Finally, after many long delays Spettro Family’s first full length album “Glow in the Dark” is available in 250 copies limited edition vinyl format. Initially the album was released in digital format in spring 2017 and was scheduled to be released in vinyl during the summer by a US label. The project was unfortunately abandoned and after many months, the album got its proper release by a UK label in January 2018.

“Glow in the Dark” comes in a transparent special green/black splattered vinyl color (looking very cool indeed), accompanied with colorful vivid graphic artwork by the artist. Musically it consists of 10 songs, 6 of which are brand new songs and 4 are songs from previous releases. So, the album could be regarded as a compilation, or at least a nice introduction to Spettro Family’s music universe. For those familiar with Spettro Family’s musical output, this album will be a nice surprise, as the new songs sound very fresh and have a synthwave direction, away from atmospheric darkness and towards an 80s nostalgia and positive mood. Nevertheless, the weird and unexpected music elements still exist (but in a less obvious way), judging from the “horror electronics” subtitle on the album cover.

The album starts with “Diapason”, a new track sounding very fresh and inviting, perfect for a starter. Next comes “The Giggler”, a new track with the same fresh sound featuring movie dialogue samples. Next comes “1978 La Fuga” one of Spettro Family’s best tunes, originally appearing in 2011 cassette album “Candelora”. Dark, moody and full of horror this two minute track is a classic! Next comes “Haunted Zurich”, a nice track from 2015 cassette album “Per Svegliare un Sonnambulo” and finally side A ends with “Brasov Black Biserica”, a reworked track from 2012 vinyl mini album “La Famiglia Spettro”, one of my favourite Spettro Family releases.

Side B starts with “Manhattan Baby”, again a well known song from 2015 cassette album “Per Svegliare un Sonnambulo” and continues with 4 new songs: “Glow in the Dark” sounding like a video game soundtrack, “Disco Sabba” featuring some treated vocals and a groovy danceable rhythm, then comes “Zordak” very melodic and nostalgic. Finally, the album ends with “Villa Sarina”, a haunted 4 minute slow paced track which might seem rather unfitting with the previous tracks, but is very characteristic of Spettro Family’s ghostly sounds and effects and makes a perfect ending to the album.

“Glow in the Dark” is Spettro Family’s first full length release and should be regarded as the band’s most accessible album, compared to their previous works released in various limited 7” vinyl and cassette formats.

Review by Stefan Stavrides
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Sadaemon presents on premiere for Die Seele the tvideo of the title track of his last album "The inner sky" fruit of the collaboration of this colombian musician, the brazilian singer Camilla Sombrio and the italian lyricist Lory Fayer.
The video of this instrumental track shows wonderful skies fulls of clouds,, nothern lights and stars, to suggest the intimate, but often forgotten link between humanking and the energies and laws that dwell in the Universe.
The whole album is downloadable for free on bandcamp:

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