Namatoulee by Francesca Naibo, BandCamp 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

Dear friends

Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.

Andrea Aguzzi

Namatoulee by Francesca Naibo, BandCamp 2020

All tracks improvised by:
Francesca Naibo – guitar, objects, effects

Recorded by:
Stefano Castagna at Ritmo&Blu Studio in Pozzolengo (Italy)
on 25-26 July 2019

Mixed and mastered by:
Stefano Castagna at Ritmo&Blu Studio in Pozzolengo (Italy)

Graphics and Layout by Sandro Crisafi

Produced by Francesca Naibo and Aut Records in April 2020


released June 15, 2020

Listening to ‘Namatoulee’ offers a wonderful uniquely colorful sonic experience. An absolute joy to experience, it’s full of intriguing soundscapes and inspirational personal expression: outstanding original musical stories that transcend words and traditional frameworks, all seemingly informed by an inspired and deeply thoughtful personal psychology.
I met Francesca Naibo while conducting an improvisation workshop in Venice in 2019. The first time that we played together (and all subsequent times) resulted in a memorable and particularly satisfying musical experience. Listening to her solo expression on this record is a revelation, as well.
Francesca sounds like no one else: a dynamic and talented improviser/composer bringing important and original sounds to the world of music. She has a masterful command with her instrument and the sounds and broad range of timbre possibilities it offers. There is a passion for music/sound/sculpture and dynamic interaction, originating from an innovator who seemingly believes in herself and her individual process for creativity.
But also, this is musical expression that transcends the ‘personality’ of the performer, eloquently taking us into the abstract world of something/somewhere else; an important place where communication transcends beyond what we think we know or want to say.
Hank Roberts