Saturday Relaxation: Francesco Covarino / Alessandro Incorvaia – Chiodi (2018 :: Preserved Sound, PS49)

“The only idea we discussed before starting the recording was to play less notes and leave more space, and to play quietly in order to let all those unpredictable room sounds come out…”


Weekends mean meaningful restFrancesco Covarino / Alessandro Incorvaia’s serene improvisation loops on their newest project on Preserved Sound, entitled “Chiodi” will help you to reflect and rest before another inevitably busy week…




“Chiodi” is the latest three track, one take improvisation experience from serene, transcendent music label Preserved Sound, from Hebden Bridge, UK / Krakow, Poland. Building upon their earlier albums on Preserved Sound and Whitlelabrecs, respectively, artist collaboration project  Francesco Covarino / Alessandro Incorvaia released their third album on Preserved Sound based off the concepts of their first two albums. “Chiodi” is an essential experience for any modern cinematic music lover to appreciate and experience. As an improvisation, “Chiodi” was played live with a minimal setup, and no overdubs or editing. Any noises regarded as a “field recording” or similar in the final recordings were recorded live and not edited into the recording afterwards.

Read the double interview with Covarino & Incorvaia over at Preserved Sound:




Francesco Covarino / Alessandro Incorvaia – Chiodi

Label/Cat#: Preserved Sound – PS49
Country: UK
Year: 28 Sep 2018
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Style: Free Improvisation, Experimental
Format: CD, Digital

1. i (16:23)
2. ii (14:38)
3. xi (06:45)

Total length: 37:46

AG’s Favorite Track: 1. i (16:23)

Info (Preserved Sound): Credits//


Francesco Covarino – drums, percussion, my baby daughter’s rattles (i and ii); electric guitar, contact mics, loop pedal, glockenspiel (xi)

Alessandro Incorvaia – Electric guitar.

three improvisations recorded in a studio
all tracks are first and only takes,
no overdubs or editing was added to the live recording

recorded and mixed in granada on january 19 and 20, 2018,
by josé alberto chamorro, francesco covarino and alessandro incorvaia

Building on the concept of their first two albums – “Perugia” (Preserved Sound, 2016) and “Granada” (Whitelabrecs, 2017) – to play live without overdubs or editing, Covarino/Incorvaia’s new album Chiodi features a minimal set up, occasional noises and silence.

“The only idea we discussed before starting the recording was to play less notes and leave more space, and to play quietly in order to let all those unpredictable room sounds come out – the click of Alessandro’s foot pushing on a pedal, the drum stool creaking,” says Francesco Covarino (drums).

“The sound engineer put a couple of microphones in the room below the studio we were playing in and left the door open, looking for some extra reverb,” says Alessandro Incorvaia (guitar). “But these microphones ended up recording all the noises on the street outside – a rooster, a dog, a car passing by. We loved it all and kept it on the final mix. All the noises you can hear were recorded live, not field recordings that were added later.”

Words by AG, 10/20/18

At the top level, “Chiodi” is an intellectual experience for cinematic music lovers to enjoy and “soak in” as relayed above, but it’s also a diverse musical experience. At times becomes an ambient soundscape, drone, echoes some post rock reflections at times, or jazzy chords. It’s a diverse soundscape that echoes genre and chord ideas that music lovers of any background can recognize and respect.

With mastering by Taylor Duepree of the legendary experimental 12K music label and mastering service, you can’t really turn down a sonic / perfected album that has been touched by someone who truly knows cinematic atmospheric music and is respected in the community.

Listen on Preserved Sound Bandcamp & Support via Digital or CD:

Preserved Sound 2018 // PS49


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