Erlend Øye & La Comitiva - La Comitiva LP

Erlend Øye & La Comitiva - La Comitiva LP

Erlend Øye & La Comitiva - La Comitiva LP (Bubbles/Iceland)

Kings of Convenience/Whitest Boy Alive member

They Say:

Erlend Øye and La Comitiva's La Comitiva. In a small town like Siracusa, Italy, socializing is mostly done in peoples' homes and consists of: buy ingredients for a meal, make the meal and talk, eat the meal and talk, get the instruments and sit around the table and play and sing for hours. Erlend plays a ukulele, Marco plays nylon string guitar, Luigi plays cavaquinho, a Brazilian samba instrument, and Stefano plays "bass" on the same steel string guitars that Erlend uses with Kings of Convenience. The band became professionalized during a 2018 tour through Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. During that tour, many of the band's original songs came to be, such as "Altiplano," the arrangement of which took place in a dusty border crossing station between Chile and Perú. After many involuntary breaks (Covid, Kings of Convenience album release, Marco Castello album release), the full-length LP La Comitiva finally sees the light of day. In 2016, Erlend became aware of the free-spirited classical ensemble Stargaze during the collaborative festival "People" in Berlin, and he started to involve some of the members in studio recording sessions and live concerts with La Comitiva. Mostly featured: Kobi Arditi (trombone), Maaike van der Linde (flute), Romain Bly (trumpet, French horn and percussions). Format: 180G heavyweight black vinyl with printed inner sleeve and hype sticker.