Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Calibro 35 - Traditori Di Tutti (2013)

There's one thing that Italians do better than others; funky soundtracks. Quentin Tarantino knows best, "soundtracks from Italian movies of the '60s and the '70s are the THING!" Calibro 35 does with music what Tarantino does with films. They borrow what they love and they make it their own. With Rolling Stone magazine's words "Calibro 35 are the most fascinating, "retro-maniac" and genuine thing, that happened to Italy in the last years", think; The Budos Band meets Morricone.
Calibro 35 land on Record Kicks with their new album Traditori di Tutti, the forth LP by Milan's combo, inspired by noir masterpiece novel Betrayers published by the father of Italian noir, award-winning and Tarantino's crime fiction favorite author; Giorgio Scerbanenco.
The album contains only the band's original recordings, from the floor-shaking first single Giulia Mon Amour to the groovy The Butcher's Bride, from deep funky Filthy Bastards to the dancefloor jazz madness of Mescalina 6, the five-piece pays homage to the masters such us Morricone, Micalizzi and Bacalov with 12 tracks full of funky beats, heavy guitars, groovy bass lines and fuzzy organs.
The band started back in 2007 when Grammy award candidate, producer Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Twilight Singers) invited some of the best musicians from the Italian indie scene - Enrico Gabrielli (Mike Patton, John Parish), Massimo Martellotta (Stewart Copeland, Adrian Younge), Luca Cavina (Retox, Zeus!), Fabio Rondanini (John Parish, Daniel Johnston) - to record some Italian golden age soundtracks. What started as a studio b-side project evolved into a full time band able to release three heavily acclaimed albums and to tour extensively around Europe, including - to name just a few - at festivals like Eurosonic in Groningen, SXSW in Austin Texas, Nova Rock Festival in Austria and CMJ in New York. Songs taken from Calibro's albums have also been included in numerous soundtracks including Hollywood blockbuster RED starring John Malkovich and Bruce Willis, Gli Angeli Del Male directed by Michele Placido, Said directed by Joseph Lefevre and Eurocrime directed by Mike Malloy. With crime funk Italians do it better..

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