To Another Place
This record was recorded in a small homemade studio in Brooklyn NY... The food was scarce, the delis were terrible at best, but what an experience it was! While previous Ippazzi material predominantly speaks to and about unrequited, requited... and well sort of requited love, 'To Another Place' is a good representation of where Ippazzi is now as a band and where the artists are themselves in a post college life transition. Motifs in the record are about trying to pursue dreams in an economy and social environment that is less than conducive to the creative arts. The insecurity and angst brought about by the introspective dilemma of self judgment in refusing the corporate 9 to 5 raise questions about the 'real world' identity. Of course there's the occasional love tune... This record is rough and gritty around the edges. It's raw earthy tones and underproduced sound are an accurate representation of the energy and diversity of the group's live performance. As always, Ippazzi's eclectic mixture of singer/songwriter and rap elements are present, but this time further amplified by the inclusion of a routed R&B and blues/rock foundation. From high energy electrically driven songs to quiet acoustic live-tracks, 'To Another Place' runs the gamut of Ippazzi's current musical expression.