Baustelle

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Baustelle
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Baustelle during a live performance
Background information
Origin Siena, Italy
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Electronic music
Years active 1994 – present
Labels Warner Music Italy
Website baustelle.it
Members Francesco Bianconi
Rachele Bastreghi
Claudio Brasini
Past members Fabrizio Massara
Claudio Chiari
Francesco Bianconi
Rachele Bastreghi

Baustelle is an indie rock band from Siena, Italy.

Biography[edit]

Formed in the mid-'90s in the Tuscan town of Montepulciano, Italy, Baustelle (a German word that means "construction site" - or "building site" in English) didn't receive much mainstream attention for their first two albums, 2000's Sussidiario Illustrato della Giovinezza and 2003's La Moda del Lento. It was their third one, however, that finally brought them acclaim. Composed of leader Francesco Bianconi on vocals, guitar, and synths, Rachele Bastreghi on vocals and keys, Claudio Brasini on guitar, and Claudio Chiari on drums, the band released La Malavita on Warner Bros.. Italy in 2005. Mixing the romantic sounds of British artists like the Smiths and Depeche Mode, with Italian composers like Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti and American acts like Television and Scott Walker, as well as with modern sounds of electronica and indie rock, the record gained immediate attention in the group's home country, resulting in an extensive nationwide tour. In 2010 the band release I Mistici dell'Occidente and in 2013 Fantasma.

Members[edit]

Francesco Bianconi - lyrics, vocals, guitar, keyboard
Rachele Bastreghi - vocals, keyboard, percussion
Claudio Brasini - guitar

Past members[edit]

Fabrizio Massara - keyboard, mastering
Claudio Chiari - drums, percussion

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2003 Love affair
  • 2004 Arriva lo ye-ye
  • 2005 La guerra è finita
  • 2006 Un romantico a Milano
  • 2008 Charlie fa surf
  • 2008 Colombo
  • 2008 Baudelaire
  • 2010 Gli Spietati
  • 2010 Le Rane
  • 2010 Gomma 2010 version
  • 2013 La morte (non esiste più)

Curiosity[edit]

2008 "Amen"'s 10th track is "Alfredo", a song about 1981 well-known accident in which Alfredo Rampi lost his life.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result
2013 Targhe Tenco Album of the Year[1] Fantasma

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Targhe Tenco: De Gregori, Fabi e Guccini in finale" (in Italian). Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 

External links[edit]