Born in late 2012 in Milan, Italy, Collapse.Rebuild. is a divertissement for two guitarists, Stefano and Simone. Their very first sessions were just fun, but they realised the early material was pretty good and before they even thought about it they started looking for the rest of the band. The search was not long and the first target was Paul, the bassist. However, it was a bit more complicated with the drummer.
Paul tells us about the role of drums: "Collapse.Rebuild music is about dynamics: we do not walk around tonalities and don't put many chord changes, the core of our music is playing a few chords and hang around, creating a journey through different emotions and feelings. So...the drums has a huge responsibility there".
After several try-outs, They were lucky enough to meet a guy blessed with musical taste and a weird italian accent. He had come to Milan to master in jazz just a few days before and didn't have a band yet. That guy was Peppe. With all the pieces in position, they looked for a name. Peppe explains the name's origin: "we took it from a tattoo on Stefano's right arm: a crumbled wall with a sun rising behind. On the wall it is written COLLAPSE on one side and REBUILD on the other, a reminder that no matter what happened, you're going to get through it. Actually...he often says that he's still here and still alive, so it seems to work!"
They've been touring Italy lately and finally recorded their debut album "Fail Again, Fail Better" to be released on Fluttery Records in July, 2015.
The title of their debut album comes from a quote by well-known Samuel Beckett:" Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better" and seems to perfectly embrace the philosophy of their music - and lives as well. Far from being interested in where their travels might take them, these guys seem to mostly enjoy the itinerary.
The group says that every song is actually a photograph, the sum of their emotions in that specific moment in time and space. As a result, in their music you can find post-rock as well as jazz and punk. There's pretty much positive energy flowing, and liberty as well. "Just press play and let it go along by your own emotions and thoughts."
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