This escaped me back in February when it was released by the good folks at Crash Symbols. Welcome Back Sailors is an Italian duo making cutting edge electronic dream pop. It reminds me Keep Shelly in Athens, who contribute a remix here, which is to say it’s some serious cutting-edge underground shit. The originals are the stand-outs here.
“Stronger” is a downtempo masterpiece. Dreamy vocals carry a hauntingly beautiful and addictive melody over a spare bed of keyboard and guitar. The Pet Shop Boys-like “Flesh & Blood” is a journey into synthpop heaven that soars to truly majestic heights.
This is deeper, more substantial stuff than dujour chillwave. I think I’ll be listening to this for a while. Bliss out! Download the free EP below and check out the other fine releases at Crash Symbols Bandcamp.