I watched a man in the audience stare out the window for twenty minutes. Soon after, I realized how perfect Soviet Soviet is for introspection. The three-piece created the perfect atmosphere for thinking about it all. I imagined the thick layers of sound filling in every corner of the barely-lit room while casual goths slowly nodded their head. The night moved slowly, even when the rhythm was fast-paced and insisting.
Andrea Giometti (bass and vocals) created his own chaos in the corner of the stage, throwing his bass around as the speed and sound increased. Alessandro Costantini (guitar) and Alessandro Ferri (drums) were often closing their eyes, joining everyone else in their own head.
One thing that sets Soviet Soviet apart from other modern post-punk bands are the vocals. Giometti’s pitch somehow fit in just right with the darker tones of the genre and it was executed perfectly in a live setting.
Random Chatter called Endless, “a musical journey that is completely built on hope”, and I walked away from the venue feeling just that, despite the current state of the world.
Colette is a freelance writer based in Berlin. She likes Turkish psych rock, wandering, data sculptures, and white sauce. For more Colette, visit here.