GIOVAPIÙGIOVA explains how to be “Animali Notturni”

GIOVAPIÙGIOVA explains how to be “Animali Notturni”

Cristiano Di Capua · 2 months ago · Music

“Animali Notturni”, GIOVAPIÙGIOVA‘s first studio album for Harsh Times Records and Island Records, has been released. For those who were already familiar with the project, this work is just one more confirmation of Giova’s artistic quality. He has presented us with a diverse, dark and interesting record work thanks to Grindalf‘s productions, perfectly stitched to the artist’s imagery. The entire concept of the album revolves around the nocturnal dimension of the human being, with a strong reference to instinct and those primal emotions that take over at night, making listening a dreamlike and colorful experience. On this occasion, we asked him a few questions.

Hi Giova, let’s start right away with a routine question. How are you doing for this release? Tell us what is going through your mind these days.

These are intense but very happy days, this is the moment when you see the result of months of work materialize and become real. A bit like hatching an egg until the day of hatching, we have protected the egg, defended it from predators, kept it as warm as possible and soon it will be its time to come out of the shell.

“Nocturnal Animals” from the first listen is a various album, but with an electronic thread thanks to Grindalf’s productions. Tell us how you met and how you started your collaboration.

Grindalf and I met between 2015 and 2016 in Rome, he was one of the first people I met there. It took very little to realize that there was a beautiful affinity, it was all very natural.
Both Grindalf and I love to listen to so many different things. I think the key to the variety of sound on the record can be traced back to a continuous search, like two children discovering the world, touching and sometimes breaking, but always having fun.

These kinds of sounds still turn out to be underrepresented in Italy. What do you think are the genres that have shaped you the most when we talk about music?

Lately I’ve been reopening some old boxes with CDs and cassettes that my parents listened to when I was a kid and I’ve pulled out some gems that sent me back in time. I think some of the contents of these boxes were crucial in terms of my education, from Paolo Conte to Little Ann, from the gospel of The Jubalaires to Paolo Fresu.

Scenario: “GIOVAPIÙGIOVA in five years.” If you had to think about it for a few minutes, where would you see yourself?

Who knows, we’ll see.

Of course I imagine there will be live shows for the release of this album. How do you relate to live shows? Describe a little bit how you live that dimension.

The goal is always to give everything, I love it, it’s adrenaline before, during and after the shows. The first time in the theater I remember being little and being very impressed by the magic and excitement of hearing the orchestra. One sound coming out of the mystic gulf to invest the audience.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @effyrose__, @niinque, @saraperacchia, @jus._._._, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @serenabiaginiph, @nellys.ph, @matti_b9, @franscescaersilia1, @kevin.ponzuoli.

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InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

Tommaso Berra · 2 hours ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @marcocarta87, @unagiuliaacaso, @jus._._._, @idralinho, @allecossu, @alberto_sanna4, @luanapetrullophoto, @reportageofmylife, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @_my_perfect_little_world.

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There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham believes that there are two versions of Hong Kong: a real one that exists with its monumental skyscrapers and one that we remember fondly in our memories. 
The series “Fantasy city by the harbour” – from which a book of photographs was also born – stems precisely from an attempt to try to understand how we can return to the “other” Hong Kong, of which only the dreams and atmospheres dense with neon and people frantically roaming the streets of the Asian city remain.

The shots mainly show the architecture of the city, studied through the calm moments of the metropolis. In fact, people never appear, a challenge considering that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet with its 7 million inhabitants.
In the streets, therefore, only silence remains, interrupted by the buzzing of neon lights, which Cody Ellingham uses to accentuate the aesthetic effect of the views, as if they were sets for a futuristic film set in a hyper-technological city of androids and flying machines.
The photographer had the opportunity to study the city during his frequent travels, choosing moments of calm to make even more vivid and real the Hong Kong that persisted in his memories but was difficult to find in everyday life. The fog favours the general suspended atmosphere of the scenes, the large billboards look like TVs left on after falling asleep on the sofa while the lights of the skyscrapers belie the whole thing: the city is not sleeping.

Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
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Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Is it possible for urban man to abandon all stimulus and service of the city to reconnect with an idea of brutal pragmatism dictated by nature? Photographer Daniele Frediani has embarked on a journey to Asia, to some of the territories in which the truth of time and space overpower appearances, consumption and weaknesses of our society.

Frediani in Kyrgyzstan perhaps saw what would happen if we were forced to go back to living as we did centuries and centuries ago, dependent on the cycle of nature and the animal cycle. The shots in his photo series show Kyrgyz nomads as they live by eliminating everything superfluous, decreasing the margin of error, of doubt about what is right or wrong. What the protagonists of these photos have at their disposal is only what their animals have to offer, while all around them are only large grasslands still cold in the Song Kol Lake area.
Living with them is an experience that takes you to another world, a world without time and space: before the Internet and social media, before technology and electricity,” said Daniele Frediani.

Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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