“Roboid 371304” is a concept album which focuses on the affairs of two aliens who for contrasting reasons, are drawn to mankind. As the story goes on, soon becomes clear that aliens and humans are closer to each other than previously imagined.
The music it’s related as style and approach to bands such as IAMX, Imogen Heap, Cut Copy, and generally to the area of Indietronica, IDM (Intelligent Dance Music), Synthpop, with some Rock colours linked back to the 80’s David Bowie and Depeche Mode.
No wobbling, no contorted noises, no twisted metallic blows and drops, this journey filled with spaces, dark vibe and chilled, sometimes Dream Pop flavored moments might sounds for many pretty out-dated, eventually not enough groove oriented, but this retro electronic taste and the futuristic, scifi story it’s the very essence of this concept.
So, if you are not addicted to the 140 BPM tempo, interested in other contentment then the wobbling bass, the 10 tracks of “Roboid 371304” might be your ticket out of this grey world for an hour.
Garmo – vocals, loops, keyboard, programming; Merx – guitars, bass and Kekko – guitars, bass proved to be kind hosts and perfect guides. The party it’s over, so let’s go back to the disco!!
01 – Contact
02 – One by one
03 – S.O.S. Space
04 – Discoboy 040125
05 – Homage to Vega
06 – Roboid 371304
07 – Lightless box
08 – Among the stars 860306
09 – The Frog Prince
10 – The world 201717
Lost Reality is a project which dates back to 1996 and has undergone a radical evolution over time.
The style of music performed by the group nowadays is an rock/alternative genre.
In 1999, the group was contacted by an American record label based in Rome and proposed that the group put one of their productions on a compilation CD linked to the well known magazine PSYCHO, which would feature trac
ks from the best up and coming groups in Italy.
The track which appeared on the compilation CD was “Veil of the martyr” and was released all over Italy selling 10,000 copies.
On 30th June 2001, the group performed “Nothing I am” live on the I-Tim tour in Reggio Calabria in front of 40,000 spectators.
In September 2001, the group performed live once, playing “Mean Place” in the national final of the I-Tim tour.
Since March 2002, the promo CD containing the songs “The White Wall”, “If this is Heaven”, “Mean Place” and “Nothing I am” has been available.
In May 2002 the band finished second in the Diesel-U-Music competition (organised by the Diesel multinational).
In June 2002, the band took part once again in the I-Tim tour held in Matera and once again the group got to the final selection where they finished in second place with the new song “Poison Kiss”.
On 17th September 2002, the noted radio station, Radio ROCK FM from Milan dedicated the space, “Demolition”, to the band and also interviewed the band live on the airwaves.
On 25th October 2002, RAI Radio Uno broadcast “Mean Place”, taken from the 2002 CD Promo.
On 19th July 2003, confirmation of the group’s steady rise to prominence was clearly demonstrated when they won the Catanzaro stage of the I-Tim tour with their new song “Perfect Passion”.
This victory enables the group to participate in the national final which will be held in Piazza Duomo in Milan on 4th, 5th and 6th September.
In april 2004, Lost Reality performed at Rock TV TOUR, the tour of the 27 best italian underground bands!
That concert will be broadcast via Satellite on Rock TV.
On 31/07/04 the band won the regional final of the I-Tim tour held in Reggio Calabria. This enabled the group to take part in the national final of the competition which was held in Piazza Duomo in Milan and also appear on Rock TV programmes Database, Salaprove, Rock TV Tour, Rock TV Night and On The Road.
In December 2005, the band played as supporting act for Dutch group Clan of Xymox (one of the most important Dark icons in the world) during their series of concerts in Italy.
In 2006, the band reached a management and promotion agreement with Alkemist Fanatix Europe.
In the immediate aftermath, the band signed a record deal with an English record label, UK Division Europe which provides for the release of their debut album, “What Remains”, in the early months of 2007. The album has been distributed in 26 countries by Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd.
Among the concerts done by Lost Reality over the years, the most noteworthy was when the band played alongside Clan of Xymox, Richie Kotzen (ex Mr.Big) and the cream of Italian artists (Litfiba, Negramaro, Eiffel 65 etc.).
“Roboid 371304” has attracted the attention of the EK Product label with whom there will soon be an agreement for future projects.