Cold Weeks

Geoff Farina al Lanteri

Dopo Saroos e Uzi&Ari, questa volta passa a farci visita un pezzo di storia del post-rock, GEOFF FARINA, già con Karate, Glorytellers, e altri.
Ad aprire la serata un altro pezzo di storia, Lorenzo Dinelli, già con Seed’n’feed e Indigo.

GEOFF FARINA ( Damnably/Southern – Usa )
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LORENZO DINELLI ( chitarra e voce )
& MICHELE MENCHINI ( contrabbasso )

> Geoff Farina is musician, Lecturer at the DePaul University School of Music, occasional writer, and vintage guitar collector residing in Chicago. Geoff plays electric and steel-string guitar with many groups; makes original music; and performs in the American steel string guitar styles developed in the southeastern United States before World War II, often using period instruments from his collection of vintage Martin, Gibson, National, and Stella guitars.
http://www.geofffarina.com/

> Lorenzo Dinelli è in giro da metà anni ’90, come cantante e chitarra della storica band hc Seed’n’feed.
A questo giro ci propone il suo ultimo progetto accompagnato da Michele Menchini al contrabbasso, e ci proporrà in chiave acustica pezzi dei seed’n’feed, indigo ed un po’ di super canzoni rubate ad ignari musicisti.

Il concerto si terrà nella sala principale del rinnovatissimo cinema Lanteri.

info: associazionethething@gmail.com
( prenotazione consigliata ).

26.01.2014 – h 22:00 – Cinema Caffè Lanteri
via San Michele degli Scalzi 46 – Pisa.


Le passate edizioni:

ColdWeeks

COLD WEEKS – prima edizione.
Cos’è Cold weeks? Cold Weeks è una nuova iniziativa a cura dell’Associazione The Thing che propone dei mini-cicli di eventi “speciali” a cadenza non definita, con ospiti internazionali che fanno meraviglia ed artisti locali che ne fanno altrettanta.
Un pò un piccolo festival, un pò un grande evento singolo.

Ed ora tutto il resto che c’è da sapere.
Le serate sono due, a novembre, il 12 ed il 15.
I posti sono limitati; quindi ti invitiamo a prenotarti scrivendoci a associazionethething@gmail.com o a contattarci tramite la pagina FB TheThing Promozione Eventi.
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12 novembre 2013 – ore 21:30
c/o Cinema Caffè Lanteri, via S. Michele degli Scalzi 46 – Pisa

SAROOS ( Germania, con gente di Lali Puna, Notwist, Contriva )
UNI ( Pisa, ex-DRM )
FRAM TO OSLO ( Pisa )

“Il suono dei Saroos è una perfetta rappresentazione della tendenza a ricollocare le idee del passato in uno scenario contemporaneo, con spirito vagamente ludico e postmodernista.” [ BlowUp mag]

https://soundcloud.com/saroos
http://www.alientransistor.de/
https://www.facebook.com/federico.madeddugiuntoli
http://framtooslo.bandcamp.com/
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15 novembre 2013 – ore 21:30
c/o Cafè Albatross, via Cavalca 64 – Pisa
ospitata all’interno dei venerdì de “Dal Tramonto All’Albatross”

UZI & ARI ( Utah-USA )
TOMMASO TANZINI ( Pisa )

https://www.facebook.com/uziandari
https://myspace.com/benshepard
http://tommasotanzini.bandcamp.com/

“L’atmosfera è sempre sommessa e nostalgica, ma è come se ora gli Uzi & Ari si divertissero a danzare elettronici ma delicati su quella coltre di neve che piano, chitarra, fiati ed archi, con il loro lento incedere, stratificano morbidamente.” [Sentireascoltare.com]

SAROOS: Berlin-Munich based trio Saroos read a lot of sci-fi, so it should comes as little surprise that the music they make sounds downright otherworldly. Florian Zimmer (Iso68, Contriva), Christoph Brandner (Lali Puna, Console) and Max Punktezahl (the Notwist, Contriva) are as much scientists as they are composers and instrumentalists — they`re obsessed with sound as particles in motion, and devoted to creating stylistic collisions that pop as much as they probe.

The group`s 2006 self-titled debut was released quietly by the Notwist`s Alien Transistor label in 2006, but the break-steeped post-rock and electronica conained therein showcased Zimmer and Brandner`s ear for Two Lone Swordsmen-meets-Slint experimentation. Anticon`s Alias even stopped by for a collaboration, on the song “During this Course”, and Punktezahl ended up joining when Saroos hit the road with his better-known band.

Knowledge both arcane and empirical suggests power in threes, so it makes sense that the band has hit its stride since. In 2009, Saroos covered post-punk legend Graeme Jefferies for Morr Music`s Not Given Lightly compilation, a tribute to the obscure but excellent ´80s New Zealand alt-rock scene. Later that year, they got to work on a stunning second album, See Me Not, which finds cLOUDDEAD`s Odd Nosdam in the role of producer and unofficial fourth member.

But what does Saroos sound like? Exotica gone even wilder — abstract and shadowy. Or dub in reverse, where solid grooves emerge from skronk and noise. Like beats coated in dust, pushed through space by an astral zephyr. Or a huge wall of sound, frayed at both ends, whose core is a woven mass of impenetrable sonic particulate. And still, the effect isn`t one of claustrophobia. The Saroos sound is, as is its makers`s wont, something to be explored, something to get lost in.

UNI: Uni è il nome del nuovo progetto musicale di Federico Madeddu Giuntoli, già voce dei Drm, che nel 2003 arrivarono all’attenzione nazionale con l’acclamato album “Haiku”.
Come allora, anche in Uni la sperimentazione elettronica, qui nella sua veste più ambient, e gli strumenti della tradizione rock pongono le basi per una ricerca innovativa e radicale sul formato-canzone in italiano.
Federico Madeddu Giuntoli, che negli anni ha collaborato con artisti di fama internazionale della scena elettronica come To Rococo Rot, Antye Greie aka AGF e Retina.it, sarà accompagnato sul palco del Lanteri da Alessio Ghionzoli, anch’egli ex membro dei Drm.

