Out of tune and stoned, the oblique and minimal sound of this record made me think of Daniel Johnston: Antonio Giannantonio, aka Grip Casino, shares with him a common isolationist madness. Hopefully not the same disorder - with all respect -, though, if anyone had ever wanted to sign for it, I have the feeling that Antonio would have been in first line.
Piano, guitar, violin, all barely in tune, as dictated by a cleverly sick mind.
A road, The writer, the disarming boy/girl duet of The Girl know it, and the folk ballad of Eyes are the good glasses of wine before the deadly drunken dance of Transmit, one step over the forthcoming hangover, - beautifully drummed.
Giannantonio is not a novice in the local alternative music non-scene, I know him since years, - this is his second record as Grip Casino if I am not wrong, and Upstart world also sees involved Calcutta and Trapcoustic, among the musicians, same record label, same music indie niche. Mortally lo-fi, experimental folk.
23/03 Ravenna @ Bronson
24/03 atri (te) @ Paesaggi Sonori - Teatro Comunale
25/03 Montemarciano (AN) @ Klang Festival c/o Teatro Alfieri
26/03 roma @ EVOL club
via dei lucani 22
27/03 milano @ Magnolia
28/03 padova @ Mame
29/03 genova @ Teatro Altrove
30/03 pordenone @ Ex Convento San Francesco
08/11 Roma @ black market Unplugged In Monti w/ Haley Heynderickx 11/11 Arceto @ la salumeria del rock 13/11 Cosenza @ Hub 16/11 Terni @ mishima 17/11 Torre santa susanna @ ipogeo club 18/11 ravenna @ circolo abatjour
02/11 bologna @ locomotiv -
biglietto 18,00 euro + d.p., disponibili in prevendita su www.ticketone.it
ingresso riservato ai soci AICS 03/11 roma @ traffic - biglietto 18,00 euro + d.p. disponibili in prevendita su www.bookingshow.com
ingresso riservato ai soci 04/11 milano @ serraglio - via Gualdo Priorato, 5 - biglietto 15,00 euro + d.p. disponibili in prevendita su www.mailticket.it
ingresso riservato ai soci ACSI
in duo con Laura Loriga (Mimes of Wine) a tastiera/voce
17/02 Fermo @ Teatro Nuovo di Capodarco - Klang
18/02 Perugia @ T-Trane Records tbc
19/02 Roma @ Unplugged in Monti
20/02 Carpi (Mo) @ AppenaAppena tbc