Emilio Sorridente’s roots are deep into psychedelic rock and blues. The musical trip of the guitarist and singer winds up from experimental songwritership (Anomalia di sistema, Reality Show) through rock-reading (7 Sins) and a past of collaborations and live featurings with several blues personalities such as Franco Vinci, Roberto Ciotti, Will Tang & Patrick Murdoch and rock (Sasha Torrisi, Black Seeds, Encelado, legendary John ‘Twink’ Alder, Gary Lucas).
Emilio just finished to work on his 4th album “From the shell”, produced along with Riccardo Anastasi, a mainly instrumental record based on ambient-psychedelic sounds, which has recently been released by RNC Music on vinyl. The basic concept is definitely to be searched through listening to it, picking up and intercepting something to be returned as a musical idea. Totally recorded in audio, in order to preserve the spontaneity and blink to the seventies, ‘From the shell’ is the result of several experimentations, also through different and unconventional instruments, with immediacy composership; the album, for instance, starts with an electro magnetic signal intercepted by space probes, converted into music notes, on which the composer begins to stratify sounds creating music landscapes very often based on lap steel guitars.
The album contains the song ‘Love will find you’, written by Emilio and Michael Orzek and mastered by Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson, and has recently won the ‘Best Art Vinyl Italy 2016’ for the best vinyl cover in Italy.
The live project is an experience itself, with visuals handled by Doc Mùrdaka and a close-knit band proposing most of the album and a few surprises.
Tracklist and Credits:
1 Skin shells
2 Primal sign
3 Red heavens
4 Circle spring
6 Behind the screen
7 Weightless cluster
8 Scorpio’s vault
9 Love will find you
Produced by Emilio Sorridente & Riccardo Anastasi
Emilio Sorridente : guitars, vocals, bass, keys & other noises
Riccardo Anastasi : keyboards and programming
Enzo De Masi : drums on ‘Love will find you’, reversed tabla on ‘Skin shells’
Vincenzo Tropepe : reversed sitar on ‘Circle spring’
Tato Barresi : bodhràn & tabla on ‘Circle spring’, hang & percussions
Michael Orzek : acoustic guitar on ‘Love will find you’
Written by Emilio Sorridente (except ‘Love will find you’ by Sorridente/Orzek)
Recorded between March and November 2015 @ Artetica Studios – Rizziconi
Engineer : Riccardo Anastasi
Assistant engineer : Simone Cannavò
Mixed and digitally mastered by Riccardo Anastasi
‘Love will find you’ mastered by Andy Jackson @ Tubemastering – London
Cover concept & photos : Doc Mùrdaka
Artwork : Melo Marturano