smoke

smoke

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In winter 2007 Smoke enter the studio to work on their second record “ROUTES”, which will have different features compared to the first one. The need to express certain concepts, the accurate stylistic research and the inevitable series of accidents take Smoke to spend almost two years in thestudio

Biography

Smoke renew their style. The band is currently made of line-up Alessandro Soresini on drums, vocals and production, Gianluca Pelosi on bass and production, Marco Zaghi on sax, flute and production and soul singer Séan Daniel Martin, who became Smoke's official singer in summer 2006.

In winter 2007 Smoke enter the studio to work on their second record “ROUTES”, which will have different features compared to the first one. The need to express certain concepts, the accurate stylistic research and the inevitable series of accidents take Smoke to spend almost two years in the studio, a period that have strengthen the band's identity.
“Routes” is a reggae album that keeps a distance from the passing trend. The style reminds of an epoch in which the digital instrumentation didn't lord it as today, the singing is strictly melodic and the lyrics are a result of long-standing ideas.

Songs like “To Them” (a condemnation of the Apartheid system in South Africa, Séan's mother country), “Ken Saro Wiwa” (the story of a man killed by the Nigerian military regime for having fought against the environmental devastation caused by Shell's oil company), “Ironman Wang” (a reflection upon the Maoist regime consequences through the journey of a young Chinese worker) and “Save all the kids” (a hymn to the protection of children's rights inspired by Ishmael Beah's book ‘A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier') have the precise purpose to focus listeners attention on issues that afflict the planet and that too often the media tend to ignore. Other songs like “Let there be light” (inspired by the book of Genesis), “The great wanderer”, “Every thing you are”, “Island”, “If” emphasize on those values that join any life form and on the common desire of a universal harmony. Every track lives on it's own light but at the same time works as a fundamental key for the record's completeness.
“Routes” is a complete work, a circle that closes disclosing the artistic and spiritual maturity of the band.
Smoke are now working on setting a live that is going to raise all the record's issues.

Discography

Ciao Amore - single 2005 feat. ZOE
Smoke - album 2006
Routes - album come out the 31st of Oct. 2008 (Edel Music), the 12th of Dec. 2008 (Soundquake), 30th of Jan 2009 (Echo Beach)

Set List

Island
Save all the Kids
Don't leave me today
Hily Place
Wasn't it you
Iron Man Wang
The Great Wanderer
Addicted
To Them
Everything you Are
Ken Saro Wiwa
Let there Be Light
If