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"Italian soundtrack funk that sounds like Goblin recording at Stax!" -Wax Poetics Magazine Research begun years ago, digging dusty vinyl crates for obscure samples. The discovery of Italian '60s and '70s soundtracks was a crucial point; from that moment on nothing sounded as good and interesting as electrifying tracks from exploitation movies. By the summer of 2007, Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arto Lindsay) invited an incredible band formed by Massimo Martellotta (Stewart Copeland) on guitars and lapsteels, Enrico Gabrielli keyboards and brass, Fabio Rondanini on drums and Luca Nano Cavina on bass to record at omniaB studios in Milan. During the first two days of long recording sessions, Calibro 35 became a killer combo performing classic and obscure themes, aiming to bring something contemporary to the compositions but still remaining very respectful to the originals. Original tunes appeared soon with the same aim, recreating the attitude, the sound and that strange mixture between jazz, funk, rock, classical and improvisation that made Italian soundtracks known worldwide. The band started touring in Europe a few months later, having their first ever gigs in Luxemburg and Belgium and then moving back to Italy for some very crowded shows during the spring and summer of 2008. They also made their way to the U.S. in October of 2009 playing at Nublu and other various venues in New York City and the west coast, including an in-studio appearance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic."

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, March 16

9:40pm CDT