Silent Carnival




Already an active member of Sicilian bands Marlowe and Nazarin, in 2012 photographer, painter and musician Marco Giambrone started his own project “Silent Carnival”: a journey where drones, songwriting, fragile melodies, noise and silence combine and collide with one another in an intimate and sparse sonic landscape. After a mini-tour along with Carla Bozulich and John Eichenseer, in which some of the new songs were premiered, by August 2013 Silent Carnival recorded its self-titled debut, then released in October 2014 via Viceversa Records and Old Bicycle Records. In addition to band members and constant collaborators Alfonso De Marco (Marlowe) on percussion and Caterina Fede on organ/synth, the recording sessions were also joined by multi-instrumentalist John Eichenseer, (Evangelista, John Zorn, Spool), jazz musician Gianni Gebbia (sax) and cellist Andrea Serrapiglio (Evangelista). SC has since toured Europe, sharing the stage with Carla Bozulich, Amen Dunes, Alasdair Roberts, Opal Onyx among others. In August 2015 SC went back to the recording studio for its sophomore album, “Drowning At Low Tide”. It is a collection of bleeding songs about hate, love of revenge and frustration, all mixed  together within a disturbed yet minimal dark-folk atmosphere. Once again, SC has recruited many friends contributing to the recordings, including Carla Bozulich (vocals on “Flood”), John Eichenseer (viola on “Sick”), Matteo Uggeri and Andrea Serrapiglio. The album was released October 2016 via Viceversa Records. Meanwhile in February 2016 Old Bicycle Records and Fratto 9 released a split tape shared with Italian band Sneers.