On July 18th I’ll lock myself with one of my favorite artist in a studio and together we decide if it’s worth a collaboration or not. No mercy for our ears and no mercy for ourselves. If it’s working, great. If not, it’ll be a nice day together.
Rotor has a label. One we really like. We are waiting for some female vocals to complete the tracks and then we will be ready to go live too.
End of September will see Sigillum S recording a new studio album. Line up as usual. Me, Paolo Bandera and Bruno Dorella. This will be the first album we record with the above line up.
Supervoid production is reaching completion. There’s a major surprise coming up regarding the line up but we will communicate it once everything is ready.
November will be Eraldo Bernocchi/FM Einheit/Jo Quail trio album on RareNoise Records.We are still trying to understand which kind of music it could be.
January 2018 will see Sigillum S again in a London studio with some legendary artists who are connected to us since the very early days. We suspect this record could be really noisy. Line up will include two guitars, bass, drums and two noise makers.
Around the second half of 2018 the third chapter of Equations Of Eternity will appear. Line up for now myself and Bill Laswell. Subject: dark hindu magick and field recording I recorded last year in india.
Glacial Movements involved me in the production of one incredibly intriguing project. More to come with a big surprise in terms of line up.
Sigillum S will also finally complete the EP with Tony Wakeford we started long time ago.
I’m starting to think about a new Ashes record. Raiz and myself had a talk and we both decided it’s time for another album…11 years passed since the last one.
There’s much more coming up…new duo with one of my favorite dub artist and producer (can’t wait), new duo with another lovely creature who I consider my brother, scoring for adverts, docs, sound design…
A lot of mysteries here but not everything needs to be revealed now.
After relocating to London and letting the dust settle this is what will happen in the future:
Supervoid debut album for my new power trio with Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours, Todo Modo, Bunuel and much more) and Jacopo Pierazzuoli (Obake, Morkobot) is currently in the editing/mixing phase. There’ll be some surprises I can’t reveal , so stay tuned as the album at the moment looks promising.
Sigillum S will record the next studio album with its new member Bruno Dorella from OVO and Ronin in full force. As well we will complete the long time due EP featuring Tony Wakeford from Sol Invictus on vocals.
The debut album for Rotor, my new duo with Leon Switch, is still in production. We have a lot of music to choose from and we are currently evaluating label proposals.
The debut album of the new trio with Jo Quail on cello, FM Einheit on metals and tools and me on guitars is on it’s way. It is expected for the last quarter on RareNoise Records.
In June I’ll celebrate my 100th album…and I do it in a dub tech way on Glacial Movements together with ambient composer Netherworld.
The return of Equations Of Eternity is approaching. Volume 3 will be based on indian black magic and obscure rituals I recorded last year in india. Line up for the moment is Bill Laswell and myself. More details later.
Well…I’m starting to think about a new Ashes album. After 11 years it’s about time to go back to the roots…
I’m not ruling out a new Simm album in the future…kind of a distant one…
Last but not least…I moved my store to Bandcamp.
I spent two weeks in india setting up the soundtrack for well known photographer Bruna Rotunno exhibition “Women in Bali” as well I went to the mighty Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, the biggest religious festival on the world, to records rituals and ceremonies for a forthcoming project in 2018. More to come.
“Invisible Strings” is the title of the first album with Indian guitar wonder Prakash Sontakke. The album is ready and going to mastering. Artwork is also under its way and curated by Petulia Mattioli. Out on RareNoise Rec in October 2016.I’m really happy about the results, I have no idea how to define the music we created and I guess this is a good sign.
Blackwood debut album “As the world rots away” is gathering amazing reviews and theres’ a lot of interest for live gigs featuring also Jacopo Pierazzuoli on live drums. Stay tuned for more.
Obake third album is in the mixing phase. The result of a year of work is quite impressive. Super heavy but at the very same time deeply melancholic and harmonic. I’m curious to see how it’ll be received. Out on RareNoise Rec in November.
The 30 years Sigillum S anniversary trilogy is long gone. We still have CDs and t shirts. the rest is gone, forever.
Owls are slowly putting together pieces for a new album tba.
Supervoid is the name of a new trio I formed with guitar player Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours, Bunuel, Todo Modo and many more) and Jacopo Pierazzuoli on drums. We are aiming for a sort of psychedelic ambient furious doom…we’ll see…recordings and live appearances are due in september.
