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La Bygone Era is Morose's “new old album”: an anthology of representative pieces recorded in the years 1998-2004, that is, from the band's origin (which coincides with that of OuZeL recordings) through their debut album, when the paths of OuZeL and Morose began to diverge.

Since 2004, Morose and OuZeL have continued their activity without interacting with each other for the next 10 years, until 2014, when the founding members of the band Davide Landini (voice and guitar of the band), Michele Angelotti (now in the Slim River Boys) and Mauro Costagli (OuZeL rec, Colours Seen From Behind and Lo-fi Sucks!) met again over a beer and came up with the idea of this anthology.

Ten are the musicians who took part to the Morose project in the years ‘98/’04, and each one of them appears in at least one track of La Bygone Era, which includes the best - yet forgotten - tracks of the band from their early EPs on cassette tape and CDr, the their ultra-rare 2001 vinyl 7" Love is a Swindle, one live recording dated 2003, and the debut album La Mia Ragazza Mi Ha Lasciato. The last track of the album is a remake of an old Morose song, that has been re-arranged and recorded expressly for this CD.

La Bygone Era is dressed in a nice cardboard package enriched with the drawings of Riccardo Tedoldi.

You can stream / download / buy the album here:

Morose formed in August ’98. Their first relevant release is the 7" vinlyl EP Love is a Swindle, published in 2001 by the American indie label Try Not To Look, and was followed in 2003 by the debut full-length album La Mia Ragazza Mi Ha Lasciato. At that time, their sound reminded that of Sebadoh and Black Heart Procession, but year by year it slowly shifted towards the atmospheres inspired by Labradford, Current 93 and Popol Vuh. The lyrical desolation of “People have ceased to ask me about you” (2005) and “On the back of each day” (2006) peaks at their fourth album “La vedova d’un uomo vivo” (2009), characterized by the use, for the first time, of the Italian language.
Their most recent published work is “Dell’amore e dei suoi fallimenti”, released in 2013 by Under My Bed.

Band page: moroseismorose.blogspot.it

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Selected Discography

Year: 1998
Title: -
Label: OuZeL (Italy)
Notes: cassette EP

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Year: 2000
Title: Lifespace at a given moment
Label: OuZeL (Italy)
Notes: CD-r EP
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Year: 2001
Title: Best regards from Hungary
Label: OuZeL (Italy)
Notes: CD-r EP
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Year: 2001
Title: Love is a swindle
Label: Try not to look (USA)
Notes: 7" EP
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Year: 2002
Title: The worst of
Label: Bliss (England)
Notes: cassette EP split with
The colours seen from behind
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Year: 2003
Title: I am vertical
Label: Under my bed (Italy)
Notes: split CD-r
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Year: 2003
Title: La mia ragazza mi ha lasciato
Labels: Cane Andaluso, OuZeL, Under my bed (Italy)
Notes: Debut full-length Album, CD
available here
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Year: 2005
Title: People have ceased to ask me about you
Label: Suiteside (Italy)
Note: Second album, CD
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Year: 2006
Title: On the back of each day
Label: Suiteside (Italy)
Note: Third album, CD
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Year: 2009
Title: La vedova d'un uomo vivo
Labels: Ribess, Boring Machines (Italy), Travelling Music (France)
Note: Fourth album, CD
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Year: 2013
Title: Dell'amore e dei suoi fallimenti
Label: Under my bed (Italy)
Note: CD-r, split with Campofame
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