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He strives and captures the rememberance of thing past. An unlikely and immensely likeable little gem. - Ian Penman


Casador astonishes and rips away the crowd for half an hour, with an incredible vocal performance, and his unique minimal guitar style. A breath of fresh air in the moveless italian scene. - Marco Masolo


As Alessandro Raina:
Colonia Paradi’es (1999 – Cane Andaluso)
Nema Fictione (2006 – City Living)

As Casador:

The Puritans EP (2008 – Homesleep Music)

Lead vocals on:

Giardini di Mirò - Punk..not diet! (2003 - Homesleep music)



Falkland Islands native Casador (Alessandro Raina) was born in Argentina in late 70's but his parents eventually moved to Europe to escape political persecutions. He’s released two solo works and played/singed for the italian post rock forerunners Giardini di Mirò until 2005.
Casador is his first songwriting project.

He lived in several countries doing tons of jobs before turning into a musician. His very first album, recorded at the age of 19, was named as one of the top album of the months by The Wire magazine. In 2006 he released a collection of poems and portraits included in his second album ‘Nema Fictione’ published by the italian cult art label City Living.

Casador has opened for a lot of artists including Wilco, Shannon Wright, Sparklehorse, Elvis Perkins, Piano Magic, Piers Faccini, Ra Ra Riot etc. etc. and is now promoting his first EP all over Italy.

A European solo tour is scheduled for spring/summer 09. Casador will be occasionally supported by a band.