Italian time and space warriors Giöbia are descending back down to Terra Firma, and with them, they have their latest spellbinding opus Acid Disorder. As we’ve come to expect from this psychedelic spirit, the eight tracks on offer are coated in acid-drenched reverb that dances majestically around lush psych, kraut, and space rock tones.
Set to be released on the 28th April through Heavy Psych Sounds, today, The Shaman is beyond ecstatic to bring you the latest single The Sweetest Nightmare, and about the track, the band comments…
‘The Sweetest Nightmare is the call to salvation of those who have long found relief in their own damnation, the painful and at the same time sweet and almost familiar condemnation in which to cradle themselves. With doom sounds contaminated by ethereal atmospheres, this song is the invocation of those who look into oblivion to find themselves touching bottom to the point of being able to go back up.’
Now click play below to let Giöbia guide you through The Sweetest Nightmare…
More On Giöbia & ‘Acid Disorder’
The mystical day when ‘60s rock met neo-psych, mixing up to the point of losing consciousness of their own essence, is when Giöbia’s acid psychedelic rock was born in an overwhelming and incessant soundtrack with an unmistakable Italian taste.
Inside a vortex that leaves no way out, this foursome’s unique melodies take the listener into a world where the boundaries of reality are no longer defined, and anything can ever happen. After their 2009 debut Hard Stories, Giöbia firmly established themselves in 2013 with Introducing Night Sounds, which brought them to the most important European stages until their 2016 milestone The Magnifier.
Giöbia kept catching their audience off guard with Plasmatic Idol, which saw the light in 2020 via Heavy Psych Sounds and reconfirmed their status of modern forefathers of a genre that fascinates and amazes anyone who dares to leave themselves behind without the fear of never returning. In 2021, Giöbia released their split album with The Cosmic Dead The Intergalactic Connection – Exploring The Sideral Remote Hyperspace, a must-have for every space traveller.
Unable to stop in front of any challenge, Giöbia is now ready to release its new album Acid Disorder on Heavy Psych Sounds that will easily engage even the most demanding listener. We can hear certain kraut rock influences a la Amon Düül and Ash Ra Temple which lead us to float in the cosmos towards new unexplored dimensions and reconfirm the purely space-rock taste of the band and its inclination to sci-fi soundtracks charm and mystery.
With this new album, Giöbia invite us to enter their realm, that hidden place in the depths of their mind where anything can happen. Once again we abandon ourselves to altered states of consciousness, enchanted by the lysergic side of music that is both familiar and new. The album was recorded at Elfo Studio in Piacenza, Italy, between March and October 2022, engineered and mixed by Daniele Mandelli and Bazu and mastered by Giovanni Versari at La Maestà Studio. The artwork was designed by Trevor Tipton.
Acid Disorder Tracklist:
01. Queen Of Wands
02. The Sweetest Nightmare
03. Consciousness Equals Energy
04. Screaming Souls
05. Blood Is Gone
06. Circo Galattico
07. In Line
08. Acid Disorder
Bazu – Strings, Vocals
Detrji – Bass
Melissa – Synths, Vocals
Pietro – Drums
Acid Disorder, the new album from Italian psychedelic spirits Giöbia, releases 28th April through Heavy Psych Sounds. Pre-orders are available now for various vinyl pressings and digipak compact disc over on the labels webstore, and for digital downloads, head over to Bandcamp.