musica per gli Aequator Cottage è l'espressione dell'animo. Un animo caldo e sensuale.
Ascoltando il loro prodotto si possono apprezzare dei passaggi davvero interessanti, delle
sezioni di chitarra e basso notevoli. Nulla è lasciato al caso. Questa band capitolina
nata nel '95 si ispira a molte correnti musicali: si parte dalle sonorità latine e solari
di Santana ("Ecuador", "Sei ancora dentro me" e "Please
remember me"), passando per la corrente acustica inglese molto in voga negli anni
'80 (Style Council, Everything But the Girl e, perchè no, Duran Duran), come nel caso di
"Triumph of life" e "Stones of Time", arrivando infine a
toccare anche il sound beatlesiano con "Marusia Song".
Molte le influenze ma alla base di tutto c'è una preparazione tecnica non indifferente supportata da una voce particolare che forse a tratti risulta poco calzante. Nel complesso il loro laoro è molto positivo, le loro melodie e la loro ispirazione non è da sottovalutare. Gli Aequator Cottage sono in prospettiva una band molto interessante.
a cura di Dr. Psyko
|Ecuador - Blues Nits - Sei ancora dentro me - Sitting by yourside - Stones of time - Marusia Song - Triumph of life - Please Remember me - Southern Star - Bologna 86 - Reasons|
When In Rome.... Aquetor Cottage
by Pamela Zero
guitar work , honest vocals, a careful listen to Aquetor Cottage reveals some well thought
out musical ideas at the core of the band. Based in Rome, Italy, they sing in both Italian
and English, and their sound
echoes the immediacy of live work, giving the listener a feeling of being in a smoky club, with the band tucked onto a corner stage. Recently, Aquetor Cottage was kind enough to answer some questions about their music, their tech, and their rough, compelling sound.
Pamela : How was Aquetor Cottage formed?
AC : We are friends from our school days. In the studio it is the three of us : Serafino (guitars), Enrico (keyboards) and Salvatore (percussion). Live we add two or more musicians.
Pamela : Who is writing your songs and where do you get your ideas?
AC : Serafino writes the music and the greater part of the lyrics. The ideas come from whatever is around.....we like going out locally and seeing new groups : it stimulates the imagination.
Pamela : How do you record?
AC : We have a small home study with limited possibilities, we try our best however to express the original idea of the piece. We give a lot of importance to the immediacy and neatness of the style. We have an old multitrack and recently got a digital recorder as well. The sound is not what we would get in a professional studio, but we are interested above all else in the clarity of style.
Pamela : What are the best experiences you've had as a band - and the worst?
AC : The disappointing experiences are tied to the contacts with the producers and managers of the record industry. The positive experiences happened when the public response was greater than our expectations.
Pamela : What effect has the new internet music technology had on your music?
AC : From the point of view of the musical production, little. But as far as distribution, it has been a true revolution for us.
Pamela : What is important to you as a musician?
AC : (S) Music gives me the opportunity to express feelings that otherwise would remain silent within me. Like an author they give me the possibility to express an alternative world to the daily routine.
Pamela : Do you have anything to say to your fans?
AC : Get a copy of our next CD - it contains truly beautiful pieces.
Ranging from reassuring to challenging, Aquetor Cottage's music is involving, and demands participation. Take a moment to check them out - if you can't make it to one of their gigs in Rome, then grab their CD.