New York, NY– Florence native Simone Pomposi (better known on stage as Pianosa) has had music running through his veins throughout his entire life. “It’s always been a part of my life,” explains the artist, “So, at some point I decided, ‘Why not?’” At age eleven, he began playing electric bass and dabbling in a variety of genres; from funk to fusion, jazz and progressive rock. No matter the genre, however, Pomposi has always kept it simple: pulling from the melodies and rhythms and textures of life to create a sound one might call “ambient music.”
In 2011, Pomposi made the move to New York and decided to pursue his passion wholeheartedly. His debut album, entitled Dogana (Delle Emoizioni Altrui – Italian for “Customs of other people’s emotions”) was released in the summer of 2016. The album is authentic and refreshing, and was recorded live with a simple setup, a modular synthesizer, an analog monophonic synthesizer, and a drum machine with delay and reverb effects. With minimal editing and production, the album is a work of raw authenticity, each error and ambient noise adding to the songs’ beauty. Notes are repeated in succession, with the sound changing and evolving, giving the listener a perspective of “organized chaos.” The album is named for the transformation the audience experiences – they go through a “metaphorical customs, both physically and metaphorically.”
Dogana (available on all digital platforms) leaves something for every listener, and pulls each person in with its genuine and transformative qualities.
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