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 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!
“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.