Tuesday, July 18, 2006

In-Tune: Musetta

Style: Downtempo

"Musetta date back to 1998, when the early pop careers of Matteo Curcio and Marinella Mastrosimone converged. They started working together with the post-rock project Sunscape (releasing 'Sunscape' for the Italian indie label Mellow Records in 1999), Matteo on the bass and Marinella on backing vocals. Then Matteo called Marinella as vocalist on a couple of release of Transonia, an electro-house duo (Luca Baldini, the other half of the project, now is an acclaimed international DJ/Producer). Later on they joined Giobia, an alternative-rock project (releasing the single 'Caught in Analogic Memories' followed by the album 'Beyond the Stars', both for the UK label Silent Revolution). The pair then started developing their vision in the intimacy of a duo. The musical roots of Matteo and Marinella are various: while Matteo got his background in electronic music since Kraftwerk and the kosmische music scene of the 70s, Marinella started studying jazz standards and later on the Indian classical music, taking private lessons at the Benares Hindustani University. Their common ground is jazz music, which they both love (Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone among their favourites)." - Musetta

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