With guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and John Frusciante as inspirations you’d expect a virtuoso musician and that’s exactly what you get with Eil Marchini – a maverick artist who excels at combining the very best musicianship with an unbridled talent and expertise for presenting it in endlessly fascinating new ways. His forthcoming self-titled EP sees Eil at his brilliant, boggling best, fusing his sensational blues/folk-inspired guitar-picking with a night-flight through an electronic forest of ideas. Ever shifting and growing, the first lead track Magpies on Acid is an extraordinary, psychedelic masterpiece, which will leave you utterly drained.
Born in Italy, Eil Marchini has spent much of his life travelling the world, on a mystic mission to experience the sights and sounds of everywhere he visits, ready to mould them into the bewildering sonic creatures on both his first album, Smile, and this his self-titled four-track EP. Alongside Magpies on Acid, the EP also features the tracks Honey Bones – a suitably syrupy drum and bass reworking of the Dope Lemon track; Loop 21 – a spaced-out liquid guitar light show fed through loop number 21 of a 99-channel loop pedal; and Lydia, a track written and performed on a Weissenborn slide-guitar and injected with synths for a cinematic edge.
Having just completed a tour supporting Alt-Country/Paisley Underground pioneers, The Long Ryders, Eil Marchini is essential listening for anyone with a passion for guitar, electronica, soundscapes, folk, psychedelia…in fact, for anyone who demands the music they listen to challenges them and transports them to worlds they never even knew they wanted to visit.