Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album
Italian bass guru Federico Malaman has released a new solo album, entitled Life. The recording, which marks 14 years since his first solo effort, is a snapshot of the bassist’s life.
“The full album title should actually be ‘Life is not in 4/4’”, he states. “4/4 is the simplest, straightforward meter. Real life is not like that: there are ups and downs, change of plans, pleasant surprises and unbearable pains… ‘Life’ was conceived from the awareness that I have a new musical maturity I want to share. A record comes from a musician’s urge to take a photograph of himself at a certain moment of his musical history. And I wanted my personality, my bass playing, my musical ideas and my writing sensibility of today to be captured on tape.”
Life has six brand new compositions, three re-workings of his existing songs, and a cover of Michele Polga’s “Downpour.” Malaman shared a video along with us for the song “Afro Fred,” which he says is one of his favorites on the album. “I am a great enthusiast of African rhythms. I like the way it triggers an uncontrollable urge to dance. Anyone who has ever seen one of my live performances knows how much I love dancing.”
Buckle up for “Afro Fred”:
Life is available now on CD or as a digital download through his label Setticlavio Edizioni’s website.
Life Track List:
- Song for Marco
- Downpour (Live in Studio)
- Love Mood
- Tango Asimmetrico
- Afro Fred (Live in Studio)
- Uncle Joe
- Thank You Mr. JP