The new album by Sina, “Vortici”

The new album by Sina, “Vortici”

Andrea Tuzio · 4 weeks ago · Music

Lately there is a new breed of artists in Italy that is making people talk about itself, each of them proposing fresh and unheard sounds. The art of music in Italy is more alive than ever and to prove it there is the new album by Sina “Vortici”, available from April 22 on all digital stores for Island Records.
Captured by his particular timbre, his natural being and his artistic maturity, Collater.al decided to interview him to understand the person behind his music.

Cover album Vortici

Hi Enrico, how are you? Tell us a little bit about how you’re going through this release period, in short what’s in your head and what’s in your stomach.

That’s a good question – laughs – basically I’m not setting too many expectations, I’m trying to enjoy the moments in between, the details. This album represents the last 2 years of my life, it’s a really important work. I’m usually slow to metabolize things, but there are so many great things happening and I have to say I’m calm. The anxiety is certainly not lacking, as all people, but I’m really happy and satisfied with our work. I think the album will reach people in the way I hope it will.

“Vortici” on listening comes across as a very mature album, it manages to not make you feel constantly at war with something, as you also said. How did you reach this awareness?

Creating this record has really made me grow. Just think, I record demos and some vocals on my work with my roommate, we have a great relationship and have known each other since we were 16. It’s like I relate to my brother, and it’s made me grow so much humanly speaking. I feel like this record has done me really well, as well as in life in general, it’s made me grow. Hopefully it’s going well.

Sina

Only one featuring, symbolic, huge, that of Rkomi in a delicate song like “Così Soli”. What was it like collaborating with him? Tell me a little bit about it.

It goes without saying, but I have a lot of respect for him. I appreciate what he represents artistically speaking, an artist and a human being at 360 degrees. It was a great satisfaction, let’s say he played “the guest”, let me explain: he entered on tiptoe, he made his verse, perfectly in line with the concept, and enriched everything to the maximum. If you close your eyes you realize that it is a song with dreamy and precious vibes. What can I say, it was truly a champion and he was great at rowing in the right direction. This song has become a dream, also thanks to Michelangelo’s production.

You are Sardinian, but in recent years you have lived in Rome, Milan, Alghero, Naples and Bologna, all cities with a strong artistic presence. Which city do you feel has given you more from an artistic point of view? And then what weight does Sardinia have in your person?

I tell you, the background of my music, the scent you smell in the songs, is clearly Alghero, it represents a way of life that is printed in my pieces. A city like Milan, on the other hand, has come into its own from a stylistic point of view, since I’ve been living it, it’s really present in me. As far as Naples is concerned, I can tell you that it is the “passion” part of my music, it taught me the language of music that I have always wanted to do, to be able to better explain where you come from. Basically, however, I have captured an aspect of each city I have lived in.

After years of pandemic, lockdowns and an album like “My Love Lockdown” that refers to the past heavy situation, live shows are finally back. How will you experience the moment when you take the stage?

laughs – I have no idea. We’ll definitely talk again and I’ll tell you how it will be. In the meantime, I can definitely tell you that it will be very strange, different and all new. The desire for redemption is there, I certainly hope to do a lot of them and I’m as charged as ever.

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Collater.al & Brillo. Together in the name of the love of illustration

Collater.al & Brillo. Together in the name of the love of illustration

Giulia Guido · 5 days ago · Art

We need new imagery, created in pencil, pen, black and white or colour, drawn on a sheet of paper or digitally. We also need a place where we can admire and immerse ourselves in these imaginaries. And what if this place were actually two? 
Collater.al and Brillo have joined forces to give even greater prominence to illustrators who are ready to take us into their world. 

Over the next few months, the Instagram profiles of @collater.al and @brillo_magazine will feature the work of these young talents, who promptly responded to the open call launched by the two magazines, and which you can always review here. 

DANIELE MORGANTI

LORENA SPURIO aka WABISABI

 
 
 
 
 
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SOFIA ROMAGNOLO aka AZZURROSCURO

 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANNA POGGIONI

 
 
 
 
 
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CHARLOTTE LE BLEU

BERTRAND AZNAR

ANTONIO COLOMBONI aka SCOMBINATO

SHUT UP CLAUDIA

EDOARDO MARCONI aka RADIOCOMANDERO

Cover by Carlotte Le Bleu

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“Okja” in ten frames

“Okja” in ten frames

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Art

Okja” is a 2017 film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Although it did not rake in awards like the subsequent “Parasite“, “Okja” ranks among the South Korean director’s best works and features an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film tells the story of a young girl who for most of her life has raised a genetically modified “super pig,” building a bond of mutual affection with him. But their lives are set to change drastically as the industry that actually created the animal must take it back to begin the slaughtering process.
This is an exposing film against the mistreatment of animals within the meat industry that manages to deal with the topic by focusing on empathy and friendship. For this very reason in 2019 it was named one of the most influential films of the decade by the New York Times. 

In “Okja,” the state of mind of the protagonist and her animal are reflected in the colors of the sets and the choices related to the cinematography, curated by Darius Khondji (Seven, Midnight in Paris, Uncut Gems), which manage to completely capture the viewer. 

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The illusion of calm in the illustrations of Kento IIDA

The illusion of calm in the illustrations of Kento IIDA

Tommaso Berra · 4 days ago · Art

You know the sky on certain summer days, when you couldn’t find a cloud miles away and everything above our heads is a delicate blue, the color of the sweetest of spun sugars? Illustrator Kento IIDA finds in this atmosphere of calm the inspiration for his works, images of tranquil landscapes but leaving an atmosphere of suspicion, as if something unforeseen will happen soon, or as if something unforeseen has just happened, far from the eyes of possible witnesses.
In these vignettes there are always elements or signs that suggest a movement that breaks the calm, sometimes the movement has already happened or is in progress, as in the case of cars launching from bridges or space missiles lifting angular clouds to the sky like marble sculptures.

Kento IIDA (who is based in Tokyo) incorporates elements of Japanese tradition in his illustrations, thus traditional buildings and views of snow-capped peaks that hint at Mount Fuji appear in these ambiguous scenes, as well as baseball players, a national sport in Japan and probably the artist’s favorite.
There are not only clear skies in the views, however; poetry is also provided by clouds, often single and isolated, or by gloomy skies that sound like an omen, in an increasingly suspended and uncertain time.

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Vickie Vainionpää’s code-generated works

Vickie Vainionpää’s code-generated works

Tommaso Berra · 1 day ago · Art

Artistic expression is now no longer bound only to manual gesture, and in some cases not even to the artist’s choice. Vickie Vainionpää‘s works in fact follow that artistic strand in which works are the result of codes, of an algorithm that creates unpredictable solutions by reworking basic information. The Montreal-based artist creates his works through a generative code, which traces a certain number of points placed in a Cartesian plane.
The result is that of twisted shapes like guts or extraterrestrial organic creatures, in which even the color and shades are dictated by the generative code.

The forms are then the basis for oil paintings on canvas, in which the digital forms acquire a presence and matter through the texture of the support, the shadows and the layering of color. Some of these canvases are recently on display in New York at The Hole NYC gallery for the artist’s solo exhibition entitled “Software.”
In Vickie Vainionpää’s works, the relationship between man and machine merges, the physical and virtual experience become interconnected to the point of blurring the genesis of everything. Who creates? Who is created by whom? A series of questions that help read and complicate the present.

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