Reciprocal Uncles started in 2009 is already a brand for Amirani Records and delighted audiences in Europe and Usa. Started by the sparklin collaboration between Gianni Lenoci and Gianni Mimmo, the duo has performed in Italy, Germany, Uk, Belgium and in USA in two different tours. Their first album is sold out and has been widely recognized by reviewers all over the planet. Continue reading
Newtone 2060 is an impro trio founded in 2005, composed by: Cristiano Calcagnile (drums, objects, table-guitar), Marco Albert (voice and effects), Salvatore Sammartino (old vinyls and old turntables). Continue reading
Asked by amirani records, many musicians, each one with their own project, are here involved in the conceptual investigation of the confictual relationship among human beings. All tracks are original compositions for this goal. Amirani’s intent is to moove or provoke artists to compose and perform around social issues. Relationships and communication with all muscians involved in this adventure has been excellent and Amirani is thinking about a second volume for the next year. Each artist/composer/performer has been requested to explain his piece, to introduce his proceeding, to describe his way to approach to concept “War”. So in the booklet one can find an explanation for each piece directly from the musician. To extend the communication, to enhance the perspective, to create more possibilities of relations each piece has been completed with a marvellous photo by Elda Papa. So be confident to find here a nice, fresh, intense Amirani style work. Continue reading
Anthony Braxton’s periodical incursions in standards repertory are always a new way to think classical structures. His style is immediately clear: pixeling notes, sudden fastness, stretched sentences. A live recording with all the freshness one needs to be in deep touch with creativity and joyous interplay. Italian partners provide a vivid sustain, an evocative tone palette, a great rhythmic support and sincere brilliant solos.
An elegant cardboard 6 CD box (Decca style) including a 26 pages booklet with three little essays by Italian poet and writer Erika Dagnino Continue reading
Accurate graphics and all texts booklet offer the opportunity of an ever new interpretation of “Scarnoduo”, like a great story that really deserves to be told again and again. The word to describe this cd is Beautiful. A performance where text and sounds find a natural way to drive the listener in a re-combinatory possibility. Drummer Cristiano Calcagnile offers here one of his best declination working tight to the theatrical, full spectrum narrative voice of Monica Demuru in a cd that can be considered a post modern troubadour-tale experience. Don’t miss this one!” — Gianni Mimmo Continue reading
Eclipse is a wind, opening and moving the pages of a book, hidden to our attention because too important, too inexorable. It’s a music that soon leaves its first aesthetical dimension to begin to dig up, as a drop, as a bedded narration,a choir. A same story we pass through, we listen as told in different places, with different shadings, from different sides. As if the possibility to come across a time, through scenes that freeze themselves in a sort of tableau vivant, animated by dense symbols. Great and overwhelming, ritual and evocative, the Eclpise still retains the power of admonition, of calling to re-consider our single perspectives as parts of a pulsing complexity, we can’t properly describe.
EAR&NOW delivers a perfected work where it is easier to feel the harshness of lives moving there, like sharpnesses of a tide, darkened by a lunar Eclipse. Eclipse is each one’s other side. Continue reading
Luca T Mai: baritone saxophone | Stefano Ferrian: tenor saxophone | Luca Pissavini: double bass | Cristiano Calcagnile: drums. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stefano Colli at Go!Go!Sound studio, Italy on September 21/2010. Photo by Stefano Ferrian. Continue reading
Cristiano Calcagnile – drums & percussions | Xabier Iriondo – mahai metak, taisho koto, live electronics | Gianni Mimmo – soprano saxophone Recording _ 21th March 2010. Sound Engineers _ … Continue reading