Now available on-line, on Radio Papesse, a few songs out of Botto & Bruno and the Backing Band's latest album:
I lie down like a tired dog
It must be the music
I wanna see the cities rust
Seeing this town
You may also download the same songs reinterpreted by the Caffè Florian Orchestra in Venice, a special performance opening The garage - kids resurrection, Botto & Bruno's site specific installation at Caffè Florian last June 8th 2007.
Gianfranco Botto e Roberta Bruno are born in 1963 and 1966 and live in Torino Italy. The urban landscapes of Gianfranco Botto and Roberta Bruno start from the on-site inspection of realities common to the peripheries of many Italian cities. Abandoned factories, crumbling schools, and empty, desolate places are invariable characteristics of the contemporary metropolis that develops without rules, leaving behind anonymous spaces, often sites of violence. It's hard to make a decent life for oneself in these marginal areas, far from the historic city-centers with their wealth of monuments and the high quality and character of their urban fabric. The non-places of the periphery are spaces without identity, terrains vagues between isolated building episodes.