Nyco Ferrari - guitar, voice, guembri, composition, arrangements
Antonio Bove, double bass
Michele Bargigia, piano
Adel Al Kassem, beats, mastering
Davide Bussoleni, drums
Edoardo Leveratto, trumpet
Archimede de Martini, violin
Beatrice Montinaro, accordion
Supervisor: Giuliano Dottori.
fhoto: Donatella D'angelo
SIPARIO ("theater curtain") isn't a project. It's a discovery.
To the original songs, written for guitar and voice, Antonio Bove added the warmth of his double bass.
After this, everything else has been just like a chemical reaction, an alchemy transformation. And then Giuliano Dottori made everything stick together in one only compact block
The electronic beats played by ADEL merged into the ethnic flavour of my guembri that I bought in a souk in Marrakesh. Edoardo Leveratto's trumpet tried to call it "jazz", but then Archimede de Martini's violin echoed with China, so far and so modern at the same time, still without forgetting its own folk roots, just like Beatrice Montinaro's accordion touch reminded the general sound.
At this point, the voyage only needed a moment of infinite sweetness and nostalgia: a song with Giotto, alias Michele Bargigia, who's elegant touch must be enough to be said here in order not to start to talk about our friendship and our anedocts for hours.
SIPARIO listens to Jamie Cullum, to Jeff Buckley, Robert Glasper, the Hiatus Kayote, the large roove of J Dilla, the typical rolled "R" in the chanson française, the Italian independent music, like COSMO or la Rappresentante di Lista. But this album also loves Gnawa music, the traditional Chinese choirs that the old women in Beijing start in the parks on week ends, the old Berlin electro music, and of course it loves the music you hear in Milan occupied and abusive cultural squats.
SIPARIO is all this: an authentic research, and a declaration: it all fits in.
CI SIAMO ("Here we go") is the title of one of the four songs of the EP, as well as of the name of the whole work.
This EP is as an as simple as sincere, showing it's double direction: one that takes in considerations the taste of an italian audience, the other aiming a more international listener, either in the composition, in the lyrics, as well as in the sound.