Today marks the launch of Moro's second album, Silent Revolution (PMS Studio). The result of two years of home and studio recordings, Silent Revolution is best described as a meeting between an indie songwriter and a pop-rock band.
Moro's debut album, My Favourite Season, was published in 2010 to great critical acclaim. With its finely crafted songs of love, lust and loneliness, it won two Indie Awards in 2011 (for best rock album and best English lyrics), and evoked comparisons with the likes of Tim Buckley, Bob Corn, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens and Micah P. Hinson.
Morini himself, who authors all the music and the lyrics, says: 'I try to write Paul Weller songs with Leonard Cohen lyrics'. The other members of the band say he's mad - but not dangerous mad, so they agree to follow him on tour and in the studio, nonetheless.
Silent Revolution is now available for purchase in cd form (www.pmsstudio.com) and on all the major mp3 stores. It offers harrowing stories of lost love in post-rock form (Lie to me, My new love), pop-rock meditations on the passing of time (Squander, Spike Milligan, After All) and witty rhythmical satires on armchair revolutionaries and fake experimentalists (Silent revolution, A pose by any other name).
Morini also works as a literary translator - and a bare look at the lyrics is enough to show that Moro's inspiration is literary as much as musical. There's Philip Larkin in Silent Revolution, Tony Harrison in A pose by any other name and Geoffrey Hill in When I go to bed too late. And everywhere, like a guiding spirit, there's Spike Milligan, a comic and depressive genius who - had he not hated every kind of music invented after jazz - would have produced just this kind of cheerfully thoughtful music.
The videos for Silent Revolution and After All are available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=par9vuwFT4E and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHrKTH8e-nI . Take time to visit Moro's website at www.truemoro.com.
Moro is available for interviews. Please contact Paola Venturi at deadorlive productions (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information and an advance review copy of the album.