It was a long ago since I’ve updated this blog the last time.

Many things happened in my personal life and in ifsounds‘ way, but now it’s time to RESET.

At least ifsounds new line-up is stable and we’re working on our new album to be released hopefully in the next months.

Pierluca De Liberato (lead vocals), Fabio De Libertis (bass guitar) and Gianni Manariti (drums) have joined me (Dario Lastella) and Claudio Lapenna for this new ifsounds’ work.

We’ll re-style our website (now I’m using this basic unappealing blog theme…), our logo while we’re already re-styling our music and our sounds.

Soon you’ll have news from us. Thank you for your support and friendship,

Work in progress

ifsounds are working again with a brand new line up.
We’re rehearsing the old stuff and writing new songs for an upcoming album.

So stay tuned… ifsounds are coming back!

Monografico especial en El Chamberlín!!!

Sergio Guillén nos ha dedicado un monográfico especial en la revista El Chamberlín N.10.

¡Muchas gracias, amigo!

En los anteriores capítulos de esta sección hemos hablado de libros ya editados por uno u otro autor, novelista, poeta o ensayista que, con el paso de los años, llegaban a influir a unos u otros músicos de tal manera que sólo ven como respuesta lógica basar uno de sus lanzamientos discográficos en dichas ediciones en papel. Sin embargo, aquí recojo un caso tremendamente curioso, un disco de la formación italiana Ifsounds –inicialmente conocidos sólo por la palabra If– basado en la novela aún no publicada Mela Rossa, apocalíptica obra literaria escrita precisamente por Dario Lastella, guitarrista del conjunto. […] Continua a leggere Monografico especial en El Chamberlín!!!

Red Apple on Highlands Magazine

Great review on Highlands Magazine #61 by Didier Gonzalez. Thanks a lot!!!

Nous vous avions présenté IFSOUNDS en 2010 avec leur album APEIROPHOBIA, nous les retrouvons en 2013 avec leur dernière production, RED APPLE. On retrouve dans les grandes lignes la formation précédente, à savoir DARIO LASTELLA guitares, claviers, synthétiseurs, séquenceurs, basse, ukulele, choeurs ; CLAUDIO LAPENNA piano acoustique et électrique, orgue, synthétiseur, chant solo et choeurs ; FRANCESCO BUSSOLI basse ; ENZO BELLOCCHIO batterie. Seul changement, la chanteuse : FEDERICA BERCHICCI remplace désormais ELENA RICCI. Continua a leggere Red Apple on Highlands Magazine

Luigi Milanese – Equinox

A few months ago I knew a guitarist from Genova called Luigi Milanese.

Luigi asked me some information about our label Melodic Revolution Records: he was working on his first solo album and he was looking for the right label to publish it.
He let me listen to some of the tracks he was working on and I thought that his mix of classical, rock and fingerpicking could fit perfectly in Nick Katona‘s roster, so I introduced Luigi to Nick…

This morning at least I received Equinox, Luigi’s album published by MRR.

What a great job! Luigi blends together several styles providing great performances on acoustic and nylon strings guitars.
And it’s very interesting listening to his original compositions along with J.S.Bach’s Sarabande or Villa Lobos’ Prelude N.4 or… Led Zeppelin’s Tangerine!!!
I really enjoyed the sweetness of La mia Stella where Luigi’s guitar is softly blended with Tommy Mila‘s piano and Marila Zingarelli‘s cello.

Africa is another of my favourites: great arrangement with a fine work by Paolo Firpo on sax, by Fabio Vernizzi on piano and again by Marila Zingarelli on cello, while Marco Fadda provides an authentic African feeling on percussions.

Flower of Lust is the more “American” tune, with a fine fingerpicking playing before the authentic masterpiece of the album: Cosmic Revolution is an emotional “space notturno” which closes this great album.

So, what more can I say? This is great music, highly reccomended!

Complimenti Luigi e in bocca al lupo!

ifsounds cambia pelle!

ifsounds, la band art & progressive rock molisana, cambia pelle.

Dopo 4 album ufficiali con un ottimo successo internazionale di vendite e di critica come studio band nel circuito indie, cerchiamo nuovi membri per cominciare un’attività live e per lavorare su un nuovo lavoro in studio.

Siamo alla ricerca di un BATTERISTA, un BASSISTA e un/una CANTANTE, preferibilmente in grado di suonare come CHITARRISTA RITMICO nei live.

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