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RIVIERA - Contrasto 12" LP

This record gives me nostalgia of fifteen years ago when a bunch of Italian bands played some pretty damn good emo. Riviera would fit in well, sounding a little like Frammenti in places but having the softer touches of later-era Raein. There’s a lot of melody and it’s on the softer side of the spectrum. ‘Bronte’ is a highlight, as they bring out a trumpet halfway through. If they add more distinctive touches like that then they’ve got something. (collective zine)