"Open To The Sea" is the result of fruitful distant conversation between the two Italian artists Enrico Coniglio and Matteo Uggeri. Sweet and minimal melodies on piano, organ and guitar of Enrico meet the efforts on trumpet and drums by Matteo, whose electronics treatment and delicate beats provide the solid ground to a music that seems a perfect match, unusual and at times brilliant, of the two artists' sensibility. "Open To The Sea" explores a variety of merging organic sounds where the calm and intimate feel of the album is disrupt by incursions of gentle noises and sometimes weird juxtapositions. The contribution of several guests, including vocals by Comaneci, Lau Nau, Violeta Päivänkakkara and British actor John Guilor, enrich the acoustic palettes of the record. Drops of additional brass by Fabio Ricci (Vonneumann) and Stella Riva (Satan Is My Brother), along with James Plotkin accurate mastering are the final details to the frame of “Open To the Sea”.
released July 7, 2017
ENRICO CONIGLIO: piano, guitars, banjo, electric organ, Yamaha TX7, Casio CZ-5000, sampler, tapes and vinyls.
MATTEO UGGERI: trumpet, drums, field recordings, radio, samples, electronics and beats.
Giulio Aldinucci: electronics on 5
Francesca Amati / Comaneci: vocals and lyrics on 9 and intro on 1
John Guilor: spoken words on 6
Franz Krostopovic: stolen violin samples on 6
Andrea Serrapiglio: stolen cello samples on 1
Violeta Paivankakkara: vocals and lyrics on 4
Francesca Stella Riva: trombone on 5 and 8
Fabio Ricci: trumpet on cymbals in 5
Franz Krostopovic: stolen viola samples on 6
Lau Nau: vocals on 1
Mixed by Matteo Uggeri
Mastering by James Plotkin
Paintings by Flavio Parrino (1916-1994)
Artwork by Matteo Uggeri