[artists] sparkle in grey

Sparkle In Grey

Releases on Afe:
Mexico [afe124cd]
The Echoes of Thiiings / Fadiiing Echoes [afe060lcd]

Related releases:
A.A.V.V.: Teddy Bear Remix Project [afe024box]
A.A.V.V.: Teddy Bear Remix Project [afe024mp3]
De Fabriek: Quatro-Erogenic-Occupy Theme's Part II [afe058lcd]
Meerkat: Kapnos [afe121cd]
Normality / Edge: Inner Photographs [afe50010]
Der Einzige: Early Poor Loops For Krishna [afe50018]

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Sparkle in Grey began its musical activity as a solo electronic music project in 1999. Since 2005 it has developed to a 4-member band devoted to a sort of electronic and eclectic post-rock.

The world eclectic is related to the fact that they like to change from one genre to another, often collaborating with artists of various kinds.

The core of the band is: Matteo Uggeri (laptop, rhythms, trumpet and field recordings), Cristiano Lupo (drums, guitar, bass and glockenspiel), Alberto Carozzi (guitar, bass, bagpipes, harmonica), Franz Krostopovic (violin and piano player).

Many other musicians have collaborated with them, including the Italian maestro of industrial music Maurzio Bianchi/MB or - for instance and on the opposite ends - Simone Riva (ex-drummer of Italian pop singer Alex Baroni).

They have also remixed tracks of, or had tracks remixed by experimental artists such as OvO, Nicola Ratti and Telepherique, or by pop blockbusters such as Kiddycar and Micecars.

Their first full album as a band, "A Quiet Place", released in 2008 with the small cult label Disasters by Choice, was recorded and mixed by Giuseppe Ielasi. An LP called "Whale Heart" was done in collaboration with the British artist Tex La Homa.

Their latest CD is "Mexico" and was recorded by Cristiano Santini (Disciplinatha), mixed again by Ielasi and mastered by Andrea Serrapiglio (Carla Buzolich's Evangelista).

In their album reviews they've been compared to a long and strange list of various musicians, including Sol Invictus, Rachel's, Björk, Piano Magic, Autechre, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Epic 45, King Crimson, The Durutti Column, Massive Attack, Neu!, Pan American/Labradford, Tuxedomoon and even Pink Floyd (?)...