From "Stilbon is Dead" LP
Released on May 20th by Midira Records
Director: Francesca Marongiu
This is Architeuthis Rex third full length and sixth release over all.
They have released records with labels such as Utech Records, Zeitgeists Publishing, Stunned Records, etc.
Members of AR have also or currently play in bands/groups such as Agarttha, Kapustin Yar, One Starving Day, etc.
Architeuthis Rex are Antonio Gallucci, Francesca Marongiu and Francesco Gregoretti.
ABOUT "STILBON IS DEAD"
The LP has been largerly inspired by the idea of "gleaminess", as spoken in the Ancient Greek Mythology, referred to one of the aspects of Planet Mercury.
The Greeks could see Mercury in the morning and at dusk. In the 8th century B.C., they thought that it was two different planets, so they gave it two names: Stilbon, "the gleaming", as the Morning Star, and Hermaon, the Evening Star.
Lately, probably thanks to Pythagoras, they realized that both Stilbon and Hermaon were the same planet, and they called it Hermes, the Greek name for Planet Mercury.
The idea of a "dead Stilbon" symbolizes both the concept of darkness and gleaminess, which can be traced in the metallic light of the world in the Antropocene Era.
This light can also be a glare of the ancestral origins of the Universe and the Earth, when science and mythology were melted.
Alchemy and sci-fi have always been major interests to Architeuthis Rex so this is a way to connect James Ballard with Pythagoras, Ursula K. LeGuin with Robert Fludd, all encompassed in an overflowing, gloom and gleamy present.