Deadburger Factory is the best kept secret in Italian music, and one of the most courageous avant-rock bands in Europe.
One of the courageous, anomalous and crazy European bands releases the sixth album La Chiamata (The Call) : a visionary and political concept against the age of self. The best kept secret in Italian music. The track Manifesto Cannibale,
Deadburger was born as a band with a classic 5-player lineup (gt/kbd/bs/dr/vc), Deadburger become Deadburger Factory since 2013: an open ensemble”, a permanent experimentation collective.
The brand new album La Chiamata features overall 20 musicians: the founding members Vittorio Nistri (electronics, keyboards, lyrics, arrangements, sound design), Simone Tilli (vocals), Alessandro Casini (guitars), Carlo Sciannameo (bass guitar) and some of the best italian rock and avant-jazz musicians such as Silvia Bolognesi (Art Ensemble of Chicago), Bruno Dorella (OvO, Ronin, Bachi da Pietra), Enrico Gabrielli (PJ Harvey, Mike Patton, Steve Wynn, Damo Suzuki), Cristiano Calcagnile (Anthony Braxton, Tristan Honsinger, Buch Morris), Edoardo Marraffa (William Parker, Hamid Drake, Han Bennink, Wayne Horvitz, Wadada Leo Smith), Zeno De Rossi (Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft, Carla Bozulich). The track Onoda Hiroo,
All these musicians have been involved face to face – meeting, talking, having lunch together, eventually playing together, no remote playing, no social network or e-mail chats. Each musician has been chosen for a special contribution in a certain composition: not superficial cameos but dialogues and mutual exchange of inputs.
This large ensemble, unusual for an indie label, has ideological reasons. The collective nature of the album is a reaction to the growing isolation in our lives: we believe we are «social» being alone in front of a screen; every worker no longer feels like a member of a social class but a abandoned dog; so many musicians seem to withdraw into themselves, churning out homemade albums after albums in solitude (even before lockdown). This is a record against the age of self.
Deadburger Factory merges two worlds: the visceral impact of rock (and the communicative form of the song, and the Italian inclination to melody) and experimentation. The track Un incendio Visto Da Lontano ( A Fire Seen From Away),
Deadburger Factory suggests a crossover between noise, avant-jazz, kraut rock, psychedelia, electronics, prog-rock, industrial and RIO.
La Chiamata reveals many influences: Area and Henry Cow, Frank Zappa orchestrations, David Bowie’s Blackstar, the motorik kraut sound of Can, Faust and Oneida, nu jazz of Shabaka Hitchings and Fire!Orchestra, Pere Ubu, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead (Kid A/Amnesiac era), Fripp/Eno and the late Scott Walker.
La Chiamata is a powerful drumming album: you will find a great beaten skins and woods wall of sound. The sound of the drums unites two of the main themes of the album: shamanic rituals and revolutions.
The entire album is double-drummed, with pairs of different drummers in each track. A Great Wave of drums, conveying a sense of an upcoming storm – a soundtrack suited to the times we are living in. The only non-original composition on La Chiamata is Tryptich by Max Roach (from the album We Insist! Freedom Now suite).