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Francesco Covarino // Olive CDR

Francesco Covarino // Olive CDR

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Greece·A lot of Thessaloniki's experimental label Thirsty Leaves Music works have arrived.

This work is a CD released in a limited edition of 100 by Francesco Covarino, who presides over the Italian sound label tsss tapes.Contains 16 improvisational songs.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Thirsty Leaves releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100. Comes in a hand-made & numbered paper.

Short improvisations on drums & percussion.

Francesco Covarino:

"My name is Francesco Covarino (Perugia, 1979). I live in Granada, Spain and teach Italian. I play the drums in a duo called Covarino / Incorvaia, with which I've released two albums:" Perugia "(Preserved Sound, 2016) and "Granada" (whitelabrecs, 2017).

Olive is my first solo release, and it features 16 short drum improvisations, recorded in a big room in an industrial area in Granada, with trucks maneuvering and machinery noises happening right outside the door. 11am to 6pm, without any editing or overdubs.

The idea behind this recording was to play softly, slowly, freely, and to only play a few notes, the fewer the better. I tried to make use of every creak, every little unexpected noise the drum kit could make, and use the silence in between all of these sounds, too. I played with different sticks and brushes, my fingers in a couple of tracks, and some small drumtles.

I am a loud and proud self-taught musician, and in this recording there is no virtuoso playing, no technique display, no fast drumming. The final mix was meant to sound natural and warm, as close as possible to what I heard when I was sitting on the stool playing.

I like it when I buy a jazz record and on the sleeve I read a very specific recording date, like “Recorded on December, 9th, 1964.” I picture those guys coming in the studio, positioning the microphones, starting to play and often keeping the first take of a song. Maybe this is just an idealization of something that never really happened this way. Anyway, this music was recorded on September 23rd, 2016. My wife was pregnant with our first daughter, who we were expecting any day In the first sonogram, she was just a little thing, the size and shape of an olive, so “Olive” was the name we used to refer to her during almost the entire pregnancy.

While recording this music, I was thinking, “When my daughter grows up she will listen to this and think:'This is what my dad was like when I was about to be born.'”

Artist: Francesco Covarino

Label: Label: Thirsty Leaves

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Greece·A lot of Thessaloniki's experimental label Thirsty Leaves Music works have arrived.

This work is a CD released in a limited edition of 100 by Francesco Covarino, who presides over the Italian sound label tsss tapes.Contains 16 improvisational songs.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Thirsty Leaves releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100. Comes in a hand-made & numbered paper.

Short improvisations on drums & percussion.

Francesco Covarino:

"My name is Francesco Covarino (Perugia, 1979). I live in Granada, Spain and teach Italian. I play the drums in a duo called Covarino / Incorvaia, with which I've released two albums:" Perugia "(Preserved Sound, 2016) and "Granada" (whitelabrecs, 2017).

Olive is my first solo release, and it features 16 short drum improvisations, recorded in a big room in an industrial area in Granada, with trucks maneuvering and machinery noises happening right outside the door. 11am to 6pm, without any editing or overdubs.

The idea behind this recording was to play softly, slowly, freely, and to only play a few notes, the fewer the better. I tried to make use of every creak, every little unexpected noise the drum kit could make, and use the silence in between all of these sounds, too. I played with different sticks and brushes, my fingers in a couple of tracks, and some small drumtles.

I am a loud and proud self-taught musician, and in this recording there is no virtuoso playing, no technique display, no fast drumming. The final mix was meant to sound natural and warm, as close as possible to what I heard when I was sitting on the stool playing.

I like it when I buy a jazz record and on the sleeve I read a very specific recording date, like “Recorded on December, 9th, 1964.” I picture those guys coming in the studio, positioning the microphones, starting to play and often keeping the first take of a song. Maybe this is just an idealization of something that never really happened this way. Anyway, this music was recorded on September 23rd, 2016. My wife was pregnant with our first daughter, who we were expecting any day In the first sonogram, she was just a little thing, the size and shape of an olive, so “Olive” was the name we used to refer to her during almost the entire pregnancy.

While recording this music, I was thinking, “When my daughter grows up she will listen to this and think:'This is what my dad was like when I was about to be born.'”

Artist: Francesco Covarino

Label: Label: Thirsty Leaves