Diaframma

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Diaframma
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Diaframma in concert 17.11.2006
Background information
Origin Florence, Italy
Genres Punk rock, dark wave, gothic rock
Years active 1979 — present
Website diaframma.org
Members Federico Fiumani
Past members Nicola Vannini Miro SassoliniDaniele Trambusti Simone Giuliani Guido Melis Alessandro Gerby

Diaframma is an Italian band, one of the dark wave, gothic Italian acts to come out of Florence during the early 80s along with Litfiba. Diaframma originated from the meeting of punk - though it was starting to decline at the time -, new wave and rock.

History[edit]

The leader and founder of Diaframma is the poet, singer, guitarist and author Federico Fiumani. Before Fiumani took the lead, the singer was Nicola Vannini, followed by Miro Sassolini, who recorded the first three Diaframma albums: Siberia, 3 Volte Lacrime and Boxe.

Starting from the initial darkwave sound, the style of Diaframma began to shift toward punk rock. Fiumani took the lead and became the singer of the band. Through changes in the line-up of Diaframma over the years, several well-known Italian rock musicians recorded and toured with the band: Daniele Trambusti (drums, already working with Litfiba, Avida, Bella Band and many other Italian rock acts of the 80s and 90s), Alessandro Gerbi (drums, already working with CCCP Fedeli alla linea now C.S.I.), Gianni Cerone (drums), Alessio Riccio (drums), Simone Giuliani, now a record producer and film composer living in New York City (keyboards and vocals), Alessandro Gherardi (keyboards), Guido Melis (bass), Riccardo "Foggy" Biliotti (bass).

Diaframma reached the status of cult band because of charismatic leader Federico Fiumani's statements and fierce lyrics. Fiumani more than once turned down major label deals in order to preserve his artistic independence and maintain Diaframma's integrity, making him a hero in the Italian underground scene.

Discography[edit]

LP/CD[edit]

Year Title
1984 Siberia
1986 Tre volte lacrime
1988 Boxe
1989 Diaframma 8183
1990 In perfetta solitudine
1991 Da Siberia al prossimo week-end
1992 Live and unreleased
1992 Anni luce
1994 Il ritorno dei desideri
1995 Non è tardi
1996 Sesso e violenza
1997 Albori 1979-83
1998 Scenari immaginari
1999 Coraggio da vendere
2000 Live al Rototom
2000 Canzoni perdute
2001 Il futuro sorride a quelli come noi
2002 Sassolini sul fondo del fiume
2002 I giorni dell'ira
2003 Electroboxe
2003 First recording
2004 Volume 13
2005 Passato presente
2007 Camminando sul lato selvaggio

Singles, EP[edit]

Year Title
1982 Pioggia
1982 Corto Circuito
1983 Altrove
1982 Pioggia
1985 Amsterdam - (Diaframma / Litfiba)
1986 Io ho in mente te
1989 Corri ragazzo
1989 Gennaio

Federico Fiumani album[edit]

Anno Titolo
1994 Confidenziale
2006 Donne mie

External links[edit]