Anuseye

Anuseye

 Bari, Apulia, ITA
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Anuseye is the That's All Folk's leader new project: in the nineties T.A.F. was an important italian psych-stoner band, well-know outside Italy too, also thanks to their collaboration with several international stoner musicians. Acclaimed Anuseye debute album confirms Colaianni's songwriting skill.

Biography

The Italian rock scene is full of good imitators and experienced hirelings. Italian artists taking part to the international scene are very rare. The guitarist-singer-songwriter Claudio Colaianni is surely one of these. In the early ninties, together with the bass player Michele Rossiello, he created one of the most relevant project of the underground psych-stoner scene, the That’s All Folks, standing out the local situation and interacting with the most important figures and circles of that genre.

The first single “I Hate That’s All Folks” came out in the 1994, followed by a split with Nebula, the new band by ex-Fu Manchu Eddie Glass e Ruben Romano, in the 1997. In the 2000 the first LP "Soma… 3rd Way To Zion” (Beard of Stars Records) finally came out, and it's still considered one of the best productions of underground straddle the two millenniums; in the 2003 the second album "Psyche As One Of The Fine Arts” (Beard Of Stars Records) confirmed the quality of the project.

But just these close relationships with international artsists , crucial in the creation of a thriving and personal sound, was also the cause of their split-up: Michele Rossiello moved to London and formed a new band with Laurence O'Toole from Hypnosis e Gary Ramon from Sun Dial, the Atomic Workers.
On his side, Colaianni in these years continued his musical research, trying to go beyond the abused stoner-rock genre by that time, taking new ideas from blues, early hard rock and proto-punk, without losing his peculiar lysergic spirit.

After 20 years from its birth, the T.A.F. came back for a special production that forecasted a new phase of Colaianni career: a 7” split vinyl on Nasoni Records with his new project Anuseye, formed with the T.A.F. guitarist Luca Stero,and a new rhythm section made up of the bass player Michele Valla and the drummer Antonello Carrante.
Now, this first same-titled album shows that Colaianni’s great songwriting is still alive: a collection of granitic, monolithic, intense and exciting songs, with a clear stoner and psychedelic background, and a powerful rhythm taken from the metal tradition, but charaterized by a personal, almost drammatic, gloominess, with a hoarse and hollow voice, that recall the old folk-blues, the dark-wave of the eighties, and the grunge of the early ninties.

In addiction, Colaianni always shows a strong interest for the graphic art: if some T.A.F. covers were released by Malleus(http://www.malleusdelic.com/gallery/various/album/TAF.html), for “Anuseye” LP the new brow artist Massimo Gurnari was involved. His style originates from street art, pop art and old school tattoo, and it is defined by the reinterpratation, the abstraction and the mixture of real and imaginary popoular characters. From the mere exploration of the pop world, Gurnari moved in the last years to a deeper investigation of this spectacular, coloured and glittering reality, revealing his secret dark and uncanny background, setting its most typical icons in a dreamy, surreal, metaphysical dimension: the hyper-recognizable images of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Moira Orfei, Andy Warhol, Clint Eastwood, Kriminal, freak show characters, but also historical figures like Don Luigi Sturzo, Ettore Maiorana or Adolf Hitler loose the relationship with the real person they represented to become a perceptive gates to an obscure and unhomely collective subconscious, that is hidden but operative. A destabilizing psichic land that well represents the whirling sound of Anuseye.

Discography

THAT'S ALL FOLKS:

You Gotta Pay 7" (1994 - El Borracho)

Reptile Soul CD (1996 - TOAST RECORDS)

Nebula / That's All Folks! - Vulcan Bomber / Aquasphere 7" (1997 - Last Scream Records)

Soma... 3rd Way To Zion LP (2000 - Beard Of Stars Records)

Psyche As One Of The Fine Arts LP (2002 - Beard Of Stars Records)

That's All Folks / Anuseye - Hypnotic Pulse / Fine Needle 7" (2010 - Nasoni Records)

ANUSEYE
Anuseye LP (2011 Interbang Records)

you can listen the new album here:
http://www.interbangrecords.com/label/releases/ibr008-anuseye/