New hard rock guitar hero MATTEO BRIGO has joined Wanikiya Record / Promotion with his his new album “SPACE PIRATES”, released on March 24th 2021. All songs composed, written and arranged by Matteo Brigo. Produced by Matteo Brigo. Co-produced by Alex de Rosso. Artwork by Flaminia Spinelli.
Matteo Brigo: Guitars, Keyboards, special effects and weird Experiments
Luca Serasin: Bass
Alessandro Arcolin: Drums
The new hard rock guitar hero is back! After having explored the myth of Frankenstein and the films of the 80s, the mad rock scientist is back with ten new tracks in a concentration of irony, melody and technique. Matteo Brigo, talented guitarist and composer from Padua, returns to the scene with a new album after the success of the previous “It Works!” and “80’s Movies”, which collected excellent reviews and interviews in the main magazines of the sector, establishing themselves within the Italian hard-rock and metal music scene.
Written, composed and arranged by Matteo Brigo, “Space Pirate” is the natural continuation of the previous albums, musically it starts from the same coordinates and boldly expands towards boundaries not yet explored, where no man has ever gone before. The musical influences are aimed at the guitar environment of the shred era, but many acrobatics and guitar acrobatics have been toned down in favor of a more dry, direct and cantabile style. The main points of reference were Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Van Halen and, of course, the soundtracks of the films of the 80s. “Space Pirate” is a concept album of ten songs ideally linked to each other by a real story that continues the narration of the previous discs. If with “It Works!” the origins of the protagonist and the characters that revolve around him are told, and in “80’s Movies” due to his reckless experiments our mad scientist finds himself catapulted into the cinematic universe of the legendary 80s, in “Space Pirate” the setting changes and our hero will find himself at the head of a futuristic pirate ship projected into the depths of space.
«I’ve wanted to make a record with a pirate setting for years! It all goes back to the first time I played Monkey Island, so we’re talking about decades ago. However, I wanted to add sci-fi elements that make it perhaps closer to “Captain Harlock” than to “Treasure Island”. This is to be able to make the most of electronic and futuristic sounds and effects with more coherence, and to increase fantastic elements of the story since I enjoy a world imagining distant worlds, aliens or UFOs. Although the “fun” component is always at the forefront, I consider it my darkest album.”
The whole disc revolves around a coherent interplay of quotations and references. The titles of the songs, often extrapolated from films, cartoons and video games; the artwork that recalls the world of cartoons and comics. A “fantastic” universe that is also told in the video clip of the launch single, the title track “Space Pirate”. The video clip, created entirely by Matteo Brigo who oversaw the recording and editing, mixes all the pieces that make up the universe of the talented artist with irony and technique.
AN AMAZING ADVENTURE FEATURING OUR SCIENTIST AND HIS FEARSOME CREW:
HIS VEGETABLE ASSISTANT AND THE LIVING GUITAR … GET READY TO SAIL ACROSS UNEXPLORED UNIVERSES AND MYSTERIOUS GALAXIES
A pirate ship sails into deep space, ready to face a thousand vicissitudes to get where no man has gone before. A journey that mixes the adventure of the pirate world with the futuristic and interstellar settings of science fiction.
In this scenario, the mad scientist who was already the protagonist of “It Works!” and “80’s Movies” which, with his crazy experiments, will have to face dangers and unforeseen events to find his way home and return to his home world.
1. SPACE PIRATE – There’s a New Captain in the Galaxy
2. THREE-HEADED MONKEY – Look Behind you
3. ON STRANGER TIDES – Where No Man Has Gone Before
4. RELEASE THE KRAKEN – Day of the Tentacle
5. THE TECHNODROME – Carrot Power
6. GROG – Root Beer and Papapishu
7. ALL ABOARD – Ludicrous Speed
8. BIG WHOOP – X Marks the Spot
9. ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA – The Fate of Atlantis
10. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND – When Are We Now?
«For the studio recordings I reconstituted the team of“ It Works! ”And“ 80’s Movies ”.
musicians whom I respect for their musical qualities, but above all who were on the same wavelength as me from an attitude point of view, who had the right command of the instrument and a musical humor similar to a project like “Space Pirate” ». The band is formed by bassist Luca Serasin, former partner of Matteo in the thousand adventures of the Paduan progressive band Maieutica and Alessandro Arcolin, young rising star of the Paduan drum scene (Calicanto, Zephyros)
The artwork was entrusted to Flaminia Spinelli, cartoonist and illustrator, awarded with the Level Up group as Best Self-production of Lucca Comics 2014. “I love her style and the cut of the disc, very close to cartoon irony, it was perfect for she”.
The production aspect was handled by Alex De Rosso, guitarist and artist with several international productions behind him and replacement for George Lynch in a leading group of the sector such as Dokken. «Alex De Rosso is a guitarist I admire a lot and who has nothing to envy to the giants of the sector.
Working with him is an honor for me! Already with “It Works!” and “80’s Movies” his help was essential and to give a stellar production to “Space Pirate” I could only go back to him – explains Matteo Brigo – He was able to understand and guide every idea and intuition to the maximum yield with a ‘experience and professionalism in an exceptional recording studio »
► MATTEO BRIGO – BIOGRAPHY
Guitar player, songwriter, arranger, music therapist, mad scientist.
From 2009 to 2017 as the guitarist of the rock band Maieutica he takes care of the composition and arrangements of the two albums “Logos” (2012) and “R.E.S.” (2016) which obtained excellent recognition from both critics and the public, leading him to perform on stages throughout Italy and in prestigious showcases, including Rai Radio 2 and Rai 3. In 2016 he published “It Works!” his first solo album followed by “80’s Movies” in 2018, two hits that have garnered excellent reviews and interviews in the main magazines in the sector, establishing themselves within the Italian hard-rock and metal music scene.
Irony and inventiveness do not stop at music: the videos that he regularly publishes on his YouTube channel, of which he takes care of audio recording, video and editing, are also very successful; entertaining arrangements in a Hard Rock key of famous soundtracks from films or TV series of the 80s, but not only.
In addition to the live activity and the production of unpublished music, he joins teaching as a guitar teacher in
several music schools in the Veneto region; he is also a music therapist in centers for the disabled.