Lingua Nera – Warmup [Timeless Records]
The confinement due to covid reduced the ability of many artists to be able to continue their activity on stage, however, many other projects emerged as a consequence of this situation, due to the imperative creative desire of many artists, to somehow make this strange circumstance more bearable and also to take advantage of the excess of time of inactivity.
Francesco Tabanelli, known artistically as Tabache, and Alex Ingram, met in secret during the confinement to give shape to Lingua Nera. The work they developed is the result of live sessions and improvisations built throughout 2020 and 2021 composed mainly with some synthesizers, a drum machine, lots of guitar fxs and distortions. The tracks are very diverse but with a common thread that connects them, from weird bluesy chanting (“I don’t want a new guitar”) to psychedelic experimental noisy synths (Parasite). Lyrics from “Poison” and “Warm Up” are written by William Blake.
Lingua Nera’s eponymous EP is the band’s debut. To date, they have only participated in one compilation with various artists. It is worth noting that the release will be published by the Italian label Timeless Records, founded in 2015 by Alberto Randi, Giovanni Ricchi and Francesco Tabanelli himself.
Release date: February 5th, 2024.