Mimes of Wine are:
Laura Loriga: voice and piano, organ
Stefano Michelotti: accordion, dan bau, shruti box, castanets, nychelharpa
Luca Guglielmino: electric and acustic guitar
Matteo Zucconi: upright bass, electronics
Max Messina: Drums
Mimes of Wine sono stati fondati nel 2008 dalla cantante e pianista Laura Loriga, di origini bolognesi e ora attiva tra la sua citta’ e New York.
Mimes of Wine ha ad ora pubblicato tre album, Apocalypse Sets in – Midfinger Records/Warner Chappell, 2009, Memories for the Unseen
-Urtovox Records, 2012, La Maison Verte – Urtovox Records (ITA)/Accidental Muzik (US), 2016, e due EP (Mimes of Wine, 2009, e
La Maison Verte EP, 2016).
A partire dal secondo disco, Laura ha cominciato a lavorare con una formazione stabile composta da Stefano Michelotti (nichelarpa, fisarmonica,
dan-bau e altri strumenti), Matteo Zucconi (contrabbasso, pedali), Luca Guglielmino (chitarra) e Riccardo
Frisari (batteria). Nel 2016, a Riccardo Frisari si è sostituito Max Messina.
Dopo un tour di un anno e mezzo in Italia e Stati Uniti (2013-2014) e un periodo in studio, il terzo album della band, La Maison Verte, e’ stato
pubblicato da Accidental Muzik (Adam Moseley) negli Stati Uniti, nel giugno 2016. La pubblicazione italiana del disco (uscito a ottobre 2016)
e’ invece stata prodotta da Urtovox Records e curata da Locusta Booking. L’album e’ stato scritto da Laura tra New York e Bologna, e arrangiato e
registrato insieme alla band a Bologna, tra il 2014 e il 2015. E’ stato mixato presso il Vacuum Studio da Bruno Germano a Gennaio 2016
(Bologna) e masterizzato da Carl Saff (Carl Saff Mastering, Chicago). Gli arrangiamenti sono stati arricchiti dal contributo di Corrado Nuccini
(Giardini di Miro’), Francesca Pizzo (Melampus), Tiziano Bianchi (Portfolio) e Andrea Mancin (Giardini di Miro’).
Il loro secondo album, Memories for the Unseen, e’ uscito nel novembre 2012
per Urtovox Records, registrato da Enzo Cimino alla Casa del Vento (Ravenna) e post-prodotto da Adam Moseley a Los Angeles. Preziosi
ospiti nelle registrazioni sono stati: Helen Belangie (violoncello), Tiziano Bianchi (tromba, flicorno), Luca Cristofori (charango), Ariane
Gaudeaux, Jonathan Tehel, Penelope Fortier, Brett Erzinger e Mitchell Erzinger (seconde voci rispettivamente in Altars of Rain, I Will Marry
You, L’Incantatore). Le out-takes, tra cui Holy, sono invece state arrangiate e mixate da Giuliano Dottori (Jacuzi Studio, Milano). Il tour italiano
per il secondo album e’ iniziato subito dopo l’uscita e si e’ concluso intorno a marzo 2014 (circa 40 date). Laura ha anche
contemporaneamente accompagnato alla voce i Giardini Di Mirò per le date invernali del loro tour (Good Luck, 2012) e con voce e piano
in Alone Together, mini tour primaverile in versione semi-acustica.
Il primo album, Apocalypse sets in è stato scritto interamente da Laura tra il 2007 e il 2009, ed è uscito per Midfinger Records/Warner Chappell
nel novembre 2009, preceduto da un EP nel febbraio dello stesso anno. Il tour relativo al disco (curato da Daniele Paletta e Kino Music),
ha portato Laura in molte città italiane, in Germania, Francia e Belgio.
Mimes of Wine were founded in 2008 by singer and pianist Laura Loriga, born in Bologna, Italy, and now active and based between her city
and New York. With her band, Laura has released three full length albums during these years – Apocalypse sets in – Midfinger
Records/Warner Chappell, 2009 – Memories for the Unseen – Urtovox Records,2012 – La Maison Verte 2016, and two EPs.
Since the second record, Laura has started working with a stable line-up, composed by Stefano Michelotti (nychelharpa, accordion,
dan-bau, and more),Matteo Zucconi (double-bass, electronics), Luca Guglielmino (guitar), Riccardo Frisari (drums).
In 2016, Riccardo Frisari was substituted by Max
After a year and a half of studio time and shows in Italy and Europe (2013-2014), the third record of the band, La Maison Verte,
was released by Accidental Muzik (Adam Moseley) in the US, in June 2016. The record was also published in Italy in November 2016,
produced by Urtovox Records and curated by Locusta Booking. All the songs were written by Laura between Bologna and New York,
and they were arranged and recorded with the band between 2014 and 2015. The record was mixed by Bruno Germano at Vacuum Studio
(Bologna) and mastered by Carl Saff (Carl Saff Mastering, Chicago). The arrangements were enriched by the precious contribution of
Corrado Nuccini (Giardini di Miro’), Francesca Pizzo (Melampus), Tiziano Bianchi (Portfolio) e Andrea Mancin (Giardini di Miro’).
Mimes of Wine’s second album, Memories for the Unseen, was written between Los Angeles and Bologna between the
end of 2010 and the beginning of 2012, and it was released in November 2012 in Italy and Europe by Urtovox Records.
The album was recorded by Enzo Cimino at Casa del Vento Studio (Ravenna), and enriched by the contribution of
Tiziano Bianchi (trumpet), Helen Belangie (cello), Penelope Fortier (back up voices), and more (Jonathan Tehel, Luca
Cristofori, Ariane Gaudeaux, Brett and Mitchell Erzinger).
All the songs were mixed and post-produced by Adam Moseley in Los Angeles, and mastered by Peter Lyman at Infrasonic
Sound, Los Angeles.
The out-takes, among which Holy, were arranged and mixed by Giuliano Dottori, in Milan. The tour for Memories for the Unseen,
started after the release, (November 2012) and lasted until March 2014. Laura has also been collaborating throughout 2013 and 2014
with the band Giardini di Miro’, as a back-up singer and pianist as well as opening their shows as a support act (Good Luck, 2012).
The songs that are part of her first album, “Apocalypse Sets In” (2009), were written and recorded between 2007 and 2009, inspired by
the cities where she lived during that period (Bologna, Italy, where she grew up, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) and by the people
she collaborated with. The bones of all songs were composed with piano and voice, and enriched by other sounds (bells, cymbalon, guitars,
drums, a shruti box, noises, and more).
Between 2007 and 2009, Laura performed almost exclusively in California, accompanied by a viola (Neel Hammond), a stand up bass
(Kenny Annis), and drums (Drew Pearson).
In Italy, her music (on records and live) was enriched by the work of drummer and producer Enzo Cimino, whom Laura co-produced her first
album with, and by more musicians like Adriano Modica (guitar, bass), Tiziano Bianchi (trumpet), Francesco Begnoni (guitar),
Zeus Ferrari (drums). After the release of the first record (Midfinger Records/Warner Chappell), Mimes of Wine’s first tour brought the band
around Italy, Belgium and Germany, up until March 2011. Among others, they performed with:
Josephine Foster, Wintersleep, Egle Sommacal, Ulan Bator, Sara Lov, Nancy Elisabeth, Niobe, Rie Sinclair, A Toys Orchestra.