After the release of ‘Primo’ last February, Matteo Vallicelli continues his personal journey through the “electric jungle” with ‘47100’, a 4-track EP out via Captured Tracks. ‘47100’ was written and recorded in Forlì, Italy, Vallicelli's hometown, and is a collaborative effort with Giuseppe Coluccelli, guitar player of the hardcore band Raein.
Forlì, located in the Romagna region, is a small city made up of 100,000 inhabitants; a quiet, safe place, with remarkable folklore and eno-gastronomic traditions. While idyllic, for Vallicelli and Coluccelli, it was not exactly the quintessential space for two raging teenagers with a passion for punk music to grow up. With a love of music and eagerness to explore the world, the two found a brotherhood-friendship in one another. Inseparable, Vallicelli and Coluccelli formed and played in bands together starting at the age of 14. Music, like for many kids, provided a fantastic escape from the boring life in the suburbs. Together as teens, experiencing life outside of Forlì was a common adventure. From attending punk shows in the more lively city of Bologna, or an italo-disco night on the Riviera Romagnola, their need to travel and embrace life outside of their hometown was constant. Years later, traveling is still very much a part of their life: Vallicelli as a touring musician and Coluccelli as a skipper on sailboats. After 15 years of exploration and separation, they now find themselves back together in Forlì, the place where it all started. ‘47100' is a postcard from their lives, a record about the meaning of Home. The weird feeling coming back from a trip where the starting point is also the destination.