Brave New World

Brave New World

il cristo fluorescente

2011 - Sperimentale, New-Wave, Shoegaze


Freely inspired by Huxley’s masterpiece, Brave New World is the result of a bitter thinking about the days we are living. Human beings quickly turning into sterile survivals, in terrifyingly freaky things like a Chaplin’s “Modern Times” redirected by the most hallucinate Lars Von Trier.

The whole album, released under a Creative Commons License on three different netlabels ( from Germany, from Sweden and Second Family Records from Italy), is pervaded by panic attack sounds, headaches, claustrophobia and modern paranoia, though there’s still a little space for feelings and for those tiny moments of sweetness representing the few remnants of humanity we are still able to afford ourselves. Sometimes I think this stuff would sound good on the dancefloor of that wonderfully insane disco I never met.
My favourite disco after all.

After having played bass for years in the Italian post-rock band Crimen recording two EPs, this time I felt the need to do all by myself, and I needed to do it in a different way. So I learned the rudiments of music software and in the two months following an ankle operation I recorded these tracks at Headache Headquarters, a very common suburban room with a window, a huge photograph of Bob Dylan on a side and a couple of Buddhas here and there.

Modern tools to tell a modern story.
Losing myself was the only way to do something new.


recorded, mixed and mastered by il Cristo Fluorescente at headache headquarters (november and december 2010, january 2011)

all songs written and performed by il Cristo Fluorescente* (voice, analog bass, synths, noises, drums, keys, violins, trumpets, loops, earsplitting sounds, stuff)

*except track 5 (words and vocals by Vector Oz, music by il Cristo Fluorescente)
and track 3 (backing vocals by Vector Oz)

all images are a courtesy of Thierry Tillier (
except cd inner photograph by Eleonora "Little Sparrow" Trotta

graphic project by il Cristo Fluorescente

all samples are taken from, so thanks to users acclivity, AGFX Debroide, Connum, ingeos, Pooleside, Dondalfonso, digifishmusic, parabolix, Andrew Duke, suonho, HerbertBoland, CosmicD, EHR, m:o, morgantj, NoiseCollector and PlusMinusZero, whose samples compare in this album


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