Caracas is the result of a fruitful 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 two composed, arranged, played and produced the homonymous album (which will be released in June 2015 by Materiali Sonori) followed in December 2017 by a second album (this too for Materiali Sonori), titled “Ghost Tracks”. The musical red wire of the whole project is the underscoring – in arrangements and rhytmic joints – of “upbeat”.
A kind of beneficial resonant floater which permitted both the musicians to start an amazing instrumental trip (with even several “spoken word” inserts) in search of a new cosmopolitan way for instruments and musics.
The starting stage is the Mediterranean sea (with any of the symbol-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 rhytmic alchemy.
Reggae music, therefore Jamaica, is another of Caracas’ destinations, they yet succeeded in the venture to avoid all “cliché” of the gendre born in the carribean island, using characters of that 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…).
A world-reggae project therefore, with very peculiar contours and prophile, which becomes live a very fascinating show. All original tracks, a group of four (or five) which enlarges even more the timbral range of the proposal, and a live attitude able to making dance whoever…