Pierpaolo Capovilla + Davide Toffolo + Emidio Clementi
There is a handful of Italian forty-something out there, who after spending years touring all over Italy, is currently trying to join music with culture, using melodies as a background for ideas and suggestions deeply tied to literature.It’s happening right now. Thanks to three key men of the Italian rock scene (Pierpaolo Capovilla, Davide Toffolo, Emidio Clementi, leaders of Il Teatro degli Orrori, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti and Massimo Volume). Capovilla produces a dvd (“Eresia”) where, following in Carmelo Bene‘s footsteps, he reads Majakowskji while accompanied by ambient, industrial, new classical music by Giulio Favero (“Il Teatro degli Orrori”‘s musical mind).
Toffolo, renowned cartoonist appreciated on an international level (his comic books on Primo Carnera’s and Pasolini’s biographies have also been published in France, European cradle of comic strips), after his book dedicated to Pasolini, together with his band (“Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti”), thinks about a show where the band plays and he draws, live, Pasolini’s story. Emidio Clementi then, author of novels and tales, after years of silence, comes back with his band, “Massimo Volume”, and a new Ep.The style is as always the outrageous one (as far as rock and pop are concerned), that throws away any typical song structure and unleashes the word.
A word that, on an impeccable music system, has conquered many. The many covers featuring “Massimo Volume” this year are proofs of that, as well as the year-end appreciation of the press (they defined it either best Ep of the year or one of) and of a great part of the rock audience (the still ongoing tour is highly followed). Still not satisfied, Emidio is giving to the press in few weeks a split Ep with I Bachi da Pietra. And then they go, always on tour overflowing us with words; words that weight, that stay, that makes us think. Like these words that Majakovskji and Pasolini have left for us, words that still are out there, shaking brains.
Teachers are made to be eaten.
No, I’m not a sad person… I believe that my fundamental trait is a kind of jolliness, which it’s never able to manifest itself.
Thanks to Silvia Bombardini
Posted by Federico Forlani