Alex Puddu's on fire! "In The Eye Of The Cat" is the latest output of the prolific Italian musician based in Copenhagen.
A new work, following the previous "Registrazioni Al Buio" and a second chapter of a trilogy celebrating the world of the Italian movies scores from the 70s.
EddaDell'Orso makes her comeback: EnnioMorricone'sfavourite singer adds her unparalleled touch to Alex's groovy production.
2016 will see the release of "In The Eye Of The Cat" by Alex Puddu. A work that follows the previous "Registrazioni al Buio", the second chapter of a trilogy featuring EddaDell'Orso, EnnioMorricone'sfavourite singer.
A deep, immersive journey into funk, library music and cinematic atmospheres... This is the official video of "The Bull", the first single extracted from the album, which is available here.
Gerardo Frisina - Olympia
An explosive mix of latinflavoured house, afro-cuban rhythms and funk from our very own Gerardo Frisina
Gerardo Frisina presents LivianaFerri and Cubafro - Ye Maya Ye / Confianceà la Musique
LivianaFerri is an Italian percussionist hailing from Bari - check her first EP produced by Gerardo Frisina
Schema Records is proud to present the new album by The Dining Rooms, featuring Jessica Lauren, SacriCuori and Bruno Dorella (Ronin).
After a four years hiatus since the previous album Lonesome Traveller, The Dining Rooms are back with a work that reconnects to the early sounds of the Milanese duo: a soundtrack of cosmic funk, abstract jazz and cinematic avant-garde.
Love Talk is the third single taken from Alex Puddu's recent album Soultiger.
A Super 8mm film by Thomas Eikrem & AlexandreArchimbaud, the video contains also footage of Alex Puddu and Joe Bataan performing live in Copenhagen.
Soultiger follows the two volumes of The Golden Age of Danish Pornography and Registrazioni al Buio and definitively establishes Alex’s trademark sound: a spicy blend of groovy funk and cinematic atmospheres, deeply rooted in the sound of the 70s. The album features the King of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, which sings on The Mover, 50.000 Women Can't Be Wrong and here on Love Talk. Enjoy!
"The female answer to Gregory Porter" (Wax Poetics Japan)
"'Welcome to my World' as an album is a triumph, especially for a debut" (UK VIBE)
"Yuille, whose influences include Sarah Vaughan and Phyllis Hyman, has an attractively expressive low toned jazz and soul voice" (Marlbank)
Watch "Welcome To My World" Album Trailer with Joyce Elaine Yuille!
JOYCE ELAINE YUILLE • Welcome To My World
This new project presents a remarkable union between one of Milan’s more sophisticated and appreciated voices amongst the Italian public and Finland’s most celebrated saxophonist, TimoLassy.
Class, great music and cookin’ jazz!
An explosive boogie funk production for your dancefloor, with special guest Joe Bataan on the tracks “The Mover”, “50,000 Women Can’t Be Wrong” and “Love Talk”.
ALEX PUDDUSOULTIGERfeat. JOE BATAAN• Soultiger/The Mover
Schema 7inches series continues with this superb single taken from the album "Soultiger" SCEB929
The title of this damn fine album is a reference to the Italian giallo film genre of the 1960s and 70s. These lurid murder mysteries/thrillers, featuring black gloved killers lurking in the dark, gorgeous young ladies being chased and artistic displays of blood and cruelty, usually had horrifying and imaginative film titles, in many cases with words as eye(s), black, blood, death, killer and the name of an animal of some sort thrown in the mix. A nice homage to giallo maestro Dario Argento from fellow Roman Alex Puddu.
Alex is most certainly into giallo movies and the great scores for these wicked whodunits, but his inspiration goes further. Take for example the second composition on the album, “Emerald”; it starts out with a tense up-tempo beat that makes it easy to imagine a girl being followed in a giallo film, but then it turns into an African/Middle Eastern groove with bou- zouki and zither! The North African influence on the percussion can be found throughout the album; it has that groovy, vibrant 70s vibe. The varied selection of instruments (organ, flute, moog, bongos, cello, violin, drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars etc.) blend flawlessly into each other and make this an intense and inspired trip... in fact it may turn into a movie in front of your very eyes!
