Lorelei is the debut album from duo Feminine, a wave manifesto against the deeply rooted reverence for the logic of genres.
Caught on the unconscious legacy of the tracks it contains, the album develops on two complementary levels: one archaic and passionate, troubled by the many contradictions of a land like Sicily and the other, accurate and bewitching, is a prelude to teutonic Stuttgart.
Sole actors of this project are Giampiero Riggio and Francesco Cipriano, who wove its threads by deconstructing the logic of composition into a countless number of bytes which they shared and exchanged remotely, each working from his own place.
This work is romantic and brave at the same time, constantly immersed into a very deep atmosphere, never trite, fooled by the certainty that there is no dream which cannot be described.
RELEASE PAGE: www.labelnetlabel.com/releases/lbn037-feminine-lorelei
Traks: “è spesso nel minimalismo di alcune tracce che si avvertono gli istinti migliori del disco.” (www.musictraks.com/feminine-lorelei-recensione-e-streaming.html
Ziklibrenbib: “impressionnant et singulier et à écouter à fort volume pour en saisir toutes les riches nuances.” (www.acim.asso.fr/ziklibrenbib/feminine-lorelei/
Triste: “Uno sguardo sul passato e la voglia di sperimentare insolite e istintive fusioni sono gli ingredienti di questo ottimo primo atto…” (tristesunset.com/2017/01/09/feminine-lorelei/
Rockerilla: “un’alchimia sonora che stupisce e ammalia.”
TomTomRock: “…le dieci tracce del disco vivono per conto loro senza bisogno di troppi rimandi. Ed è già un gran bel risultato.” (breakfastjumpers.blogspot.it/2016/12/feminine-our-sleep.html
The Breakfast Jumpers: “un disco chi ti dilata e contrae il cuore come un muscolo involontario.” (breakfastjumpers.blogspot.it/2016/12/feminine-our-sleep.html
Liverpool Sound and Vision: “Feminine have opened up something that is fleshy, full of heart and more importantly has soul.” (www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2016/12/21/feminine-lorelei-album-review/
Beach Sloth: “…a passionately felt piece of work, one whose arrangements linger in the mind long after they are over.” (www.beachsloth.com/feminine-lorelei.html
Music Won’t Save You: “…una dimensione popolata da suggestioni stimolanti, che travalicano tempi, luoghi e temperie stilistiche.” (musicwontsaveyou.com/2016/12/17/feminine-lorelei/
Musica Difficile Italiana: “…una forte componente sperimentale nella complessità degli intrecci possibili tra suoni, rumori e linee vocali…” (musicadifficileitaliana.tumblr.com/post/154584712959/feminine-lorelei
Yeah I Know It Sucks: “why talk if you could just listen, right” (yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/feminine-lorelei/
Rockit.it: “una sorta di concept bicromatico dove crepuscolo e luce duellano sopra un immaginifico, quanto composito, palcoscenico” (www.rockit.it/recensione/34476/feminine-lorelei
released December 10, 2016
Have we ever wondered what could measure the need…if there’s a measurement unit for longings o if everything has to be related to necessity? Archaic, as the most intimate of the relationships, the artistic liaison that connects Sicily to a small Stuttgart suburb lives, in a nutshell, of this urge that, may that be measurable or not, has its clear empathy, through which the notes of Giampiero Riggio and Francesco Cipriano (Oldpolaroid) discovered an own private Elysian field, physically very distant from their homeland but unendingly kissed by Zephyr. The light and shady areas of a Pastorale. A teutonic Madrigal. Moving folk ballads. Everything longing for the Sun after shortly visiting the darkest of the nights. Those are the things that inspire Feminine, a duo crushed between the bits of a social network and the lightning alienations of rotting electronics, treated as a Blues Sonnet but with respect and deference, as it is appropriate toward an old Lady, because the World is Woman. No dimension is not to be expected around the corner from Feminine, once understood that the sense of things doesn’t exist in the things themselves, but is given, allowing oneself to imagine it. Because imagination can run beyond the given path, beyond every gynecocracy, but only if whispered to the winds, the seas, the mountains, the skies!
Feminine - "Coral Face" (Video) youtu.be/cSd-2d10xf4
Written, performed and recorded in 2013-2016
in Messina (IT), Trapani (IT) and Stuttgart (DE)
All songs arranged and perfomed by Francesco Cipriano
Lyrics & Vocals written and performed by Giampiero Riggio
except for “A Ghost too”, written and performed by Laura Loriga (Mimes of Wine)
Drums & additional samples by Enzo Cimino
Produced by Enzo Cimino
Mastered at Ludnica Studio Rec