Stromboli have very recently signed to Depths Records and released new single Odd Scenario. With this and news of an EP in the Autumn, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss new music, plans and performing live again.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Odd Scenario?
There has been a good reception so far, from both listeners and blogs/magazines. I really like to read about how they have interpreted the song, how they describe my attempt to convey the feelings of disorientation and confusion. I noticed also their curiosity to discover the complete work – Odd Scenario leads to the upcoming EP which is due in fall.
TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?
Odd Scenario is the description of a confused and dizzying state of mind experienced while I became aware of a completely staggering reality. This is how I felt in the timeframe of my life I conceived this piece.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?
I will try to play live as much as possible in venues where this music can be welcomed and appreciated. In the meantime, I will work also on new material for Stromboli’s future releases as well as on collaborations with other musicians also in different music fields.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I love to play shows in non-conventional venues like squats, abandoned buildings, art and medieval history museums as well as experimental theatres as I did before the 2020 lockdown. One of my favourite venues is indeed the former Philips factory in Eindhoven where I played a few years ago for the LPM Live Performers Meeting.
In the near future, I would like to gig at festivals both in Italy and abroad. In Italy, we have incredibly beautiful places both from an architectural and naturist point of view that can be easily adapted as venues: Villa Arconati, for instance, is a stunning place surrounded by nature in Milan, which hosts Terraforma festival, a place where I definitely hope to play soon.