Iuliano – “Who Knows”


Iuliano’s new EP, Hidden Roots, is a stirring release that shows aspects of jazz, rock, and soul in its rich and emotional sound. “I started this project as a testament,” says Iuliano. “If something happened to me tomorrow, I would want to have something to represent me. All of the music that I have done up until this point has been just a compromise.” Born in Italy, Iuliano works extensively in Bangkok, Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia. He directed a small label in Malaysia, as well. “Who Knows” is a highlight from that release, a nice example of Iuliano’s minimal progressive style.

“The Hidden Root is the music that I always had inside me, but that I never had the courage to realize. A friend of mine told me: these songs are like the car 500, those who know the old one can tell its origin comes from the past, but for the people who don’t know, it is absolutely beautiful and modern. He has got a point.”

“The inspiration came from playing the guitar, an instrument which I cannot play. It was a way to get rid of the cliche and the learned rules and let the years rule instead. All of this, placed in a context where the original melodic idea is often a way to take the listener, momentarily or permanently, to a different scenario in sort of what I call ‘a minimal progressive’.”

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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