Indie Mood is all but a cover album dedicated to 1990s alterative Italian rock-pop. The classics comprised in the repertoire must not be mistaken as a mere rereading but come as a new fresh reinvention of the chosen tunes according to an innovative operation that sees some of the protagonists of the original releases directly involved. Those artists have put themselves to the test with great enthusiasm, resuming their – or their colleagues’ – creations with the intention of shuffling the cards once again on a creative level, to remodel them and blow new life into them. Hence this compilation featuring invited artists of the likes of Cristina Donà, Cristiano Godano (Marlene Kuntz), Frankie Hi Nrg, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi (La Crus), Emidio Clementi (Massimo Volume, El Muniria), Emiliano “Emo” Carlo Audisio (Linea 77) and Luca Morino (Mau Mau) is not a simple parade of known faces and hosts (there is also Aldo Nove in the unusual role of “orator” with an unpublished writing of his) but a confirmation of the talent of these artists.
Their willingness to “self-celebrate” simultaneously humbly and originally outcrops in an obvious way from the very first notes of the record and permeates the deep spirit along the thirteen tracks, instrumental ones included. Disco labirinto (Subsonica/Bluvertigo), Lieve e Festa Mesta (Marlene Kuntz), Stelle buone (Cristina Donà), Voglio una pelle splendida (Afterhours), Forma e sostanza (CSI), Ninna nanna (La Crus), Sempre più vicino (Casino Royale), Il primo Dio (Massimo Volume), Balon Combo (Mau Mau), Disconnetti il Potere (Frankie Hi Nrg) come together to make a sort of best of Italian indie which is bound to constitute a reference model for future years and music.
The CHANTSONG ORCHESTRA was founded in 2006 as a natural evolution of the project “Jazz in Cantiere” of the Centro Musica “Il Cascinetto” within the Area Politiche Giovanili Comune di Cremona, the municipality of Cremona’s youth and juvenile politics. Formed by 12 young and brilliant musicians and integrated, on this occasion, by guitarist Lorenzo Corti and, in one of the tracks, by trumpet player Roy Paci, the orchestra proves to master both rock and improvisation techniques and, thanks to the arrangements by Sciavolino, bursts out in timbers and colours which fear not comparison with the best jazz big bands, starting from the Gil Evans Orchestra.