OvO – ABISSO
Label: Supernatural Cat
Release date: 2nd of November 2014
LP / CD
Written by OvO
Performed by OvO
Stefania Pedretti: vocals, guitar, bass, field recordings
Bruno Dorella: drums, e-drums, synth
Rico Gamondi: samples cut
Alan Dubin: vocals on "A Dream Within A Dream"
Carla Bozulich: vocals on "Fly Little Demon"
Tara Barnes: bass on "Fly Little Demon"
Dominic Cramp: hammond on "Fly Little Demon"
Jhno: piano on "Fly Little Demon"
Malleus − album layout
Even if OvO is a difficult band to file, we can still see an evolution from “Assassine”’s total improv to “Cor Cordium”’s radical noise rock. “ABISSO” open a new artistic era for this duo, formed by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella.
There’s a new richness in their sound, brought by the use of samples, drum machines, pads, field recordings and synths.
“Cor Cordium” and the previous album “CroceVia” were a point of no return for their minimal rock challenge, engaged in making as much sound as possible with their very few elements: Bruno’s half drum set, Stefania’s guitar and her incredible voice.
The new challenge is to go beyond it, using contemporary music tools to keep on being creative and evolve. For this step OvO had the priceless help of Giulio “Ragno” Favero at the mixing desk, Giovanni Versari’s mastering, and the friendly collaboration of Alan Dubin (ex OLD, Khanate, now in Gnaw) and Carla Bozulich with her full band Evangelista.
After 13 years, OvO keep on experimenting, developing, pushing themselves into borderline territories, in a continuous purchase of the Extreme.