Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip follow their Mercury nominated concept album Stainless Style, about the car marker John DeLorean, with another psychedelic-hued biopic, this time about Italian left-wing political activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Although the music isn’t as conceptually aligned this time — Feltrinelli’s story reads like a 1960s spy thriller, this has an ’80s feel — it has earfuls of glorious analogue-digital charm, challenged through sleek synths and an unlikely appearance from pop star Sabrina. You might want to read the Wikipedia entry on Feltrinelli first, though.
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