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Luigi Rubino
«Il Soffio e la Voce»

DigiCD, ARK Records 2016
ARK028
13 EURO [order now!]
Luigi Rubino - Il soffio e la voce

Esce per l’etichetta italiana ARK Records il secondo album solista del pianista compositore Luigi Rubino, già fondatore degli Ashram, gruppo neoclassico di Napoli, e pianista del gruppo progressive ethereal folk Corde Oblique.

«Il soffio e la voce” consta di 14 nuove tracce. Una sequenza di sfumature color pastello che svelano un orizzonte sempre diverso. Melodie malinconiche disegnano la fragilità dell'essere... un racconto sonoro sospeso in una dimensione onirica che rifugge dal caos che ci circonda per indicarci la via catartica e interiore attraverso la quale ritrovare noi stessi.

Released by the Italian label ARK Records the second solo album by the pianist composer Luigi Rubino, founder of the Ashram, neoclassical band of Naples, and pianist of the progressive ethereal folk group Corde Oblique

«Il soffio e la voce” consists of 14 new tracks. A sequence of pastel shades that reveal an ever-changing horizon. Melancholic melodies draw the the fragility of being ... a suspended sound story in a dreamlike dimension that escapes from the chaos around us to show us the cathartic and inner way through which we can find ourselves.

Impreziosiscono il disco importanti collaborazioni:
Nino Bruno E Le 8 Tracce, attivo sin dai primissimi anni ‘90, con formazioni a cavallo tra new wave e glam, ha collaborato con Francesco Di Bella dei 24 Grana, Daniele Sepe, il brano «Every Single Moment In My Life Is A Weary Wait» è stato inserito nella colonna sonora di «This Must Be The Place» di Paolo Sorrentino;
Eleonora Amato, violinista nell'Orchestra Cherubini del maestro Riccardo Muti, ha suonato con i Berliner Symphoniker, l'Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. Già nota in ambito di musica d’avanguardia per aver collaborato con gli Argine;
Riccardo Prencipe, mente dei Corde Oblique di cui è compositore e chitarrista;
Annalisa Madonna, voce dei Vox Populi e Corde Oblique;
Giorgio Cerrato noto come Exsiderurgica;
Giulio Fazio, collabora con Nino Bruno, Mbarka Ben Taleb e con diverse orchestre sinfoniche, vedi "Lo vommaro a duello" di Roberto de Simone;
Genno Panza: chitarrista, arrangiatore, compositore e fondatore dei Nadir ha poi negli anni militato in varie band italiane tra cui Metharia ed Entropy;
Carlo Contocalakis è un cantautore e polistrumentista.
 
PMS
«Premenstrual Syndrome»

MCD, ARK Records 2016
ARK027
10 EURO [order now!]
PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome PMS has its roots among the classroom desks of «S. Pietro a Majella» Conservatory of Naples when the pianist Martina Mollo met the violinist Caterina Bianco. The artistic and human synergy that began instantaneously between these two young women leads them to experiment with music, gradually shifting from their shared background (classical music) towards an original language, imbued with the most varied influences, from Queen to Metallica, from Radiohead to Bjork. In the following years the two artists worked side by side on many projects, the first of which was Ethereal Dark Orchestra, then followed by Rua Port’Alba’s world music, Quartieri Jazz’ Gipsy jazz, Foremare and ‘e Zezi’s folk music, while at the same time they work together with the most important artists of the Neapolitan dark scene: Argine, Edo Notarloberti, Ashram.
2012 is effectively the birth year of the PMS duo, with the recording of some works by Samuel Barber rearranged in a very peculiar way that gives the two musicians the inspiration to compose their own music. Their style lays its basis on classical music but is a complete expression of their own musical thought, without any filter. This is the reason of the name chosen by the duo, the Premenstrual Syndrome, shortened to PMS, to evoke an impunity for the bold stylistic choices, for the deliberate pursuit of dissonance, the harshness of the dense harmonies: the same impunity that is “allowed” to women when affected by PMS, excusing any excess because it comes from that peculiar condition, a condition that comes from the simple fact of being a woman.
The album «Premenstrual Syndrome», out in February 2016, collects, almost in just one breath, the songs that represent best the latest period of the duo’s production. A deliberately short album, that seeks to leave the listener longing for a follow-up, a tension that doesn’t resolve, but will stay hanging until the next album comes out.
 
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