Short Summary & Bio
Clorinde www.clorinde.org is an instrumental avant/folk project formed in 2005 in the city of Glasgow by Italian brothers Simone Salvatici and Andrea Salvatici. Relocated into the east London scene Clorinde has been producing music based on a minimalist approach towards repetition, melodies, rhythm and sounds, resulting in beautiful fragile balance between tight cyclic structures and free form improvisation.
We make extensive use of acoustic and electric instruments (banjos, guitars, vibraphones, African kalimbas, zithers, clarinet, bass, electric organ, various drums and percussions) extrapolated from their context and processed thru electronic devices and amplification, bringing an enchanting flavour of rithmic psychedelia mathematical post-folk with exciting structures and surprising passages of minimal introspection.
Our debut album “The Creative Listener” has received very positive reviews from several magazines, webzines and blogs. Available in CD and mp3 has found lots of enthusiasm and fans all over the world selling around Europe, USA, South America, Japan, and Russia.Fat Cat Records said our music "showcase a really luscious minimalist style that recalls Steve Reich / Arnold Dreyblatt / etc..."The Wire magazine found that the "..the imaginative and beautifully played arrangements do yield some exquisite moments..."
Blow Up (most influential Italian magazine) defined our music an Hypothesis of Avant-Folk with ecstatic and contemplative tones held in balance between classical structures and traditional influences.
The Silent Ballet appreciate "The enchanting flavour of rhythmic psychedelia and mathematical post-folk.
Below is a little explanation and genesis of the upcoming album
The “Bomarzo project” (we haven’t given it a title yet) is what you would call a conceptual album. It consists of 22 songs each one inspired by a particular statue or monument of the unique and grotesque Italian Renaissance garden of Bomarzo built in the sixteenth century and commissioned by an extravagant Italian duke. The garden provides a philosophical journey through themes such as love, death, memory and truth, ancient myths and allegories. Upon our first visit 3 years ago we immediately felt inspired by this magical and obscure place and as soon as we were back in London we began to work constantly on creating music reminiscent of what we had experienced in Bomarzo. This album contains “song-like structure” music and some more abstract/atmospheric pieces, for a rough total of one hour and half of music that we produced entirely by ourselves.
Below is the list of the songs:
1. Mover of the earth and fruitless sea – Neptune
2. With a venomous dark rage – Hercules and Cacus
3. We will either find a way, or make one – Hannibal’s elephant
4. She lay in silence – The Nymph
5. Maker of gods and men – Jupiter Ammon
6. A single feather fell to earth – Pegasus
7. Only to unburden the heart – The theatre
8. Which was never empty – Kantharos
9. To bless the land – Ceres
10. I am no monster – Glaucus
11. Subterranean queen – Proserpina
12. Seven wonders of the world – Left Sphinx
13. As trickery or as art – Right Sphinx
14. From every dark thought – Nymphaeum
15. A beast cruel and monstrous – Cerberus
16. The fate of war hung in the balance – The tortoise and the whale
17. Symbol of her constancy – Temple
18. You who wander the world – Etruscan bench
19. Abandon all thought – The Mouth of Hell
20. Fierce and loathsome – Echidna and Harpy
21. Between virtue and vice – The dragon
22. Her gift of desire – Venus
Contributing to this exciting and unique album would help us release to the public a soundtrack for the Garden of Bomarzo, so that you will be part of that magical process where this XVII's century garden will reanimate trough music.
What We Need
Although we have partially financed this project by ourselves, we need to raise at least £2500 more so that will help us with the release like few more studio expenses, mastering, 500 copies CD, 500 copies Lp,and Artwork.
Your contribution will be so valuable not just for us but for the entire cultural/musical scene as you will help to divulge culture, information, new music and new thoughts.
You can find some info of the Garden of Bomarzo here
This is clorinde
We really want this to happen, we just need a little help....
Simone & Andrea