15 January 2016
Finland under a new sound perpsective.
This time is turn of an Italian artist living in Finland. His name is Luca Sturniolo, an incredible musician who just published last 15th december his second music video from the track “dreams”, directed by Giacomo de Angelis and Fabrizio Licheri from the first album The dawn.
He approched music since he was a child, starting from his first band Masnada back in the 1995 who sold almost all the 1000 demo copies to gigs with Ian Paice, (Deep Purple drummer) with whom handles several shows until 2002.
Luca moved to Finland from his homecountry Italy, in 2004 and only one year later he started playing cover from Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Creadence in the city of Turku in a band named Lucafly and the midnight lovers. Few years later he took the chance to be involved in the international music context, being part on the 21st edition of the Vibe for Philo in Dublin ,(memorial festival arranged every year in January for Mr Philip Lynott). The Tv program The Voice of Finland, put him under the good spotlight, together with the partecipation to Radio Aalto´s studios where he sings Ac/Dc´s “whole lotta rosie” and in the live show in Logomo Turku broadcast with over a milion people audience.
His first solo release of last year the Dawn, in which he showed his strong influences like Yes, Gentle giant, Jimi Hendrix, Ben Harper, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and the classical rock prog; but predonimated by the Led Zeppelin, with acustic sounds, delicate but unexpectedly lively. All over the 11 tracks we experience a dominance of folk to the blues with touches of rock and heavy, enhanced by mystical-esoteric almost medieval sounds.
The beauty of this album is also in its complete focus and dedication on this project, in fact he sings, plays, arranges and produces his songs by himself, with a little help from the brother Paolo Sturiolo (cover art and web promotion), and Simo Pirttimaa (mixing and editing).
Luca Sturniolo throws our minds in the Californian 70’s, still keeping our feets welded to our present ground. From my part, I also found some little similarities with Jerry Cantrell and the Alice in Chains with their melancholy tone, especially in their acustic parts; going more far even some affinity with Joshua Homme leader of the Queen of the Stone age.
He reached completely a fresh sound, “revolutionary”, breaking some musical rules here in Finland. All the tracks are wisely connected, and the listening comes smothly, without leaving his personality and style.
The set for the new videoclip “Dreams”, is the captivating Finland during spring time. The enchanting lady dancing is Davinia Fernandez, a flamenco dancer from Madrid – Spain.
To be updated on the next Luca Sturniolo gigs visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lucasturniolo70
Where to listen the Dawn: