In the studio with Stefano Guzzetti (Headphone Commute)

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I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Headphone Commute for their lovely ‘In the studio with…’ series. We talked about music on mostly all degrees. How it started, the equipment I used and the one I currently use, how the creative process starts and keep developing, and so on. I hope this could be an interesting read for you.

You can read the full article here.

http://www.heaphonecommute.com

SOLD OUT

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SOLD OUT. All copies of this vinyl 10″ beautifully designed by Chris Bigg are gone. Thanks a lot to all the people who support my music. You are awesome. This year sees some scheduled releases as well, the first of them will be in spring. Stay tuned.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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See you all in 2018, for a year full of new music and exciting ventures. I wish each one of you every thing you’d love to happen.

Thank you again for your wonderful and lovely support.

Hugs,

Stefano

Wishes

This year has been full of work and music, so I am very happy to look back and see that it was great and, yes, rewarding. Next year will be even busier, so I can’t wait to immerse myself in music again. Anyway now it’s time to take a break and wish you all the best holidays and a great 2018. I also take the occasion to thank each one of you for the huge support.

Sincerely yours
Stefano

‘Japanese Notebooks’ chosen by A Closer Listen among the best soundtracks of 2017

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How cool is that?! ‘A closer listen’ has chosen my ‘Japanese Notebooks’ as one of the best soundtracks for 2017. I am so honoured to share this award with names like Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Clint Mansell, Hammock, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ross Blake and Jonny Greenwood. Things like that are essential to keep up the motivation and the good work. You can read the full article here.

Stefano

‘Japanese Notebooks’ out today

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The ‘Japanese Notebooks’ are out today. Most of the copies flew away during the pre-order period and now, out of 300 copies I’ve made, only 16 are remaining so, in case you’re interested, grab your copy here. As you can see here, they are a hand crafted item and feature the beautiful art of Igort. I truly want to thank each one of you for the great support, even if shipping rates from Italy are so bad.

Again, THANK YOU.
Stefano

A lovely video for ‘New Day (Tokyo)’ has also been produced by Domenico Distilo and you can watch it here.

New release. ‘Japanese Notebooks’ (pre-order)

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I am very happy to announce the release of my new album, now on pre-order, and out on 2017 november 9th on all digital shops and in a limited edition compact disc.

‘Japanese Notebooks’ is my personal interpretation of Igort’s graphic novel bearing the same title. I started writing the tracks of this album after meeting him and discovering his works and enchanting worlds, so this is an intimate view of Japan through my music and Igort’s beautiful drawings. A deep immersion into Japanese old and recent culture, passing through strong and angular figures like Yukio Mishima and Junichiro Tanizaki, the inner peace of the long walks of poet Matsuo Basho, or the silent altitudes of the long gone Ryounkaku tower in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. The closing track of the album, ‘Thirteen petals (Kiku)’, is a string trio in the name of the beauty found in simple things; a recurrent concept in Japanese culture as well.

Following the handcrafted tradition of Stella Recordings, the physical version of this release will be a limited edition of 300 copies, handmade and numbered. It will feature a four page booklet, a set of four postcards, a glass master cd, and a download code to all audio formats and additional content. Everything will then be tied up in a thick cardboard folded sleeve which will be lined by an external obi / fascia.

All the drawings featured in ‘Japanese Notebooks’ are taken from those that Igort originally included in his books back in 2015.

Stefano Guzzetti. Piano, electronics, field recordings
Simone Soro. Violin
Giulia Dessy. Viola
Gianluca Pischedda. Cello

Below you can listen to some preview tracks and eventually pre-order the album.

Hope you enjoy.
Stefano

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(encore) Ensemble

This recent period has been quite busy for me, but now I can anticipate that I will end this year with two releases. ‘(encore) Ensemble’ will be out in december as a lovely 10″ vinyl. Stay tuned.

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