Simone Trabucchi project STILL announces debut album I on PAN, thoughtlessly made me toggle the caps lock on-and-off three times in that headline

Simone Trabucchi project STILL announces debut album I on PAN, thoughtlessly made me toggle the caps lock on-and-off three times in that headline

Milan-based musician Simone Trabucchi — whom you may know from his former brainchild Dracula Lewis, his middle brainchild Hundebiss Records, or his most recent brainchild, a hard-hitting team-up with Simone Bertuzzi under the moniker Invernomuto — is STILL going hard at that whole “art” thing, but this time it’s with a brand new project coincidentally called…STILL. And what better way to inaugurate a new moniker than with a full-length album on PAN? The new LP is called I, and it’s out September 15.

I know what you’re wondering: Is this just going to be a re-skin of everything I already loved about Dracula Lewis and/or Invernomuto in a fancy new package? Well, the answer, friends, is “NO!” although it may tread on similar thematic minefields. STILL “follows the unearthing of the histories that connect [Trabucchi’s] hometown of Vernasca to Ethiopia and Jamaica… [in which] ‘computerized riddims’ sustain a shared gospel channeled through a polyphony of voices.” Wait a second, I know what you’re thinking again (I’m really good at this): Polyphony of voices? Whatever could that mean? Well, it turns out Trabucchi isn’t alone on this new excursion; he’s being joined by six African-Italian vocalists (also conveniently based out of Milan)! Together on I, they use “the medium of language” to contemplate “the historical weight of words” and Italy’s complicated and “overlooked” colonial legacy. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m speechless! (You’re not the only one who can play with language, Trabucchi!)

But we all know why you really read these silly news stories: those tasty pre-release songs! Lucky for you, you can listen to “Nazenèt [Wasp Riddim]” below, followed by the record’s full tracklist. But STILL (ha, sorry): be sure to say “thank you” by pre-ordering I on digital and/or vinyl formats over at STILL’s spiffy Bandcamp page…while you STILL can. And be grateful I only made one two three lazy “STILL” pun[s] in this whole article!

I tracklisting:

01. Haile Selassie Is the Micro-Chip
02. Bubbling Ambessa [Afrikan Messiah Riddim]
03. Nazenèt [Wasp Riddim]
04. Don’t Stop [Wondo Riddim]
05. Rough Rider
06. BANZINA [Banzina Riddim]
07. Gozpaal [Mustard Riddim]
08. Still Sound Boy Test {Interlude}
09. Mangrovia

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