Sep 082014
 
RDM

Hey peeps, i just finished to mix “Tribal Domestic”, the new up-coming fatigue of Italian’s 70′s progressive pioneers ” Rovescio Della Medaglia”. So many orchestrations and counter melodies that will definitely capture their loyal fans appreciation. These guys , along with other world praised Italian prog. ensembles from the same era , like “PFM” , “le Orme”, “Banco Mutuo Soccorso” were  70 legends loved, and followed around the world for their unique mix of rock-symphonic and advangard compositions. It was a privilege and an honor to be made part of their unique history and legacy.

The record will be available via Sony Italy by November 2014.

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=303

 

Aug 292014
 
Nina

Friday is my favorite day of the week, so i’ll be using it from now on for my throw back moments.

This was 18 yrs ago , yours truly (on bass duties at the time) ,  being silly at the Village in LA, with producer Joseph Julian and iconic punk queen Nina Hagen….i remember i had to learn a song from a voice message Dee Dee Ramone left on Lou Reed’s answering machine, who then hand handed the cassette (YES I SAID CASSETTE !!!) to her. There were about 6 slightly out of tune chords and a whistled melody, covered by laughs, banging glasses and screams. Then i somehow arranged that “thing” in my head, explained the concept to NIna, then showed the song to the rest of the recording band and tape it. It took 4 hours to get all this documented, including vocals. Joseph Julian was a master in keeping the tape rolling (YES I SAID TAPE!!!) and the focus up. The result was one of my favorite Nina Hagen’s performance ever “Born to die in Berlin”, from the album Bee Happy !   F

Aug 282014
 
Ivano

Hey guys, i had to share this. Strong from the highly acclaimed  ” Walking with the giants” (Favored Nations , 2013) which i co-produced  and mix, my dear friend and phenomenal guitarist/writes Ivano Icardi, decided to lay down another gem. This is the video of the collaboration between him, Greg Bissonette and Brian Beller, a catchy jam titled “Burning Wires”, now available on I-Tunes, Amazon etc….and  that i once again ended up  mixing!

 

Aug 282014
 
Quincy Jones
Hey guys, please check out this great documentary featuring the likes of Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg , Slash etc.  The low sound quality in today’s music is what downgrades the music perception in the new generation, and what slaughters every artists, producer and engineer’s work of love. Low sound quality has made billions for the likes of Apple,Pandora and few other companies, and allowed “un-derqualified” labels’ own production department to soar and cash in , by abusing the whole music community’s services with BS budgets and phony promotional efforts. My idea is , if you never produced top to bottom a REAL record, than you have no place in trying to release your abortions and even less tell me how loud my record should sound and why. I think the music community should roll up its sleeves and really take matters in its own hand. Screw these PREDATORS, let’s unite and get organized, the music belong to the artists who created, to the producer and engineers that helped shape it, and to the fans….everyone else that’s just a middle person in the transaction of bringing music from point A to B, should only be thankful to come along for the ride and chill the FUNK off ! Your mega savings and undeserved profits are and SHOULD be a “consequence” of our work getting liked and appreciated , and not A REASON !
Jul 312014
 
unnamed

Hey peeps, this is another kick in the butt. The second long awaited release from Faithsedge “The Answer to Insanity” is now ready, and will hit stores and whatnot in September 2014 thru Scarlet Records. I had the great pleasure to produce and mix this record , and once again , the gang kept it up till its very last note .I am really pleased to hear that the record is already exceeding all expectations with extremely positive reviews and orders….even before its release.  We wanted a record that reflected the gravity of our times, both musically and lyrically and that respected our pledge to a heavier, organic, un-apologetic and extremely rough sound. It was only natural that we ended up with the record we ended up with, which it was really satisfying for us , but we were curious to see what the public response would have been. Well, so far…so GREAT !

The record can already be pre ordered on ITunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-answer-of-insanity/id898494128) Amazon, Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Faithsedge_The_Answer_of_Insanity?id=B7noj55z2jfzkia4ac2ztcmqpba&hl=en)  etc. and yes, there will be a Japanese version as well (http://www.amazon.co.jp/Answer-Insanity-Faithsedge/dp/B00LJWUPSA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406455023&sr=8-2&keywords=faithsedge)

Jul 302014
 
Satellite live

Hey buds, i just wrapped up the production of Satellite Sky’s new record, and i couldn’t be more excited because it will be available for everyone’s pleasure very very soon. This amazing Australian duo, consisting of brother & sister Pete and Kim Kicks deliver a powerful mix of Brit. decadent glam of T.Rex and Ziggy Stardust memory, with late 70′s Punk & New wave and Black Keys’ love affair for vintage instruments and soundscape.

For more news, music and videos from these fine folks, keep an eye on www.satelliteskymusic.com….and check out the video of their previous fatigue:                   “Got this feeling” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB4me–ze-s)

 

Jan 122014
 
Fab & Kenny A. tracking Dr.Z & the Supersonic Blues Machine

January 3rd 2014,  was an important date for me, it marked the beginning of Dr.Z & The Supersonic Blues Machine debut album and the beginning of yet another journey.  Dr.Z & SBM is a “certifiable” Blues/Blues-Rock band consisting of drumming legend Kenny Aronoff   , myself and Texas slinger Lance Lopez . Both on record and  live , we’ll have a good share of friends performing with us and pushing us to deliver the ultimate blue/rock/jam experience. As per now, Billy F. Gibbons  already marked his territory on our record, and more buddies will do so in the next few weeks. Keep on checking in, you won’t be disappointed. Dr.Z & The Supersonic Blues Machine’s  record and tour , will hit the world in the Fall of 2014. Thanks for all the support and interest showed so far.  Grazie  FG

 

 

 

Jan 122013
 

The Huntington Beach (CA) Metal ensemble Faithsedge and Fabrizio Grossi are currently  recording the follow up to their debut album Faithsedge (on Scarlet Rec) which was extremely well welcomed by critics, fans and industry.

Expect the band’s new installment to sound more raw, heavy and very unapologetic.

The record is supposed to hit the stores late spring 2013.