Lapingra Rome Lapingra formed in Rome in 2007. Initially born as a duo, Lapingra begin their career performing in small clubs and festivals in Rome, characterized by their unusual set (an old M1 Korg synth from the 90s and a toy keyboard) that will be used to arrange their very first E.P.. Winning the Giuseppe Troilo Festival in 2008 gave them the chance to record, for the first time in a real recording studio, their second E.P. Farewell Gallinella, and to perform across Italy in the related summer tour. These first experiences allowed them to experiment original song structures, constantly combining apparently conflicting themes in the same piece. The outcome is a low-fi electronic music played with inaccurate instruments, mixed with winds and strings, music boxes, plushies, drum machines and samplers. Their fantasy world ultimately took the shape of a fantastic bestiary that in 2011 eventually became their first album Salamastra which is the name of a serpent living in the chasms of imagination (“Lapingra” itself is the name of a swan living in this wild imaginary land). Salamastra opened a new season of research and experiments and, while performing on their first International tour (Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland) the original duo slowly expanded the band. Currently the group consists of three new members: Julia Imperiali (vocalist, cello, musical saw) Pasquale Remia (piano and keyboards) and Umberto Petrocelli (vocalist). Their new project is called The Spectaculis. In the next year Lapingra will launch 12 songs telling a story. The Spectaculis is a very ambitious project because its a work with two souls: one album (it will be released in February 2016) that will be the soundtrack of a movie (in progress). The recording of the tracks has been designed for an orchestra with more than twenty musicians, and it will include many weird tools such as the musical saw, the omnichord, the cuica, the otamatone and okkonenado.