Review of Talknoise by Ernesto Orrico and Massimo Garritano, Manitù Records, 2018
Talknoise. Nomen est omen. I could not find a more appropriate name for this project managed and designed by Ernesto Orrico on vocals and Massimo Garritano on electric guitar. A musical project that lies halfway between theater, reading, noise, poetry, social denunciation, satire, comedy, concert, structure and improvisation.
A quick and efficient combination of sounds, noises, moods, streams of consciousness, where the voice and the guitar do not overhang but integrate, do not fight, but leave and manage the spaces in a perfect and synchronic way. The song form torn, violated. The reading canceled and covered by the guitar. The polite guitar, driven and triggered by the voice. The lyrics. Literal, philosophical references. Talknoise is a kind of new pop, very refined, almost sneaky in its heat, in its apparent delirium, in its lucid madness, in its being 100% desire. A very good record. You can listen to it all in one breath, you are struck by the energy of the two performers, by the strength of the lyrics, by the persuasion of the voice, by the contrast with the sound, by the electric rage of the guitar. This on the record. Watching them on stage must really be a fascinating force.