I'm very active in Facebook groups in which music is spoken and shared at 360°, offering an endless series of opportunities and occasions, not least that of being able to listen to valid emerging music that has not yet entered the large-scale retail trade. Very often it is in the undergrowth that one finds the most interesting fruits. This is the case with this EP by Mega Coma, an extremely evocative cover and 22 minutes of truly unsettling music that is anything but trivial. 

The group's proposal is extremely difficult to frame given the great contamination between the genres that cross these five instrumental tracks: rock, electronica, metal (sometimes doom), jazz, a mix that can displace but which turns out to be absolutely fascinating and engaging, in particular in the elaborate - as well as the speaker's favorite track - "The Daemon Gentleman Flipperjazz Club" which suffers from the only defect of some rather abrupt tempo changes, which is also found in the initial prologue and which perhaps represents the only true limit (however venial) of a decidedly convincing work. 

The guys know how to play really well and know how to weave plots that are never predictable, something that brings me very close to a more extreme Frank Zappa or to the latest productions of an artist very dear to me like Thy Catafalque, all without ever being derivative and always with great personality; a non-obvious applause for the production and the sound, beautifully direct and without patina.

Summing up, therefore, this is a quality work, which invites listening and re-listening but which knows how to strike from the first encounter, a promising debut and which, I hope, is the beginning of a beautiful musical journey...

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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