Murdah SRVC

FRESH: ‘Icarus’ – Murdah SRVC

Murdah SRVC renew “Icarus”

Murdah SRVC rise up from Italy with Che as the singer-songwriter, illustrator and the band leader, Calti plays synths and takes care of programming and Silvio plays hybrid drums. The project started in 2017. Che wrote a plot for a manga and composed songs of its storyline. In a distopic scenario, Dike Service, a big pharm company, has been testing memory replacement devices on human beings. Ron has been suffering of terrible headaches, meeting Maya by chance will make him understand there’s more behind it and the reason why Maya call this Murdah SRVC.

Calti and Che met about five years before playing in other bands and decided to play together in this exciting project that puts together manga and electronic soul. In 2019 Silvo joined the band giving a more live feel to it. Murdah SRVC like to call their music Future Soul. Massive Attack, Portishead, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Sigur Ros, Chet Baker, SOHN are among their influences. They have played Culture Container, Berlin, Germany 2017, The Islington, London, UK 2017, Etna Comics Comic on, Catania, Italy 2018, New Skool Rules Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2019, Indiegeno Festival, Messina, Italy 2019 and Inca Rose, Osaka, Japan 2020

Their latest offering is a remix of their earlier track, “Icarus”. The group tell us: “This lockdown took away our daily grind, but gave us a gift at the same time. Che could focus on music and visuals much more than before. So he started giving new dresses to the song previously released. Che called producer, synth and sound designer Simone Liotta for a new version of “Icarus”. 80’s vibes, retro futurism, with some vaporwave and Daft Punk infuences gave the song a totally different feel”. Che, who wrote the song and Simone Liotta, who produced the remix, never met in real life. Even though they live in the same city, this record was made during lock down. So all communications happened via Facebook Messenger. Same thing for the video. Edited by Monika using 80’s anime Megazone 23.

Murdah SRVC add: “This is a song dedicated to those ones who’ve been told their whole life they weren’t destined to achieve anything great or even good, because they weren’t smart enough, cool enough, skinny enough. It’s away to say “FUCK OFF” and prove all these people wrong. “When I’ll run away from Low self-esteem city” is the best day of your life. And you must take a risk, and fly closer to the sun like ‘Icarus’. You might get burned or you might survive, but in the end it’s worth to try. It’s a declaration of war against those people that on a daily basis try to dimish yourself-esteem and enhance feelings of self-doubt or even self-hatred. It’s a song about taking a risk, with all the courage you have. You dare the sun by fying close to it, you might fall or you might win, nothing but growing pains”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!