This 45rpm single anticipates the new full-length album by Alex Puddu, a real specialist in the field of groovy imaginary soundtracks with a strong ‘70s vibe. The title of this 7’’ is “The Bull”, and it’s the most representative track from the upcoming record “In the Eye of the Cat”, which undoubtedly is one of Puddu’s best and cohesive works to date.
As Nils Markvardsen (editor of the film magazine eXtase and film festival curator) writes in the liner notes of the album: “The Bull confronts you with some intense flute and a killer groove and here it’s easy to imagine a mob of armed gangsters robbing a bank in an Italian crime film/poliziottesco!"
As a B-side we have “Sequenza Erotica” (Erotic Sequence), an unreleased track that can only be found on this 7’’, spreading that sexy cinematic feeling typical of Puddu’s production (see for example his “Golden Age of Danish Pornography” series).
“Original Sin” offers the listener the surprise of a new sound, a real rediscovery of one of the most ancestral and natural sounds the Western history of music bequeathed us: the clavichord.
In CesarePicco’s hands this instrument, unknown to the public as very little played in the same Baroque era, abandons every kind of stereotype and musical commonplace to embark on a path which tears down all the stylistic barriers, taking us to unexplored sound territories.
The codes of baroque music naturally match with the ones of contemporary music: cinematic, electronic and experimental.
Beside CesarePicco, an internationally known ensemble of strings specialized in baroque music: SezioneAurea String Quintet.
CesarePicco described his album this way:
“I think that the sound of clavichord is one of the greatest treasures musicians have. With “Original Sin” I want to break the original sin and go against the rules imposed by the executive practice and the fundamentalisms of music, inventing new sounds connections with one purpose: taking the sound of clavichord to unexplored territories”
His album includes 8 tracks, 4 of which for clavichord and strings, two improvisations for clavichords and Wurlitzer piano, one track for strings and electronic and one for clavichord, bass and two violins.
One year after the release of his fifth studio album Movement, Gerardo Frisina comes back with a new EP: 5 tracks that outline his current sound. Call it latin jazz dance if you will, but these tracks display subtleties, indications of different moods and areas of research. The title track for instance, Olympia, delves into Gerardo’s passion for Brazilian music: a slow joint (only 115bpm!) where the berimbau plays an important role. Or Talking Sticks, a track that in some way follows the afro-funk mood already explored in his latest album. Gerardo eschews ordinary choices and opted for inserting often overlooked or out of fashion instruments in his tracks: the Hammond organ, the baritone sax, for instance.
East Breeze reminds one of the latest Gerardo’s EP (do you remember Orient, co-produced with DJ Skizo?) and brings an exotic flavour to Gerardo’s trademark sound. There’s also a cover, an homage to one of Gerardo’s favourite tracks, Dizzy Gillespie’s Tin Tin Deo: a jazz classic influenced by afro-cuban music of which Gerardo desired for long time to give his interpretation. The closing track is The Obsession – a track led by a repetitive bass, a pure example of Gerardo’s sound: a track that may sound house at first, but that the experienced listener will recognise as a far more complex blend of styles and influences. The consistency of the sound of this EP is guaranteed by the presence of Gerardo’s musicians, the ones that participated on his latest full length.
Schema is proud to release a new project curated by Gerardo Frisina.
This time Gerardo took a seat into the control room and produced a record that tells a story, a one about an encounter between like minded artists: LivianaFerri is an Italian percussionist hailing from Bari, who studied and had been heavily influenced by afro-cuban music. Gerardo met her in Puglia at one of her gigs. This encounter fostered a series of gigs where Liviana played percussions on Gerardo’s DJ set… It took really little time for Liviana to come to Gerardo with some recordings of her and the Cubafro ensemble. Starting from her vocals and percussions Gerardo arranged and produced Ye Maya E, a 3 tracks EP that perfectly transmits the powerful vibration of afro-cuban music. A solid horn section, enthralling percussion sounds and a clubby attitude: these are sounds that will shake your body, the club sounds Gerardo got us used to.