“Embers” feat. Emma Nolde – single release April 23rd

“Embers“ feat. Emma Nolde is out today exclusively on Alessandro Bandcamp store.
It’s the second single taken from the album “Sintesi”. 

“Embers” was part of the embryonic material of the album – while working on it the arrangement changed quite a lot until it became a sort of floating sound metaphor of a body that initially hardly breathes and when it seems to give up, it recovers and overcomes its weakness. Emma’s vocals fitted perfectly to the emotional scenario of the song creating a beautiful final crescendo where her voice sounds like a return to life.
Alessandro Baris

During quarantine of April 2020, when Alessandro asked me to collaborate on his song “Embers”, I was experiencing apocalyptic feelings. Right before lock down I had the luck to meet a person who changed me deeply and I was  afraid to lose that connection because of the forced distance. The music of Alessandro changed my point of view, showing me the beauty. It had such a strong impact on me -“At least I found someone before the end…” – I wrote that as a person who is grateful to have experienced a beautiful thing that could end remaining as it is. As usual music fixes your mood and changes your perception of things, especially when it touches you so much.
Emma Nolde

NEW SINGLE feat. LEE RANALDO (Sonic Youth)

“Last Letter to Jayne“ by me and Lee Ranaldo is out today exclusively on Alessandro Bandcamp store.
It’s the first single taken from the album “Sintesi”.
Alessandro and Lee have been talking about this collaboration for a while and it eventually happened, exchanging ideas over distance from New York City to Bologna.
The initial text for Last Letter to Jayne was written in the early dark days of the pandemic, when it seemed the world was closing in. I had recently parted ways with someone who I’d been close to. The poem came as a sort of memorial to a relationship with a fixed ending. Later Alessandro approached me about working together on a collaborative song. When I heard the sombre, majestic music, I thought that I could adapt the poem to fit, and also challenge myself to be experimental with my vocals in a way that was quite new for me – using overlapping voices and phrases to create an instability between the foreground and the background, a ‘three- dimensional’ evocation of an emotional state.
Lee Ranaldo – New York City, November 2020
“It’s a haunting, ethereal song fueled by minimal electronics, gorgeous background harmonies, and Lee’s spoken word”
Brooklyn Vegan
“It is sparse and minimalist; it is a symphony of sorrow in a starkly beautiful way.”
Far Out Magazine 
 

INTERVIEW – FEATURE ON FAR OUT MAGAZINE

Thanks so much to Drew Wardle and Far Out Magazine for the interview-feature to me, Lee Ranaldo and Luigi Honorat,
about our collaboration and the inspiration behind the upcoming single “Last letter to Jayne” and its visual.
The single will be out on March 5th via Bandcamp,
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