The project INERT was started by Raffaele Cileo (electronics) and Alessio Lottero (guitars), almost seven thousand kilometers apart, between Pontassieve, in the province of Florence, and New York, the cities in which both artists lived.
Alessio was originally from Genova but lived in New York. Every summer, he had the opportunity to spend his holidays in Tuscany where his relatives lived. Here he met Raffaele who lived and worked in Pontassieve and the two shared a great passion for the soundtracks of noir and crime movies.
They immediately began to improvise and record the first sessions and so out of curiosity and a little experimentation, the first home-made demos were created that already represented the embryo of ‘Heartburn’.
However, the summer holidays didn’t last long and work on the songs needed to go onto the web with an intensive exchange of files that would better define the arrangements.
Raffaele, after many years of absence, returned to his region of origin, Puglia, for his holidays, and it was precisely here in Trani in the summer of 2012, after nearly 20 years, that he bumped into his old friend and producer Beppe Massara, also A & R at Tarock Records, to whom he gave a demo tape with 15 tracks.
Beppe liked the work immediately and decided to produce the entire album INERT, entrusting the rhythm sections, originally electronic, to musicians such as Constantine Massaro from Trani, Paolo Ormas from Barletta and Francesco " Frums " Dettole from Andria, all of whom had been collaborators with Tarock Records for some time
All of the acoustic drums from the Album were recorded at LaVilla 24/7 Studios and the wind instruments sections were entrusted to Marco Nicolini, saxophonist in Bogliasco (Genova).
Because of the distance, the internet became the only way to carry out the production of the album and a long year of work was punctuated by occasional meetings at agreed times via Skype in order to define the structures of the songs that would later be mixed by Beppe Massara between May and August 2013.
The release date is set for 30th September 2013 by Tarock Records.
The music in "Heartburn" is a sonic journey through memories and past images which in turn becomes the original soundtrack of atmospheres and stories yet to be told.