SNUFF: Crepuscolo Dorato Della Bruschetta Borsetta Calzetta Cacchetta Trombetta Lambretta Giallo Ossido, Ooooooh Cosi Magnifico!: LP/CD

May 24, 2022

Yes, that is really the title of the album and apparently it’s something to do with Duncan Redmonds reminiscing about once owning a Lambretta. Moving on, this is Snuff at the top of its game in that this is all killer and no filler. I’ve always first focused on the guitar sound with Snuff and it sounds wonderful on here—crisp, clear, and full of air guitar moments. In terms of the songs, they’re energetic and expertly driven by Redmonds’ drumming whilst his vocals are as familiar as one would expect having listened to the band for decades. My highlights include the instrumental “Barba Gelata” and the organ-fueled cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times.” This is the best Snuff album in a while, by some way. (This is a postscript, a few days after writing this. I’m sat in work and it’s already looking like a shit week ahead. However, this album is blasting through my headphones and is providing me with a bit of a positive boost. Thank you Snuff.) –Rich Cocksedge (SBÄM, [email protected], / 10 Past 12 /