London based Instrumental band LOUNGEDELIC was originally formed in 2006, following a hot summer in the south of Italy.
Founding guitarist Pippo de Palma was attracted by the need to combine music and images; he initiated a project with childhood friends whilst touring Europe with psychedelic-groove band ALIX from Bologna-Italy (member since 1996). During those early years, ALIX performed in venues such as Paradiso, Amsterdam and ATP’s festival in the UK, opening for the likes of Muse, Primal Scream and Rage Against The Machine. Their last album “GOOD ONE”, was produced by STEVE ALBINI (NIRVANA, PJ HARVEY, PLANT and PAGE, and many more).
Loungedelic begun as a Jam-Band mixing up the passion for cinematic music, tex-mex and space rock, offering original tracks inspired by the likes of Portishead, Dick Dale, Morricone within a dynamic vision which continues to develop. Structureless, Loungedelic flows through improvisation, creating a mix of electric tunes with lounge, surf, psychedelic and blue rock sounds. Creating interaction with live video projections mixed with original performance.
Relocated in London, Pippo de Palma gave second life to this project when he meet bass player and producer Tiago Dias from THE HOBOS, drummer and producer Nikolaj Bjerre from LAMB, YOUNGER BROTHER, IAN SIEGAL, Z STAR and visual artist Stefano Terranova aka Telenova who took Loungedelic’s live shows to a fully sensorial experience.
In 2014 Loungedelic started working with the producer GAUDI. The idea of having an innovative producer behind the knobs in order to achieve fresh sound solutions was now closer to being achieved.
The making of Loungedelic’s debut album ‘Horse Riding To Jupiter’ released by Green Queen Music in 2017, has been a journey where passion for music and creativity was the predominant fuel for the band and producer Gaudi.
The album was produced by Gaudi, this eclectic producer embedded his sonic signature by adding and blending an exquisite combination of electronic and vintage sounds.
With over 30 years in the music business and more than 250 productions on his behalf, GAUDI also appears as a musician on ‘Horse Riding To Jupiter’, playing Theremin, Fender Rhodes piano and analogue synthesizers such as MiniMoog, ARP2600 modular synth, Korg MS20 and Arp Odyssey.
The album was entirely written by Pippo de Palma except for the last track co-written by Tiago Dias, whom also recorded two of the album’s tracks.
The artwork accompanying the album has been entrusted to visual artist Telenova.
The debut album Horse Riding To Jupiter was produced by Gaudi at Metatron Studio, London and mastered by David Blackman at Hiltongrove Mastering Studio, London.
Pippo de Palma: Guitar, Synth
Tiago Dias: Bass, Synth
Nikolaj Bjerre: Drums, Synth
Stefano Terranova: Visual Art Projections
Green Queen Music:
Graphic Design by Stefano Terranova
Photos by Antonio Pagano