Maserati’s Rehumanizer: Stream it in Full Right Now!
Is this finally the time for Maserati? NPR’s Marc Masters certainly thinks so, citing the current explosion of synthwave as a happy coincidence that might bring Maserati’s sound to a wider audience than ever before. Says Masters:
Fifteen years into its existence, Maserati might have finally found its time. One side of the Georgia band’s sound — a dramatic soar that evokes ’80s movie-thriller soundtracks — is currently back in style, with horror scores getting reissued on vinyl and a master of the form, director John Carpenter, making new music again. Meanwhile, Krautrock, whose chugging motorik beats course through Maserati’s music, is enjoying yet another renaissance via recent touring by genre figurehead Kraftwerk.
I’m not necessarily convinced Maserati are suddenly gonna break out into the big time — they’ve always had a small but devoted following, and their appeal is limited — but if any extra ears are hearing this incredible band for the first time over a decade into their existence I’m all for it. The current musical climes do ripen folks for the Maserati picking… that much is true.
Rehumanizer comes out October 30th via Temporary Residence, but NPR has the full album available for streaming right now. It’s fantastically groovy and synthy and spacey and futuristic and retro feeling all the same… in short, it’s Maserati. Pre-order physically here or digitally on iTunes.