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The song Loophole was born as an instrumental song just like it was for Stranger.
The harmonic turn of the Loophole verse sounds a bit jazzy, in fact it contains the basic progression of jazz music and not only: II -> V -> I, however omitting the V degree. If we were in C major it would be: Dm —> C. It sounds jazzy also because the chords are full of notes, or as we can say otherwise, rich in extensions. The prevailing sounds are funky and dance, the voice is barely rapped.
This progression was born using an RC-20 loopstation in the period in which Fik was also working as a street artist in Berlin, the musical base is in fact dedicated to the homonymous venue in Boddinerstraße in Kreuzberg-Neukölln.
The lyrics of the song, however, are recently composed, they were written by Fik during the Covid-19 pandemic and speak of social justice, of a carnival that returns and remains as a symbol of the self-determination of one's bodies, it speaks of ecology, of hatred and prejudice and other social themes with hints of Dadaism. The song was produced by Luca Jacoboni Fosco17 who also recorded the bass and the piano, Luca Rizzoli recorded the drums.
The videoclip was shot by Gianluca Battilani at Grindhouse Club in Padova: it involved the dancers Laura Baldon and Bruno Carlini, the choreographer Isabella Pettenuzzi and the dancer Federica Esposti who wrote the storyline.



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Fik y las Flores Molestas - Loophole

Fik y las Flores Molestas - Loophole

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Fik y las Flores Molestas - Stranger

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Fik y las Flores Molestas - My Light Is Gonna Shine

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Fik y las Flores Molestas - At the Station

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While the first leaves were starting to turn yellow, we started playing "Pissin'around" by Las Flores Molestas and, miracle, autumn suddenly became just a mirage. Merit of the Paduan band that with its load of colorful Latin jazz'n'roll made us forget the first cold of the season and embraced it with tropical rhythms and the sun of good music. This is a really well played album where you can hear, practically in every single harmonic passage, how much fun the band members had to record it. Take the second track, "Hakuna Matata!" and tell us if you too, roughly around 1.15, didn't feel an urge to get up from your armchair and start dancing in the living room.

Here, in our opinion, this fact of extreme sociality of Paduan music is perhaps their greatest merit: this is an album to be listened to in company, perhaps even better together with a group of friends or, why not, even among strangers who then in the end we always get to know each other.

After all, music also and above all serves to create bonds and "Pissin'around" is certainly an excellent help in doing this. Honorable mention then for the final track, "At the Station Intimate Version" which revealed to us a more romantic and tormented side of Las Flores Molestas, which we would love to explore in their next works.

Mattia Nesto - RockIt Magazine

"A Caisa Drum, a Stratocaster and an original idea of experimental music

I had some thoughts before listening, some waste from the day, but then during the dadaist tracklist of Play + Rec everything faded away. To really understand this duo, however, we must start from their idea of music and their instruments.

Stefano Cosi hits his Caisa Drum, a sort of Hang Drum, into which he inserts a ping pong ball if necessary. Then, in addition to recording his thunderous laughter, he plays the drums, a distorted cello, a Kalimba Sansula with the Wah Wah incorporated, an instrument that imitates the sound of the wind. Federico Ficarra instead takes up the Stratocaster electric guitar to which he adds various "Live Electronics" effects.

The result cannot be explained. You can only sit there, still, and listen. Stefano and Federico define their creations as experimental (definitely), rock (in the approach) and ambient (as instrumental songs without singing).

Some passages might recall samba, others Tibetan bells, still others are hypnotic. The fingers on the Caisa Drum seem to chase rhythms of ancestral tribes, while the other sounds enrich the atmosphere.

There is no more right or better time than another to press play on this album. Because there is always a thought to banish. Of course, if you want, you can crush Rec on your reactions."

Francesco Carrubba - RockIt Magazine


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