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Minimal post rock / doom / ambient project S A R R A M unveils new epic release “Silenzio”

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S A R R A M is a solo project from Sardinian artist Valerio Marras, an experimentalist who has found his idyllic middle-ground between drone, ambient, doom, post-rock, and noise. His debut album “A Bolu, in C” (Talk About Records, 2017) was composed by a one side, everlasting track that clocked over 37 minutes, all played by one guitar that improvised an harmonic journey moving through the exploration of different scales, surrounded by an electric, ethereal drone soundscape. Its follow up, β€œFour Movements Of A Shade” (Midira Records,2018), featured four haunting tracks, that move through different genres like drone, ambient, doom and somehow minimal post-rock, played with just a guitar and some synths. The result was turned out as a very dark and intense soundjourney. Today, we’re thrilled to unveil S A R R A M’s new grand opus dubbed “Silenzio”, recorded and mixed during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new record counts eight witnesses – Thomas Malotin, Elaheh Mohammadbaghban, Gabriele Gasparotti, Diego Pani, Daniele Borri, Dimitrios Kaitsis, Giona Vinti, Sarah Kristof – concerning the experiences of this historical period, which includes thoughts in Czech, Farsi (Persian), Sardo (Sardinian language), German, recorded in the United States, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy. Finished with an amazing artwork by the artist Paolo “Animamundi” Sanna showcasing the birds that represent the nature that has taken over its spaces when humanity had to stop, the full album can be experienced through the official stream below.

“π‘†π‘–π‘™π‘’π‘›π‘§π‘–π‘œ” 𝑖𝑠 π‘Žπ‘› π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘ π‘™π‘Žπ‘‘π‘Žπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘†π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘–π‘Žπ‘› π‘™π‘Žπ‘›π‘”π‘’π‘Žπ‘”π‘’ π‘π‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ 𝑖𝑛 π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘›π‘π‘–π‘’π‘›π‘‘ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ 𝑖𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑑 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 π‘Ž π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑏𝑒 π‘‘π‘’π‘ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘Ÿ 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑. 𝐼𝑑 π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘  π‘Ž π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘π‘’π‘π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘  π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘π‘˜ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘”π‘Žπ‘›π‘π‘’ 𝑖𝑛 π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›π‘‘ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘œπ‘› π‘ π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘™ 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑠, 𝑖𝑛 π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘–π‘π‘’π‘™π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘ π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘™, π‘”π‘’π‘›π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘π‘Žπ‘™.

S A R R A M‘s Valerio Marras (also of post rock trio Thank U For Smoking and the post-metal quartet Charun), has played all over Europe, sharing the stage with Killing Joke, Scott Kelly (Neurosis), The Dillinger Escape Plan, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You. Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) just to name a few, including appearances at festivals such as Karel Music Expo in Italy, Whooneedslyrics?! in Slovakia, Dunk!Festival in Belgium, We are a Young Team in France, Betontegel in NL, Miniere Sonore, Tube Cult Fest and Cave Fest in Italy, Spazio musica project in Cagliari (K.Stockhausen, I. Xenakis, T. Riley), Academy of fine Arts in Munchen, Johanneskirche in Lobau / Dresden, collaborations with MAN museum and Ciusa Museum in Nuoro, Luca T. Mai (ZU), Thisquietarmy (Canada), Quadratino Pericoloso (videofactory).

Artwork by the artist Paolo “Animamundi” Sanna; the birds on the cover represents the nature that has taken over its spaces when humanity had to stop. Mastering by Nicola Olla at Blacktooth Studio, already behind the mixer for β€œA Bolu, in C” (Talk about records) and β€œFour Movements of a Shade” (Midira records).

Catch S A R R A M live at the following stops:

09.09 Il Giardino di Gina, Oristano
10.09 Corto Maltese Poetto, Cagliari w/ Perry Frank

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