09 luglio 2018


I materiali provvisori prodotti da Domenico Lancellotti assieme a Sean O'Hagan per Soundistante, uno degli eventi culturali di contorno nella Londra delle Olimpiadi del 2012, confluiscono a distanza di qualche anno nell'ottimo The Good is a Big God (Luaka Bop, 2018): un lungo percorso in molti tratti panoramico che dai sentieri della Serra dos Órgãos giunge quasi a incrociare Talahomi Way...

Domenico was asked to take part in an artistic occupation in the city of London during the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, he reunited with famed British musician Sean O’Hagan - whom he’d met a few years prior during a show that paid homage to Tropicália. Before he left for London, Domenico sent O’Hagan a few musical sketches he’d done on guitar; by the time the Brazilian made it to the U.K., O’Hagan had string arrangements to accompany Domenico’s music. “We recorded nine songs that served as the soundtrack for my final Rio-Occupation project - an art film called Soundistante in a big exhibition,” says ​Domenico a renowned drummer with the likes of Gilberto Gil and member of the now-defunct the +2s. The musician added lyrics to some of these songs once he returned to Brazil. His friend and label mate Kassin helped​ Domenico write the words for “Insatiable,” and O’Hagan wrote the lyrics for “Logo.” “There was a record ready!” Domenico recalls with excitement.