Tuesday 21st April is the release date of “Il Punto di Partenza”, Africa Unite's latest album, completely self penned and produced. Both the words and the music are a deep analysis of the bizarre times in which we live, full of contradictions confusion and major upsets. Consequently the band found the need to state their personal point of view on the subject, as clearly and coherently as possible.
“Il Punto di Partenza” bring to a closure an extraordinary story; for this reason the album will be given away for free, from the band's website, a free download available to all. It's hoped, in this way, to encourage and favour the live concert. A unique and unrepeatable moment, which has always enableds the band to express fully their power and potential.
The band's upbeat reggae sound follows the many directions which have alway been characteristic of Africa Unite's unique style. Completed and filled out with the collaborative sound of the “Architorti” orchestra together with several featured artists from the young Italian reggae scene, such as Raphael and More No Limiz.
Music then. Of which “Punto di partenza” is filled. Opening with the tense and eclectic “Pure Music Today” right up to the heavy dub of the closing track “Cyclop”. In between comes their typical style and capability of (re)interpreting suggestive upbeat reggae.The desire to have an “open ended” incisive approach, far from any standardised “ready-made”. Formula, always filled with the “critical breath” that – as they sing in “E' sempre stata lì” - helps to liberate passions, and to “show your courage and prove who you are”.
Eleven powerful tracks, involving and cutting edge when necessary (“L'esercito con gli occhiali a specchio”), always knowledgeable (“I remember each moment/ of our journey”, in “Thanx And Praises”), with improvised and classy references ( the classical music scores in “L'attacco alla corda”, another exciting moment from the collaboration with the Architorti Orchestra). A quotation from Damir Ivic.
The release of the album “Il Punto di Partenza” will be preceded by the single “L’esercito con gli occhiali a specchio”, a free-form interpretation by Madaski of a novel by Quit the Doner ( “Quititaly, l’Italia come non la raccontereste ai vostri figli”. 2014 Indiana Editore).
As a follow up to the album release will be “Il Punto di Partenza Tour” (Production by Andrea Pieroni and Massimo Levantini for Live Nation ) which will see the band in a series of live shows throughout Italy.
01.PURE MUSIC, TODAY feat. Raphael (V. Bonino, F.Caudullo, R.Nkereuwem)
02.RIFLESSIONI (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
03.LA TEORIA (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
04.L’ATTACCO AL TASTO (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
05.L’ATTACCO ALLA CORDA, ARCHITORTI Version (M. Robino, M. Gentile)
06.L’ESERCITO CON GLI OCCHIALI A SPECCHIO feat. More No Limiz (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo, M.Turi, D. Rielli)
07.RITRATTI (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
08.THANX AND PRAISES (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
09.IL VOLO (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
10.E’ SEMPRE STATA LI’ (V. Bonino, F. Caudullo)
11.CYCLOP feat ARCHITORTI (F. Caudullo, M.Robino, M.Gentile)
Get the free download as of Tuesday 21st APRIL