Vito Arpino - Accidentally Asked Questions on Wunderkammer Recordings
Accidentally Asked Questions' is the first solo/concept album of Vito Arpino. The questions which the title evokes, and the common thread of the music tracks, are related to troubles of modern life. In the current sweltering reality, economic distress and working problems limit the emotion field and cause depersonalization and a desire to isolate ourselves. Each track is a conflicting answer to these forced and hostile questions. The compositions carry within the long and eclectic experience of the author: simple and well laid out melodies mingle with broken rhythms on 3/4 or more solid 4/4 beats. A.A.Q. is influenced by different styles, among them the '80 techno soul of Detroit and the italian melodic style referable to Morricone's music. The album includes collaborations with Gaetano Partipilo (saxophonist/flutist), talented exponent of the Italina Jazz scene, and the young actress/songwriter Anna Mila Stella. Like every Wunderkammer's release, artwork and visual communication are designed and produced by Eugenio Vendemmiale. This concept album is released by Wunderkammer Recordings, who've chosen to produce and promote artists from Puglia (Italy) alongside international artists, to give them the visibility and recognition they deserve.
OUT ON OCTOBER 25th 2012
Vito Arpino, a self-taught composer with twenty years of experience, was born in Bari (IT) in 1971. The dawn of his music career dates back to the late '80 and is massively influenced by the emergent techno scene of Detroit and its European derivations. Thanks to collaboration with FEZ - Italian cultural association inspired and directed by Nicola Conte, aimed to gather artists belonging to different music scenes - and due of his eclectic attitude, between '90 and '95 Vito Arpino explored new genres like Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dub and Junglelist-Techno. In this period he collaborated with different projects as "Fez Combo", "Quintetto X", "Correct Abstract Collective" and "Zona 45", which was released on 1994 the e.p. "Fine Millennio" on "Right Tempo" record label. In 1995, together with trombonist Gianluca Conclusa, Arpino gave birth to "Edmondo" project.
After Fez experience he founded with guitarist Antonello Maggi "Chrystal Psyche" ensemble, a meeting point between psychedelic rock and electronica. In 1997 the collaboration with the dj and producer Fabrizio Ippolito a.k.a. Doraemon gave birth to "Kolinhar", techno inspired project that released the self-produced album "Meno 3". In 2005 reaches the digital-art collective "Lab 080", born and operating in Bari.
In 2007 founded with Andrea Fiorito, Doraemon and Lillo "Four Dialogue", a eight-hands live/djset performed in important Italian music festivals as "Streamfest", gaining success of public and critics.
The last solo works of Vito Arpino are the self-produced e.p. "Boicot" in 2005, and "Untitled Promo" in 2009, used as soundtrack for the feature film "La Loggia Di Pilato", directed by the newcomer Italian director Alessio Giannone. In 2008 his track “Inspi Reate” was released on the WK001 “Various Artist”. Now Vito Arpino is working on his debut album for Wunderkammer Recondings – Release date 25 October 2012. Currently Vito Arpino lives and works in Bari, where his production studio is based.
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Directed by: Mario Bucci
Screenplay: Eugenio Vendemiale
Photography: Salvatore Magrone
Scenography: Marco De Michele
Co-ordinator: Gennaro Tosto
Post Production: Alessandro Aresta
Produced by: Wunderkammer Recordings 2012
Arpino liveset at Dystopia, London [13.10.2012]
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