Sacri Cuori, Fellini’s bastard children, announce the release of Rosario this Oct 2012. Hailing from never conquered Romagna, Italy, the band is led by guitarist/producer Antonio Gramentieri and plays instrumentally topographical music that mirrors the terrain they actually experience, whether it be a Rimini beach full of nostalgia and desire or the Mojave desert in the dead of winter: cold as the truth the dream makers never want you know.
Recorded in Italy, Virginia and Los Angeles, their second record proves that cultures fall in and out of love with one another just like people do, and how the farther away you travel, the closer you get to your heart and soul. Of course Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota are present, Italy as fetish but what about Riz Ortolani, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli? Sure, Ry Cooder and The Champs appear, but Billy Strange looms as large as the American Myth, only to die as the songs came to life.
In addition to Antonio, Sacri Cuori is Francesco Giampaoli on bass and Christian Ravaglioli on keyboards. Rosario features guests Isobel Campbell singing her finest Nancy and Lee moment, Jim Keltner (Beatles, Dylan, etc), John Convertino (Calexico, Giant Sand) JD Foster (Green on Red) David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Marc Ribot (Tom Waits etc), Stephen McCarthy (Long Ryders) Woody Jackson and a host of others. This album follows on from their first album Douglas and Dawn (gussstaff records) which featured Howe Gelb, Calexico, James Chance and John Parish.
While Sacri Cuori have created a stunning cinematic ouevre over the last two records they have also toured as a backing band to Richard Buckner, Woody Jackson, Isobel Campbell and Hugo Race. They have been supporting Richard Buckner and Dan Stuart (of Green on Red) on their European dates in September and October 2012.