Music & Visions – projects selected by Stefano Santoni + ThePT
FUZZ ORCHESTRA mixes heavy rock sounds with a fluxus of analog noises with a narrative layer build up by voice samples borrowed from old movies and documentaries, like. Lots of forgotten masterpieces lie in the vast sea of the cultural production from the past, and some of their voices are still true today.
Every FUZZ ORCHESTRA album uses these voices to tell his own tales and stories: “Fuzz Orchestra” (2007) was about some of Italy’s most infamous moments of its contemporary history: fascism and late 60’s/70’s State terrorism; “Comunicato n°2” (2009) gives voice to those who tried to revolt against the inhuman capitalist world order. “Morire per la patria” (2012), which sees the entry of Paolo Mongardi (ZEUS! – Three One G Recordings, Jennifer Gentle – SubPop) on drums, describes and critizes different ways of “Dying for your own Homeland”, from the defense of the borders during the war to the selling of one’s soul to gain power and material richness.
Our new record, “Uccideteli Tutti! Dio Riconoscerà i Suoi” (Woodworm 2016), tells tales of Revelation, Judgement and Choice; it takes you through different kind of Apocalypses: social ones, personal ones, profanes ones and sacred ones.
“Uccideteli Tutti! Dio Riconoscerà i Suoi” also takes Fuzz Orchestra’s music to a new level, putting together heavy rock patterns with contemporary music scores written by Enrico Gabrielli (Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, PJ Harvey and many more).