“… Only the sea that we did not know could protect us, the barbarians of the north feared him (…) The men of the sea caught us (…) after three days and three nights of a tumultuous sea (…) S’u the young woman (…) cut the rope and we looked in the light (…). We tried to learn how to steer the ship (…) The sea jumped on the deck, grabbed S’u and took her away. S’u silently disappeared in the waves … “
Passavamo sulla terra leggeri – Sergio Atzeni
I always thought that man cannot stay still: it is not in his nature. His desire for adventure, powered by the curiosity to know, the hope for a better world, and the desire to escape, has determined the somatic traits of the contemporary man.
S’Û is a hybrid music that tries to describe a self-referential, perched and anachronistic society that raises Walls of Water between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
Everything unfolds in Two Times, as in a 33 rpm vinyl. Inside it, there is the frenzy and the hope of the ship Vlora, the barbed wire and the cicadas that observe Melilla’s jumps and swims.In the memory of Crayons coexist, in an ideal Solid Color, the rock of my adolescence in via Baragge, the Mi and La of the Bosa fishermen, the fog in Bologna and its Free Radios, the Andalusian influences carried by the undertow to the feet of the mine Porto Flavia (dedicated to Paco de Lucia).
S’Û is something that is above, having to do with the layers of paints consumed by the passage of time of an old boat, with Mancina loading and unloading in the thousand ports from where all sea adventures begin.
My reflections do not search for a resolution or a fusion of contrasts, but for their creative coexistence, sometimes in dissonances or harmonious progressions, some other times in homecomings with a handful of chords.
Beyond these words, you choose what you can find inside it …