DARK INC & MACIGNUS RECORDS from BOLOGNA
Dark Inc. Biography.
Irene Iris Salis (aka Iris FreeForm): Composition, Arrangements, Lyrics, Voice
Fernando Arruda: Composition, Arrangements, Wind Instruments, EWI 4000 Wes Reid: Drums
Pierluigi Apollonio (aka KF): Composition and Production.
Genres: Trip hop , Experimental, Electronica, Lounge, Nu Jazz
Influences: Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin, Portishead, Massive Attack, Lamb, Thievery Corporation, Unkle, Mouse On Mars, Autechre, The Herbaliser, Squarepusher, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Tricky, Unkle, The Prodigy, Boards Of Canada, Death In Vegas, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Koop, 4Hero, Pan Sonic, Tosca, The Cinematic Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Charles Mingus, Lester Young, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, Sergio Mendes, Ella Fitzgerald, Theolonius Monk, James Brown…
Active since 2003 Dark Inc. was founded in Bologna, Italy, by Irene Salis and Pierluigi Apollonio. Their project focuses on the idea that the fusion of distant musical genres can result in a strong and original architecture of sound where far away techniques and styles can coexist. Classical, Jazz, Rock, Ambient, experimental and Middle Eastern music come to the same page to be reinvented in a new interpretative key. One of the goals of this project is to stimulate the fruition of music with an active listening process where the multi layering of soundscapes evoke the listeners’ own imaginative landscapes.
At first the Dark Inc project was conceived for a duo (laptop and voice), but soon it was felt the need to expand it to a wider spectrum of musicians that could bring their own ideas and cultures into the “dark inc realm”. Along these 8 years Dark inc has collaborated with the most diverse musicians, from Ricky Phillip (A.S.K., Barbados) to MC Zub (London) to Cem Misirlioglu (Manner, Turky) to Paul Whelier (SSS, USA), Mc CripsYlon (Cani&Porci, Desolandia Express, Italy), DJ Afghan (BZ records, Link Propop, Italy) and many others.
Since 2010 Dark inc has been collaborating on a steady basis with multi instrumentalist and composer Fernando Arruda, and drummer Wes Reid who are now full time members of the band. Their contribution has earned the project a full pallet of colors and a great variety of shapes perpetrating the original concept of diversification and unification in our musical world.
After releasing the latest EP “Unique Agenda” Dark Inc. is about to come out with its second album “Timeless Pendulum”.Discography: Indipendent Messenger (2006) Sword EP (2007) Solito Solito (Dark Inc. remix 2009) Michael Avila – Go Getter Remixes (MA rec., NY 2010) Forbidden (Dark Inc. remix NY 2010) Unique Agenda, (EP. NY 2011)
Dark inc.’s music can be found at www.darkinproject.com And on beatport : Dark Inc. Independent Messenger
Dark Inc_ Unique Agenda EP will be in store at the end of January.
Released by: Macignus Rec
Release/catalogue number: mcs01
Release date: Jan 30, 2012