The Purple Mice brings together different artists with their sound built around the lead man Andrea Pizzo’s voice and ideas. Andrea Pizzo is the music composer and the voice of the collection with his fiancé and wife Raffaella Turbino the songwriter, Riccardo Morello composes the melodies and plays the keyboard while Roberto Tiranti plays all the instruments and makes musical arrangements for all The Purple Mice’s songs. Together, they have been able to create a very unique view of artistry, one that is not afraid to test its depth both in melodies and lyrics as the band digs deeper into the vast untapped spaces literally and metaphorically to come up with one breathtaking style of music that blends cosmic exploration with hypnotic melodies.
So strap in for you are in for the ride of your life; “Potatoes on Mars” is an 11-collection that is not just about the music, each song explores the depth of an idea built either around space, time and evolution to the end of the rabbit hole!
I took particular interest in the track, “Among the Stars”- a very dynamic and indescribably mystical track that gest going right away; punching through the gates with a resplendent fusion of the drums, keyboard, and guitar strings bringing a very nostalgic and lively funk element to the melodies. The commanding vocals frolic through this wave of melodies like dolphins do with the second phase of the track adopting a film-like melodicism that is surprisingly captivating!
The passionate singing with the background slightly audible talk overs- more like the ones you get when people are talking on radio comms trying to establish contact really heighten the impact around the theme of this track towards the new-age man conquering space!
The title track, “Potatoes on Mars” is deserving of the title- it is effortlessly infectious and starts very smoothly with the country melody built right from where the acoustic guitar, the steady bass and the drums amalgamate with color added later on with the electric guitar; the tune is then backed captivatingly by the warm and affecting vocals. It features very memorable hooks performed with such passion and this is a track you can actually dance to excitedly from the first minute all the way to the last one. The quintessential country storytelling style the track adopts helps to drive the point home!
This is just a taste of what to expect from this extensive collection and if your interest is piqued, follow the attached link; stream “Potatoes on Mars” and let these melodies feed your craving off of curiosity and elevate your playlist as much as your spirits!
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