Xabier Iriondo – guitar, mahai metak, yaisho koto, banjolino, bandonion, field recordings, electronics | Roberto Bertacchini – stick, snare, hi-hat, voice
Recorded and mixed by Xabier Iriondo at Zulometak during the summer 2007. Mastered by Maurizio Giannotti at New Mastering. Pictures by Davide Bernardi. Graphics by Mirko Spino.
Tracklist: 1. Two Castaways Tramps 2. Scoppia 3. Archipelago 4. Captain J.S. Edward 5. Tempo 6. Tuamare 7. Tra le Nostre Mani 8. Spinning 9. Caminito Sucio 10. The F. Wheeler Shipwreck 11. La Verità 12. Kalejira
This album is dedicated to Dino Bramanti
“… we are shipwrecked in the ocean of pop, refugees on an island out of time, our luggage is just a bag full of wood, metal and printed circuit boards.”
Xabier Iriondo and Roberto Bertacchini are together again to continue the work started with the mini-cd of the same name which closed the wallaceMailSeries. Two years to forge a sound that has become much more than the sum of two styles, whose personality has become trademark. Shipwreck The Bag Show is a group, a band playing live and this album offers twelve tracks that are real songs. Without forgetting the sound research carried out over the years, the duo is dedicated to singing and playing blues songs obviously drunk and crooked, obviously cripple blues, dirty, primitive and evocative. God (or who for him) makes them …
born in the Isola area in Milan (Italy) in the early seventies from basque father and italian mother. At the age of seventeen he began to amuse himself with an electric guitar and he still does now. Between 1992 and 2001 he made 5 albums and hundreds of concerts with the pop/rock band Afterhours, 3 albums with the indie/rock band Six Minute War Madness and 3 albums + 2 miniCDs with the A Short Apnea project. In 2005 he opens in Milan SOUND METAK, a vintage/collector instruments and musical objects shop where he organize concerts/performances. In these times he’s involved as guitarist/sound manipulator in the projects Uncode Duello, Polvere, Tasaday, etc
Xabier Iriondo has played live around Europe and Japan and collaborated (live and studio) with the following bands as musicians: Damo Suzuki, ZU, Sinistri, Wu Fei, Gianni Gebbia, Steve Piccolo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Cristiano Calcagnile, Bruno Dorella, Elio Martuscello, Vincenzo Vasi, Alberto Morelli, Verdena, Simone Massaron, Gak Sato, Franceco Cusa, Gianni Mimmo, Mirko Sabatini, Juan Mordecai, aka_Bondage, Cristina Donà, Stefano Giust, Angelo Contini, Stefania Pedretti, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Diego Sapignoli, Olivier Manchion, Claudio Rocchetti, Christian Alati, Andrea Belfi, Madame P, Nicola Ratti, Antonio Gramentieri, Carla Bozulich and many others.
drummer, percussionist, singer, actor, sailmaker, founder member of Starfuckers (all releases), Sinistri (all releases) and Sinistri++. Roberto Bertacchini was born on September 17, 1965 in Senago (Italy), at the age of six he moved with his family to Pallerone (Lunigiana), where he lived until 1997, then he moved to Bologna. Early started to work, he became an expert sailmaker. His first experience as musician was playing drums at the age of twelve. Actived in live performance in 1987, he recorded his first LP in 1989 with the Starfuckers, his first USA release was in 1995, he first played outside Italy in 2001. He played with Damo Suzuky (2003) and Governox Ladrox. Occasionaly he performs as a singer. He also worked as actor with the Ma.Pa. Folli collective.
Roberto Bertacchini begins studying drums in 1977 under his brother Mauro (a seventies’ jazz/rock fine drummer) he starts playing simple blues/rock rhythms, from the beginning of the nineties he moves to more complex and advanced rhythms or using the drum kit purely as a sound source, in 1997 he breaks up with everything and starts to define his own unique amazing nonmetric style. His music is influenced by: Umm Kulthum, Edgard Varèse, Can, Tim and Jeff Buckley, Mars, Eva…
CD version (incl. shipment cost world-wide)