From Bedlam To Lenane is the first vinyl pressing (180 gram) of 2012 debut album by Italy’s leading New-Folk scene duo, offering an unprecedented mix of uncommon folk and blues-tinged acoustic traditionals and inspired originals sung in English as well as in neo-Latin languages. Some of the songs have been included in successful movie soundtracks like “Maldamore” and “The art of happiness” (amazing surprise at Venice International Film Festival 2013 and finalist at Lyon Cartoon Movie).
“One of the most beautiful albums of the past five years” La Repubblica
“With that title beside those two names, I was expecting a couple of Italian crooners on an Irish road trip. What I got was far more surprising […]. Not only surprising, but scintillating and stylish” Songlines Magazine
“Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni’s music is distinctively European strain of Americana and its apparent simplicity is testament to the adroit musicianship of its creators” Roots Magazine
Francesco Forni and Ilaria Graziano, with several tours, radio and TV appearances under their belt, are gaining their deserved popularity conquering Europe with their unique style built on a deep love for the roots of Folk (From Naples and Mediterrean sounds to Gipsy Jazz vibes via Mexican borders and the Appalachians) and the powerful poetical words beyond languages.
- Limited edition on 180 gram including insert with lyrics
- Ilaria worked with the Japanese composer Yoko Kanno on the soundtracks of the cult anime films “Ghost in the Shell” and “Cowboy Bebop”; she also sang a duet with Marianne Faithfull for the soundtrack of “The Girl from Nagasaki” (Michel Compte). Francesco Forni meanwhile has been playing and composing for over ten years and has also a parallel activity as theatre and film music composer. He penned the music for the film “Santos” by Roberto Saviano (of Gomorrah fame), and participated in the soundtrack of Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino’s film, “The Consequences of Love”.
- Fans of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Pink Martini and Camille, Jacques Brel and Nina Simone will love it!