When you go to a live concert, there are few artists who require a special kind of accessories to enjoy the show to the fullest. These certainly include Fuera. In fact, if you ever get a chance to see them live (which is hyper-recommended), you’d better arm yourself with a pair of sunglasses, a drink (even virgin) in one hand and prepare for a full immersion in their music. Proving this point is their new album “CIRCO MEZZALUNA”, available from the end of May for Sugar Music.
If you like four-on-the-floor music, this is definitely one of the albums for you. You can hear a lot that the trio of Neapolitan origin has undergone a remarkable artistic evolution in the last years, so much so that they have come to be more elegant, ethnic and pop, all during a dream made of sounds.
New music like this, especially in the Italian scene, are always welcome, which is why Collater.al decided to ask them a few questions and understand the direction the project is taking.
Hi guys! I guess this summer tour is going great. Making music “to dance” as well as to listen to, how much have you missed seeing people under the stage? It definitely has so much weight in the way you think about music. How was your experience with covid?
Hi! As you said, the moment of the concert represents the highest expression for our project so living two years without a chance to do any was almost wearing. Luckily, we were super into the new album and could conceive it locked in our bubble, so much so that when the lockdown ended, very little changed for us.
Compared to Fuera of “Vertigine” or “Mandarino”, you have changed a lot, at the moment you can hear that you have a sound that still winks at the Berliner bass drum, but with less distinct references to that culture. Have you felt a change/maturation in your music?
Let’s say that we never had our eyes fixed on the trends of the moment in Germany but rather we made a path of discovery of electronic music that could only pass through Berlin.
Having had all the time we needed to make the album we had in mind, we tried to contaminate the rhythms and sounds of electronica with our own personal baggage, from Italian songwriting to ethnic music. Our audience has definitely felt this “maturation” and we primarily feel more aware of what we do.
You are a trio, the perfect number. Was there a specific moment when you realized that your musical journey would go on with this lineup?
We were already friends before we formed the group, so starting to make music together was really spontaneous. We never thought about it much.
Electronic music in Italy, especially in recent years, is taking more and more space. This is definitely also due to projects like yours. Recommend 3 artists to our readers who want to start listening to the genre.
Considering that the definition “electronic” encompasses a lot of genres, we recommend 3 contemporary artists who do not embody any genre stereotype but are very personal: Nicolas Jaar, Polo&Pan and, representing Italy, Populous.