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Niki Gravino

Niki Gravino

Niki Gravino


In April 2004 the three track EP Vitamins and Eyecream hit the Maltese music scene, sending ripples far beyond our shores. Both Like Feathers and Fingers drew local and international interest, landing Gravino a licensing deal with IndyHits and the Best Newcomer Award at the Bay Music Awards amongst others. In The Politics of Double Beds Niki Gravino has at once deepened and widened the musical aesthetic incipient in Vitamins and Eyecream. A wide variety of styles are deployed with a view to lure the listener into a strange and unfriendly Read more on Last.fm
In April 2004 the three track EP Vitamins and Eyecream hit the Maltese music scene, sending ripples far beyond our shores. Both Like Feathers and Fingers drew local and international interest, landing Gravino a licensing deal with IndyHits and the Best Newcomer Award at the Bay Music Awards amongst others. In The Politics of Double Beds Niki Gravino has at once deepened and widened the musical aesthetic incipient in Vitamins and Eyecream. A wide variety of styles are deployed with a view to lure the listener into a strange and unfriendly, yet beautiful world where traditional dichotomies share very small rooms.

It is a work of musical architecture and design, loosely conceptual, with strong internal links and continuities neatly balanced with an insistent sense of fragmentation, loss and fragility. In it the darkly and elegantly romantic is interrupted by paroxysms of uncompromising bad taste; existential anxiety, panic and paranoia soothed by hopeful stillness. The Politics of Doublebeds has been performed, engineered and produced by Niki Gravino in relative aloneness at Foreface. The intensity of the long and grueling process transpires in the music as a dense and moody aesthetic.

In Niki Gravino’s own words, “There is a clear continuity with what I have done in the past, also because we cannot and perhaps shouldn’t try to escape the stories we inhabit. But there is also a clear departure because everything that happens to me happens to my music.” The Politics of Double Beds has been launched in style on the 30th of November 2007 at SKY, Paceville, Malta. As promised it was an unmissable experience. Niki Gravino and the Vile Bodies performed a full set focused mainly but not exclusively around the material on the new album, alongside theatrical choreographies and visuals. The Politics of Double Beds is presently for sale in record shops in Malta and will soon be available online on www.nikigravino.com Read more on Last.fm.

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