“A fusion album of spectacular depth… Novanta carve and pump out a wide range of beautiful and elegant alternative genres that paint a shimmering picture of a band who are fully pledged to their art form –Primal Music Blog
“There have been few projects where shoegaze and electronica combine so well together. Goðafoss is beautiful, full of vigour and musters optimism, like The Wonder Stuff mixed with Noir Désir and Tiromancino”– Overblown Zine
“There is an optimism, intricacy, depth and serenity in this music that demonstrates Novanta’s maturity as a musician. His music straddles impressive territory between shoegaze, pop, post-rock and electronica” –The Spill Magazine
“Goðafoss itself is a constant hook that drives the listener in and leaves them wanting more… Such a beautiful and heartfelt chorus surrounded by meaty verses and a powerful and rhythmic intro” – Jammerzine
“Straight forward stripped down minimal synth pop type tracks with highly addictive melodies along side epic progressive guitar backed productions” – Deftune
Two years after releasing ‘Best-Selling Dreams’ to wide acclaim around the world, Novanta will soon release his new album ‘Hello We’re Not Enemies’ on Seashell Records. The first single from this release is‘Goðafoss’.
Novanta is Manfredi Lamartina, a musician who is originally from Palermo but has been based in Milan for many years now. On this album, Novanta further evolves his sound, falling effortlessly between shoegaze, post-rock and electronica.
This release underlines the importance of empathy as its core idea. In a period where human relationships are often based on aggression and on the division between “us” and “them”, here we find that we’re not enemies. This album is also an expression of love towards Iceland, a country where Manfredi Lamartina spent some time traveling last year.
The songs featured on ‘Hello We’re Not Enemies’ involve collaboration with some very talented artists, including Australian Ian Bonnar (In Every Dream A Nightmare Waits), Claudio Cataldi, Fabrizio De Felice (Bialogard), Giuseppe Musto (Il ragazzo del Novantanove), Raniero Federico Neri (Albedo), and Giampiero Riggio (Haas). Joining Novanta on “Goðafoss” are Raniero Federico Neri on lyrics and vocals and Giuseppe Musto on drums.
“Hello We’re Not Enemies” is due for release on June 17 and will be available in digital download and limited edition cassette via Seashell Records‘ Bandcamp site. The full album will be exclusively streamed viaOndaRock on June 13.
4. Tell a Story
6. Blue Lagoon
7. Melted Eyes