Moscato is an Italian indie folk artist with years of experience in the music industry. We talked about his upcoming album “The Path of Least Resistance” and his peculiar approach to music.
The peculiarity of your current music is that it has no particular language, what inspired you to approach music this way and what led you to this decision?
The process that led me to the use of voice with phonemes didn’t start from a consideration on words and the destruction of their meaning, it was rather a natural process aimed at enhancing the music, the melody, putting all the possible instruments at the service of the notes.
Phonemes are vowels with specific colors and consonants with specific rhythmic potential – using them gave me the opportunity to highlight the melody through voice and to find in this approach a great freedom of expression not bound in any way to an explicit meaning, allowing me to create a space in which every listener could let himself be inspired by creating his own world made of images, memories, dreams, freely inspired by the song.
Tell us about your release “Lively SIlence”, why does this have actual lyrics while the other tunes are based on phonemes?
“Lively” is the only track in the album written prior to the composition of the others, but which is well suited to the acoustic/electronic mix that distinguished the record.
I decided to insert it not only because it was musically consistent with the sound concept of the project, but because it speaks of living silence, of that state beyond the mind that allows us to grasp reality for what it is, or at least to intuit it, it’s the same silence from which “The Path Of Least Resistance” was born.
You have a new single called ”Ten people town” that is already available for download before its official release. What’s the meaning behind the name and what inspired the song?
“Ten people town” is the name of the studio where the guitars, pianos and voices were recorded, it is one of the key places that inspired “The path “. A few years ago Piergiorgio Faraglia – founder of Ten People – passed away, and his legacy did not only have to do with rocks and wood but also with the transformation he left in so many musicians. He was a turning point for me and for many others, he was able to make you confront your fears by leading you to abandon doubts and thoughts to open yourself to your music, accepting it fully and without reservations. The song is dedicated to him, to the studio, and to the surrender that leads to what we feel and express in music.