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Almunia (Leonardo Ceccanti and Gianluca Salvadori) unleashed their debut LP in 2011 with a sweet heady mix of overdubbed disco, guitars and psyched out grooves. With gatefold hand numbered copies selling on Discogs for around £170, you now get the chance to own it as a double LP without breaking the bank. Kicking off with ‘Psychedelic’ the pace is set, before ‘New Moon’ pins you down for a sweet Pink Floydian ride. ‘Dos Estrellas’ hits home to deliver the promise of this outfit, a blissed out subtle-as-you-like intro, coming on like a 12” indie dub mix from the late 80’s, dropping half way through for full on sunset smiles.
The essence of Peter Green is distilled through ‘Electro Blues’ and underpinned with a rubbery dustbowl bassline, vocals wash over the breakdown in what could be the soundtrack to a weird peyote inspired movie scene that hasn’t been made yet. ‘Kissing Time’ sweetens things up with a nifty melody and vocal whilst ‘Moving Up Slowly” really does as it says and notches up the bass, FX, beats and voices for a hefty slab of midnight boogie.
‘Travel’ then turns up the sweatiness, with a sluggish, pounding beat, solid throb of bass and analogue lines from a John Carpenter chase, dark and heady, with vocals added by Benjamin James Smith from Smith & Mudd. ‘Until She Comes’ brings you round nicely at the other end of the LP with a sweet lolloping bass, choral touches, nifty beats and a delicate hand on the guitar.