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Interview: Digitalis Purpurea

Interview with Pi Greco about the Industrial/Electronica band, Digitalis Purpurea. 

By Carla Morton

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Hi Pi, how things are going?
Pretty well Carla. I’m enjoying my new house, working on a new audio material in my studio, having good time with my love Elisa and our cat Charlotte.

When have you founded Digitalis Purpurea?
I released the first demo CD “Pi Greco Squad” in 2003 but the project started before, around 2000.

Let’s talk about the releases.
“Aseptic White” is the first, released in 2008. The theme is focused on the aseptic atmosphere recreated with the modular use of colors, mainly red and white, with references to Japanese culture. It is inspired by Tsukamoto’s films and japanese subcultures. “Emotional Decompression Chamber” is the second one, released in 2010. This album can be defined as a cinematic record because of the combination between sounds and images set as its keystone. The protagonists of the lyrics, Junichiro and Ishtar, are a modern version of “Fando y Lis” (first work of Alejandro Jodorowsky) chasing the legendary city called Tar on a David Lynch’s Lost Highway. The sound is the soundtrack to this imaginary film. Both records have been worldwide pressed by the italian label “Aural Music”. The third full-length album is “Palindrome Shapes Of Mold”. It is a Giallo Thrilling Opera. The digital format has been released by Danse Macabre Records. The limited edition cassette is produced by Subalpina Industry.

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