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Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni

From Bedlam To Lenane

Release Notes
  • 180 gram vinyl.
  • Best Italian Alt-Folk Duo.
  • Ilaria Graziano worked with the Japanese composer Yoko Kanno on the soundtracks of the cult anime films “Ghost in the Shell” and “Cowboy Bebop”; she also sang a duet with Marianne Faithfull for the soundtrack of “The Girl from Nagasaki” (Michel Compte). Francesco Forni meanwhile has been playing and composing for over ten years and has also a parallel activity as theatre and film music composer. He penned the music for the film “Santos” by Roberto Saviano (of Gomorrah fame), and participated in the soundtrack of Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino’s movie, “The Consequences of Love”.
  • Fans of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Pink Martini and Camille, Jacques Brel and Nina Simone will love it!

From Bedlam To Lenane is the first vinyl pressing (180 gram) of 2012 debut album by Italy’s leading New-Folk scene duo, offering an unprecedented mix of uncommon folk and blues-tinged acoustic traditionals and inspired originals sung in English as well as in neo-Latin languages. Some of the songs have been included in successful movie soundtracks. “Not only surprising, but scintillating and stylish” Songlines Magazine .

“Their music is distinctively European strain of Americana and its apparent simplicity is testament to the adroit musicianship of its creators” – Roots Magazine.

With several tours (including Montreax festival in 2018), radio and TV appearances under their belt, the duo is gaining their its popularity conquering all Europe with their unique style built on a deep love for the roots of Folk (From Naples and Mediterrean sounds to Gipsy Jazz vibes via Mexican borders and the Appalachians) and the powerful poetical words beyond languages.