Not Me But Us

Booking Agent : Giorgio Salmoiraghi

When two very different musicians meet it’s always possible that something magical can happen. This is very much the case with Bruno Bavota (the pianist and composer who records for Temporary Residence (William Basinski) and Believe) and Fabrizio Somma (a producer and composer known by the moniker K-Conjog) and their new collaboration, Not Me But Us.

Both born under Vesuvius, the two musicians met on the island of Procida, creating a common song as part of the Capital of Culture events in 2022. The interaction was so natural and playful that it quickly evolved into something much more serious and complex that led the two to work together in the studio for several months.

The result is an album simply titled Two, which has been released by the acclaimed British shoegaze and experimental indie label Sonic Cathedral in March 2024. It is a compendium of Bruno and Fabrizio’s influences with echoes of ambient, techno, 2000s club culture, post-classical and vague hints of post-rock. This implies something icy and cold and not particularly ‘fun’, but the great strength of this duo is precisely the balance of an apparently serious sound with something extremely vivid and vital.

On Two, the air of ethereal melancholy contrasts with a palette of bright colours which, in their own way, reflect the environment where the music was born. Naples is a lively city where in recent years anything can happen and most often does, where apparent difficulties turn into new opportunities.

Playing with sounds, existence (and quite often Mario Kart), Not Me But Us is already so much more than just a side-project for Bruno and Fabrizio. It’s a proper band which has its own life not just on record, but also for live experiences.

 
 

“Our highlight for the last day was also our last. Italian duo Not Me But Us performed a truly polished performance at the Soundwaves stage on the beach. These were two people who knew their music inside and out. they managed to make something truly special. Perhaps the pair have discovered a new frequency which frees people from the burdens of everyday life – but their music just compelled you to move. Half an hour without any words, just pure electronic music. They let the music do the talking – and that was plenty.” – The Argus

“Shimmering Italian electronica… They create great orchestral washes of slow-moving sounds” – Uncut Magazine

“Two blend stirring emotions and detailed beats, incorporating the sweeping melodies of cinematic post-rock and sparkling ambient techno synths” – AllMusic

 
sonic cathedral label
bruno bavota official
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Tourdates

Date City Venue Country
21/06/24 Sezzadio (AL) Cascina Bellaria Italy
26/07/24 Napoli Vayu Italy
02/08/24 Malmedy The Velvet Bar Belgium
21/10/24 Bari Time Zones Festival Italy

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