Los Angeles, California
Lullabies For Your Inner Child
Beneath The Underdog
Lullabies for Your Inner Child is a kaleidoscope of rock and pop infused with a touch of jazz and served over alluring electronic beats. The tracks are energetic and powerful with confident rhythms that somehow avoid frenzied or frenetic conclusions. It’s like watching ocean waves breaking on a shore; the experience can be dreamy or trippy but (unlike traditional lullabies) never sleepy. The beats are strong and occasionally even pensive, yet somehow calming and thoughtful. If Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel had a love-child, it would be this type of music.
The beguiling tracks from this remarkable collection directly reflect the unusual background of BTU’s main driving force, singer/songwriter Luca Crostella.
Luca was born in Rome, Italy and then moved as a child to a small yet remarkable Italian town called Calcata. With roots that go back to Roman times, the settlement is a thriving international art community, described in the New York Times, as what "may be the grooviest village in Italy, home to a wacky community of about 100 Artists, bohemians, aging hippies and New Age types."
Calcata’s bohemian atmosphere is the genesis for Luca’s distinctive musical direction. His earliest musical experiments involved straight jazz, but Luca quickly evolved a rock/pop style that incorporates intricate electronic beats.
This is the sound that he carried to Los Angeles and showcased in breakthrough musical acts over the past decade like Unico and Tulip, acts that deeply influenced the LA music scene and brought Luca to the attention of renowned musical producer and songwriter Giuseppe (Pata) Patane’. Pata has collaborated with numerous music legends such as Quincy Jones, Stewart Levine, Sunny Levine, Mickey Avalon, Hugh Masekela, and many others
Now with Pata as producer, Luca and the other members of BTU have created Lullabies For Your Inner Child, a powerful ode to your ears and your soul.
BENEATH THE UNDERDOG Lullabies for your Inner Child
Yombo: Spoken-Word (Tomorrow)
Gaia Possenti: Acoustic Piano (Underdog)
Alistar McKinnell: Spoken-Word (Underdog)
Shiori Watanabe: Vocals (Underdog)
Sunny D. Levine: Vocals and Echodrums (Lullaby For Dolls)
Emily Hunter: Back Vocals (Honeybee)
Tulip: Recorded Sample (Orgasmic Silence)
Claude Kramer: Lyrical Input (Intro, Keep It Secret)
Produced, Arranged, Mixed, and Recorded by:
Luca Crostella and Giuseppe Patane’
Mastered by: Bernie Grundman, Hollywood California
Additional Recordings by: Saverio Principini @ Sage Studio; Robbie Angelucci @ Moody’s Stone Studio; Sunny D Levine @ Orange Stella
Studio (Lullaby For Dolls)
Illustrations and Graphics by: www.010design.net
All Music and Lyrics by: Luca Crostella (BMI)
With the exception of:
Lullaby For Dolls: Patane’, Levine and Crostella
Flow: Trampetti, Crostella and Patane’
Underdog: Crostella, Patane’ and Possenti
W.T.S. and Tomorrow: Crostella and Patane’
All Songs Published and Copyright by: Calcata Music (BMI)
Luca Crostella: Vocals, Acoustic and Electric guitar, Toys, Korg.
Stefano Trampetti: Back Vocals, Drums, and Programming
Robbie Angelucci: Guitars, Programming, and Samples
Giuseppe Patane’: Bass, Synthesizer, Baritone and Electric guitar, Programming Samples
The Official Website is a little tricky, hence the, keep it secret… and we hope you enjoy!
All song copyright 2007, Calcata Music. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
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