MATTEO NAHUM & EMILIANO DEFERRARI

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Nanaue is the name of a band, of a song and of an album.

Every incarnation of this name, like the duo of composers formed by Emiliano Deferrari and Matteo Nahum, their album – out for Gutenberg Music – , and it’s title track – narrating of a creature and its irreconcilable fight between the sweetness of love and the carnivorous smell of blood – , can be described using the same words: freedom of writing, creativity, anachronistic passion for story telling, perfect marriage between free inspiration, sweat of performance and formal research.

The marriage would turn out to be scandalous, but listening to the pulsating rhythm section, the theatrical way of singing stories, together with the pureness of strings melted with woods and brasses don’t leave any doubt.

Talking of rock, prog, song-writing, avant-pop doesn’t bring any far from Nanaue, but it doesn’t fully describe its intricacy.

For those who search for labels, maybe “art rock” is the one that fits better, especially because Matteo Nahum and Emiliano Deferrari, both multi-instrumentalists, come to this project after many solo works and the most different artistic collaborations, strictly musical (jass, prog, song-writing, klezmer) but also related to dance, theatre, performances and visual art.

Nanaue is a band and writes songs, and the album contains a collection of them, varied and homogeneous at the same time, from the prog of Charming Gaze, to he blues of Eternal Lover, from the latin-funk of Meet the Aeolist to the gospel of Sleepy Drive, lying on a Wagnerian frame.

At the very end, talking about music is one of the most frustrating things, and instead of talking about Nanaue, it should be better to listen to it.

It’s an invitation…

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