That's all Folks! w / ANGUS McOG

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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 5/r, Florence

Date: Thursday 18 October 21:00 - 23:00


The Roost and Radio Volume present:

★ LiveFolkRadioShow ★

Thursday 18 October >> Volume Florence >> free entry
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★ Live Showcase >>> Angus Mc Og ★

★ That's all Folks! >>> RadioSet with Valerio Mirabella ★

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Angus McOg was born as an alter ego of Antonio Tavoni, from Modena. The project took shape during the weeks spent in Australia, living in a friend's house in Sydney in the summer of 2009. Two years later, Anorak, the first self-produced album, was released, followed in 2013 by the second work Arnaut. Meanwhile, Angus McOg, as well as in Italy, has the opportunity to play in France, England and the United States, either alone, or in trio, with the drummer Lucio Pedrazzi (Faker) and the multi-instrumentalist Daniele Rossi (Gazebo Penguins). He signs the music for "Aishiteru My Love", a feature by director Stefano Cattini presented at the 2013 edition of the Festival dei Popoli in Florence. The following year Angus McOg was chosen by Thurston Moore to open the Italian dates of his The Best Day tour, at the Alcatraz in Milan and at the Teatro dell'Antoniano in Bologna. He then collaborates with Luca Di Mira (Giardini di Mirò) for the sound of "Regen", a short film of 1929 by the Dutch director Joris Ivens. Together with the same Luca Di Mira and the drummer Nicola Bigi takes shape the new formation that begins to arrange the material for the new album, Beginners, ten songs that start from the roots folk alt to go elsewhere.

Beginners, "beginners". In the title is the leitmotif that has been the track of the writing of these songs and their recording. A title stolen from Raymond Carver to be precise. A title that lends itself to being the frame for ten songs written as if they were ten stories.
The album is five years after the previous release of Angus McOg, Arnaut. In these years experiences and different paths have left their mark in the construction of this work. Much has gone just in the lyrics, basted as notes of short narratives around the idea of ​​being basically "beginners", basically in love, which then means in reality to be a bit 'in everything.

On the nightstand next to the bed, during the writing of the songs, in particular the English poets Tony Harrison and Simon Armitage remained for a long time, while passing through Michael Stipe, even Patti Smith was a reference on more than one occasion.
And certainly much of the work of sedimentation and maturation has also concerned the most strictly musical part. If at the base is still a very classic songwriting, on the other hand the registers and the color palette have widened towards spaces apparently quite distant from the ancient folk, so far to a large extent the reference genre of Angus McOg . So next to the acoustic guitars often appear synths, strings and drum loops coexist with harmoniums and arpeggios, tails and instrumental parts are added to songs brought from bass guitar and drums on three chords.

Reference points along this path have been for example names like Wilco, The National, and Father John Misty, all extremely capable of being both tremendously classic and quite visionary, in a continuous game inside and outside the forms and styles .

Much of this work has gone through the contribution of Luca Di Mira (Giardini di Mirò), which has contributed to bringing together in the project a discrete baggage of sounds and visions. And it is perhaps no coincidence that this collaboration before on this record was born with the work of sonorization four hands on the documentary "Regen" (1929) by the Dutch director Joris Ivens. The sense of narration, through words, images or music, is something that definitely moves this work from its foundations.

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Piazza Santo Spirito, 5 / R, Florence
TEL. 055 238 1460

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