Gingko is the leading track from Bilbosa‘s debut album Diamond Dust, which was only just released on Sept. 25th by Seahorse Recordings. A debut for a very young band, born and grown up in Genova, the album was recorded at Green Fog Studio by Tristan Martinelli. David from the band spoke with The Fountain about the new LP as well as plans for 2020.
TF: You have a new album out, what can we expect from Diamond Dust?
Diamond Dust is an album conceived to make listeners travel through time and space, visiting places where they’ve never been before. Time on a few tracks speeds up and slows down, facilitating the mystical trip giving more depth to the colours of every instrument, starting from the drums and bass, landing on the delays and reverbs used on guitars and synth. This music supposedly brings your imagination to a happy or sad spot, depending on the track, hot places or cold, places on earth or why not, ever outer space. The roots of this trip are definitely defined by emotions.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
Diamond Dust is a record that makes you want to close your eyes and get carried away by the flow or your own emotions, possibly with a glass of wine.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
Unfortunately with this terrible covid outbreak it’s been a tough year for everybody, we’re trying our best to have our album be listened by as many people as we can from all over the world, even if we cannot tour just yet. We’ve been working hard using all the internet has to offer, I think our common goal is to increase our numbers on the internet and gain popularity bit by bit, baby steps.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
We love playing outdoors, especially in the nature next to rivers and lakes or in the countryside. We really like playing in clubs too, where we are close to our audience and where we can see in their eyes that they are enjoying themselves listening to our music, it makes us happy and gives us purpose.
In fact we’re very much looking forward to playing at the Cane Club here in Genova, our beautiful city, where we’re going to present Diamond Dust in its entirety after many months of lockdown. Hopefully music will help and cheer people up.