“Governo Laser” is the second album of the band Tubax and a completely different experience when compared to the recording of the first album: while “Il Mondo Stava Finendo” was recorded on top of a snowy mountain, right in the middle of the winter, with water freezing in the pipes, and with a direct sound recording, “Governo Laser” was immediately conceived in the opposite way, with powerful and current sounds and with the intent of keeping the empathy and the vibes that
people recognize from the band’s live performances.
It could be said that we decided to invest and increase the quality. In order to do so we relied on Giacomo Di Paolo, from Bologna: a real professional when it comes to recording. We recorded the 8 tracks of the album in a garage that was purposely set up just like Steve Albini’s studio, using for the first time the help of the infamous “click”, also known as the ghost track. Truly a mentally exhausting experience, almost on the edge of an autistic masochism. But by seeing the result, or better by hearing it, it was immediately clear how effective and worth it that effort had been. Not least important is the fact that Giacomo Di Paolo has known Tubax since the beginnings, both as human beings and musicians: this has made the realization and the recording of the band’s ideas and music a lot easier.
The recordings were split in 3 sessions, each lasting one month and with a month of break in between. Governo Laser is an ambitious project for Tubax, and all the people that were involved managed to make it even better by putting their hearts and passion into it.
The entire concept of the album is articulated on many levels and involves artists and professionals from several areas: the graphic project, produced and created by Giacomo Schirru Manca, was perfectly put into realization by the graphic designer and illustrator Bad Mandala who, knowing the band since always, is able to perfectly codify and understand Tubax’s ideas, while the creation of the pop-up cd cover was left in the careful hands of Giovanni Lafrate.
A red string connects the album’s tracks to Bad Mandala’s swirling and self-replicating images:
structures that escape and emerge simultaneously, dystrophic and phantasmagoric visions reminding of the same suggestions that also inspired the previous album.
Mirror of our society, frenetic, impulsive and without rules, Governo Laser wants to be a work that is abstract, genuine, solid, a slap to the face, a bit crazy but sentimental at the same time: an anvil, an holster, an orgasm; bestial on an instinctive level, a wholehearted product of musical ignorance.
released February 29, 2016
Tubax new album, 2016.
Recorded by Giacomo Di Paolo.
Mixed and Mastered by Andrea Suriani @ Alphadept
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