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, “Four 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.
“𝑆𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑧𝑖𝑜” 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑆𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑. 𝐼𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑠, 𝑖𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙, 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙.
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 “A Bolu, in C” (Talk about records) and “Four Movements of a Shade” (Midira records).
Catch S A R R A M live at the following stops: