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«'Bottegasonora' - an italian word meaning something like 'Sonorous handicraft store' - is the musical self of Luca Ricatti, a Rome living musician who usually writes music for theatre plays and documentaries, but this time wanted to get away from his stressful day-to-day by writing a mini-concept album about what could be one out-of-the-ordinary day.
It starts with 'Late awake' and an alarm going off, ordering Luca to get off the bed. The day starts frantic with polyrhythmic beats and drum'n'bass style drums, but some soft guitars too, Luca likes them a lot. After that, Luca has to 'Drive to go to work', so he doesn't get there late as usual. This time we get some manic keyboards and basslines, as Luca tries to avoid the lunacy that is car traffic in Rome (and all of Italy, for that matter...). Maybe Luca's car starts floating near the end, because the track gets quite ethereal, a minute before he decides 'Leavin' the car, takin' a bicycle'. A cool decision, right? We must think global these days, and treat mother earth nice. Again, we are graced with Luca's guitars and he tried to mimic the feeling of bicycle riding, by panning the sound from left to right, and left again. Luca says he got this idea from 'In the Court of the Crimson King', back when he was a teenager listening to prog-rock. Yeah, yeah. Luca now has arrived to his work (we assume) and after another full day, he returns home, and there is already 'Night under the stars', a soothing melody made of guitar plucks and keyboard lines. But before wishing Luca good night and sweet dreams, there's still time to listen to 'Herbario nuovo', because Luca loves old technical illustration books, like the ones test tube takes some drawings from. Don't forget to watch the video too. Sleep well, Luca.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Late awake .............................................................................. pt us
[4'09'' • 7,60Mb • 256 Kbps]
02 • Drive to go to work .................................................................. pt us
[4'54'' • 9,00Mb • 256 Kbps]
03 • Leavin' the car, takin' a bicycle ............................................. pt us
[4'23'' • 8,05Mb • 256 Kbps]
04 • Night under the stars ............................................................. pt us
[3'12'' • 5,86Mb • 256 Kbps]
05 • Herbario nuovo ....................................................................... pt us
  [3'25'' • 6,28Mb • 256 Kbps]    
06 • Herbario nuovo (video) ........................................................... pt us
  [3'28'' • 18,9Mb • 906Kbps WMV]    
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 1,39Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 55,0Mb]    

Reviews:

«L'Italie s'invite sur le netlabel Test Tube. Bottegasonora, nouveau pensionnaire, c'est à la fois, dans un grand bordel organisé, un clin-d'oeil à la musique concrète, un retour aux sources de l'intelligent electro du milieu des années 90, un léger condensé des apports pop tels qu'on en a entendus du côté des Etats-Unis durant cette même période. Bottegasonora, c'est un peu foutraque mais pas forcément désagréable. Mariage de sons clean à d'autres plutôt crades. Structures assez classiques avec un mastering étonnant.»
- LaFresto / March 25, 2007

«La 68ème sortie du toujours excellent netlabel portugais Test tube est l’oeuvre d’un italien du nom de Bottegasonora. Ce musicien romain (de son vrai nom Luca Ricatti) écrit habituellement de la musique pour le théâtre, des expositions ou des documentaires. Il nous propose ici un charmant ep en forme de concept autour d’une journée ordinaire de la semaine. Réveil, petit déjeuner, voiture, boulot… tout ça exprimé avec une musique électronique très douce, accompagnée de guitare et de percussions;Une musique  pleine de mélodies légères, avec la particularité d’avoir des titres très différents les uns des autres. bref, le genre d'album assez inclassable...
Au total 5 titres plus une video pour se rendre compte de tout le talent de ce garçon. »
- Benoit Richard / March 21, 2007

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