Good Luck


Giardini Di MirĂ² hails from Cavriago, Italy -- a small town near Reggio Emilia. The band released its first EP in 1998 and not only put out a ton of records ever since, but has been touring both Italy and the rest of Europe like crazy. So far, the band has released four full-length albums, but the discography also includes a multitude of EPs, remixes and exclusive tracks for compilations. While not working with the band, GDM's members engage in solo projects, tapping into sounds and genres one would not necessarily expect from a band deeply routed in guitar music. The band has also collaborated with and commissioned remixes from artists like Cyne, Dntl, Hood, Alias, Apparat, Piano Magic, Opiate, Isan and Herrmann & Kleine. In 2010, City Centre Offices finally started to work with GDM, releasing the critically-accaimed Il Fuoco, the band's soundtrack for Giovanni Pastrone's silent movie from 1915. As a first release in 2012, City Centre Offices now releases Good Luck, the band's first proper studio album since 2007. Explained in the band's own words: "There is something spiritual in the Emilian countryside, made of minimalism, simplicity, geometry, natural lines guiding the eyes. Our album was recorded and mixed in San Prospero -- Correggio, near Reggio Emilia (Italy), not far from where CCCP recorded their masterpiece Epica Etica Etnica Pathos, an album which has been considered to be a milestone in Italian alternative culture for the last 25 years. Good Luck is a surprising little box: details, places, people, expressions, long sequences, intrusive strangers, familiar faces. Every musician knows how much time is spent in the van and how many things go through one's head travelling from one gig to the next, putting the foot down on the motorway, trying to make it on time. Some songs on this album were written, refined and tested while we were on tour, but the record got its special flavor when we went into the studio -- the flavor of our homeland, the scent of its earth, visions of its open spaces, straight lines, huge landscapes, unconscious or intentional parallelism between modern life and a farm, a dairy, a piggery. The fifth album in our discography has been recorded like it was homemade, in a private place among close friends. Sara Lov (Devics) sings on 'There Is A Place,' Stefano Pilia plays guitar on 'Spurious Love,' Angela Baraldi sings on both 'Spurious Love' and 'Rome.'"