I met Jason Molina one time. It happened in my village San Martino Spino as I booked a show for Songs: Ohia. The show was in a beautiful place named Barchessone Vecchio. The show was been recorded and became a Songs: Ohia record named "Mi sei apparso come un fantasma".
Yes, italian language! At the time my brother was constantly listening to the record "Lioness", where his favorite band Arab Strap was Jason's baking band! And I got "familiar" with those songs and with Jason's music.
So, when Jesse asked me to be part of this project I was more than happy.
I answered to him saying, that I could try to play and sing "Lioness", my favorite one. I did try and it worked out. Yes, I was able to play and sing that song! I decided to record it with Matteo Uggeri and his binaural microphones and we decide to do the recording walking around the Barchessone Vecchio, the place where Jason played that show i booked. It was a rainy day and my friend band Maybe Happy sang backing vocals. Then I recorded another version of the song with my friend Giorgio Borgatti at his house, who also did play keyboards on it.
The Lioness from The Lioness
Bob Corn plays acoutic guitar and sings.
Giorgio Borgatti plays Rhodes.
Recorde by Giorgio Borgatti.
Bob Corn plays acoustic guitar and sings.
Maybe Happy sings.
Matteo Uggeri plays his microphones.
Recorded by Matteo Uggeri.
Bob Corn is the stage name of Tiziano Sgarbi. He grew up in a little village in northern italy’s countryside where he still lives. It’s more than 15 years than he is involved in the rock music scene, doing different things: organizing shows and festivals, booking tours, driving bands around, running a little label. trying to do these things in a real d.i.y way: music and people in the first row!
He started to make his own music at the end of 2001.Simple music line with an acoustic guitar and singing words about people and love.
He likes to call his music "sadpunk".
He put out seven records three 7"split with Larry Yes , Powerdove, Movie Star Junkies, and he played more than 1000 gigs sharing the stage with unknown bands or with his favourite artists (mike watt, dinosaur jr, calvin johnson, explosions in the sky, bonnie "prince" billy, xiu-xiu, )!
Matteo Uggeri studied design in Milan and started his musical activity in 1996: over the years he worked with Italian and foreign artists exploring different musical territories, from the dark and rarefied ambient, to concrete music (with M.B. and Fhievel), to EBM (with Telepherique), to the kraut rock (with the Dutch collective De Fabriek), to electro-acoustic (with Andrea Ferraris, Andrea Serrapiglio and Mujika Easel) to folk (with Bob Corn). His main interest is by the way in field recordings and mixing techniques rather than in live music.
Beside all of this, since 2001, he constantly works on the Sparkle in Grey project, a four member band with whom he published unclassifiable and eclectic records with his own graphics artwork and drawings.
www.greysparkle.com / matteouggeri.bandcamp.com