Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fonderia: omonimo (2002)

As the name suggests, Fonderia are basically a fusion group. But their approach is very open to influences: far away from being just a nostalgic revival of the Seventies, Fonderia's music incorporates world music, funky, hip-hop elements and brings together a very progressive formula. Their sound is clean, well-produced but deep and lively - unlike many jazz-rock groups, Fonderia can be delicate and entangling other than being fiery.
They focus a lot on atmospheres, and this album can fit as well in the background as in the foreground. "Dante, At Last" merges an English class about "La divina commedia" with a dark, psyched-out jam, creating a very evocative scenary.

More informations on Fonderia website.

  1. Tevere
  2. Dubbio II
  3. Deep Blue
  4. Piazza Vittorio
  5. Dubarcord
  6. Afa II
  7. Ora legale
  8. Dante, At Last
  9. Aniene
  10. Statico