Donato Scaramuzzi (a.k.a Donato Dozzy) has teamed up with Italy’s Andrea Noce (a.k.a Eva Geist) on Il Quadro di Troisi, a new album.

The record is a colorful ode of an Italian scented vision, “overflowing of details, and profound intensity,” we’re told. Noce takes the lead on the vocals, with Scaramuzzi carving the dreamlike soundscapes. They’re joined by a handful of guest musicians playing guitar, bass, flute, drums, and various other acoustic instruments.

Il Quadro di Troisi translates to the picture of Troisi, and it stemmed from a correspondence between the two artists about the late actor and director Massimo Troisi. It also serves as a tribute to Italian musical history more generally, taking its cue from Italo-disco and synth-pop tradition. It includes contributions from legendary Italian DJ Pietro Micioni.

With Il Quadro di Troisi, Noce and Scaramuzzi “prove their eclecticism, and passion for their home country,” we’re told.

Germany’s Raster will release the album in collaboration with Italian festival Terraforma, hoping to mark the special relationship between the label and Italy.


A1 / 1. Il Giudizio
A2 / 2. Beata
A3 / 3. Sfere di Qi
A4 / 4. Non Ricordi
A5 / 5. Intenzioni
B1 / 6. Raggio Verde
B2 / 7. Real
B3 / 8. Se ne va
B4 / 9. On the site (vinyl / CD exclusive, no digital)
B5 / 10. L’Ipotesi

Il Quadro di Troisi LP is scheduled for October 16 release, with the vinyl and CD edition coming on November 13. Meanwhile, you can stream “Beata,” “Non Ricordi,” “Intenzioni,” and “Raggio Verde” below, and pre-order the record here.

Cover Picture by Guido Gazzilli, June 2020, Rome, Italy