Alchimia - Musa out May 5, 2017

Alchimia Musa Alchimia, a solo project of Emanuele Tito, was born during the summer of 2015 in Vico Equense (Naples). Its meeting point between metal (specifically gothic metal) and Neapolitan folk music becomes apparent after the very first listen to Alchimia's debut album, Musa. Enriched by several blues-inspired clean and acoustic sections, but aggressive and fast parts closer to death metal are also present, all in a constant melancholic atmosphere with moving yet romantic and enraged moods - a sort of recurring dualism, if you will.

"This album represents for me a meeting point between metal and Mediterranean music, particularly Neapolitan music," says Tito. "Its roots are folk-ish. The title is Musa because there has been a sort of inspiring muse, the same one for each song. A mix of melancholic, fierce, moving, and romantic atmospheres, there is a kind of recurring duality track after track."

Alchimia's aim is to create a musical texture in its own right, separate from every other standard, but at the same time follow a precise journey. As such, Musa witnesses the participation of session musicians David Folchitto (Stormlord, Novembre) on drums and Fabio Fraschini (Novembre, Arctic Plateau) on bass. Ghost guitars were played by Gianluca Divirgilio (Arctic Plateau).

Emanuele Tito was born in Vico Equense (Naples) in 1993. He began his live experience with cover bands in the area of Sorrento (Naples). A few years later, he begins to write his first songs, founding his solo project Shape in 2012 and then the parallel project Alchimia in 2015.

Recorded and mastered by Fabio Fraschini and Gianluca Divirgilio at PlayRec Studio (Rome)
Mixed by Gianluca Divirgilio (Arctic Plateau)

Emanuele Tito - songwriting, guitars, vocals
Fabio Fraschini - bass
David Folchitto - drums
Gianluca Divirgilio - ghost ethereal guitars

Music/lyrics - Emanuele Tito
Artwork by Francesco Gemelli
Album cover: “Le ondine” by Ettore Tito (1859 - 1941). Private collection.
Alchimia logo by View from the Coffin
Photo by Nunzia Passaro

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