PIRANHA - Federico Calcagno, Stefano Grasso, Filippo Rinaldo

PIRANHA - Federico Calcagno, Stefano Grasso, Filippo Rinaldo

SKU: HR003

In addition to the expected senses, a piranha fish possesses something called a lateral line which enables successful navigation through murky water. This motion detector of hyperawareness similarly animates its namesake project PIRANHA - an expandable ensemble, here realized as a trio with Italian musicians Stefano Grasso (drums/vibraphone); Filippo Rinaldo (piano/Octatrack); and Federico Calcagno (clarinet/bass clarinet). Each offers their compositional sensibilities to an omnivorous filigree. Densities and delicate drifts course through the unfolding with revered influences absorbed and transformed, awash in adaptability, multidimensionality…a restless rummage through rarefied streams of resplendence. This pictorial expression is wide as a river, often gentle but with sustained and concentrated maw when needed.


1. One Way 06.24

2. When My Brain Exploded 06.44
3. Interludio 02.12

4. The Rite of Strings 05.13

5. Psy War 08.33

6. Bricks 08.35

7. Study for a Portrait 04.26

8. November Blues 03.44

9. La Città Deserta 05.42


total length 51:55


Released on 10/9/2021




Federico Calcagno - Clarinet (tr.1, 2, 3, 4), Bass Clarinet (tr. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Composition (tr. 1,5,7,9)
Filippo Rinaldo - Piano, Octatrack (tr. 1, 5), Composition (tr. 3, 6,8)
Stefano Grasso - Drums (tr. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9), Vibraphone (tr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7), Composition (tr. 2,4)


Recorded by Lorenz on 11th and12th of December 2020 at Il Guscio Recordings, Milan, Italy.
Mixed by Alessandro Mazzieri in April 2021 at Splinter Studio, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Mastered by Killick Hinds in June 2021 at H(i)nds(i)ght Studio, Athens GA, US.
Liner notes by Killick Hinds.
Artwork and design by Leonardo Falascone.
Produced by Piranha and Habitable Records.



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