Bandius Companion

Bandius Companion is an instrumental music band based in Barcelona.

Created in Venice in 2014 by Italian accordionist and composer Angelo Cacciolato and born as a solo project with the release of two singles, it gradually opened to collaborations, initially with the electronics of Polpette and later with the producer Giuliano Gius Cobelli (ChUPACONChA, The Near Death Ensemble, Maïa Vidal) and drummer Giorgio Fausto Menossi, with whom the EP "Selected Grooves" (2017, Giant Pulse Records) was recorded.

In 2019, after the project was transferred to Barcelona, ​​Bandius Companion publishes the fifth work "Preguntas Fractales", which again sees the participation of Giorgio Fausto Menossi on drums and production, and the addition of four new elements: David D'Odorico on keyboards, Corrado Loi on electric bass, Andrea Fernandez on flute and Quentin Marsala on tenor sax.

The Bandius Companion project is inspired by the soundtracks of Italian detective stories of the ’70s and mixes them with a rhythmic and minimal black music, with careful use of timbres and melodies. The music blends acid grooves, afrobeat, lounge, jazz, psychedelia and progressive folk. The influences in the composition go through Fela Kuti, Stelvio Cipriani, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Napo de Mi Amor and Ses Black Devils, Charles Fox.

La música de Bandius Companion, capitaneada por el acordeón de Angelo Cacciolato, siempre ha sido una mezcla de world music incatalogable que se mueve entre las fronteras donde los géneros musicales se mezclan dando vida a imaginarios exóticos y distópicos.

En su ultimo disco Bandius Companion se inspira en las bandas sonoras de películas policíacas italianas de los años 70 y las mezcla con una música negra ritmada y minimal, con un utilizo atento de los timbres y de las melodías.

La música fusiona grooves ácidos, afrobeat, lounge, jazz, psicodelia y folk progresivo. Las influencias en la composición pasan por Fela Kuti, Stelvio Cipriani, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Napo de Mi Amor et Ses Black Devils, Charles Fox.

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