‘The Electric Muse (I Wanna Know Why)’ by Monoscopes | New Album, ‘Endcyclopedia’
Exclusive video premiere of ‘The Electric Muse (I Wanna Know Why)’ by Monoscopes, taken from the upcoming album, ‘Endcyclopedia,’ out January 26th 2024 via Big Black Car Records.
‘The Electric Muse (I Wanna Know Why)’ is the new single from Monoscopes, founded by Paolo Mioni, former member of Jennifer Gentle, spearhead of the Italian psych scene. Monoscopes are back with an album that shows their exposed nerves, just like the cover illustration. Why does one sing a song? Why does one write music at all? What does one want, what does one aim to achieve? ‘The Electric Muse’ poses precisely this question in the song, which counts for Monoscopes as a true declaration of intent, both content- and style-wise.
The single is accompanied by a video shot by Samuele Gottardello (aka Blak Sagaan), and a virtual B-side, the noise ride ‘The Evil That Men Do’.
In addition to the members of Monoscopes, the album features guests Tommaso Cerasuolo of Perturbazione and former Jennifer Gentle Francesco Candura, who shared an entire American tour with Paolo Mioni.
The album moves from psychedelic rock with pop overtones to noise rides, from nocturnal atmospheres to Velvet Underground-influenced garage pop. In between there is noise, melody, harmonic and rhythmic experimentation and a resurgence of the middle eight. In ‘Endcyclopedia’ one hears echoes of the noisy spirituals of Spiritualized, of the more apocalyptic side of PJ Harvey, of the power pop of Big Star, but also of R.E.M. and the melodic quest of the unforgettable LA’s.