Aforemention

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TOMMASO CAPPELLATO | Aforemention (Mental Groove Records) – LP

Aforemention

TOMMASO CAPPELLATO
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Italian musician, producer, DJ and composer Tommaso Cappellato is a musical maverick – running the gamut from free-form techno to hip-hop production and jazz improvisation. Mentored by jazz visionaries Harry Whitaker (Black Renaissance), Michael Carvin (Pharoah Sanders) and collaborator with techno master Donato Dozzy, Tommaso‘s seemingly unorthodox breadth of style and vision gives us a truly unique new school artist.

Tommaso started his music journey on piano and at age 11, transitioned to drums. He studied under many of the jazz greats in NYC and soon became a regular fixture on the scene there, subsequently touring the US, Japan, China, Australia and Europe with multiple projects. His fascination for sounds outside the jazz realm led him to this new project – asking himself what would happen if he created alone, embracing everything from inspirations to moments of randomness and finding his own musical identity in that process. Using drums, analog synths and his own voice, Tommaso has created a body of work that evokes inner spaces, outer realms and new ideas.

Aforemention‘ takes in all of Tommaso‘s past experiences and sees him creating a one-man journey through sound. He is joined on the album by three guests – legendary drummer Victor Lewis provides spoken word on ‘Team Ball‘ to introduce the album, Inglewood, CA native and Solange-collaborator Nia Andrews vocals the ode to freedom ‘Fly‘ and Detroit/NYC vocalist Dulcinea Detwah brings freeform hip hop verse to ‘Get Set Free‘. Everything else you hear is performed solo by Tommaso Cappellato, mixed by Donato Dozzy and mastered by Neel.