CHEW-Z NETLABEL::REASERCH PROJECT FOR THE MUSIC OF THE FUTURE
CHEW-Z is the name that Philip K. Dick uses in The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch to refer to the new drug pushed to terrestrian colonists on Mars in order to divert their minds from their unbearable and boring existence. Chew-Z is the upgraded version of another drug, legally admitted, which was not able to defeat boredom and uneasiness, but which could only give disneylike hallucinations that would increase their feelings and sense of monotony. With Chew-Z, colonists discover a product that is not easily distribuited but that allows experiences literally out of this world.
A creation by Fabio Battistetti and Daniele Pagliero, Chew-Z is a project born for making the diffusion of alternative and uneasily distribuited music possible by using the internet .
In the last decade, both of the projects promoters have been increasingly active on the Italian underground scene, both as musicians and as producers of independent music.Both creators have shared their experiences and knowledge on the diffusion of advanced forms of music (for example: artistic expressions not limited to only pure entertainment), which has led to the birth of this idea of eliminating the obstacle of canonical record label.
In Italy there are extraordinary musicians who have revolutionary and innovatory senses of art, but due to a lack of funds or spirit of entrepreneurship, they have just no audience, apart from a very narrow circle of authorized people or enthusiasts who get into a web page by chance or go sporadically to a live concert.Usually, an Italian musician has to: study, excercize, compose, search for new contacts, and on top of that, get a job to substain those activities because unfortunately a large part of the time these are not paid.
Bearing in mind this paradox, the basic idea of Chew-Z is to overcome those experiences do it yourself and become a free association of artists who can share difficulties and who can support themselves, hoping to reach a vast audience this way and share their experiences both in a musical and promotional ambiance.Chew-Z’s goal is to share and get to know all of the independent and experimental music activities. As a consequence it aims to introduce valuable unpublished works by inspiring new musicians to larger music craving audiences.
Chew-Z wants to offer a space and give visibility to these new realities, making available free material, organizing gigs, promoting artists and their works through a net of independent labels, making reviews, publishing compilations.Chew-Z starts as an independent space but aims at people interested in producing music and gives the value of the composition and the value of the artist an essential importance.The proliferation of new spaces and ways of diffusion are nowadays giving an unlimited number of musicians the opportunity of express themselves and are radically changing the way music is produced and distributed.
Chew-Z has chosen to follow this way in order to diffuse what in the music area is different, future and generally non conventional. At present we can avail of a website, free spaces online and the promotion of the works through our contacts.
It is not unlikely that in the future Chew-Z may make its own publications available by other means: for instance, periodical issues of samplers of the label in cd audio format have already been programmed.
Matilda, Composed and recorded in between the end of 2005 and 2006, “Matilda” has now been released by White Label Music, a London based label run by Marc Hunter and ex- Add N to X Ann Shenton. The seven eclectic tracks emphasize even more on the basic idea of 3eem: electronic rhythmic structures, alteration of sound sources, textures
of saxophone and guitar between mimimal riffs and short glimpses into improvisation, a sort of tribal rite making its way, overlapping between the certainty of live sound and its deviated interpretation. Matilda is on sale on iTunes Apple Store.
3eem are Valerio Zucca Paul :electronics Fabrizio Bazzoni : tenor sax,voices Danilo Corgnati :guitar and effects 3eem started in 2003 from a need to pursue the equilibrium between electronic manipulations and the use of traditional instruments (guitar and tenor sax). In 2005 the 6 track CD “Essence of 3eem” and the 7″ “Toxic Jelly
Experience” were released by the italian label Small Voices. Last year they released a track on the “First Aid Kit” compilation (from netlabel Chew-Z).
Valerio got into electronica in 1988 and travelled between cross-over deliria, end-of-millenium crepuscular-industrial with cybertech shadows and space pychedelia. From 1996 he is been working full-time on electronica, the jungleambient duo Abstract Quadrant and from 1998 the experimental-electronic solo project Abstract Q. Fabrizio has been voice and guitar of Nasty Nurses and then dBuzz, band involved with cross-over alterations, noise and progressive. Danilo discovered guitars in 1991 as a lazy self taught musician, experienced sounds punk and noise, and from 2002 plays in Isobel.
First Aid Kit
FIRST AID KIT is the first release of this new netlabel, a presentation of some Italian musicians (not only) which represent the concept and the ethic of Chew-Z, from our point of view, these are extraordinary musical projects: the costance ad the evolution of Daniele Brusaschetto, one that experiments and self produces his records, from ten years, now is approaching to a songwriter’ style, now it’s the time that his talent come out !
The freshness of a young band like Japanese Gum, with a sound between a digital shoegazing and ancestral ballads; the voice of Patrizia Oliva (Madame P), is at the canter of her music, a wonderful artist and person, always running around the world; Satan Is My Brother: they appear like a jazz band, actually, they stretching to and electronic expanded sound. 9Cento9, is the project of Marco Milanesio, a sound engineer and a producer, and founder of the musical project DNE; 3EEM,
a resonant magma, always contracting and expanding, for this sampler, they play an impro song (waiting to their second album); Eniac, the first super computer, that today chew electronic beats to animate them. Die Stadt Der Romatische Punk, the ambient noise personal project of Jukka Reverberi from Giardini di Mir; Lo Dev Alm, the electronic synthesis between analogic and digital; Pentliczec (Dominik Gawara),a polish percussionist and experimenter, actually living in Torino; Stefano Giust, the mind of Setola di Maiale, involved in a lot of musical projects, between avant jazz and electronica;
Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, the guitarist of Larsen and a solo musician, but also involved in other international collaborations; Frammenti, and their evolution from one of the most beautiful sound from the hardcore – punk.; Mannypol (Paolo Dalla Piana), another member of Larsen, and author of electronic music (soon, he will release his first album); UR, an industrial trio, with a past in the hardcore – punk scene; they are linear and very noisy.