News: Cavalluccio, new album by Lalala Napoli released on March 5, 2021
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Lalala Napoli

Volcanic trance

Team

François Castiello
accordion, vocal
Julien Certin accordion,
Thomas Garnier
flute, guitar, ciaramella
Maxime Oudry
double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin,
François Vinoche drums,
Orian Arrachart sound,
Guillaume Tarnaud
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Laetitia Gessler

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For 10 years Lalala Napoli has been imaginatively exploring its Italian roots through the fantasized Naples of François Castiello, singer and accordionist in Bratsch.

With Cavalluccio, Lalala Napoli’s newest and third album, the group has chosen a new steed to probe the depths of trance, from the galloping tarantella to the ritual parades of ancient Neapolitan techno music.

The chorus generously shouts its hymns to freedom and brotherhood; and Rossini himself is invited to a show where love serenades, operas, tamuriatas and Calabrian cavalcades collide and are transformed into a new traditional sound.

Joyful and wild, picaresque and rough, like the overflow of an immense heart, Lalala Napoli offers an acoustic and electric event to take us beyond Italy, from the mists of time to tomorrow!

A mix of rage and sweetness, this third album of Lalala Napoli is partly inspired by a memorable concert given in Allessandria del Caretto (Calabria) in the summer of 2018: 3 days of celebration, love, sun and freedom.

Cavalluccio is a bridge launched towards a musical tradition of the future, confirming the identity and emblematic place of Lalala Napoli within the European musical landscape.

SHOW CASE AT WOMEX 2019:

PRESS ABOUT CAVALLUCCIO:
“Songlines”: **** French-Neapolitan accordionist takes a trip further south by Ciro de Rosa.
Behind Lalala Napoli is the gifted veteran French accordionist and singer François Castiello of former Bratsch fame, who uses the group to reimagine his Neapolitan roots. So far that’s meant a phantasmic recreation of the music of the buzzing Mediterranean metropolis; however, for Cavalluccio, their third release, the sextet cover a wider expressive spectrum taking a journey of southern Italian traditional music, as on the opener “Abracalabria” where whirling reed flute trills and high pitched ciaramella (shawm) lead. Echoes of brass band tradition wrap “Amici del Carretto”, whereas the iterative title-track proceeds in a bursting festive upbeat rhythm. “La Danza” a fast tempo well-known tarantella by Gioacchino Rossini, jumps out as an album highlight. Elsewhere, things get quite edgy when they offer an ebullient, groovy trance-like approach on the winding instrumentals “Daleco” and the balkan-infused “Risposta”, while “Fratelli” results in a yelled hymn to brotherhood. Although their Neapolitan-French accent may arouse a grin in Naples-born listener, the roguish combo generously pay homage to canzone napoletana, classic songs of heartbreak, revisiting”Na Sera’e Maggio” and the unofficial Napoli football supporter anthem “O Surdato’Nnammurato”. Overall, Lalala Napoli offer abundant, joyful energy to create a very likeable party.

SOME PRESS QUOTES ABOUT DISPERATO, LALALA NAPOLI’S SECOND ALBUM :
“Les Inrocks”: Ten albums to re-enchant Europe “Lalala Napoli recreates a happy maze of tough buzzing life, languorous lyrics, flute trills and longings of accordion, and it does it in its own way – picaresque, rough and visceral. Its music feels like true life. It spills over from the studio to spread out in the full sunshine, without being cute, in the abundance of an immense heart.”

“France Culture”: Music News by Matthieu Conquet “Neapolitan songs: dancing on a volcano. François Castiello returns to the repertoire of the Neapolitan classics, adding his words and his music, fist raised to the sky.”

Videos

Cavalluccio's EPK (in French)
Live teaser 2019
Disperato - live outdoor 2019
A part of the summer tour 2018 !
Omercato - clip

Albums

Cavalluccio, the CD

2021

With Cavalluccio, Lalala Napoli’s newest and third album, the group has chosen a new steed to probe the depths of trance, from the galloping tarantella to the ritual parades of ancient Neapolitan techno music.

