IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO
A trio that features US punk legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, Stooges) in their ranks, IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO are another chapter in the ultra-prolific musician’s career. Translating as ‘The Sailor’s Dream’, named as a nod to two thirds of the band’s roots in Florence, guitarist Stefano Pilia and drummer Andrea Belfi plus the Italian heritage of Watt’s mother, the group’s debut album ‘La Busta Gialla’ was recorded within a week of the group’s formation.
Taking a more experimental approach that the blazing punk and alt. rock that Minutemen were renowned for, Il Sogno Del Marinaio are a left-of-centre proposition that takes in jazz, psychedelia and spoken word. New music is expected this year, the follow up to the band’s well received second LP ‘Canto Secondo’ (2014).