Amberhaze’s Newborn EP

THE MAN
My name is Giuliano Gullotti. I am an Italian multi-instrumentalist based in Singapore, and although I am not exactly a musician by profession, being in bands and recording music has always played a major part in my life. When I was three, my parents asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. ‘A music conductor’, I said. Now I am quite happy to let people listen to the music in my head. And when I’m not putting my children to sleep, I like to hole up in the studio at night and dream up soundscapes.

THE BAND
Amberhaze represents a process towards a sound in constant evolution in which I let experimentation and trial-and-error lead the way. Very often my finished tracks sound nothing like what I had planned at first. But it’s these random surprises that attract me the most to making music.

THE MUSIC
Amberhaze is part shoegaze and part post rock with electronic hints, blending warm textured layers with simple, candid melodies. My music is influenced by My Bloody Valentine for their ethereal sonic palette and Explosions in the Sky for their approach to instrumental rock.

THE EP
Newborn is my first collection of songs, produced between 2006 and early 2007, and inspired by the birth of my first son. The album is not all about parental bliss but also reflects on the way I feel about a place that is going forward technologically, while often losing sight of some fundamental human aspects.

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Bird’s Eye is the opening track on the EP and was inspired by the movie 12 storeys actually. I haven’t seen many movies about Singapore that really meant something to me as a foreigner, but ’12 storeys’ really hit the spot, probably because the story is more abstract than other Singapore-centric movies, and yet retains a certain local specificity in the locations and the photography. So that’s where the title comes from, a bird’s eye view over town, over the many anonymous lives that intersect each day without really knowing one another.

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Welcome is clearly a more hopeful track. This song was written before my first son was born, and I recorded and mixed it right after. Having children really changes a person, and it changes the way you create too. Since being a father is a full-time job when you are at home, I need to focus on the tunes with which I feel more connection, and it means that sometimes I will let the other songs sit quietly for a few months.

THE FUTURE
Live performances will follow the release of the EP towards the end of the year and a full-length debut is planned for 2008.

BOOKMARK THIS!
17 Nov, 8pm at The Arts House: A MajorMinor Thing: Vacance & Amberhaze

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