FRAM TO OSLO: I Fram To Oslo sono un duo post-rock toscano, formato da Matteo D’Ignazi (NUT, The Strange Flowers, John La Forges, Capelle) e Filippo Cosci (Watzlawick, Psiconoica), i quali nelle esibizioni live si fanno affiancare da Luca Federighi (chitarra) e Matteo Sciocchetto (basso). Questo lavoro omonimo costituisce il loro esordio ufficiale: cinque tracce dilatate ma mai tediose, dove elettricità ed elettronica convolano a nozze, schiudendo un piccolo meraviglioso mondo. Tutto è incentrato su coinvolgenti crescendo, che partono sovente da situazioni ambient per sfociare in rabbiose scariche elettriche, vere e proprie esplosioni sonore, spesso contrappuntate dal piano. I più evidenti punti di contatto sono rintracciabili con Explosions In The Sky e This Will Destroy You, ma impossibile non citare i maestri Mogwai o i Sigur Ros per i frangenti più distesi. La lunga conclusiva “Your Anger Is Just A Caress For Me”, con la sua coda dal forte impatto emotivo, potrebbe essere considerata ben rappresentativa del sound del gruppo, anche se tutte le composizioni si posizionano su un livello qualitativo molto alto, senza alcuna battuta a vuoto. Un esordio davvero convincente.” [ondarock]

UZI & ARI: Uzi and Ari was formed by Ben Shepard (not of Soundgarden fame) in 2003. Shepard had been involved in another group, Oriental Half Price, in Dallas, Texas where he attended high school. He left the band in 2001 to live in Santiago, Chile for two years (to serve a mission for the LDS/Mormon Church), and returned to the United States in 2003, relocating to Utah, where he began playing with assorted musicians under the name Uzi and Ari. The band takes its name from the children of Ben Stiller’s character in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums, and does not refer to any members of the band (Uzi and Ari was never a duo, as is sometimes mistakenly assumed).

After a short stint in California, Shepard and (then member of the group) Cade Thalman traveled to Shepard’s hometown of Dallas, Texas, where they recorded the band’s first album, Don’t Leave in Such a Hurry, with some local musicians. The album was self-financed and had a limited release, although it was well-reviewed, notably by indie website Music (For Robots), who proclaimed it a “wonderful little album.”

The band played mainly local shows in Salt Lake City following Don’t Leave in Such a Hurry, with various members of the band coming and going. Shepard continued working on new material, and for the new album chose to record in Utah at the studio of Salt Lake’s Crying Girl Records. Crying Girl is a small label run by Blake Henderson of another Utah-based indie group, TaughtMe. Because of its low key nature, Shepard was able to work on Uzi and Ari’s second album for a number of months in Henderson’s studio, rather than purchasing recording time in a block as he had done for Don’t Leave in Such a Hurry. Shepard recorded through the winter of 2005-06, releasing teaser tracks at the band’s website, which helped create a large online fan base. Finally, in April 2006 the new album It is Freezing Out was released, featuring cover art work by renowned painter Thrush Holmes (also known as “Truman Couture” and “Herman Weiss”) who has since used the song “Don’t Black Out” in his promotions.

It is Freezing Out featured a different side of the band, including electronic beats, softer sounds, more ambient noise, and stronger vocals from Shepard. Where Don’t Leave in Such a Hurry is loud and emotional, It is Freezing Out is more subdued and anguished, featuring songs about failed relationships, inner turmoil, and even a lullaby. The second album was also received well, with one review describing it as “a rich, dense album filled with tiny, quiet moments worthy of careful attention and full engagement,” although some reviewers were less-pleased about the transition from the louder first album.

The band toured the western United States in promotion of this album, playing mainly small venues in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Tijuana, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas, and Colorado. Following the tour Shepard was contacted by the European label Own Records, which had first heard of the group through an online French review of the first album. Own offered to serve as the European face of Uzi and Ari (Own Records is now distributed stateside through Secretly Canadian Distribution), beginning with the band’s second album, and financed a European tour in the Spring of 2007. The tour was a great success — the band played some nights before a crowd of more than one thousand people. In addition to a number of magazine articles written about the band while in Europe, Uzi and Ari played three radio shows in Belgium and Italy, and the band’s music videos were put into rotation in Luxembourg, Germany and France.

As of August, 2007 Uzi and Ari have signed to the Japanese label “Friend of Mine Records.” The band plan to tour the country in the fall of 2008. Two Uzi and Ari music videos have been put into rotation on MTV Japan.

Uzi & Ari released Headworms in October 2008 and were on tour in January & February in Europe.

TOMMASO TANZINI: Tommaso Tanzini
Ventiseienne pisano, chitarrista co-fondatore dei Criminal Jokers, poi lasciati per intraprendere un percorso personale.
Accompagna una voce ad arrangiamenti di fingerpicking ed effettistica vintage,
composta da una drum machine e un synth pedal anni ’80.
Non dispone al momento di registrazioni ufficiali se non di un paio di tracce low-fi.
Un cantautorato oscuro, con forti influenze new wave, che non fa complimenti a grandi arrangiamenti,
ma predilige composizioni scarne e minimali cercando di essere il più essenziale possibile, sia nei testi che nelle melodie.
Il progetto è da pochissimo all’attivo, ma ha avuto già l’occasione di essere ospitato per una live negli studi di Controradio nel programma “L’Acrobata” di Giustina Terenzi.

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