ABOUT THE RELEASE
Violent Scenes is the New Greek Theater. Mindful of Euripides and Godard’s lesson, it despices the TV theatrical shows and declares that Tragedy is not violent. Violent Scenes is an attempt at being human.
The band lays on a deep long-lasting friendship between the members who are based in Apulia, Southern Italy.
In three years the band staged several works: an album, an EP, the theatrical show “Abandons” with the apulian company Teatro delle Rane, the psych reading of “Dialogues with Leucò” by Cesare Pavese, a few sound performances of Godard, Lynch’s and anime films and nearly one hundred concerts, opening for Uzeda, Mokadelic, SOYSV, The Niro and many others.
In 2019 “Grim July”, the first Music Video from “Stimmung” wins the Cineconcerto Music Film Festival in Montecarotto (AN, Italy). The Jury is chaired by Corrado Nuccini, member of the italian post rock band Giardini di Mirò.
Being only inside emotional tones, nuances of mood. There’s no man outside feelings, maybe only gods. Sensibility leads man to wish an impossible perfection. It’s almost always a distraction, sometimes prison, rarely a doorway to seek aware- ness: «A way of finding which arises not so much from a direct seeking as rather from a fleeing» – Heidegger says in “Being and Time”.
After the debut album “Know by Heart” (Angapp, 2017), focused on the divine memory of men, in “Stimmung” Violent Scenes talk about solitude, nostalgia, angst and love: three songs where “home” that Cesare Pavese has long sought, seems to be no more armony and balance between moods but just self awareness.
Today man is consumed by work, mental work, knowledge work, screen work, so he has difficulty to listen to himself. Does he still listen to the voice of the body or did his instinct become gray like his mind? Is finding love still the solution? Or would man be content to recognize his “tone”?
“Stimmung” has been first released in Italy in 2019 and will be released in the rest of Europe on June 12, 2020 via Angapp.
A music video for “Zebra OPN” will be released sometime in May 2020.