LATEST PORTFOLIO ADDITIONS
I know I’m not updating this website too much lately, but at least I found out the time to add some recent stuff I made. Each of those are artworks based on photographs I took sometimes somewhere. I will discuss about them later, but in the meanwhile I hope you’ll enjoy this fresh stuff, all available through the BTF record label website. 1) Biglietto per l’inferno - Il tempo...
RECORD STORE DAY / STORM CORROSION
April 21st was the Record Store Day 2012. Not that kind of a special day for me, since I buy records all the time! Sometimes I enjoy making fake covers for some band I like, and well… looks like this one fooled some people around. This is of course NOT true, just an imaginary release for a track by Storm Corrosion (the Wilson/Åkerfeldt collaboration almost nobody has still heard an entire...
LE ORME - AD GLORIAM / L'AURORA DELLE ORME
Following the vinyl replicas, here are the CD paperlseeves, including a 8-page booklet with 1968-69 exclusive advertisings from Italian old magazines. Soon available from btf.it.
DATURA - VISIONS FOR THE CELESTIAL
Datura were a stoner / sludge / psychedelic band from… New Zealand! “Visions for the Celestial” is their second and last album, released in 1999 and now reissued on LP by the German label Krauted Mind. I used the original album cover for the front, and made a completely different artwork based on the original pictures used on past releases.
DEC. 21ST - FRANK ZAPPA'S BIRTHDAY
I wanted to do this since the moment i shot this picture, about a year ago.
COME TO THE SABBAT
This is a very interesting book about English dark / esoteric / obscure musicians and bands I made the cover for, written in Italian by Antonello Cresti. You can buy it and see a 20-page preview here.
GARYBALDI - LIVE IN BLOOM PREVIEW
A small preview of what’s coming soon. More pictures can be found in the portfolio section.
BALLETTO DI BRONZO - ON THE ROAD TO YS... AND...
AMS 200 CD. Soon available on CD, with some live bonust tracks not included on the LP version.
CALIBRO 35 - INDAGINE SUL CINEMA ITALIANO DEL...
This month was so inspired that I had to fill the daily pictures series with some taken in May.
A month full of great concerts (the Big 4, Meshuggah, Neurosis, Quintorigo, Marta sui Tubi, Fosch Fest festival w/ Folk Stone & Korpiklaani…) and some other stuff as usual.
OPETH STUDIO REPORT / PREVIEW ON METAL HAMMER...
On June 1st I was lucky enough to participate to the very first exclusive listening session for Opeth’s new album, “Heritage”, which will hit the stores in several different editions towards September’s end. I accompanied a friend who’s the editor in chief of the Metal Hammer Italy magazine. He wrote the track-by-track preview in a 2-page special on the August...
GRACE FOR DROWNING
Set for release on September 26th, the new Steven Wilson’s solo album lies now in my hands in the form of a 2-CD promotional edition. I’m listening to it while I write this post, so I can’t say if I like it or not, even if I have no intention to say anything about it. I’d have loved to personally interview Steven when he was in Milan last thursday, but apparently I was...
BIG 4 - METALLICA
Thought I’d post this here too. More pictures will come, when I’ll find time to work on them…
GOBLIN PICTURE LP's.
A couple of Goblin picture vinlys have just been released by AMS/BTF, Roller and Suspiria, and some others will probably follow soon. From the source images of the first LP reissues, I made the layout for these ones, and the stickers you can see below. Title tracks were handwritten by me too, since i couldn’t distort them as I wanted simply using photoshop. The style is the one of...
SOUNDS OF UNDERGROUND VOL. 1
Thanks to the collaboration between AMS and Claudio Fucci, who was a folk musician in the ’70s and is now an editor, I started working last year for Vololibero Edizioni, a small but interesting company which is releasing music-related products, sometimes books, sometimes CDs, sometimes both of them. This one below is one of the last cases: a 64-page book with a CD, containing 23 unreleased...
helena-drive asked: La cosa buffa è che solo ora realizzo che tu forse li vedi a Milano, io invece a Roma. Ma ci facciamo gli stessi gruppi :)
Dimmi se sbaglio, sei di Milano?
Dimmi se sbaglio, sei di Milano?
STOCKHOLM, SKOGSKYRKOGÅRDEN, MAY 31ST 2011
helena-drive asked: Mi sa che andiamo agli stessi concerti, noi due.
GOBLIN - NON HO SONNO
Where shall I start from for this? I think it’s a great achievement, first of all because “Non Ho Sonno”, the soundtrack from the 2001 film by Dario Argento, the last one scored by Goblin, who reformed their classic line-up after more than 20 years, has never been released on LP until today. Never. Until now. I started to work on this at least six months ago. I really wanted...
KEITH EMERSON - INFERNO
Back in 1980, when Goblin were actually disbanding due to many contrasts inside the band, Dario Argento was working on the production of one of his latest masterpieces, “Inferno”. He could not count anymore - at least at that moment - on the group who wrote the soundtrack for “Profondo Rosso”, “Suspiria” and “Zombi”, and right after he discovered...
BLACKFIELD + THE PINEAPPLE THIEF, APR. 10TH 2011
What a fabulous event! I planned a trip to The Netherlands and I made sure I’d be in Amsterdam on April 10th, to see Blackfield in concert in one of the most beautiful venues the world can offer to pop/rock music. The moment I went on the ticketmaster website to buy a ticket, I discovered the show was sold-out. So I had nothing else to do than going there anyway, and see what I could do to...
A very inspired month, the previous one. I wanted to post this before my 9-day trip to The Netherlands, but in the end I was in a hurry and I didn’t. So here it is, finally!
MASERATI, MARCH 10TH 2011
PERTURBAZIONE, MARCH 7TH 2011
MILANO ODIA: IL VINILE NON PUO' SUONARE
Anyone familiar with Italian police movies of the ’70s? I recently saw Calibro 35 in concert and bought a blue 7” with a live song called “Death Wish” split in a first and second part on sides A and B. We’re still in the thriller genre, with a funk soundtrack, and the band for once is playing something that’s not Made in Italy. This is the main theme for a...
FISH IN THE TEA
Once I noticed the CD’s in the picture were out of focus, it was too late. Here’s the list of albums included here, then: The Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire Ohmphrey - s/t Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman Queensryche - s/t EP Manic Street Preachers - Postcards from a Young Man Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller & Heavy Weather You may wanna...
CALIBRO 35, FEB. 26TH 2011
Here they are, once again!
moderntimesrocknroll asked: Haha, so you've been to Jaarbeurs Utrecht! Nice! :D I'm going to live in Utrecht next year. I love that city! But I read that you're working at the moment, so I'm sorry for distracting you! ;)
QUINTORIGO, JAN. 28TH 2011