"Somewhere in the elastic universe of speculative ontology a troupe of well-mannered Euros saw the June 1st, 1974 concert in London, took this sole germ back to the serene Swiss Alps (birthplace of LSD) and fecundated it with honesty - like some lifelong lysergic therapy session - until they emerged saturated with colors no one knows the name of, dripping of colors that sound like motions known solely to them. And now they've invited the rest of the world to hear. Upon first listen I was reminded of how exciting those Jeffrey Novak solo albums were - delicate pop music accessible to us, uh... malcontents. Providing the mids between Eno's highs and Ayers' lows, it's a stunning display of both art and artisanship, and like a kid who aces his test without studying, it seamlessly incorporates the crisp aural aesthetic of Chrome and layered nonchalance of Velvet Underground without stepping into the gated communities of those bands' wannabees. Echoes of Morton, Cale, Barrett... a madcap laughing, white heat from warm jets in the eyeball of hell... And yet, it sounds only like Leopardo. Make sure you listen to it seven times in a row like I did."
released June 11, 2021
Leopardo are :
Romain Savary : Guitar, banjo, keys, vocal
Radiana Basso : Keys, synth, percussion, backing vocal
Giuliano Iannarella : Guitar, backing vocal, percussion
Noah Sartori : Bass, backing vocal
Blaise Yerly : Drums, percussion, backing vocal, banjo
Marco Guglielmetti : percussion on "Throwback in the snow"
Michael Francey : drum machine on "Hardship"
Julie Bugnard: backing vocals on "St. Bernard".
Produced by Leopardo and Marco Guglielmetti.
Recorded by Marco Guglielmetti in Spazio Morel, Lugano.
Mixed by Marco Guglielmetti in Breno, Malcantone.
Mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago.
Cover artwork by Gustave Didelot.
Graphic by Federica Camerini e Filippo Colombo.