Italian dark jazz ritualists PLEIADEES share transcendental EP in full before its release this November 22nd on Subsound Records

Italy’s dark jazz trio PLEIADEES treat us their mesmerizing eponymous EP, out tomorrow on Subsound Records. These three powerful tracks intertwining electronics and ancestral instruments are now available for exclusive streaming on Cvlt Nation and Rock Hard Italy.

« One of the most experimental albums I’ve ever heard, 3 long tracks of so many layers and changes it might truly blow your mind and drive you insane; vocal chants, improvised instrumental pieces and other kind of weird noises, same time it amazes and mesmerizes. A masterpiece of experimental music. » describes Droning Earth.

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The trio consists of highly talented artists Massimo Pupillo (ZU), Cristiano Calcagnile and Xabier Iriondo. They say about their EP: « Pleiadees looks at the stars with its feet in the mud of life. From mud the lotus is born. From the lotus a jewel. Pleiadees music digs deep in search of forgotten jewels. It uses the methods of free rock, jazz, improvisation and transcends them all. It’s world music for these disjointed times we’re all in. » 

PLEIADEES offers a rich, ancestral and powerful synthesis of electronics, traditional sounds and jazz instruments. As a result: deep reverberations directly connected to the soul. Pleiadees raise an unearthly and syncretic beauty just as The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation or The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble before them.

PLEIADEES New EP « Pleiadees »
Out November 22nd on Subsound Records

PLEIADEES is the beautiful and convenient combination of highly multi-talented artists Cristiano Calcagnile, Massimo Pupillo and Xabier Iriondo. Each musician carries his own impressive creative background. Cristiano Calcagnile is a drummer, a percussionist and a composer. He has developed his very own musical  language to gear to many different artistic contexts and to have many rich collaborations with several international artists. Bass player and composer Massimo Pupillo is known to be an active member of progressive avant-garde italian band ZU, with whom he released 15 albums. He collaborated on many art projects, from jazz or avant-garde to improvisation and noise, among dozens of world famous musicians. Xabier Iriondo is a guitar player, multi instrumentalist, producer, arranger and composer. He is the deus-ex-machina of some of the most adventurous musical projects that have been conceived in the last 20 years in Italy. He gave birth to astonishing projects such as Tasaday, A Short Apnea and Buñuel. 

PLEIADEES is Cristiano Calcagnile, Massimo Pupillo and Xabier Iriondo’s first collaboration all together. Their eponymous EP comes out November 22nd on Subsound Records.

Cristiano Calcagnile – Drums, percussion, vibraphone, nose flutes, « ancient piano » of the Conservatory « Benedetto Marcello » in Venice
Massimo Pupillo – Electric bass
Xabier Iriondo – Electric guitar, taisho koto
Guest Gabriele Mitelli – Trumpet & prepared trumpet on “How to step out of solidity and vaporize yourself”   

Cristiano Calcagnile | Massimo Pupillo | Xabier Iriondo | Subsound Records