MILAN – On January 28th “Latin America – music inspired by the film” will be published, born from the collaboration with the D’Innocenzo brothers who are arriving at the cinema today with their highly anticipated film, already previewed at the Venice Film Festival in Venice last September and starring Elio Germano. “Latin America – music inspired by the film” consists of 18 unreleased instrumental tracks produced by Alberto Ferrari himself.
“When the D’Innocenzo brothers contacted us and offered us this collaboration we were in the studio working on the new album and the times were really tight – say Verdena – We therefore thought of digging into our archives and submitting unpublished material to them that did not we had ever used. Among this material was Fenuk, a compilation of instrumental suites recorded by Luca at home with the 4 track cassette in 2010, while Alberto in the studio was writing the lyrics for Wow. Among the 31 tracks by Fenuk Fabio and Damiano identified two themes which were then developed in different variations. Thus, while the D’Innocenzo brothers were shooting the film we developed the musical themes, with a constant and continuous comparison. Many different versions were born from this comparison and their requests. We chose the ones for which we were the most representative and collected them in an album. We thank Fabio and Damiano for having involved us, working with them was creative, interesting and stimulating. They gave us enthusiasm and energy ”.
“Working with the Verdena was a dream”, say Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo. “For us, theirs is the highest quality music we have in Italy, and following the creative process was a wonderful experience. They are true artists, as accomplices of risk, frequenters of irony, eager to experiment, courageous to climb to error and miracle. For us Verdena is an adjective. A very precious adjective “.
Anticipated by the single “Scintillatore (Gas Doll)”, an evocative concentrate of distorted, obsessive and psychedelic sounds, America Latina will be available in digital version and on all platforms starting from January 28th; a special limited and numbered edition LP will also be released on the same date. It will be possible to pre-order starting from January 17th always at the link https://pld.lnk.to/americalatina. The album comes out on the Jestrai label distributed by Universal Music Italia. The artwork was created by Paolo De Francesco (Moltimedia), in collaboration with the D’Innocenzo brothers.
The Verdena (Alberto Ferrari, Luca Ferrari, Roberta Sammarelli) were artistically born in Albino, a small town in the province of Bergamo, in 1995. After a long apprenticeship they made their debut recording in 1999, establishing themselves as one of the most innovative, interesting and artistically valid realities of Italy since their first single, Valvonauta. Incensed by critics, adored by the public and essential reference point for the alt-rock scene throughout Europe thanks to their incessant live activity, in their long career they have signed six albums (of which the last, Endkadenz of 2015, is divided in two volumes) and 8 EP.
Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo were born in Rome on July 14, 1988. Completely self-taught, they signed their first feature film La terra dell’abbanzo (2018), which was presented at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section. Subsequently they collaborate on the screenplay of Dogman (2018, Matteo Garrone), publish a book of poems (“My mother is a weapon”, La Nave di Teseo) and one of photographs (“Night Pharmacy”, Contrasto). With their second feature film, Favolacce (2020), presented in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, they won the Silver Bear for best screenplay.
Latin America, presented in competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, is the third film by the D’Innocenzo Brothers and is in cinemas starting from 13 January. With Elio Germano, Astrid Casali, Sara Ciocca, Maurizio Lastrico, Carlotta Gamba, Federica Pala, Filippo Dini and with the participation of Massimo Wertmüller, it is produced by Lorenzo Mieli for THE APARTMENT, a company of the FREMANTLE group and VISION DISTRIBUTION, in co-production with LE PACTE, in collaboration with SKY.