Saturday, April 9, 2011

OCD006 : El Topo / Pigiama Psicoattivo

Cover art by Kiekebiche


OCD006 : El Topo / Pigiama Psicoattivo

The group was founded in 2006, performing a mixture of rockjazz and electronica, with krautrock, minimalist and psychedelic elements.
Adriano Lanzi and Omar Sodano had been working together since year 2000, releasing some tracks on compilation albums and a full album (La Vita Perfetta, 2004) on the German Klangbad label.

After some live gigs as a duo, they felt the need to set a larger band up. After a series of one-off collaborations, they found like-minded conspirators in Francesco Mendolia, drummer with the ability to perform in a wide range of styles from jazz/funk to electronic music (Chester Harlan, Alessandro Gwiss, Mino Freda) and Andrea Biondi, vibist and percussionist active in jazz and contemporary music (Gianluigi Trovesi, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta, Ars Ludi).


The group is often joined on stage by Neumax, a team of visual artists (Simone Palma, Mirko Bruner, Alessandro Quintino) operating in mixed media (theatre, video, photography, net-art, vj-set) in a real-time interaction of images and sounds.
New album "Pigiama Psicoattivo", was recorded with the friendly contributions by such guest musicians as Amy Denio, Mike Cooper, Riccardo Lay and Anadi Mishra.






Band member:
ADRIANO LANZI: guitar, electronics.
OMAR SODANO: bass, electronics.
ANDREA BIONDI: vibes, percussion. 
FRANCESCO MENDOLIA: drums.


Track listing :

1 : Tosca
2 : Sonics
3 : Seicento Giri Carico Frontale
4 : Pigiama Psicoattivo
5 : Telegraph Dakar
6 : Scelsi
7 : Errore Meccanico
8 : Crew’N’C
9 : Macinino






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