Tommaso Cappellato Explores Lo-Fi Hip-Hop and Free Jazz on New Album for Verona’s Mother Tongue
'Butterflying' LP is out now.
Butterflying, the latest offering from Cappellato, the Italian multi-instrumentalist and producer, is inspired by a recent trip to New York, where he spent most of his formative years, and is a beat tape by definition. The eight tracks saunter between lo-fi hip-hop and free jazz, from downtempo electronica to ambient bliss. It’s the result of time spent unearthing, rearranging, and merging old and new material.
The album serves as the first release on DJ-producer Patrick Gibin’s new venture, Mother Tongue. Started in 2019, it houses an independent record label, vinyl pressing plant, distribution, and shop under one roof, prioritising “quality relationships with quality artists.”
Cappellato has nurtured an extensive catalog of material that spans from free‐form hip-hop, techno, ambient, and jazz. Highlights include Aforemention, his visionary album exposing his own concept of jazz-informed experimental electronic soundscapes, and Astral Travel, his spiritual jazz ensemble.
01. Splinters Of A Rainbow Heart (feat. Matteo Alfonso & Andrea Lombardini)
02. Humming Beings (feat. Yu Lin Humm)
04. Take-Off Land
05. Canvas In The Dark
06. Catch Me If You Can (feat. Alberto Lincetto)
07. No Flies For A Closed Mouth (feat. Piero Bittolo Bon)
08. Abstract Travels
Butterflying LP is out now, with clips below.