The Dining Rooms

Released: 2024

  SCCD 529 | EAN: 8018344015293 | Buy CD
  SCLP 529 | EAN: 8018344115290 | Buy LP



“Songs to Make Love To” is the 10th studio album by The Dining Rooms, the Milanese duo including Stefano Ghittoni and Cesare Malfatti, who celebrate the 25th anniversary of their artistic career during this current year 2024.

The Dining Rooms’ new record extends their classic sound legacy among psychedelic folk, cinematic atmospheres and hip hop-inspired downtempo rhythms. As always divided into instrumental and vocal tracks, it is entirely played and produced by Stefano and Cesare and features guest appearances on vocals by Chiara Castello (I’m Not a Blonde), Egeeno (of the Roman collective Tropicantesimo) and labelmate Tomaz Di Cunto aka Toco.

“Songs To Make Love To”, whose artwork was made with works by artist Tatjana Zonca, talks about love and the explicit act of loving each other, but also and especially about the construction of love, the dynamics of love relationships inside and outside the couple, free and liberated love, without constraints and outside the concept of possession.

A further peculiarity that contributes to the uniqueness of “Songs To…” is the in-depth exploration of anthropological and ethnomusicological themes, particularly dear to Alan Lomax: the classic TDR sound therefore blends, especially in the instrumental tracks, with classic field recordings of sounds from the Genoese carruggi, the Milanese dockyard, the Spanish quarters of Naples and cities such as Istanbul and São Paulo.