The chorus generously shouts its hymns to freedom and brotherhood; and Rossini himself is invited to a show where love serenades, operas, tamuriatas and Calabrian cavalcades collide and are transformed into a new traditional sound.

Joyful and wild, picaresque and rough, like the overflow of an immense heart, Lalala Napoli offers an acoustic and electric event to take us beyond Italy, from the mists of time to tomorrow!

A mix of rage and sweetness, this third album of Lalala Napoli is partly inspired by a memorable concert given in Allessandria del Caretto (Calabria) in the summer of 2018: 3 days of celebration, love, sun and freedom.

Cavalluccio is a bridge launched towards a musical tradition of the future, confirming the identity and emblematic place of Lalala Napoli within the European musical landscape.

François Castiello : accordion, vocal
Julien Certin : accordion
Thomas Garnier : flute, guitar, ciaramella
Maxime Oudry : double-basse
Nicolas Lopez : violin
François Vinoche : drums

THANKS TO : Antoine Etter, Gaspard Pahud, les ateliers du Simplon, Vincent Tournoud, Vaneissa Court, Orian Arrachart, Little Big Studio, collectif La Curieuse.

Cavalluccio

1. O surdato ‘nnammurato
E. Cannio / A. Califano
2. Abracalabria
F. Castiello / J. Certin
3. Cavalluccio F. Castiello
4. Daleco F. Castiello
5. Risposta F. Castiello
6. Na sera e maggio
G. Cioffi
7. La Danza
G. Rossini
8. Amici del carretto
F. Castiello
9. Fratelli F. Castiello

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
Distribution L’Autre Distribution
Artwork Yannis Frier
Recording & Mix Antoine Etter (Little Big Studio, Le Versoud – 38)
Mastering Raphaël Jonin

 

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• Adami. La culture
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• Région
Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
• SCPP
• CNM

Cavalluccio, the vinyl

2021

With Cavalluccio, Lalala Napoli’s newest and third album, the group has chosen a new steed to probe the depths of trance, from the galloping tarantella to the ritual parades of ancient Neapolitan techno music.

The chorus generously shouts its hymns to freedom and brotherhood; and Rossini himself is invited to a show where love serenades, operas, tamuriatas and Calabrian cavalcades collide and are transformed into a new traditional sound.

Joyful and wild, picaresque and rough, like the overflow of an immense heart, Lalala Napoli offers an acoustic and electric event to take us beyond Italy, from the mists of time to tomorrow!

A mix of rage and sweetness, this third album of Lalala Napoli is partly inspired by a memorable concert given in Allessandria del Caretto (Calabria) in the summer of 2018: 3 days of celebration, love, sun and freedom.

Cavalluccio is a bridge launched towards a musical tradition of the future, confirming the identity and emblematic place of Lalala Napoli within the European musical landscape.

François Castiello : accordion, vocal
Julien Certin : accordion
Thomas Garnier : flute, guitar, ciaramella
Maxime Oudry : double-basse
Nicolas Lopez : violin
François Vinoche : drums

THANKS TO : Antoine Etter, Gaspard Pahud, les ateliers du Simplon, Vincent Tournoud, Vaneissa Court, Orian Arrachart, Little Big Studio, collectif La Curieuse.

