During our ongoing research in the recovery of Italian soundtracks, we often realize that we cannot please every fan nor can we satisfy ourselves. We have been the first collectors and the first critics of our work for many years.
The work that we carry out is not just about recovering and restoring old soundtracks, but is about discovery and experimenting with new things.
For this reason we wanted to write a chronicle of our musical history, and in the overview of our productions we have decided to include a production much different from our usual modus operandi. We have remained true to our theme but experimented too, carrying out this project with simple yet different sounds from everything that we usually offer. We've also had the fortune of meeting two excellent performers and professionals to help us.
To illustrate this journey we have chosen some themes that have represented and represent the turning points on the path taken by our label. In our opinion we've created a product that represents part of our history and is not just simply a compilation dedicated to our work.
This project is a thank you to all the people who, over the course of nearly 15 years of passionate work, have worked with us, met with us, supported us, thanked us, helped us, disputed us, and have made us grow and hopefully improve.
Thanks to all of you who give us the opportunity to be able to continue our crusade in favor of ALL the music from Italian film. And thanks to all of you who wait each day for our new creation.
Riccardo Rocchi was born in Rome on April 14, 1976, and from an early age was drawn to studying classical and acoustic guitar. Under the guidance of Roberto Fabbri and Carlo Carfagna, he graduated from the Institute of Musical Studies G.Briccialdi of Terni, then continued studying with Maestro Mario Jalenti. Later he studied with Sergio and Odair Assad, Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Isaac, Carlos Bonell, Elliot Fisk and other major international figures.
He teaches at numerous international festivals dedicated to classical guitar and at the same time dedicates himself to concerts and teaching activities. For several years he has performed for cinema and television, collaborating with composers Franco Piersanti (Dry Land), Andrea Guerra (The Young Montalbano), Marco Werba (The Inflicted), Andrea Parri (The Clan of Camorristi), Andre Matthias (Lost for Words) and many others. He's part of Fabio Frizzi's new band for the Frizzi2Fulci tour, a show entirely dedicated to the music of legendary horror movies, westerns and detective stories from the great Roman director.
Andrea Milan Andrea Milan started studying classical guitar from an early age with Maestro Giovanni de Rosa. He continued his studies under the guidance of Maestro Leonardo Gallucci and graduated from the Conservatory "F. Cilea" in Reggio Calabria. Later he studied with Leo Brouwer, Elliot Fisk, Javier Garcia Moreno and Carlos Bonell.
At the same time as studying the classical guitar, he began studying modern guitar (Rock, Blues, and Jazz) at the " Saint Louis College of Music" in Rome with musicians Mark Manusso, Antonio Affrunti, Cristiano Mastroianni, as well as jazz harmony with Pier Paolo Principato. In addition to his busy teaching schedule, he holds classical solo guitar recitals and plays in various sessions.