Salò, a multidisciplinary project ventures into uncharted territories with their latest audial opus. Drawing inspiration from Pasolini’s harrowing exploration of fascism, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Salò crafts an auditory experience reminiscent of a hallucinatory reverie, taking the listener upon a mesmerising journey of history, mythology, and contemporary commentary. Predicated upon the maxim ‘All’s good if it’s excessive’, the album is an avant-prog symphony of surrealism, presenting through sonic contradictions and highly evocative lyricism a uniquely immersive Theatre of the Absurd.
Produced at the legendary Abbey Rocchi Studios in Rome, Salò reflects the rich historical tapestry of the city, where past and present coexist in eccentric harmony. Commedia dell’Arte, a centuries-old theatrical tradition, weaves its rich legacy into Salò’s artistic fabric, creating characters that comment on social hierarchies in a manner akin to the tradition itself. Salò itself is more than just a musical endeavour; it's a shape-shifting collective where the creative process flows with a unique sense of fluidity, each member contributing their distinct vision. Their distinguishing baroque-style pink costumes, an integral part of their artistry, symbolise the suppressed layers of the self, embracing the grotesque and carnivalesque.
Terraforma festival bore witness to Salò’s captivating installation and live performance, offering a glimpse into the immersive world they create. This inaugural release on Kuboraum’s music platform signifies a groundbreaking chapter in their artistic journey, reflecting a relationship founded on freedom and trust. Salò’s artistic intention finds catharsis in the absurd, pushing the boundaries of conventionality and celebrating the Dionysian chaos antithetical to the constraints of contemporary society. In this interview, Salò unravels the intricacies of their multidisciplinary artistry, offering a comprehensive examination of the surrealist world they have crafted.