Italian duo Rosso Polare treat us to their 2nd album, following the wonderful 'Lettere Animali'
album, which was one of our highlights of 2020.
Cani Lenti is a collection of duels, some may say. As the two minds of Cesare Lopopolo and Annna Vezzosi converge, a dichotomy of harmonious and contrasting sounds ebb, swirl and clatter in and amongst themselves. Using techniques from call and response improvisation, tape manipulation, experimental music and free-form folk, their approach to music making feels both atypical and familiar, organised and free-flowing, rooted and landless. Like the films of fellow Italian film-maker Alice Rohrwacher, Rosso Polare's music feels grounded in the earth, but sprouts and spreads in strange and often anachronistic ways.
The duo describe this album as it’s a struggle – a skirmish – that strives to resemble filmic sonorisations and forgotten sounds. Together they lead us on a journey into the depths of Chthonian Music. Fans of the likes of Sun Araw, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and General Strike - dive in!
Written and performed by Cesare Lopopolo & Anna Vezzosi
Recorded between Milan and Brescia in 2020-2021
Mixed and produced by Cesare Lopopolo
Mastered by Alexander Pustynsky
Album art by Anna Vezzosi