RETAPE, the review curated by Ernesto Assante and dedicated to the new proposals of the Italian music scene, returns. RETAPE is an observation point, a sort of lighthouse that tries to illuminate the shores of Italian music to help sailors "see" today's scene and discover its new and future protagonists.
Multifaceted and versatile, Giua is a musician, composer, songwriter and painter. Over the years she has signed several theatrical collaborations as a composer of the music and performer on stage, working in the productions of many National Theaters and with prominent personalities of the theater and beyond: among the latest collaborations is with Neri Marcorè, with whom she shared the scene of the show "What I don't have." With five albums under her belt, Giua has a long musical career that has led her to win several awards (Lucrezia Prize, Castrocaro, Musicultura), to be a finalist at the Sanremo Festival in the Youth category in 2008, as well as to work with numerous musicians, such as Armando Corsi, Beppe Quirici, Riccardo Tesi and Fausto Mesolella.
Asse formed in Rome in 1990, the original members being Ivan Carpigo, Francesco De Nigris and Stefano Donato. The band's sound was inevitably a child of and strongly influenced by the grunge-rock music of the period, with some quite personal turns and frequent deviations, all combined with lyrics written in Italian. The band disbanded in March 1997 just after their last concert at Radio London. In 2011, after a full 15 years, the group reunited with Fabio Massimo Signoretti on drums. Other pieces with a varied but always retro-tasteful Axis flavor were added to the old repertoire. The songs, all original, are collectively arranged by all members of the group and feature engaging energy and live performances that leave a lasting impression.
Simone is a singer-songwriter and musician born in 2001 from the foggy province of Milan. He writes and performs his songs snoozing here and there among chords, scents, syllables and impressions; perhaps with great acuity and sensitivity, or perhaps with an agitated, teeming irony. Since childhood he has been in love with black music suggestion that he will complete in his high school years with the discovery and study of jazz, classical, songwriting and experimental genres. He does, during these years, a rich rip-off of Lucio Dalla, Pink Floyd and Beatles via Miles Davis and Baustelle (singular juxtaposition, eh?). In 2022 he began working as an artist and producer with Zebra Sound, a music production and publishing company in Milan, with which he produced his debut project.