“Solito posto, Soliti guai”, the new autobiographical album by Tredici Pietro

“Solito posto, Soliti guai”, the new autobiographical album by Tredici Pietro

Cristiano Di Capua · 3 weeks ago · Music

“Mica pizza and fichi mica pizza and fichi” is what we were all humming in 2018. Ever since it came out, that song has stuck in everyone’s head like a catchphrase. This was Tredici Pietro‘s, class of ’97 and made in Bologna, bold entrance into the Italian rap scene. In the following years, after getting a good media attention, he has matured a lot and to prove it there is his new album “Solito posto, Soliti guai”, available from Friday, April 22 on all digital stores.
Collater.al therefore decided to interview him, in order to understand how he is living this period of music, live performances, audience and strong emotions.

Hi Pietro, how are you? Tell me what’s going on in your head in these post-release days.

I’ll repeat the question: if I was bad would I tell you? Joking aside – he laughs – I’m fine, really fine. Rightly between anxiety and happiness I’m on a roller coaster. Surely the fact that this is the third official release helps me, by now I’m quite accustomed to these dynamics, I’m not in a limbo of waiting as with previous releases, indeed, for this release I’m touching everything with my hand. The fanbase is being heard, the attention on the pieces is palpable. Let’s say that with this question you made me think about how I actually feel, so let’s say I feel great – laughs -.

You were born and raised in Bologna. Usually you have a complex relationship with your city, even if in your recordings you recognize that you are tied to your roots. Tell me a little bit about what kind of bond there is with your city and how you live it.

I can easily answer you, this project could be called “Bologna”. It is an album made to honor my roots. I like to think that I can give voice to people who are close to me, I try to tell what I have lived with my friends, who have always been a fundamental aspect of my life. I have always lived my growth outside the home, never within 4 walls. Now that I live in Milan and I’m fixed here, Bologna has paradoxically received even more attention. “Solito posto, Soliti guai” (Usual place, Usual troubles) is this, it’s us, our bar, our troubles, telling what almost doesn’t happen anymore. A tribute.

Many of the tracks on the album are curated by Andry The Hitmaker. What kind of relationship was established with the producer?

He produced pretty much everything. It all started during a freestyle I did with Roshelle and on a base by Andry. I don’t want to brag or anything, but I remember that I smashed those beats, Andry noticed it, he liked me and after that we got together a couple of times. I also saw other producers, but one particular day during a session in the studio, Andry in the middle of the workflow looked at me and said, a bit randomly, “we should make an EP together”. Born then the whole thing from common working dynamics, but with the luck that we found each other really well. It’s nice to think that sincere relationships can be born from work.

Mecna, Nayt and Giaime are the 3 featuring artists present in the album, you can immediately feel that they have entered on tiptoe on their respective tracks, without overdoing it and enhancing the value of each song. What was it like collaborating with these artists?

I’ll answer right away by saying that all 3 did exactly what I expected: they rocked. With Giaime, who has always worked with Andry, the thing was born in the studio. With Mecna and Nayt instead it all happened during quarantine with a simple message on Instagram. I felt that those pieces were missing something, and it was just their presence.
There is a great artistic and human respect, really nice. Things are more beautiful that are true, that don’t come from a need. There was no filter, even though we initially felt each other on Instagram there was a nice human connection.

Let’s talk a little bit about live shows now. For the past month or so you’ve been starting full force again and the whole industry is experiencing a renaissance. From April 29 onwards you’ll be on the road taking your album around Italy. How do you relate to the live dimension?

Can I give you a spoiler? I can already tell you that from the Milan date on, location permitting, we will have a band during the live show. It is a good level up, we are working on many aspects: we are rearranging the songs, rearranging everything, studying a show in fact. We are working a lot, then we’ll see at the live shows if well – laughs -.
I am absolutely loaded, then the last word is up to the public. They will be the ones who will say if we rocked or not.

“Solito posto, Soliti guai”, the new autobiographical album by Tredici Pietro
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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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CHARLOTTE LE BLEU

BERTRAND AZNAR

ANTONIO COLOMBONI aka SCOMBINATO

SHUT UP CLAUDIA

EDOARDO MARCONI aka RADIOCOMANDERO

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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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