Where are you currently based?
I’m based in London (UK)
How did you first start playing music?
I used to play the guitar when I was 12, I was in love with that instrument and after few years I start recording myself and then I put all myself into the electronic music world.
What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?
This year was so hard! Nobody was expecting something like this, I feel so sorry for all those people who have lost someone ; For me was a great great year about my music, cause I had a lot of time for give a shape to all my ideas, I finished my album and I’m really proud for this.
About my personal life as well, I had a lot more time for listen music, enjoy my time with my girlfriend and more, but of course I want to come back to a normal life.
Your latest album ‘Plastika | Music for a Film ‘ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
Yes, the album was released the 9th of January, there is a lot of different influences inside, I took a lot of inspiration from the album ‘Anima’ by Thom Yorke, from the first time I heard it I felt in love with that album, then clearly I am very influenced by all the music I listen to, but when I work on a record I try to listen to new things as little as possible so as not to be influenced to much and always be original.
How did you go about writing Plastika?
I started writing it before the lockdown and the pandemic, I had may ideas but I didn’t have the material time to finish it, then as we all know there was this bad period and I found the time to immerse myself in the production of the album, I had 3 songs already done, and I started from those songs to build the mood of the work, it was easy, I had all the ideas in my mind, I just gave them shape, I really like the final result.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
I produce all the album in my flat in London, I start around February 2020 and I finished it in December 2020, I did everything by myself, production and mixing, the master was made by a really friend of mine in his studio in London, I also worked with the artist Alex Kuznetsov for the artwork of the album, I wanted to give to the album a surrealistic mood, and with Alex’s paint is absolutely perfect.
What programs/equipment did you use?
For ‘Plastika | Music for a film ‘ I used Mixcraft 9 pro studio, A great software! My computer, audio Interface and headphones, then synthetisers, sampler, midi controller and a lot of VST and field recordings.
How did you come to release with American label Cleopatra Records?
It was a coincidence, I was working for a song with the great artist ‘ Prison Escapee ‘ and we start chatting, after few months he signed for Cleopatra Records, so I decided to send to them the demo of the album, they loved it, and here we are! Is a great honour for me to be part of this great label!
Please tell us about the sadness around your music:
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy .
The sadness for me is the purest and real feeling, there is no lies in the sadness, I think happiness can be fake sometimes, the sadness no, is real!
Then after all the world where we live is a bit sad most of the time, for this reason I want my music as a mirror, a mirror for reflect this life seen with my eyes.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I would need more then an hour for write all the music I listen to hahah.
Radiohead, Tim Hecker, Eartheather, Caterina Barbieri, Alessandro Cortini, Saffronkeira, Sigur Ros, Nils Frahm, Deru, Four tet and in the last months I felt in love with Pluhm, an Italian artist, unbelievably good.
What do you like to do away from music?
I would like to be a painter! I paint sometimes, but I’m not so good hahaha, I love art and I love litterateur and movies, I would lo to work as a director as well.
What’s planned for 2021?
Hope this pandemic is going to finish, I really want to go somewhere around, maybe Japan or USA, but even some nice place in Europe will be ok, and of course I’m already working on my next album.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I’m Italian, love pasta! More then anything else hahaha but I love sushi as well! My favourite place here in London is Sushi Samba, I go there often for eat.
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