels, Songs For Eternal Lovers is as eclectic as it is catchy, presenting a great work of songwriting, arrangement and synthesis. Despite its compactness, the album is a mine of potential killer singles that are hard to find nowadays. Songs For Eternal Lovers is a retro-futuristic amusement park where Tin Woodman partially left their vaporwave mood to increase the glam elements and achieve completely new results. According to them: “The empathy between harmonies and lyrics had never come out so well from our songs. We have put together many influences but above all we have experimented with personal ideas that can only be traced back to us.”

On a conceptual level, everything revolves around love and its implications, its sins, troubles and wonders. But Songs For Eternal Lovers — the title is taken from the song Deezworld — is not a concept album in the most common sense of the term. “There are songs that talk about the world seen by a robot through the most important events of the last century, puns that use the connection with the pop-culture of the ’90s, tracks that tell about love — the excited one of the first dating and the one that fights against discrimination — between kisses and passionate bites in a real relational odyssey. This album is a single work of 12 songs, an authentic emotional vortex that could not be split into pieces.”

The new single Gamma Ray Chewingum features DELLERA (Afterhours, The Winstons) on choirs and bass. The song seems to come from the past of the darkest swinging London to go towards psychedelic destination, driven by the listening of Soul Wax, Blonde Redhead and Django Django. Behind its text, there is also a story: “One fine morning in 1908 a meteorite crashed into the Earth, leaving a gigantic crater spanning a couple of hundred metres in diameter in the taiga of Tunguska, central Russia. The impact of crash eradicated nearby trees, leaving rings of savaged vegetation. The crash was even heard in Scandinavia. A forest robot, who at the time was far away enough from the site of the asteroid impact to survive, but too close to dodge any radiaition, was engulfed by a wave of harmful particles and thrown to the ground by the sheer force of crash.

“After getting back on its feet, it noticed that its body was glowing. The robot closed its eyes and saw a long wall which cut down the middle of Germany. After opening and closing them again, it saw a group of evil men chaining up Europe, making her a prisoner of the reign of terror and hate. And then before its eyes a mushroom started to grow — but it did not look like the kind of mushroom somebody would eat. And then a rabbit with a star-spangled hat. And then… From that day on, 73N1N the Robot started having visions which allowed him to see into future and predict all the events which would unfold over the course of the 20th century. All but one: the day in August 1969 when he and thousands of other beings would gather in the countryside around New York for biggest concert history had ever seen. And it was thanks to the kiss of an ethereal woman that he became a real human being: It was almost as if he had woken up from a long dream. This song is about what 73N1N’s mind experienced in that moment.”