«Everybody can recognize that the natural ecosystem is collapsing, as the civilization we are living in. Although we had a great chance to overcoming the most of the capitalist selfishness in favor of greater empathy towards others – we live more and more isolated, more and more alienated».
«The video represents how we’ve seen the end in our mind, the midnight of our civilization».
Sarram is an instrumental ambient drone / doom one-man band from Sardinia.
Albero is Sarram`s fourth record, a mix of drone and ambient soundscapes, crushing and doom-ish guitar soundwalls, very repetitive loops while also incorporating electronic and traditional warm whispers. It’s a very deep and intense soundjourney, a swarm of soundwaves, a dark and dynamic ceremony of frequencies. Albero will see a May 14th release on trailblazing label Subsound Records
Transcending the use of guitars, sound effects, synths, glockenspiel and more through a stripped-down and atmospheric 40-minute exploration, his fourth studio album Albero (Italian for tree) could be described as the resilient pulse of Mother Nature, a haunting instrumental ceremony which merest detail, from the delicate humming to the loudest guitars, are perfectly highlighted by James Plotkin (Isis, Sunn O))), Jesu, Cave In) work on mastering.
Says Valerio Marras about the album songwriting and inspirations: «I consider Albero a doom-ish record, a real swarm of sounds that provides a transversal experience and a wide array of feelings. There has been a strong research in terms of frequencies, sound, the combination of acoustic instruments and distorted layers. When I started the recordings, I tried to push things in a way I had never experienced before and it turned out very dark and intense. I called it Albero because the first thing that came to my mind when listening to it was a big tree. I didn’t say anything to artwork designer Animamundi – I told him to follow his feelings listening to the recordings, and he came out with pictures of trees. I got totally surprised and, well, maybe it was written somewhere that it had to be called Albero».
Directed by long-time collaborator Claudio Spanu from Nubifilm, new video Midnight deals with our ecosystems and civilization collapse: «Although we had a great chance to overcome most of the capitalist selfishness in favor of greater empathy, we live more and more isolated, and get more and more alienated. The video represents how we have imagined the end of the world, the midnight of our civilization, explains the Italian songwriter».
1. Heavy Sleep
2. The Sound Of A Needle
3. Scraps Of Paper
4. Sinking Shadows
5. Diving Deep
6. Fading Sunlight
7. The Far Side Of The Moon
Valerio Marras — Guitar/fx, synth, glockenspiel, mandolin, kalimba