||Domenico writes and co-writes all the songs, sings, plays guitar and designs the rhythmically adventurous soundscapes heard on Cine Privê. With the help of old (Pedro Sá, Alberto Continentino, Moreno Veloso, Kassin, and Adriana Calcanhotto) and newer (Money Mark, Darin Gray & Glenn Kotche of Duo On Fillmore) friends and musical collaborators the songs were recorded live in the studio with most tracks calling on no more than three musicians at a time. Built on consistently intriguing rhythms and sonic textures, Cine Privê is reminiscent of the meditative yet swinging quality of Joao Donato’s midseventies albums (Quem É Quem & Lugar Comum) as filtered through the indie aesthetic of Yo La Tengo, Pavement or Stereolab, sans the inyour-face avant-garde-isms. True to his intentions, many of Domenico’ songs come across like soundtracks to lost films, for instance: the
falling-in-love montage in an Italian rom-com starring Roberto Benigni (“Su Di Te”) or the Spaghetti Western set in the Brazilian Northeast (“Família Oca”). One of the three bonus
tracks written for a children’s special soundtrack, “Peteleco Zum”, is a space age, grooving, Latin lullaby mature beyond its audience.
1. Domenico Lancellotti is the son of samba legend Ivor Lancellotti.
2. Cine Privê was mixed and mastered by Mario Caldato, Jr. (The Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, Beck and more).
3. The rhythmically adventurous soundscapes heard on Cine Privê include help of old (Pedro Sá, Alberto Continentino, Moreno Veloso, Kassin, and Adriana Calcanhotto) and newer (Money Mark, Darin Gray & Glenn Kotche of Duo On Fillmore)
4. Domenico has a vast discography, but his most notable release was an album with the +2’s, the collaborative and experimental rock group with Moreno Veloso & Kassin. They released the album Sincerely Hot (2003) on Luaka Bop Records that was described by Entertainment Weekly as“it is gorgeous.”
• The video for “Cine Privê” has already been featured on MTV Brazil! Look for more video content soon.