HEROIN IN TAHITI A duo from Rome, Italy, Heroin In Tahiti is composed by Valerio Mattioli (AAVV Videos, Thetlvmth) and Francesco De Figuereido (Opium Child), both hailing from the so named “Borgata Boredom” scene, a sort of local community based in “Roma Est” (East Rome), the crumbling and deteriorated neighborhoods which were already immortalized by Pasolini and Neorealist Cinema (think of Pasolini, De Sica, Visconti etc).
The duo plays a variety of cheap guitars, analog synths, drum machines and pedals, achieving a dirtiness which is tragi cally lo-fi and out-of-time at the same time: a “Spaghetti Wasteland”, as they call it.
DEATH SURF Inspired by the classic Italian “spaghetti sound” turned into a depressed and paranoid version of the typical twang-surf of Morricone’s scores, “Death Surf” is an hypothetical soundtrack of an old mondo-movie gone bad. The album drags the oppressive heat and bad habits of the Mediterranean to the radioactive beaches of Polynesia, discover ing non-existent tribes, invented costumes, misplaced traditions and colonial exoticisms.
Think of drinking a frozen Daiquiri on a solitary beach while watching a poorly tuned TV broadcasting loops of “If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death”, while Mururoa tests are happening at the horizon. If this was the soundtrack of the end, it couldn’t be more doped.
For fans of music to take drugs to making music and Piero Umiliani’s Polinesia.