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Loco Ironico – Music to dance and laugh to
8 October 2016 @ 12:00 am
Songs of¬Ýheartache,¬Ýshipwreck and weight loss , drawing on New Orleans Jazz, Cuban Tango and Calypso.
Think Tom Waits, Randy Newman and Buena Vist Soical Club.
This is music for those with a taste for the ironic and laconic and who prefer whisky to tonic!
¬Ý¬Ý ¬Ý ‚ÄòCARPE AFTERNOON‚Äô
British singer-songwriter Joe Cang and Italian musician and composer Matteo Saggese share a 25 year history of friendship, co writing and producing together.
In 2015 after a two year hiatus, they came back together at the piano again.
‚ÄòWe started writing this album on a rainy day in London and
the songs of heartache, shipwreck and weight loss arrived in a hurry,
as if urgent to be heard.
¬ÝWe quickly realised that this was a record that wanted to be made in one go.
No tricks, smoke or mirrors, just people, instruments, microphones and music all together live in one room, to capture the unique magical moments as they happens.
So, in a tiny medieval village, (Sigicgnano degli Alburni), in the mountains near Naples, nourished by the warmth, peace and pace of village life, soaked in southern Italian sunshine, wine and melodies, Loco Ironico was born.
With the legendary engineer Jerry Boys (The Beatles,Buena Vista Social Club, Shakira, Ry Cooder) we set up a studio in a living room unchanged since the 1970‚Äôs and joined by the great Danny Cummings (Elton John, Mark Knopfler) on drums and percussion and Davide Mantovanni (Fela Kuti, Baaba Nana Vasconcelos) on double bass.
We recorded all 11 songs in 3 days, with no click track, separation or safety net.
Every song is one live take, vocals, piano, bass and drums.
We were then blessed by the addition of some incredible guests:
Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, Pink Floyd)
Sarah Jane Morris (The¬ÝCommunards, Pere Ubu)¬Ý)
Peppe Servillo (Pailo Conte,Avion Travel)
Steve Sidwell (Stevie Wonder, Sting) ¬Ý
Tony Remy (The Crusaders, Annie Lenox)
¬ÝDario Deidda (Benny Golson Gil Evans Orchestra)
John Parricelli ( Andy Shepard, Goldfrapp)¬Ý
and Ben Castle (Radiohead, Gregory Porter)
The result is ‚ÄòCarpe Afternoon‚Äô
And remember: This is music for those with a taste for the ironic and laconic and for those who prefer whisky to tonic‚Äô
Joe & Matteo