A post in English, again, to let it reach as many people as possible.. also because it is the answer to the requests of many of you.
From 2006 to 2012, Panoplie asbl has organised more than 50 concerts, taking to Luxembourg, and to its international public, the best new Italian music, indie and much more.
After more than three years, the same spirit is back, with Panoplie Nights at Rotondes!!
The first of these recurring events will feature what can be defined as the most international Italian band, both for its sound and its bio:
Sacri Cuori feat. Carla Lippis live tonight!!!
Self-defined as Fellini’s bastard children and hailing from his Romagna, the band is led by guitarist/producer Antonio Gramentieri and plays instrumentally topographical music that mirrors the terrain they actually experience, whether it be a Rimini beach full of nostalgia and desire or the Mojave desert in the dead of winter.
Sacri Cuori have created a stunning cinematic oeuvre over their own records and in the meantime they have also been chosen as a live&studio band by: Richard Buckner, Howe Gelb, Dan Stuart (Green on Red), Hugo Race, Robyn Hitchcock, Woody Jackson, and many others. They tour worldwide, including Australia and eastern Europe, appearing in several Festivals and crossing the border of nations and genres.
What about their music? Let’s call it Adriatic Twang, somewhere between old time dance music from their native Romagna and Lynch’s Mulholland drive, between the dream of the ’50s and the nightmares of the future, Santo & Johnny and Brian Eno.
And a lot of Italy’s taste for soundtracks on top of it all. Of course Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota are present, but it’s also about Riz Ortolani, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli and several other maestros of the golden age.
Well, Ry Cooder and The Champs may appear in their song too, but Billy Strange looms are large as the American Myth, only to die as the songs came to life.
Sacri Cuori’s enlarged family, which appears in records and sometimes in live shows, features a lot of impressive names: Jim Keltner, Marc Ribot, John Convertino from Calexico, JD Foster, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Stephen Mc Carthy of Long Ryders, James Chance, John Parish and many others.
Their third record, Delone, has been released on Glitterbeat Records in May 2015, featuring all the enlarged family, with special contributions by Evan Lurie, Marc Ribot, Steve Shelley, Howe Gelb, Dan Stuart, Hugo Race, Sonido Gallo Negro and several others. It features the great voice of Australian/Italian diva Carla Lippis on several songs and also an appearance of Emmanuelle Sigal.
After lots of concerts in Italy, they're taking Delone y Florìda (their latest EP, more info here) to the European public, starting from their recent participation to Eurosonic Festival.
We will be happy and lucky to welcome them at Rotondes for what we expect to be an unforgettable night, and hopefully the first of a series.. but this mostly depends on you.
We have been pushed back to organising gigs by our own passion for music, for sure, but also by many of you, asking us to start again, telling us our very special nights were missed..
We're here, announcing you we are back with one of the best and most international Italian bands, whose latest album definitely is one of the best of the year, and not just in Italy.. now it's up to you to get the venue packed!!
CYA THERE, and spread the word!!