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Port Nasim Show Their True Colours With It’s Murky Grey

The Italian rockers walk the line between prog and heavy riffage on their album.

Port Nasim capture the obscured zeitgeist of modern life on their expansive new album It’s Murky Grey – showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Walking the line between prog sophistication, modern alt-rock and heavy riffage, the Italian collective incorporate a wide gamut of influences into their signature sound, channelling everyone from Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd to Dinosaur Jr, The Replacements, Bauhaus and Killing Joke.

“A snapshot in (troubled) times,” is how singer-guitarist and bandleader Frank Schilbach describes the album. “The simplicity of the power trio is not sufficient to reflect the speed and density of the environment and our lives in these days. The never-ending love for ’70s prog rock crept into the alternative rock and into my songwriting. And I still love Raymond Carver, Harry Crews, Richard Ford and Ian Anderson. Otherwise the lyrics would never be what they are.”

Port Nasim were founded in 2011 in Hamburg as a classical power trio with roots in 70’s hard rock, ’80s alt-rock and beautiful ballads. In 2019, the concept was radically changed when Frank moved to Italy. Now he works with a large number of guests, incorporating violin, keyboards and harmony vocals into complex structures, odd meters and long songs. “The journey is not finished and we’re building the plane while we’re flying it,” he says.

Listen to It’s Murky Grey below and visit Port Nasim on their Facebook and Instagram.