After months of waiting and single tracks, also thanks to the long pandemic isolation, finally the awaited second album of the Novara duet (Christian Castelletti -Peda, Luca Pasquino -Kusch ).
The choice of title, as usual, is apparently curious but carefully studied: 'pathetic', literally speaking, is, in this case, the suffering induced by relationships between human beings, without any gender distinction; TWO.PATHETIC.SOULS sings of devastating loves and bonds (Diopside) but also of 'chains' (Plastic chains) in representation of the 360 ° tyranny of which we are all victims. A mature and accurate work but incredibly pleasant and light, with a much more rocking base than the previous work (kudalesimo, 2017, Ma.Ra.Cash Records)
Difficult to catalog, the Ku.dA duet (Editor's note: never forget that dot after the 'u', their real trademark) avails itself of the collaboration of Alex Canella (drums and percussion in all tracks), Andrea Albini (guitars in 'I get you really' and 'Preach') and ETT (Additional vocal in Poyema). Their sound mixes psychedelic, electronic and ethnic pop; the result is fresh, immediate, engaging and decidedly unique, especially in the Italian panorama. Throughout the work, distant memories of historical groups such as Police, Queen and Peter Gabriel resurface, as in Poyema (in our opinion one of the most beautiful pieces on the album). The sung, almost entirely in English (by pure chance), is softened in the latter case, by a Francophone melody that makes the piece even more precious.
Last note: for no reason in the world do not miss the opportunity to see them live, they are amazing! 'Rock Will Never Die' already sang MSG in 1984 ...
Ku.dA, TWO.PAThETIC.SOULS, 2021
tracks: 1.Toshta 2.Harleen 3.Diopside 4.Warlock 5.Junko 6.Plastic Chains 7.Poyema 8.Preach 9.I Get You Really Ma.Ra.Cash
Monica F. (Margot)