Caracas is the result of a powerful partnership between Valerio Corzani (Mau Mau, Mazapegul, Gli Ex, Interiors) and Stefano Saletti (Novalia, Piccola Banda Ikona, Café Loti, Sete Sois Sete Luas Orchestra).
The duo composed, arranged, played and produced the homonymous album (which was released in June 2015 by Materiali Sonori) followed in December 2017 by a second album (also released by Materiali Sonori), titled “Ghost Tracks”. The musical “red wire” for the whole project is the underscoring – in arrangements and rhythmic joints – of “upbeat”.
A kind of beneficial resonant floater which permitted both musicians to start an amazing instrumental trip (with even several “spoken word” inserts) in search of a new cosmopolitan ways to play instruments and music.
The starting stage is the Mediterranean Sea (with any of the symbolic instruments of that fertile basin – oud, bouzouki, marranzano, derbouka, tamorra – which characterize many tracks), after that, the music circumnavigates the Earth, with the prow on sound miscegenation and rhythmic alchemy.
Reggae music, therefore Jamaica, is another of Caracas’ destinations, they yet succeeded in the venture to avoid all “cliché” of the genre born in the Caribbean islands, using characters from that type of music for crossing new solutions, add the right amount of electronics, and trouble besides many others ethnic basins (from Tuareg desert to sufi’s Turkey, from Hawaii to South America, from some US soul-jazz to the dub hybrids of the british Onusound…).
Therefore, a world-reggae project with very peculiar contours and prophies, which all together becomes a very fascinating live show. A group of four (or five) which enlarges even more the timbral range of the proposal, and a lively attitude able to make anyone dance…