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IOSONOUNCANE is a Sardinian musician, born in 1983 in the
town of Iglesias. In the early 2000s he moves to Bologna,
where he still lives and works. After the breakup of his first
band, Adharma, he starts to publish songs on MySpace using
the name IOSONOUNCANE and composing and performing
exclusively with the use of loops and samplers. This
experience brings to the release of “La Macarena su Roma”
(Trovarobato, 2010),an album that raises interest due to its
combination of lo-fi electronics, traditional songwriting, and a
keen eye on the events of the time in which it was written. A
debut album which is almost an electronic political rally,
finding the urgency of its voice from the cubicle of a dismal
call centre in Bologna.
After the long tour of La Macarena su Roma, IOSONOUNCANE
retires from the public scene to compose DIE, which is
released by Trovarobato in March 2015. If La Macarena is a
narrative, epic album, DIE is a lyrical canvas, revolving around
man and woman as archetypes, immersed in nature. DIE is
the album that consecrated IOSONOUNCANE as a key figure
in the entire Italian musical scene. At the top of all end-of-year
and end-of decade lists, DIE is still a long-seller, requiring
multiple re-releases after going out of print several times.
The single Stormi has been certified gold by the Italian Music
Industry Federation (FIMI),and has been streamed 8 million
times just on Spotify, where the whole album already has a
total of over 10 million streams. It has also been included in
the soundtrack of the film “Mio Fratello Rincorre i Dinosauri”,
starring Isabella Ragonese and Alessandro Gassmann and
directed by Stefano Cipani.
DIE has generated three separate Italian tours (a solo tour, one
as an acoustic duo, and finally with band) and a successful
European tour culminating with the full band performance at
Primavera Sound 2017, in Barcelona, where IOSONOUNCANE
will return in 2021 to present the new album.
In 2017 he works with Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi for the
Derive festival, adding music to an installation located on a
boat moored in the port of Sapri. In 2018 he collaborates with
Paolo Angeli, another influential voice of contemporary
Sardinia, for a tour in which he explores the territories of
radical improvisation and that led him to perform at the
Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome, at Teatro Duse in
Bologna, and in many other Italian theatres and festivals. In
November 2020 the song Stormi was certified gold by the
Italian Music Industry Federation (FIMI). He also wrote the
soundtracks for the documentaries “Follow The Paintings” and
“Marghe e Giulia: una vita in diretta”, both directed by Alberto
Gottardo and broadcast on Sky.
In parallel with his activity as a composer, IOSONOUNCANE
also works as a music producer: in 2018 he produced the
album “Infedele” by Colapesce, and in 2019 he acted as
producer on the return of Dino Fumaretto with the album
At the end of 2019 he announced a tour of seven concerts in
theatres, where he would have presented the world premiere
of his new album IRA. The tour sold out in just a few days with
over 7000 tickets sold, and is currently rescheduled due to the
ongoing health emergency.
At the end of 2020 the 7-inch single “Novembre/Vedrai Vedrai”
was released as the debut of the reborn historical Italian label
Numero 1.

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