The album with Chihei Hatakeyama is ready and we are currently evaluating labels as the output is also including a photo book of Petulia Mattioli and Japanese photographer Yasushi Miura.
“In Praise Of Shadows” is a 7 years long massive collaboration album by Italy’s legendary producer Eraldo Bernocchi of Sigillum S and Japanese dark ambient mastermind Manabu Hiramoto of Shinkiro.
The music weaves dark electronics and industrial dub with heavy atmosphere. The 8 tracks based on a concept of the traditional Japanese aesthetics inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s essay, beautifully contrasted light and shadow,
stillness and motion with using modern technology and various musical compositions. 4-panel cardboard sleeve.
After quite two years of work the trilogy is finally here. The 30th anniversary covers as usual the artwork has been created by Petulia Mattioli and they are printed on heavy metallic paper with warm gold printing.
Each output is a different album celebrating 30 years of explorations, no tracks are in common. Preorders have been mad.
From left to right:
“Astronomic Horror”, 100 copies limited edition vinyl for the noise gods.
“Iron Catastrophe Spectators”, 300 copies limited edition cd featuring Ted Parsons
(Swans, Godflesh, Jesu, Prong) on drums to summon the rhythmic side of energies….a few are left…
“Demonology”, 50 copies limited edition tape digging into the depth of rituals….ops this is already sold out!
We also made a ltd edition of 3 t shirts, one for each output.
Please note: no reprint, no digital downloads.
Release date: 16-04-2016
Happy New Year to Everybody!
The new Obake album is in the editing/composing phase, a lot to do but the tracks are so far really satisfying…and blasting. It’s hard as hell but it has some ultra melodic moments too. Obake is playing on January 21st at The Underworld in Camden Town/London.
My record with the Indian slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke II is taking shape piece after piece. I don’t know how to describe the music we are composing and recording but is emotionally entangling.
The new duo I formed with Leon Switch from Kryptic Minds is more and more into building tracks and we have a lot of great material we are working on. Can’t wait to play that stuff live and break some window because of the bass.
Like in the good old days.
The ambient album with Chihei Hatakeyama is ready, more news to follow regarding label etc etc.
And talking about electronics…there’s an album with Andrea Gastaldello aka Mingle that’s slowly cooking…and new album on Glacial Movements together with Netherworld will appear at some point in 2016/2017.
Blackwood debut album is at the pressing plant right now as well the debut album with Shinkiro/Manabu Hiramoto.
All the 30 anniversary releases of Sigillum S are in production and will be ready for April 16th when we play live in Milan.
Obake will tour, Metallic Taste of Blood will tour, Blackwood and Sigillum S too.
There are remixes, mixes, music for adverts, collaborations and tons of other things that will happen too. Way to many to mention. And other projects that are in an early stage but slowly growing…very likely a new E.O.E and a new Ashes…some secret combo too…
Last but not least: I’ll move to London.
I’m proud to announce that Nude Guitars endorsed me. Gabriele Fabbri, the artist behind these amazing musical instruments,
is currently building me a baritone model. Nude Guitars are all crafted by hand, one by one, and they’re a real work of art in terms of sound and build quality.
They feature aluminium neck with a specially designed resonating chamber and carefully chosen woods for the body.
I’m going to record the new Obake album with one of these guitars. Will report my impressions soon.
I’m really excited and positively charged because on December 3rd we will
start to record the new Obake album at the Igloo Audio Factory.
Once again our engineer will be Raffaele Marchetti
Will post more as soon.
Here are some news.
The renowed Japanese ambient composer Chihei Hatakeyama and myself have quite
mixed and reach complexion for our first collaborative album. Label and details TBC.
I’m giving the final touches to the giant 30 years anniversary Sigillum S works. CD+Vinyl+tape+flexi…endless.
The shapes are there, menacing and thundering, thanks also to Ted Parsons massive drumming on the cd. More to come, a tour will follow in 2016.
I’m enjoying a lot the work on the first album with Prakash Sontakke, the Indian steel/lap guitar wonder.
We are exchanging material and the positive energy/tension is growing track after track. Can’t wait to play live with him.
December will see the recording sessions for the new Obake album, number three.
Line up is now consolidated, no changes, the band is full on force.
Subsound Records will publish the first album of my slow dub doom project called Blackwood.
It’s a relentless doom metal guitar monster mixed with bone shaking bass lines. I’ll bring it soon on stage together with Jacopo Pierazzuoli (Morkobot, Obake)
There’s much more…please be patient.