Italian experimental jazz duo Varv release first single ‘Limestone’

Apr 22nd, 2024

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Italian experimental jazz duo Varv release first single ‘Limestone’

Varv is a duo composed of Andrea Cappi on keys and Francesco Mascolo on drums, and it’s a crossover project in which the jazz background of both musicians is stripped of its more traditional characteristics and used to explore more experimental territories, between electronica and prog rock. Their music tends to evoke slightly dystopic landscapes, in which written song parts alternate with sound manipulations and improvisations.

The duo’s debut album Lowlands scheduled to drop on CD / Digital on May 24th via Off Records, the Belgian label founded by musician Alain Lefebvre. The album plays out like the soundtrack of a movie that investigates the relationship between man and the earth, both in the sense of the world in which we live and in the sense of fertile ground for future growth. In making this album the intent was to experiment and organize material in a personal manner, especially with regards to timbric qualities and blurring the lines between different musical genres.

Single “Limestone” offers a simple chord progression that slowly evolves through small variations in timbre where everything seems suspended. Sitting somewhere between chill wave, synth pop and indie, the track comes with a handy radio edit to reduce its length from 5 minutes to a more radio-friendly 4, and paves the way for Varv to introduce themselves to the world.

“Limestone” out via digital download out Apr 25th 2024 via Off Records