New album “Sick To The Bone” | Out for Off Label Records | March 2021
Recorded as an all-analogue album in Italy the tracks have been mixed by famous producer JD Foster (Marc Ribot, Calexico) in Chicago, IL USA.
“Sick to the Bone” it’s the second full length album made by Italian based band Laino & Broken Seeds, released for the indie label Off Label Records.
Described as a musical journey through the shamanic and archaic side of the blues, the band sound’s inspired by southern lands, muddy rivers and vintage equipment. The raw electric resonator of Laino tells stories of lost memories, dizzy dreams and dusty records.”Sick to the Bone” is an album that moves through lands of dark love, dirty blues, bursting in colorful moments of psychedelic visions.
“Laino & Broken Seeds” is a project born in New York City in 2013 when an Italian guy arrived at his crossroads in a smoky, blues bar on the Upper West Side. He returned to Italy with a notebook full of stories, transformed them into songs with a resonator guitar, then busked them on the streets of Bologna. Although his first EP “Broken Seeds” had a full band backing him, Laino later condensed the band to a duo: guitar/voice and drums.
Since then, the duo worked toward a roots/blues sound, nourished by a small, vintage amplifier and hand-made instruments, producing a sound that falls between rural blues and alternative rock.“The Dust I Own” has been released on March 2017 for off label records.
Defined as “an erupting growing talent” Laino played in major italian blues and jazz festivals like Deltablues, Vicenza Jazz and Mojo Shakes Festival.
Inspired by afro-american musical tradition Laino feels his primal influences in the music of John Mississippi Hurt, Muddy Waters and John Fahey. His song are also contaminated by a folksinger attitude moving trough sounds that reminds Tom Waits, Tony Joe White or Grayson Capps.
Laino sings and plays resonator guitar, diddley bow, three strings cigar-box guitar. Based in Bologna (IT) his band called “Broken Seeds” feature Gaetano “Kaimano” Alfonsi on drums and Salvatore “Messico” Lauriola on electric bass.
“Born on the sidewalks of my town this project is deeply-rooted in the street performance attitude. I sing songs about everyday life, dreams and personal myth. In accordance with my musical roots (Delta blues, American Primitive), I choose to compose my pieces on a single open guitar tuning (G-tuning) exploring it in different ways. This is for me a kind of ‘land’ in which I saw growing mysterious seeds, sometimes they where mistreated by time, burned or broken. But they bears fruit anyway”.
“Here’s one that throws away the blues blinkers”
“If you like blues without clichés and with corners and edges, this disc will love!”
On the mellower side, the album ends with a sweet cover of Mississippi John Hurt’s “Pay Day.”
“On one hand it is certainly this dirty, scrapy vintage sound, on the other the striking song, which sounds rough and whiskey, but also always lets a subtle Italian accent glimmer through. This sounds just extremely cool and I would really like to listen
“Laino & Broken Seeds “The Dust I Own” is earthy, filthy, smoky, slanting and enthralling – electrifying – from the crest to the rocking sole – cool”
“The composition “The Dust In Own” is a bless for our ears”
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