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ARTIST
TITLE
Wondrous Afternoon
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BFR 111LP BFR 111LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/8/2023

Pete Molinari is a singer-songwriter from the Medway Delta. He was born into a large Maltese/Italian/Egyptian family in Chatham, Kent, where he was discovered by Billy Childish. He's got five critically-acclaimed albums' worth of timeless folk, blues, rock and alt- country songs to his credit, plus a bunch more EPs. He's often described as a songwriter's songwriter. Bruce Springsteen once publicly proffered: "Pete Molinari -- if you don't know anything about him, he's great!" Rome has a secret heartbeat, an underground and urgent pulsation whose memory is preserved within the walls of old recording studios, in the tales of veterans, and most of all in the grooves of the soundtracks of Cinecittà. Music that has always flirted with poetry. Pete Molinari is a poet, and that's why his words perfectly blend with this pulsation. That's why producer Luca Sapio chose to record Wondrous Afternoon among his Blind Faith Recordings and Maestro Piero Umiliani's Sound Workshop. The result is an album with a strong cinematic impact. The lesson of Motown applied to the sound of Rome. Backed by Luca's crack band better known as the Italian Royal Family, Pete Molinari sings with great expressiveness and soul, embedding his words like precious stones, exposing them in all their fragility and strength to the listener. Black vinyl pressing. 500 copies only.