Inventionis MaterDimention(i)s Mat(t)er
Release datum:1/19/2024
Genre:World Music/Italien

Inventionis Mater was born as a project with the encounter between the clarinet player Pierpaolo Romani and the guitarist Andrea Pennati in 2011. Their purpose is to write down Zappa's great music for a duo so little frequented as the clarinet and guitar duo is. Inventionis Mater certainly does not answer to the question of what meaning Frank Zappa had for rock music and what for classical music of the late twentieth century. But they take the bright and eccentric rock of Frank Zappa and return it back to the audience in a duo transcription reduced to the need of essentiality. A transcription that is translation, never distortion. A trip between stylistic and timbre versatility, from rhythm'n blues to twelve tones atmospheres. A duo that tells a story in which the protagonist is an American composer who was able to draw from rock music of the XX century what the great romantic composers drew from folk music. One of the few who knew how to use the difficult simplicity resulting from the purification of complexity.

If someone had told us when we was teenagers that one day we would be recording with Napoleon Murphy Brock, we would have... we don't even know how to complete the sentence. Eventually it happened! After three studio albums, The Inventionis Mater (Andrea Pennati on guitar and Pierpaolo Romani on clarinets) is back in the studio with Dimention(i)s Mat(t)er, an all-Zappa record featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock (voice and sax), Ferdinando Romano (double bass), Eleonora Zamboni (violin), Stevan Joka (electric guitar and mandolin), Sergio Odori (percussion). Dimensions also matter for the production of this album, as testified by the many who have contributed to its realisation. And the friends you find on the cover, they're not only in it for the money, but constitute a wacky community that truly loves gathering around Frank's music, among old and new friends. Thanks a lot to all of them (especially Leonardo)! A special thanks goes to our dear friend Antero Valério, an amazing artist who, as in the other albums, adds enormous value to our work with his artwork. So we hope you enjoy listening to it, because we really enjoyed playing it!

  • 1Cosmik Debris06:13
    Music: Frank ZappaLyrics: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00048
  • 2Son Of Orange Country06:43
    Music: Frank ZappaLyrics: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00049
  • 3More Trouble Everyday05:24
    Music: Frank ZappaLyrics: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00050
  • 4We Are Not Alone03:32
    Music: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00051
  • 5T'Mershi Duween02:18
    Music: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00052
  • 6Holiday In Berlin03:38
    Music: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00053
  • 7Evelyn, A Modified Dog04:56
    Music: Frank ZappaLyrics: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00054
  • 8What's New In Baltimore04:27
    Music: Frank ZappaLyrics: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00055
  • 9Black Napkins06:01
    Music: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00056
  • 10Filthy Habits08:23
    Music: Frank ZappaISRC: ITDF9-23-00057
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  • Andrea Pennati: Classic Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
  • Pierpaolo Romani: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Guest musician
  • Eleonora Zamboni: Violin
  • Ferdinando Romano: Doublebass
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock: Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
  • Sergio Odori: Percussion
  • Stevan Joka: Mandolin,Classical & electric Guitar
Country of recording: ItalyC2023 VISAGE MUSICP2023 VISAGE MUSIC