A little over two years after their debut album, Mangaboo come out with a new single, anticipation of the second album entitled “Autoradio” which will be released in May 2020. Giulietta and Pisti thus consolidate a partnership born in Turin, the city that over the years has seen them protagonists of very different musical projects but with a strong common denominator: electronic music. We are talking about projects such as Krakatoa and Motel Connection for Francesco Pistoi aka Pisti and The Sweet Life Society for Giulietta Passera.
Release bio: After “Sienteme”, Mangaboo comes back with the new single “Martina”. This time the Italian duo takes advantage of the voice of the singer Rayna. The track encloses the classic Mangaboo’s signature: oniric atmospheres and rapid pace threaded together with Giulietta Passera majestic vocal timbre. The pack includes also a funky-disco flavoured remix from Antenna!
“Sienteme”, which will be released on January 20, enjoys the collaboration of an exceptional musician, Enzo Avitabile, saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and Neapolitan singer-songwriter who has warmed the stages all over the world since the seventies. The collaboration with Mangaboo was born within the Turin Jazz Festival a few years ago, when Pisti together with his friend and producer Hugo created a dense music library sampling the great jazz musicians who passed from the festival stages to their recording room. A place that quickly became an essential meeting point for all musicians during the off-festival moments.
The lyrics of “Sienteme”, recorded on that occasion and written by Enzo Avitabile, is characterized by a rap metric in Neapolitan dialect alternated by a melodic refrain in griko, an idiom of Hellenic heritage still in use in southern Italy. Today “Africa is approaching Europe” while “the East wakes up and the West rests” but “true music has no color, for centuries and centuries when it was only a noise”. Actuality and antiquity are accompanied not only in the form but also in the content of the song: these lyrics are civil lyrics that more than ever speak to the contemporary world and all the people that have always been in constant movement. All highlighted by a tribal electronic arrangement that leaves little room for the idea of staying still.
“Sienteme” video is dedicated to the daily apocalypse, to the technological vice that has fast transformed all our habits. Every day new images overlapse on yesterday’s images. The new is born old and memory is a compression in our cell phones. Meanwhile, intimacy overlaps with pure entertainment.
Production: Karen film
Direction and photography: Alberto Colombo
Executive producer: Tommaso Pellicci
Producer and production manager: Stefano Ottorino
Editing: Luca Garavoglia
Costumes: Ughy, Alex Ruiz Albert
Cast: Ughy, Alex Ruiz Albert, Marco Celle, Rogerio Adriano Dally
Casting director: Martina Mozzillo
Production assistants: Marco Leoniddi, Stefano Bonetto
Camera assistant: Antonello Beghetto