Cavalluccio, the vinyl

FACE A
1. Na sera e maggio
G. Cioffi
2. Cavalluccio F. Castiello
3. Amici del carretto
F. Castiello
4. O surdato ‘nnammurato
E. Cannio / A. Califano
5. Risposta F. Castiello

FACE B
1. Fratelli F. Castiello
2. Abracalabria
F. Castiello / J. Certin
3. Daleco F. Castiello

Listen to an exctract

credits

Production la Curieuse
Artwork Yannis Frier
Recording, Mix & Mastering Antoine Etter (Little Big Studio, Le Versoud – 38)

supports

• Adami. La culture
avec la copie privée
• Région
Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
• SCPP
• CNM

Lalala live

2019

Six Lalala Napoli’s hit songs recorded in public during their summer tour 2018.
Recorded et mixed by Adrien Virat

François Castiello accordion, vocal
Julien Certin accordion,
Thomas Garnier flute, guitar,
Florent Hermet double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin,
François Vinoche drums

1. Chiamata (6:56) F. Castiello. live in Saillans (F)
2. O Saracino (2:31) N. Salerno / R. Carosone. live in Saillans (F)
3. Torticolo (9:28) F. Castiello. live in Alessandria del Carretto (It)
4. Alleria (08:44) F. Hermet / F. Castiello. live in La Lampisterie – Brassac-Les-Mines (F)
5. Disperato (11:07) F. Castiello. live in la Bobine – Grenoble (F)
6. Andando su (4:30) F. Castiello. live in la Bobine – Grenoble (F)

LALALA LIVE

1. Chiamata
2. O Saracino
3. Torticolo
4. Alleria
5. Disperato
6. Andando su

CREDITS

Production la Curieuse
Recorded et mixed by Adrien Virat
Photos Laetitia Gessler
Artwork Simon Garnier

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Disperato

2017

With Disperato, we explore Naples from every angle. We rush straight into its alleys. We take rides on the famed funicular.
We sing of love and freedom!

Disperato
is an eclectic album, mixing the many cultural influences of Naples while creating a multicolored tapestry that forms the tragic-comic image of the Harlequin — broke and yet happy (disperato in Neapolitan).
This musical melange reflects a set of reflections and impressions of the great mythical city by its children grown elsewhere — the musicians of Lalala Napoli. These audaciously interpreted songs reflect the conflicted and passionate soul of Naples, bringing out its raw, soft, romantic and sacred spirit.
Lalala Napoli plays with a sound that is both acoustic and electric, naked and powerful, creating a tension that rises in liberating momentum and reflecting the city’s bittersweet nostalgia in a collective feast of music.

François Castiello vocal, accordion,
Julien Cretin accordion,
Thomas Garnier flute, guitar,
Florent Hermet double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin
François Vinoche drums

Disperato

1. Simmo E Napule Paisa
2. Bluzz
3. C’est Maintenant
4. Viarella
5. OMercato
6. Reginella
7. Chiamata
8. Sarracino
9. Cannetella
10. Alleria
11. Andando Su
12. Disperato
13. Pugno in cielo
14. Funiculi funicula

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
Distribution L’Autre Distribution
Illustration Yannis Frier
Recorded by Adrien Virat
& Jo Verne / Studio de l’Hacienda
Mixed by Adrien Virat
Mastered by Fred “Brain” Monestier

Amore, Sole, Liberta

2015

PRESS
Télérama
 “Amor, sol, libertad”, claim on their first cd (Amore, Sole, Liberta) the acordeonist singer François Castiello (Bratsch) and his new friends: together they open this napolitean ball up to trance, with a very rock’n’roll fever and fury.” Anne Berthod

Libération “Throught classicals song signed by Renato Carsone or Fabrizio De André and originals compositions, the reinvent the heritage (celtic flute, reverb guitar) with enthusiasm and o part of balkan’s madness.” F.-X.G

François Castiello vocal, accordion,
Julien Cretin accordion,
Thomas Garnier flute, guitar,
Florent Hermet double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin
Pierre Lordet clarinet
François Vinoche drums

Amore, Sole, Liberta

1. Caravan petrol
2. Scetate
3. Lazarella mia
4. Maruzella
5. Turterella
6. Torticolo
7. Come tha fatto mametta
8. Malincunia
9. Nomadella
10. Don raffaè
11. Balatella
12. I te vurria a vasa

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
Distribution L’Autre Distribution
Recorded and mixed by
Adrien Virat
Mastered by Vincent Travaglini
Illustration Yannis Frier