Grinding Halt, ElectroNation & Tuxedo presentano:
MUSHY + THE SHADE + FAVOLE NERE
Aftershow Party: djs Lesley & Angelo DiBa
Ingresso 10 euro consumazione compresa
Mushy is the solo project of Valentina Fanigliulo, a soundexperimentalist rising from the dusty ruins of Rome, the eternal city. Since 2003, Mushy's style combines and synthesizes electronica, shoegaze, blues and new-wave, with a psychedelic/kraut soul. Her soundscape-like compositions reveal a spellbinding universe that emerges from the mixture of analog drummachines, burgeoning cold drones, tempestuous noises and spectral chants. Mushy has been deeply inspired by the works of Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Slowdive, Lush, Minimal Compact, New Order, Swans, Nico, and legendary singers Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. Mushy's debut album, 'Faded Heart', has been released by Italian underground label Mannequin Records on Feb 2011. It's an album recorded essentially at home and its lo-fi charms derives from the amalgamation of obsessive drum-machine loops, synths and an effectprocessed old and battered acoustic guitar, found in a flea market with only 4 strings. Mushy considers 'Faded Heart' as her personal take on blues. The album was picked as Rough Trade's Album Of The Week, in March 2011 and was described as the most convincing European answer to contemporaneous releases by American artists such as Zola Jesus and Tamaryn. Mushy's sophomore LP 'Breatheless' was released by Mannequin Recs on November 19th 2012.
The Shade began in late 2011 when longtime friends Stefan and Derfel found the right moment to start talking about a music project they could work on together. Having both frequented the darkwave and new wave scenes around Italy from the late 80s, the two finally met in 1995 at the grand opening of the popular darkwave club, Shelter, located in Milan. They soon discovered they both shared a passion for music. The two friends had always talked about doing something together, but their
timing was always off. During the next decade, Derfel and Stefan both had their share of playing gigs in various local bands on the Italian scene. Derfel, known for his melody writing ability, joined an early lineup of the band
Xilema, which was later signed to Sony Music Italy. Meanwhile, Stefan, an all-around talented musician and sound engineer, was playing in a band called Seventh Shadow. Later in 2006, Derfel moved to DJing in clubs in the virtual universe of Second Life. Simultaneously, he began hosting shows on internet radio stations. His ability to carefully select material and create an atmosphere for listeners earned him a large fan following.
He also began writing reviews and conducting interviews with the popular Italian underground publication, Ascension Magazine. Stefan founded London-based Diva Suicide, which featured Belle Star (Nosferatu) on drums. He proved to be a vital member for the group, however, when the band decided to relocate to Los Angeles, Stefan
chose to stay in Milan. Over the winter holidays in 2011, Derfel and Stefan started to work on some ideas together. The result of their collaboration is a collision of everything the two members have grown up listening to; from
American synthpop to British postpunk to decadent romantic sounds of the European wave scenes and beyond. Their wide variety of influences and experience form a unique balance, which gives The Shade its extraordinary sound.
Favole Nere č un progetto new wave/rock da Torino, attivo dal 2007 con due album pubblicati (" Favole Nere" del 2008 e " Specchio Delle Fantasie" del 2010) e con un terzo attualmente in fase di registrazione. La musica delle Favole Nere si ispira fondamentalmente alla New Wave anni ottanta, ma completandone e stravolgendone le caratteristiche principali con un uso intelligente dell'elettronica e con chitarre taglienti di matrice rock.
Durante gli ultimi tre anni, tra le tante esperienze vissute, firmano un contratto con la casa discografica indipendente Crotalo - New Lm Records e calcano i palchi pių importanti del Piemonte; si classificano al quarto posto alle finali regionali di Emergenza rock 2010, aprono un concerto per l'ex Iron Maiden Paul Di'Anno, partecipano alla kermesse di portata internazionale " Collisioni" 2012 e portano la loro musica in Liguria e Lombardia in un mini-tour di 10 date (in una delle poche date torinesi, aprono per gli inglesi Sigue Sigue Sputnik).