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.
06/06 torino @ spazio211 07/06 marina di ravenna @ hana bi 08/06 roma @ monk Via Giuseppe Mirri 35, supports: the Decibelles (Fra) + MalClango (ita) - 20eu + d.p. con tessera arci (presentarsi al club gia muniti di tesseramento arci 2017)
30/05 Padova, Summer Student Festival 31/05 Firenze, Sala Vanni, Glorytellers 01/06 Recanati (An), Teatro Persiani, Klang 02/06 Genova, Altrove Teatro della Maddalena 03/06 Vadena (Bz), Piazzetta del Castello 04/06 Santarcangelo di Romagna (Rn), Supercnema, Strade Blu Festival / Dogville 06/06 Terracina (Lt), Tracce 10/06 Roma @ Monk 11/06 Guastalla (RE), Handmade Festival more tba
25/05 Pistoia @ BRUMA Vol.II ,Chiesa di San Michele in Cioncio 26/05 San Gemini (Tr) @ Tempio San Giovanni Battista, Degustazioni Music 27/05 Napoli tbc 30/05 Roma @ Angelo Mai (w/ Roseluxx) 03/06 Este (Pd) @ Festival delle Basse 24/06 Milano @ Terraforma
26/07 Milano @ Magnolia Estate
Earlybird a 10euro + d.p. /
Biglietto: 18euro + d.p. e 20euro in cassa.
27/07 Sesto Al Reghena (PN) @ Sexto'nplugged
Sesto Al Reghena (PN), Piazza Castello, 4
Biglietto: 20 Euro + d.p.
28/07 San Mauro Pascoli (FC) @ A Cielo Aperto
biglietto: 22 + dp e 25 euro alla cassa