“If ever there was a soundtrack in search of its correspondent in the world of film, the album Guano Padano would definitely be in good company with the works of Fellini, Leone, Jarmusch and Sofia Coppola.“
These words of Joey Burns of Calexico, referring to Guano Padano‘s first album, best describe the world around which the band members Danilo Gallo (bass), Alessandro “Asso” Stefana (guitar) and Zeno De Rossi (drums) exist.
Now back with their incredibly rich and fullfilling new album 2, Guano Padano continue to prove themselves adept at constructing music that is both cinematic and evocative. Much like the atmospheric scores of Morricone which marry with the films of Sergio Leone. but also in the vein of smaller Italian film scores that are often overlooked. Musically speaking, 2 is a solid amalgam of styles, as desert rock, country, folk, jazz, blues and even surf influences come to the fore.
Guano Padano have previously collaborated with the likes of Alessandro Alessandroni (whistling the unforgettable Morricone soundtracks ), Gary Lucas (guitarist Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart), Chris Speed (clarinet, collaborator of John Zorn) and Bobby Solo (called upon to interpret an old Hank Williams song, Ramblin ‘Man, with a master’s touch). Surrounding the trio for the release of 2, are again names of the highest level; Marc Ribot (John Zorn, Tom Waits), Chris Speed, the versatile Mike Patton, Paolo Botti, Vincenzo Vasi, and Paul Niehaus (Lambchop).
In sum, the diligence of Guano Padano in honing their craft has resulted in a record that is rare and valuable and Ipecac Recordings is proud to present it.
This Sunday, 8th of July, Guano Padano will be supporting Faith No More at The Hammersmith Apollo, London. Doors are at 6.30pm.
All booking information can be found here on the Hammersmith Apollo website.