by Bar Italia
- Record Label: Matador
- Release Date: May 19, 2023
- Summary: This is the third full-length release from Bar Italia, the London-based trio of Nina Cristante, Jezmi Tarik Fehmi, and Sam Fenton.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 10 out of 11
Mixed: 1 out of 11
Negative: 0 out of 11
May 22, 2023bar italia unravels the sprawling and playful, yet concerted, development of their sound. Largely abandoning the sketchy, diaristic transitions and abrupt ends so characteristic of their previous sound—and World Music acts, generally—’Tracey Denim’ progresses with relative sonic coherence.
May 18, 2023The 15 impressively arranged tracks on ‘Tracey Denim’ will only bolster Bar Italia’s discography to date, ushering them, whether they like it or not, even further into the spotlight.
May 17, 2023From the ghostly mid-tempo beauty of tracks like Missus Morality and my kiss era, to lead single Nurse!, bar italia demonstrate how to be complex and seductive, without ever feeling pretentious.
May 19, 2023At once intricate and tossed-off, passionate and aloof, Tracey Denim's seeming contradictions and haunting mood elevate bar italia amongst their post-punk reviving peers. It's an album that's complex enough for fans of the band's previous work, and just welcoming enough for a wider audience.
UncutMay 17, 2023At 15 tracks it rather drags its anchor, but there's much promise here. [Jul 2023, p.23]
May 30, 2023The album mostly screams avant-garde in its minimalism, sometimes to its detriment, but there's no denying they have the talent to justify the mystery they've built.
MojoMay 17, 2023The interplay between their vocals is tense and compelling, suggesting early Blonde Redhead. Their lyrics, meanwhile, are mysterious knots of angst. [Jul 2023, p.87]
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