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Black Market Aftermath announce their debut album “Come Naked”.
“Come Naked” is a unique and balanced blend of 70s Rock, 90s Grunge, Electronic influences and Folk ballads. The Black Market Aftermath debut album is a solid bridge between Classic Rock and Contemporary Experimentation.
The band “Black Market Aftermath” sprouted from the mind of Francesco D’Andrea, professional Film and TV Composer in the daytime, guitarist and songwriter at night, and his collaboration with Walter Marini, exceptional singer, songwriter and ex roadie.
Before founding his current project with Black Market Aftermath, Francesco D’Andrea has worked on TV series, promo music and movie soundtracks through which his music has been featured in many award winning shows and movies, such as “Dr. House”, “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mad Men”, “Spaghetti Story”, “Glee”, “How I met Your Mother” and many more.
Walter and Francesco met for the first time in 2009 in Rome, playing in pubs and small venues, and then decided to work together to craft their first rock album. Besides the distance that separates the two at the moment, they funded the Black Market Aftermath, and started to work remotely, using internet to shrink in some way the distance that separates them.
“Come Naked” is largely based on a body of works (recordings and lyrics) that Francesco had produced in the last year, and featuring the amazing vocals of Walter Marini together with one song written by himself.
Francesco started recording anything that came into his mind, in his home studio and in complete freedom, and then selected some ideas to be sent to Walter. During the whole production process, they only met for one week, to record the vocals together in Rome. Francesco played and recorded all the instruments alone in his home recording room, and many of the tools, instruments and gear were purchased especially to make “Come Naked” possible. The result of many months of free experimentation is a blend of influences that are not commonly seen together in a rock album, and yet feel like different stains on a same picture.
“Come Naked” is an album that reflects the previous work experiences of Francesco as a music Composer for pictures, and where different music genres and influences are used to tell different nuances of the same story.
Black Market Aftermath are the result of the pure joy to make music, with the mind unleashed from strict categories, and yet a deep love for classic rock as a constant. The band has just finished his first album, and is now looking to expand their lineup, and to begin their first tour.
For those who might be wondering, the boxer punching hard the other one in the album cover is Francesco's grandfather, who was a professional and very good boxer, and to whom this album is dedicated.
What Music Press said about Black Market Aftermath:
"Come Naked might be to most unique and authentic rock album we have heard all year" [Ear to The Ground Mag]
"BMA is a band with great talent and varied sound, and with no doubt has the chops to make you want to jump up and down in the puddle."
"Black Market Aftermath is one of the most ambitious and eclectic musical projects that has surfaced in the past year." [Brave Worlds Music]
“The album is like a kid with ADHD. It drips with raw emotion. “Sharp Thin Blade” is a garage rocker that wouldn’t be out of place on a Jack White record. ‘Come Naked’ is very good – and occasionally it’s better than that.” [MaximumVolumeMusic.com]
"'Sharp Thin Blade' is a solid song with great instrumentals and infectious vocals. Reminded me a bit of a more indie rock version of Wolfmother."
[Bob Lugowe, worked with world acts like Baroness, Mastodon, Red Fang]
We dedicate this album to everyone out there trying to make, like us, some good records.
We also want to thank some magnificent people that helped us to make this record. We'll always be thankful for your help and support. Our thanks and special gratitude go to:
Emilia Sibilla, Giovanni "Johndan" D'Andrea, Norma Angiolillo, Rossella D'Andrea, Ciro De Caro, Walter's family, PJ. You were all crucial to the making of this album, and thus we love you!
Thanks also to Charles Bukowski and Jimi Hendrix, endless sources of inspirations in style, tone and attitude.
And last, but not least: This album was made possible by an enormous, gigantic, silly, inadvisable amount of cups of coffee!
We hope you'll like it, and if you do, please spread our music to your friends!
The Black Market Aftermath.