Paradise is my first solo album. It includes 7 songs, each with its own personality and style, like 7 different characters, 7 moods, and 7 places I’ve been in the past 2 years. Theatre has deeply influenced my compositions, especially in the way I share them. I always say that these songs are images made song, and paintings painted with notes.
Visuals are a fundamental aspect of my interpretation, and each song is accompanied by a beautiful illustration. Each has a different technique and concept, connected to the others through a short surreal story stringing together the images, and the sensations they transmit along with the music, with a red string.
This album has been a voyage for me, a trance with my eyes wide open.
About the Rewards
Your support is essential to this project. First, because it will help me cover the production costs: album recording, mixing & mastering, paying my guest musicians, the illustrations, postcard graphics with surrealist font and description and printing, and rewards preparation.
You will all receive my debut album along with the beautiful postcards, and many other rewards to choose from.
This album is the result of a long process of self-recognition, self-learning and reencountering. What I like most about are is the incredible people and artists who have joined me on this path, making this a collective work.
It is like a big, collective embrace, a reunion with my extended family and an opportunity to get to know its newest members. I will therefore try to deliver these rewards in person as much as possible, in the hope of meeting you all.
If you have any doubts about how the reward will be delivered or would like to receive a reward pack, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Who We Are
We were one and now we are many.
Above all, my friend, teacher, guide and inspiration Elbi Olalla, an amazing pianist, composer and even greater person. Without her, “Paradise” would not exist.
Right behind comes Marta Castro, an exceptional illustrator and multi-faceted creator. We have had a true collaboration, her images arising from our conversations and the songs that inspired them. Our meeting has been truly valuable and important.
Roberto Barroso, one of my best friends and brother, a graphic artist who is behind these beautiful postcards, their envelopes, and who supported me every step of the way.
The musicians who have come on board, of course:
Elbi Olalla (Rhodes), strong and sensitive like no other
Gerardo Lucero (Double bass), dedicated, attentive and accompanied by the incredible sound of his Gordo
Francesco Rizzo (Drums), a delicate and intelligent musician
Irene Cadario (Violin), generous and full of talent
Cesare Mecca (Trumpet), all I can say is, an exciting genius
Max Giglio (Chorus), our voices have loved each other from the start and the album is deeply thankful for his presence and dedication
Each of their fantastic, inner worlds, has made mine bigger and more powerful… an entire universe.
Genaro Mosquera, the sound technician who is making the entire universe sound even better than it does now.
And: Costanza Nannoni, Riccardo Forneris and Tara Sales who have supported me from the start through actions big and small, videos, set design, costumes, lending me their ears, eyes and especially, their love.
The album will be ready in digital format in July 2021.
We are finishing the mixing & mastering and once we launch it, I will start producing the material that accompanies the album.
I’d like to deliver the prizes personally as much as possible, from July to December 2021.
The rest will be sent directly by mail.
Follow me on social networks!
Here are some links if you’d like to keep up with the project and receive updates about me, my songs and videos from time to time. It’s a great way to support my work:
Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, etc. (coming soon)
I hope you decide to become a part of this project! With your help, Paradise is possible!
A giant hug