ODISSEA (Finisterre, 2018)

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ODISSEA is the title of the band’s new recording project that explores the sounds of North African music that the band has been practicing for some time. The original inspiration, born from the collaboration with the many artists met along the way in concerts and festivals, has been enriched by extensive research and targeted listening, and has led to a combination of the sounds of wind section and ” organetto” (which recalls south Italy and the Balkans) with the gnawa rhythms and a sinuous ‘Saharan‘- inspired electric guitar.

The original lyrics, a combination of myth and current events, tell the stories of migrants (as in Odissea and Migrante), sometimes with irony (L’idea), other times in a poetic language (Stella della notte). The Odyssey of Ulysses is trapped in the figure of the migrant, who plows the seas to find himself or to improve his life conditions. The Mediterranean has always been the sea of returns, this fully reflects in the stylistic elements found in BandAdriatica’s work: sounds coming from apparently distant countries mix together and unveil their common origin; the music travels simultaneously forward, driven by the experimentation, and back in time, in search of its identity.

International charts positions until February 2019:

– 184°  “Transglobal World Music Chart” 2018 annual chart;
– 3° “The best of 2018” – Sputnik Radio (Germany);
– 35° “Transglobal World Music Chart” – November 2018;
– 30° “Transglobal World Music Chart” – December 2018;
– 32° “Transglobal World Music Chart” – January 2019;
– 18° “World Music Charts Europe” – January 2019;
– 3*  “Top Ten World Albums” di WERU Community Radio (Maine – USA);
– 9° “Global Village Top 40 Albums ” – January 2019;
– 37° “Transglobal World Music Chart” – February 2019;
– 4° Roots Music Report’s Top 50 World Album Chart (Utah, USA) – January 2019;
– 9° “Global Village Top 40” – January 2019;