Category Archives: Spotlight Artist
It-Alien - aka Fabio Napodano - is a self-taught musician from Avellino in Italy who has been composing music since 1993. Very much an avantgarde experimentalist, Fabio uses Renoise to compose his original compositions which can loosely be gathered together in the progressive rock, jazz, contemporary classical, dark ambient and experimental electronica genres.
With a fusion of catchy power punk songs, orchestral power riffs and dangerously sic melodies it's no wonder why this band is called Straight Jacket Legends! The band has taken the catchy pop rock feel and mixed it with their own orchestral compositions to create what some are calling ‘Orchestral Power Punk’. Seeing the 4 piece band pull off a full-on orchestral live sound is a show in itself. The powerfully energetic live performance of the band is not to be missed!
"Sometimes an artist comes along that takes you by surprise and within seconds you get a lovely warm toasty feeling listening to the music. Now usually you get this feeling when you turn to a song or an album that you've known for ages, the ever faithful stand by from a classic artist that you turn to in moments of need, pressing play on the CD player or on the pc and instantly you are transported to a good feeling, a mood changer be it raising you up or down from where you are at that point in time. It is so pleasantly surprising to get that feeling with this artist. From the word go he takes you into a real good mood."
From London and Athens with different cultural backgrounds, BlackDogHat ~ John Sage, Matt Gkikas and Ian Nicholson ~ have common ground, that of story telling through words, sounds and images. The music paints a picture from soft melodies to rocky ballads. The songs are edgy, haunting, melodic and dark.