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1 - MARTELLOTTA, MASSIMO - ONE MAN SESSIONS, VOL. 1: SINTESI - (LP) 
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"Functioning as a virtual one man orchestra, Massimo Martellotta (Calibro 35) turns his deft hands to atmospheric cinematic groove and sound. Prepared piano, analog synths, strings, organ, vibraphone all get the OST/library treatment that is both unique and distinctively Italian."~Shawn Lee. First part in a five part series.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Sintesi N. 1 02. Sintesi N. 2 03. Sintesi N. 3 04. Sintesi N. 4 05. Sintesi N. 5 06. Sintesi N. 6


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-05-2018
Item # : 515173     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - MARTELLOTTA, MASSIMO - ONE MAN SESSIONS, VOL. 2: UNPREPARED PIANO - (LP) 
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After the oneiric journey through synthesizers on Volume 1, entitled "SYNTHESIS", Massimo Martellotta (founding member of Calibro 35) returns with the second Volume of One Man Sessions exploring the tonal possibilities of the classical instrument par excellence: the Piano. The instrument is at the center of the scene, and the prepared Piano in the manner of John Cage is here decontextualized and freely "In/Prepared" and reinvented in a very personal way, placing objects of common use on the strings themselves to obtain unprecedented timbres.Starting from its nature as a percussion instrument, the piano is hit, caressed, blocked with rubbers or left to resonate on the capsule of a microphone, or else pinched like a harp or a cymbalon, while it fires with the battery, the vibraphone or the mellotron.In UNPREPARED PIANO we move from more classical compositions, quoting Chopin and Satie (the opening piece "Come Un Notturno") to introspective drones ("Risonanza") to songs that hybridize the languages, delineating immediate melodies and openings in balance between the absolute modernity of Nils Frahm, the moving color imagery of Bad Plus (for example in "Sostenuto") and the minimalism of Penguin Caf Orchestra ("Ncessaire Per Fanciulli"). All this once again held together by an evocative, current and always recognizable flo conductor. An album where the piano is the protagonist then, but the dialogue with the other instruments is continuous, fluid and often we forget that behind every instrument there is only one person.Written, played and produced by Massimo Martellotta at One Man Studio (Milan). Mastered by Tommaso Colliva at Toomi Labs (London). Artwork and cover design: Luca Barcellona.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Come Un Notturno 02. Quarto Pedale 03. Necessaire Per Fanciulli 04. Verticale, Orizzontale 05. Sostenuto 06. Risonanza 07. Caviglie


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 29-06-2018
Item # : 516031     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - MARTELLOTTA, MASSIMO - ONE MAN SESSIONS, VOL. 3: ONE MAN ORCHESTRA - (LP) 
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The five album solo project "One Man Sessions" by Massimo Martellotta, continues after the synthesizers of volume 1 "Sintesi" and the mellow prepared piano and drum grooves of volume 2 "Unprepared Piano". With the third volume we change again. One Man Sessions Volume 3 "One Man Orchestra" is indeed a full-fledged orchestral album - conceived with the film music composers of the '50s in mind, Bernard Hermann et al - in which Martellotta engages in writing for an orchestra of a retro mold, set in his world with an absolutely personal and current twist. Each instrument is played and tracked on track in real time, including the computer, this time a valid assistant in the simulation of some of the used timbres, intended as a real instrument in the middle of real ones. Sumptuous arches, crackling tympanums, sinuous woods find space to dialogue with lounge organ and percussion invented like the music paper itself, rubbed to keep time on some of the themes.Once again the composer surprises us and displaces us, using all his resources as multi-instrumentalist and mixing languages, venturing into worlds far away from each other: with "One Man Orchestra" we are light years from the world summoned with "SINTESI" and yet we always find a distinctive and recognizable feature that makes all the volumes of the complete work coherent. Realized, like the other volumes, in complete solitude, the album reveals a knowledge of all-round musical material and a strong taste for the melody. "Oppio" is reminiscent of the darker Morricone or Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead and is a counterpart to the opening song "Il Cappotto" - a perfect title track that quotes and closely reworks a John Williams composition - while in episodes more rhythmic, and sometimes romantic, we find the passion for the current Jon Brion and timeless melodies. An album to listen from the beginning to the end, following the emotional story told like that of a film, of which one sometimes has the impression of seeing the images, waiting to immerse themselves in the abyss evoked by the next, and fourth volume: "UNDERWATER ".

TRACKLISTING: 01. Il Cappotto 02. Presa Di Coscienza 03. Come Una Favola 04. Oppio 05. Baruffa 06. Serenata Per Adulteri 07. Attesa Notturna 08. O Luno O Laltro 09. Senza Zucchero 10. Reale Immaginario


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-10-2018
Item # : 520285     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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4 - MARTELLOTTA, MASSIMO - ONE MAN SESSIONS, VOL. 4: UNDERWATER - (LP) 
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The fourth volume in this series of releases from the founder and guitarist of Calibro 35 once again focuses on his experiments rooted in a deep passion for soundtracks and library music.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-12-2018
Item # : 522800     
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5 - MARTELLOTTA, MASSIMO - ONE MAN SESSIONS, VOL. 5: JUST COOKING - (LP) 
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Departed in May from the nebula of synthesizers, passed through the prepared piano and a symphony orchestra, and after immersion in the depths of the minimal and liquid pieces of 'Underwater', we have reached the fifth and last volume of the 'One Man Sessions' by Massimo Martellotta. 'Just Cooking' is a collection of grooves cooked in total freedom by Martellotta, in tribute to two great passions of Italy, music and cuisine, for an association of the most classic and well-chosen of all time: the one between composing music and cooking a plate.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-01-2019
Item # : 523356     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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