Weather Underground, il nuovo
concept dei S.A.D.O.
La definizione storico-genetica della musica dei S.A.D.O. sarebbe: "musica creativa ed improvvisata europea" ma loro preferiscono "avanguardia decostruttiva". Il gruppo, nell'atto creativo, effettua alla propria musica un processo di decostruzione ma giammai di redifinizione della medesima. Pertanto, dal punto di vista strettamente musicale, sono facilmente riconoscibili momenti di vera rottura rispetto agli schemi classici dei molteplici stili affrontati (seppur più blandamente rispetto ai lavori precedenti del gruppo) come ad esempio l’utilizzo del latrato come sostituto del classico assolo o l’uso creativo dei sintetizzatori con settaggi davvero estremi, al limite del paradosso.
Prodotto da Paolo
Baltaro che suona anche il basso, il pianoforte, il
sintetizzatore analogico e l’organo Hammond con Sandro Marinoni
al sax tenore, flauto e trombone, Enrico Bricco alla
chitarra, Andrea Beccaro alla batteria, Boris Savoldelli
all’interpretazione canora dei testi astratti di Franz
Krauspenhaar e Giovanni Battista Franco che in questo
progetto condivide con Guido Michelone (per l’italiano) e
Stevn Thomas (per l’inglese) la parte recitata.
Banksville Records presents: Weather Underground, S.A.D.O.'s new album.
This new work arises from the meeting of S.A.D.O.'s personalities with the more literary personalities of Guido Michelone and Franz Krauspenhaar. It's an unusual concept album, as it combines music with an acted part, and it will be released as a DOUBLE CD, to allow a bilingual experience. Even though both media contain the same music plan, one includes spoken parts in Italian (through the voice of Guido Michelone), while the other features spoken parts in English (by Stevn Thomas). The actor Giovanni Battista Franco, an integral element of the group for a long time now, performs in both versions, playing his part in both languages.
The album's preface, on the package's back, reads the following: "A story of love and war loosely based on an actually occurred event".
Weather Underground is the name of a famous subversive organization come to life in the Seventies in the United States of America. Being considered an "unusual" terrorist group (no victims were ever made by their assaults, due to the meticulous punctuality in notifying the time and the place), they fought for causes which they regarded as utopias for a better world, such as their blame on forced sterilization of poor women or, more simply, their complaint against the war in Vietnam.
The vision in accomplishing this project keeps far from any political beliefs, a widely outmoded concept in S.A.D.O.'s philosophy, in an attempt, on the contrary, to underline the human aspect of the matter, when it comes to people who believed in a cause and who were willing to put their own life at stake for it, no matter whether their methods were fair or not. Therefore, this album contains no morals or ideology, just frescoes of human emotions.
Each track depicts a true story in some way, but the more strictly musical component includes self sufficient titles, not bound, at times, to the general event. The music has been recorded live in a single session, with the addition of several subsequent overdubs.
Even though the historic-genetic definition of S.A.D.O.'s music would be "creative and extemporary European music", they would rather choose "deconstructionist avant-garde". During the creative act, the group's music goes through a deconstruction process, which, though, is never a redefinition process. Therefore, from the strictly musical point of view, some instances of a true break with classical schemes can be easily noticed in the manifold styles they deal with (even if more mildly than in their previous works), such as the use of barking replacing the classical solo or the use of synthesizers with truly extreme settings, almost on the verge of paradox.
Produced by Paolo Baltaro, who also plays bass, piano and synthesizer, the album features Sandro Marinoni on tenor saxophone, flute and trombone, Enrico Bricco on guitar, Andrea Beccaro on drums and Giovanni Battista Franco, who in this project shares the acted parts with Guido Michelone (Italian version) and Stevn Thomas (English version). Improved by exclusive post-production technology Wildstereo De Luxe (Kmp-Pkm trademark). Recorded at KMP CASTLE studio, mastered by Mauro Andreolli at Das Ende Der Dinge Studio.
Produced by Paolo Baltaro, who also plays bass, piano and synthesizer, the album features Sandro Marinoni on tenor saxophone, flute and trombone, Enrico Bricco on guitar, Andrea Beccaro on drums, Boris Savoldelli on vocals and Giovanni Battista Franco, who in this project shares the acted parts with Guido Michelone (Italian version) and Stevn Thomas (English version). Improved by exclusive post-production technology Wildstereo De Luxe (Kmp-Pkm trademark). Recorded at KMP CASTLE studio, mastered by Mauro Andreolli at Das Ende Der Dinge Studio.