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roBOt Festival – Live Gig 4th October

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An almost obsessive attention to what is “soundscape” (studied, reinterpreted, distorted), a long list of collaborations with Italian and world champions of the experiment (from Bruno Dorella and Amy Denio), the flattering attention and accolades given to him by a giant like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. The electro-acoustic adventure of Francesco Giannico shows on the field and with the facts its four quarters of nobility, and with “Suggestions” is ready to innervate also roBOt of its so human and almost alien “real” charme.


“Un’attenzione quasi maniacale a ciò che è “paesaggio sonoro” (studiato, reinterpretato, stravolto); un lungo elenco di collaborazioni con campioni della sperimentazione italiana e mondiale (a partire da Bruno Dorella ed Amy Denio); l’attenzione e i lusinghieri riconoscimenti datigli da un gigante come Thurston Moore dei Sonic Youth. L’avventura elettro-acustica di Francesco Giannico dimostra sul campo e coi fatti i suoi quattro quarti di nobiltà, ed è pronta, con “Suggestions” ad innervare anche roBOt del suo fascino così umano e “reale” da risultare alieno.”


‘Luminance’ | Francesco Giannico’s New Release for Somehow Recordings

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Luminance is the new album of Francesco Giannico released for Somehow Recordings.

“The memory element is always present in the music of Francesco Giannico. A type of memory that feeds on field recordings, sometimes piano parts, sometimes gentle pads and cinematic atmospheres. A sense of spirituality and melancholy at the same time fulfilling that is reverberated and extended thanks to the videoart works that Francesco Giannico Giannico himself produces.” 

The same title “Luminance” means like Cohen used to say that There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.

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Further‘ below is one of the tracks contained….
Francesco Giannico’s ‘Luminance’ is an elegant album. How it luxuriously incorporates elements of the classical with a glossy sheen is quite impressive. At times it sounds akin to Max Richter put through digital synthesis. The result is extraordinarily calming. With this digital sound (and it is quite electronic) there’s a sense of true organic wonder. ‘Luminance’ achieves this human effect by carefully filtering field recordings, guitar plucks, and other reminders that there is a world outside of it.
                The album begins with ‘Further’ which sets the tone for the album as a mellow, dreamy pillow of a song. ‘Lacks soul’ is an ironic name considering how deep in the center of it is a moving piano piece clouded by so much processing. Part of the joy of the song is how Francesco appears to peel away those digital layers revealing its true heart. On ‘Things we can not get’ things take a different approach. Field recordings are effectively employed on this track, the longest on the entire album. For this album there’s a true sense of drama with an uneasy melody that wheezes by. ‘A quiet dream’ takes the formula for the album and reverses it: beginning with the natural before it submerges into the edited. The album ends on a sleepy note with the narcoleptic ‘Suggestions’.
Overall it is a lovely nebulous cloud of an album. This is the perfect soundtrack for a cloudy day. For though the sky is obscured there is beauty behind it. Thus the same is true for ‘Luminance’ and its dual digital/natural format.

Following | Francesco Giannico , Steve Bonitatibus , Zac Nelson | 2013

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Following is the desire to go beyond.

electronics,objects and video | Francesco Giannico
guitar | Steve Bonitatibus
drums | Zac Nelson
Francesco Giannico uses acoustic and electric guitars, synths, electronics, lloopp and computers.

All tracks composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Francesco Giannico

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