Mai Come Ora
Singer, bass/guitar player, composer and kazoo virtuoso Jacopo De Nicola has developed a unique and distinctive brew of sounds and atmospheres. His "alternative transcendental folk" combines warm and rhythmic instruments (classical guitar, bass, mandolin, percussions) with more electronic sounds (keyboards, sound effects) to create an explosive sonic cocktail. Drawing from Italian traditional songs, Middle Eastern influences, and New Wave music, Jacopo's performances are "witty inspiring journeys into a vortex of imaginary worlds and emotions" (Alex Muscat, Last Stop Records). 'Inspired by European cafe rock, Tropicalia and global rhythms, Jacopo manages on his debut CD to show a wide variety of styles and directions but keep it encapsulated as a satisfying whole. Treading a path between the baroque pop of Lucio Battisti and the frenetic rhythms of Manu Chao, Jacopo manages to charm with infectious songs sung in both Italian and English and unique instrumentation including mandolins, hand percussion, and some rather masterful kazoo playing! Nice! ' (Aquarius Records review).