Out July 31 on Mode Records
Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ‘60s Surf sound bathed in reverb – top with bass and drums… and you get the Italian Surf Academy!
Cappelli explains: “Back then in the 1950s-1970s, the U.S. was more than a geographic place, it was a concept to which we dreamed of belonging: the prairies, a cowboy on his horse riding into the sunset encompassed by that warm guitar sound with a lot of reverb. This image was created by Hollywood and copied in many movies with a “Made in Italy” label, shot in Italy or abroad by Italian directors. That’s why we decided to work on our “Italian Surf Sound” Version. We also pay homage to an “original” by reinterpreting Secret Agent Man, the only American cover in the CD.” Continue reading