Warm Spaced Blue is the second release of the Italian progressive-rock band Ingranaggi della Valle.
The recording began on March 2016 at StudioSETTE in Rome but album was conceived and developed between the winter and the fall of 2015.
The darker tone of the album is a reflection of our moods and feelings going through a particular time in our lives.
While “In Hoc Signo” was a tribute to '70s Italian Progressive Music and highlighted every single instrument expressiveness to communicate feelings, in this album we endorsed a new way of composing. We decided to put the songs in front of our instruments and let them develop by themselves. In this way every member has its own role in the evolution of the song, as a small orchestra where each instrument is necessary to achieve a common purpose.
Every song shapes up with intros, crescendos and diminuendos in dynamic and revolves around main themes combined to every specific moment of the composition.
We tried to mantain our stylistic unity without setting boundaries in the arrangement by choosing from a wide range of instrument: from the more classical mellotrons, Moogs, Hammond, guitars, violin to the Roland drum machines, Akai MPC and Kaoss Pad.
While maintaining a jazz approach into writing harmonies we acquired a big structured rock sound which lead us to introduce english as the singing language
Davide Savarese: vocals, glockenspiel and dry Rhodes MkV on “Ayida Wedo”
Mattia Liberati: Hammond B3, Mellotron M400, Mellotron M4000, Fender Rhodes Mk V, MiniMoog, MiniMoog Voyager, piano and backing vocals
Flavio Gonnellini: electric guitars and backing vocals
Alessandro Di Sciullo: electric and acoustic guitars, Moog Minitaur, Mellotron M400, Mellotron M4000, Roland TR 808 and TR 909, Akai MPC Touch, Korg Kaoss Pad KP 3, electronics, backing vocals
Marco Gennarini: violins and backing vocals
Antonio Coronato: electric bass
Shanti Colucci: drums and percussions
Fabio Pignatelli: electric bass and bass effects on “Call for Cthulhu: Orison”
Florian Lechner: narrator's voice on “Inntal”
Stefano Vicarelli: modular synthesis on “AyidaWedo”
Paolo Lucini: transverse flute solo on “Call for Cthulhu: Promise”
All tracks composed by Alessandro Di Sciullo, Flavio Gonnellini and Mattia Liberati with the collaboration of Shanti Colucci on “Lada Niva”, and Davide Savarese on “Call for Cthulhu: Promise”.
Lyrics written by Mattia Liberati with the collaboration of Flavio Gonnellini and DavideSavarese.
Recorded by Alessandro Cavallo, Stefano Vicarelli and Federico Nespola at STUDIOSETTE, Rome.
Edited by Alessandro Di Sciullo.
Mixed by Eugenio Vatta at his home studio.
Mastered by Eugenio Vatta at ONE E MUSIC, Rome.
Cover art by Jacopo Tiberi CATALOG