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Mattia Caroli & i Fiori del Male

Mattia Caroli & i Fiori del Male
Mattia Caroli & i Fiori del Male
musica e voglia di fare
Picture by Antonio Barrella
Mattia Caroli & i Fiori del Male
Mattia Caroli & i Fiori del Male

Hampered by its giant wings, Baudelaire's albatross returns to its exile on the Earth in the sounds of a group of young musicians from Rieti (all born between 1988 and 1992): Mattia Caroli, Alessio Festuccia, Valerio Brucchietti, Pierluigi Foschi, Nicolò Francesco Faraglia, Simone Fusiani and Niccolò Jacopo Cavoli. This group of cinema, jazz, physiotherapy and agriculture students is united by a single great passion – music - and shares a common denominator: a spirit of enterprise. Vintage sounds with hints of '60s psychedelia, lyrics inspired by the poètes maudits and the figurative arts, and a desire to be heard, despite the difficulties of creating art today. These are the distinguishing features of a band which in a year and a half has used the web to make its way into the public eye with two self-produced videos which have been watched more than 35,000 times.

For their debut EP Every Giro Day they chose, not by chance, an English expression which refers to the day the unemployed collect their benefit payment in the UK. And the video for their single Saturday Morning, with its rarefied Celtic atmospheres and surreal images of Lake Turano, made a real impact. It was on heavy rotation on Repubblica TV and garnered thousands of views on YouTube, taking first place among the four global finalists in the Best Music Video category at the Paris Art & Movie Awards 2015. The songs on Every Giro Day are constantly among the setlist of Rai Isoradio. Radiorock, the Roman radio station which is a touchstone for lovers of rock, devotes ample space to them. They refuse to be labelled - they feel European. Together with the talented young Austrian hip hop artist N.I.K.O. they recorded the single Poet On The Fly, which evoked cultural and artistic touchpoints like the National Library of Vienna, the Casanatense Library in Rome and the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris. But they always return to their roots, as the poetic images of the ex-sugar factory of Rieti in the video show.

 

The story of Mattia Caroli & i Fiori del Male has been written by Elisabetta Flumeri and Gabriella Giacometti, writers.

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