When the stars begin to fall, darkness rises upon everything and absorbs these little golden teardrops, these mysterious gems shining bright in the obscurity. In dark ages like this one, we have to find out those rare jewels to fight against the mediocrity and mass-absorbtion generated by things such as the superficiality of the communication and the domination of the all-similar merchandise. One way to find out some enlightement is to dig deep down and excavate those treasures with a gold shit-digging shovel. On the surface, Giallo Oscuro is a pop-oriented project about 60's italian love songs. Giallo Oscuro is the missing link between romance, lightness, recklessness and fear, terror, murder and psychosexual dementia. These strange connexions are created in a dream-like form able to reach out the darkness in a compendium of tension and grace. This is part of the "magic" modus operandi of this project.
It's an homage to the music of those "maestri" who have changed forever as much pop sound as the movie soundtracks genre at that time: Bruno Nicolai, Egisto Macchi, Alessandro Alessandroni, Gruppo di improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Ennio Morricone- just to name a few. The sounds that emerges from this golden-age are the combination between splendor, grace, lascivity, eroticism, joy, sadness and pre-psychedelia era. And even more than an homage or a rereading of this beautiful music, Giallo Oscuro is mostly about love, loss, distance, time, heartbreak, falling, "pop star's" fall and decadence.
This project is about death, about the dead: our creations, lifes and art are ruled by the dead.
Ni cinéma, ni théâtre, ni concert, Giallo Oscuro est tout cela à la fois et se présente comme un spectacle articulé autour de chansons d'amour et d'un film imaginaire recomposé à partir de fragments et de collages issus d'autres films - s'inspirant en partie du film de Lucio Fulci "Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna" (1971).
Pour les musiciens et les compositeurs de cet orchestre atypique, il s’agit non seulement de rendre hommage à un âge d’or de la musique italienne mais aussi de renouer les fils d’une histoire qui se décompose et se recompose, comme dans un rêve.
released August 15, 2017
Recorded by Antoine Etter
Master & Cut at Central Dubs by Adi Flück
Cover Artwork by Jerom el Duderino - Subsphearic Design Bangkok
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