In February 2017 RecLab Studios enters its 8th year of activity, marking over 250 productions. To celebrate this important achievement, producer Larsen Premoli thought it appropriate to pay a homage to the Pink Floyd and completely re-record “the dark side of the moon”, eighth album by the British band and undisputed milestone in the history of rock’n’roll and music in general, originally published in March 1973. With the intent of starting a project of distinctive artistic profile, to re-create the work of Pink Floyd the Milanese independent producer decided to summon a top-team of 48 musicians (including Federico Paulovich, Ralph Salati and Paolo Colavolpe from Destrage, Alteria, Mario Riso, Michele Quaini, Matteo Balani, percussionist Pacho and many more) who collaborated with RecLab throughout its 8 years up until today. Eminencies such as Andrea Rock and Dr. Feelgood (Dj’s at Virgin Radio) also took part to the project as speakers in the spoken sections of the record.
officially started at RecLab Studios on October 15th 2016 with the recording of drum tracks. Recording of all other tracks took until Christmas. Then meticulous post-production on fine vintage equipment was carried out. Tracks have been recorded following precisely the timeline of the original album. While much room was left for the interpretation of the parts by the artists, according to their language and individuality, arrangements instead follow the originals faithfully.
CONCEPT The artwork is clearly inspired by the original album cover. The first detail that can be noticed is the specularity in comparison with the original graphics. “We know that pointing a ray of white light into a prism, the complete spectrum of colors composing the iris is rendered” says producer Larsen Premoli “We also know that reversing the operation is impossible. But is it really impossible? Or maybe, in a laboratory, with research, experimentation and dedication it could be found that indeed it is possible? While getting to the re-creation of this absolute masterpiece I knew I was setting off to a conceptually impossible enterprise, but with the RECording LABoratory at hand and counting on the many artistic realities and sensitivities met in these first 8 years I decided to try anyway. To me, this has been a moment of unprecedented exploration and analysis of an album I have been listening to at least a couple of times a week for the last decade, but still surprises me every time. The artwork represents very pragmatically the essence of the project “The return to…”: the characters and colors of 48 artists (here returns the number 8, multiplied by the 6 colors of the iris) meeting up inside a studio (the prism) to mix their art and expertise into a single, unique result (the ray of white light). …”
Larsen Premoli (RecLab Studios), Federico Paulovich – Ralph Salati – Paolo Colavolpe (Destrage), Alteria, Mario Riso (Rezophonic, Movida), Michele Quaini, Davide Malanchin, Carlo Ozzella, Matteo Balani, Hermes Locatelli, Mattia Frassinetti (Jarvis), Giulia Osservati – Marco De Grandi – Filippo Sperotto (ElectricBallroom), Max Forleo (The Traveller), Pacho, Erik Donatini (Jaspers), Fulvio Carlini – Sandro Casali (Sixty Miles Ahead), Alessio ‘Bongi’ Buongiorno – Federico Marin (I Nastri), Roberto Paladino (I Nastri, Mamaboy&theConnections), Helena (Na2ral Born Killers), Nicola Rossi (Na2ral Born Killers, Night Jackal, Sound of Seattle), Domenico Cambareri (Night Jackal), Tony Giampaolo, Daniele Capuzzi, Andrea ‘Jimmy’ Catagnoli, Max Castellani – Deneb Bucella (Nation Of Giants), Nando de Luca (Alteria, The Traveller, Siveral), Lorenzo Pasquini (Siveral, Jarvis), Antonio Magrini (Siveral), Vincenzo Marino, Giulio Larovere – Enrico Meloni (GL.EM, Groove Fellas), Riccardo Preda, Dario Jacuzzi, Mattia Dambrosio, Carbo, Gabriele Ghezzi (Deceit Machine), Paolo Paracchini – Daniele Tiddia (Allis On Air), Massimo ‘Maffo’ Vignali, Andrea Rock – Maurizio ‘Dr.Feelgood’ Faulisi (Virgin Radio)
All funds raised (from all physical and online sales, including possible offers linked with the download of special contents) will go to the ““No Surrender Dream Team”, a charity program established in Italy by the French association “Oscar’s angels”. They offer live music events to parents of children and teenagers facing critical illness and promote the use of music in paediatric hospitals”