Roberto Bertacchini – voice, drums | Xabier Iriondo – guitar, mahait metak, melodica, grammophone, voice
Recorded and mixed at Metakzulo by Xabier Iriondo. Mastering at New Mastering by Maurizio Giannotti. Illustration by Valentina Chiappini. Graphic design by Mirko Spino and The Shipwreck Bag Show.
Tracklist: 1. Siete Solo TV 2. Azioni/Reazioni 3. Non Ci Sei Più 4. L’abitudine Alla Repressione 5. Dentro La Casa 6. No Man Say Yearh 7. Corpi Senza Ragione 8. Venite Spiriti 9. Ratti Nella Via 10. Kc’s Merry-Go-Round 11. Capitani Coraggiosi
Only one year has passed
since the previous album, and the two survivors Xabier Iriondo / Roberto Bertacchini are already ready with a new collection of songs, thanks to their fresh creativity. The duo in this third album moves away from the ‘avant-rock experimental miniCD debut, pumping the vein of early blues and bundle it into eleven tracks in the form of song.
“KC” is an album consisting of songs, because Iriondo first acts as a guitarist with a lot of riffs and distortion, and Bertacchini straighten a bit the rhythm of his drumming letting the voice to be the element of their a-rhythmic and drunk sound. To seal the magnificent proof there are his lyrics, visionaries and grotesque.
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.
Roberto Bertacchini: drummer, percussionist, singer, actor, sailmaker, founder member of Starfuckers (all releases), Sinistri (all releases) and Sinistri++ 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…
He has written the notes to “The entire musical work” by Giampaolo Guerini.
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