A Dance of Shadows (VINYL)

by Confrontational

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LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: soundcloud.com/2confrontational/sets/a-dance-of-shadows-stream

A striking début LP that is thrilling soundtrack aficionados and lovers of electronic music alike, A DANCE OF SHADOWS by CONFRONTATIONAL pulsates and crackles with infectious energy, creating the perfect backdrop to a giallo slasher nightmare that stains the walls with bright red blood. With a story of his own, main man Massimo Usai manages to assert himself a unique author as he boldly lets go of the subgenre cliches and replaces them with his very personal expression. Featured in the TOP 10 ALBUMS of 2015 by retrosynth connoisseurs at NewRetroWave.com, the LP is also notable for the collaborations with Cody Carpenter (LUDRIUM, co-author with his father John Carpenter of the comeback releases LOST THEMES I & II), Monte Pittman (ex PRONG and current MADONNA guitarist) and Darren Travis (of Bay Area thrash legends SADUS). Heavy and ominous, this is a set of tracks that will evoke images of both the dance floor and the horror movie screen: CONFRONTATIONAL intends to confront you, and what he will show you may frighten you... but only until you come to love it for the art that it is.

Melodie ombrose immerse tra schermaglie accattivanti di tastiere, il moog che sgranocchia i talloni, l’incedere da dancefloor calpestato col ghigno insidioso, insomma un tuffo carpiato all’indietro nel neon amniotico degli 80s. A DANCE OF SHADOWS, LP di debutto per CONFRONTATIONAL, è stato classificato da NewRetroWave.com fra i TOP 10 ALBUM del 2015 e si è distinto per le collaborazioni di Cody Carpenter (LUDRIUM, co- autore insieme al padre John Carpenter dei recenti LOST THEMES I & II) che intaglia synth vetroso nella palpitante "To Live And Die On The Air", del chitarrista ex-PRONG Monte Pittman (dal 2000 al lavoro con MADONNA) nella eminentemente synth-pop "Like A Curse", e di Darren Travis (voce e chitarra degli storici thrasher Californiani SADUS), autore di uno spoken word bieco su sottofondo ambient-industrial in "Script". Prosegue quindi il percorso del progetto dell'autore Massimo Usai verso la definizione di un linguaggio capace di gettare il cuore oltre la retromania, attualizzando modi, forme e sensibilità 80s sulla spinta di un entusiasmo puro, affilato, urgente.

"A DANCE OF SHADOWS" review on NEWRETROWAVE.COM
October 20th, 2015
www.newretrowave.com/album-reviews/2015/10/20/confrontational-a-dance-of-shadows

"SHADOWDANCING" premiere on BLOODY-DISGUSTING.com September 1st, 2015
bloody-disgusting.com/news/3358812/confrontational-shadowdancing-song-premiere-exclusive/

"TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR" premiere on NEWRETROWAVE.com
September 23rd, 2015
www.newretrowave.com/news/2015/9/23/confrontational-brings-the-darkness-for-your-ears

"A DANCE OF SHADOWS" premiere on METALSUCKS.net
September 27th, 2015
www.metalsucks.net/2015/09/27/synthwave-sunday-confrontational-a-dance-of-shadows-exclusive-full-album-premiere

"TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR" video premiere on BLOODY-DISGUSTING.com
October 27th, 2015
bloody-disgusting.com/news/3367191/confrontational-to-live-and-die-on-the-air-video-premiere-exclusive/

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released August 1, 2016

All Music & Lyrics, Vocals & Instruments Performance By M. USAI (c) 2015
www.confrontational.net

CODY CARPENTER appears courtesy of LUDRIUM
www.ludrium.bandcamp.com
DARREN TRAVIS appears courtesy of SADUS RECORDS
www.last.fm/music/sadus
MONTE PITTMAN appears courtesy of METAL BLADE RECORDS
www.montepittman.com
Cover Art Concept & Design By BRANCA STUDIO
www.brancastudio.com

Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at THE CRIMSON DOME By MASSIMO USAI in Cagliari, SARDINIA (Italy) between May - Sept. 2015

CODY CARPENTER - Lead Synth on "TO LIVE AND DIE ON THE AIR"
MONTE PITTMAN - Lead Guitars on "LIKE A CURSE"
DARREN TRAVIS - Vocals on "SCRIPT"

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