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Il Labirinto dei Topi

by Archipélagos

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Gomorra 06:42
Scherzo 11:44
Intermezzo 03:08
Tiger Study 06:38
The Shooting 07:58
To Vijay 04:50


The album "Il Labirinto Dei Topi" draws its inspiration from some socio-political concepts theorized by writers such as Noam Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman, Roberto Saviano, Samuel Huntington, and aims to express some of the controversial topics and poisonous paradoxes of our time, such as the liquidity of social relationships, the decadence of the concept of “society” as perceived nowadays, the capitalist free market- based economy’s failure, the evolution of mafia-like criminal organizations, the weapons’ trade growth, the development of an almighty and unbridled individualism… The ultimate goal of this music is to represent and denounce examples of social dysfunction and decadence, connected with some of the principals explained by the above-mentioned authors.

The mathematical and rhythmic rigor of the compositions, influenced by Indian Carnatic music, wants to symbolize that kind of “Matrix” highly organized society which oppresses and controls his subjects through Social Media and Corporations. That is contrasted by moments of radical free improvisation, metaphor of individuals rising up against pre-established social schemes, and by moments predominated by a marked individualism of one or more members of the band (solo sections), who might eventually find a shared way of communication through collective improvisation.

So, at the end, what this music tries to transmit is a positive message of solidarity and hope in the human kind, where music turns out to be a way for people to stick together and to feel a sense of belonging to the same community (Archipélagos), even maintaining their own individuality.


released January 5, 2021

Claire Parsons: vocals, effects (LUX)
Federico Calcagno: bass clarinet (IT)
Niran Dasika: trumpet (AUS)
Simon Groppe: piano (FR)
Ramon van Merkenstein: double bass (NL)
Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions (IT)

Record Label: Emme Record Label
Recording Engineer: Francesco Lupi
Mixing/Mastering Engineer: Stefano Spina
Photo Credit: Patrizio Previtali
Graphic Designer: Silvia Carbotti
PR Person: Gianpietro Giachery

Total Time: 54,17 min


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Francesca Remigi Bergamo, Italy

Nuova Generazione Jazz 2021 and Top Jazz 2022 winner Francesca Remigi is a multifaceted drummer and a visionary composer based in NYC. She's known for her international collaborations with Danilo Perez, Steve Lehman, Kris Davis, M. Hayden, Ellen Rowe, G. Garzone. Nicole Glover, Val Jeanty, with appearances at London Jazz Festival 2020, Melbourne Jazz Festival 2022 and Panama Jazz Festival 2022. ... more

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