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Phantom Love | Crave For Lust
RELEASE: 09/2011 ( ZK013 Digital / Vinyl)


Phantom Love , also known as Mushy is the solo project of Valentina Fanigliulo, a sound‐experimentalist rising from the dusty ruins of Rome, the eternal city. Since 2003, Mushy’s style combines and synthesizes electronica, shoegaze, blues and new-wave, with a psychedelic/kraut soul. Her soundscape-like compositions reveal a spellbinding universe that emerges from the mixture of analog drum‐machines, burgeoning cold drones, tempestuous noises and spectral chants. Mushy has been deeply inspired by the works of Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Slowdive, Lush, Minimal Compact, New Order, Swans, Nico, and legendary singers Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. Her sound reveals a charming world, made by the mixture of analog drum-machine loops, burgeoning cold drones, tempestuous noises and spectral chants which rise at the surface.

In "Crave For Lust" EP she explores an analogue and digital retro-futuristic instrumental production, where haunting and exotic sonic sculptures of obsessive arpeggios and reverb-drenched strings turn on tribal, shapeshifting drum structures. Phantom Love cites a genealogy that connects John Carpenter to Michael Mann, Detroit to Rome underground electronica.