( r ) is Fabrizio's solo project, a mighty cocktail of introspective-ambient-noise and lyrical song-writing.
Fabrizio has extensively performed in EU and USA including sold out theatres, sordid bars, big festivals, art galleries, empty spaces and worked, among the others, with Damo Suzuki, Xiu Xiu, Baby Dee, David Tibet, Johann Johannsson, Little Annie, Matmos, Nurse With Wound, Fovea Hex, Jochen Arbeit, Six Organs Of Admittance, David J, Cindytalk...
Fabrizio is a member of the electro-acoustic project Blind Cave Salamander along with Paul Beauchamp and cellist Julia Kent and of Almagest! with singer/actor Ernesto Tomasini and fellow musicians Evor Ameise and Paul Beauchamp, he also is one of the founding member of the experimental cult band Larsen.
( r )'s 5th album "All About Satan", is mostly cowritten and performed by Daniele "Lo Dev Alm" Pagliero, recorded by Paul Beauchamp and mixed by Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart.
released October 20, 2014
All music by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo & Daniele Pagliero
and all lyrics by F.M. Palumbo except for:
-“2 Minutes Sabbah”, “The Great White Camel” and “A New Beginning” by F.M. Palumbo
-“Five Years” by David Bowie
-“Bolero Triste” by Ravasini & Juli
-“Fuzzy Scruffy Komodo Jam” lyrics by Paul Beauchamp & F.M. Palumbo
-“Oslide Sint Verlac Pink” lyrics inspired by and partially extracted from the crystal speech from John Boorman's “Zardoz”
Performed by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (guitars, diddley-bow, electric viola, synths, percussions, vocals) and Daniele Pagliero (electronics, programming, digital organ, upright piano, clarinet, melodica, bass)
Marco Milanesio: two-tone woodblock on “Bolero Triste”
Mariella Modonese: vocals on “The Great White Camel” and “6 6 6”
(The ghost of) Nilla Pizzi: vocals on “Moira's Hands”
Samples and Acknowledgements:
- “Oslide Sint Verlac Pink” includes a drums sample from The Rolling Stones' “Sympathy For The Devil”
- “Moira's Hands” includes an excerpt from “L'ombra” by Walter Colì, storm sounds courtesy of Freesound.org
and has been inspired by a picture of Moira Orfei by Jacopo Benassi
- “Chaos Reigns” includes samples from Led Zeppelin's 4th album
Recorded at O.F.F. studio Torino, Italy by Paul Beauchamp & Marco Milanesio, August 2012, except for “Satana Al Mercato Del Pesce” recorded by Daniele Pagliero at Dead Fields Torino
Mixed by Jamie Stewart, May 2013 at Nurse, Los Angeles, www.xiuxiu.org
Mastered by Marco Milanesio at O.F.F. www.off.to.it
Cover Artwork by Marco “il Bue” Schiavo
Lay-out by Bellissimo and the Beast
Thanks to Glen Johnson & Second Language, Tony Wakeford & Tursa, Giovanni “Little Sailor” Dionisi, Angelo “Ango the Meek Dead” Visone, Satan
Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo: www.deathtripper.com
Daniele Pagliero: www.lodevalm.net