* * * * * The Star Pillow – Fattore Ambientale * * * * *
The Star Pillow is a project grown from an idea by Paolo Monti (already guitar and vocal of P N S band) in December 2007. The first album, self-released in 2009, “Christmas Sessions”, was an attempt to record a sensation, the spirit of Christmas, in six tracks, one for each night from 22th to 27th December.
In December 2011 come out the second work self-relased, “Non t’illudere”. In this album there is no concept idea in the end; everything is based on the use of loops, built, destroyed or recycled, but there is no trace of “real” instruments.
After the interest raised by two extermporary live sets – one as opening act for the Fuzz Orchestra, an important Italian alt-rock band – Paolo and his new band mate, the piano player Federico Gerini, began to work together on some small compositive sketches in 2011, expanding them up to make that idea as “visual” as possible; each of them have its private story to tell. The final result is a seventy-minutes-lenght album, their third one, released in June 2012, and called “Fattore Ambientale”.
The influences in this work come from a variety of artists, from the Radiohead of “Kid A” and “Amnesiac”, to the soundtracks signed by Angelo Badalamenti and Thomas Newman, straight to Michael Nyman and the American minimalism by Steve Reich, or Brian Eno, go up to Miles Davis and his “in a Silent Way”.
“Fattore ambientale” is music made by images, is made by ideas which chase each other, wich modulate themselves by repeating and changing their structure constantly they create a layer of sound ethereal and subtle; confortable and reasuring for a while, it explodes in a triumph of loops and experiments. It’s a stream of thoughts that breaks everything, accompanying the listener to the discover of new sounds and sensations, a container for conveying emotions and get lost between Suggestions and melodies. And now, that the trip began! Good Listening!
Paolo Monti: Guitar, voice, live electronics.
Federico Gerini: Piano, keys.
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by: Paolo Monti, at Taverna studio, (MS- Italy)
Artist – The Star Pillow
Album – Fattore Ambientale [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Post-rock, Electro [ EXCELLENT ]
01 – LUSTVILLE
02 – NORTHERN LIGHTS
03 – MINDFULNESS
04 – ORWELL
05 – CHILDHOOD SECRETS
06 – FATTORE AMBIENTALE
07 – RAL 3031
08 – PROBLEM SOLVING
09 – TRAVELLING NOTES
10 – EPILOGUE
The Star Pillow – Fattore Ambientale
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