Umberto – “Prophecy of The Black Widow” – [Not not Fun Records]
This is some hip shit! Dark, sinister, disco (don’t get scared), electronic creepshow dance party. Drowning in Goblin-esque influences. Italian horror film soundtrack stylings – wompwompwompwoozewooze. Heavy on the keyboards, some oozing electronics and thumping drums. It gets borderline cheeseball at times, but then you picture Ms. Widow with her black lace veil and blood red nails, caressing her neon purple skulls and you’re good. Klaus-y krauty-ness is a good definition I found on the interspiderwebs. This all comes from one man, Matt Hill, who also used to tour playing bass for Expo 70.