D.In.Ge.C.c.O is the project of Italian producer Gianluca D’Ingecco. Linear Burns is the new album which is out now as self-production. The sound of the album embraces different styles from the jazz and funky textures to the Disco Music connections. Contamination and experimentation are the key words.
Today we have the pleasure to share the official video of the single “Much More Funky Than Bacon Eggs” which was directed by himself. Watch it below and check our chat with the artist who details the new album, the concept of funky which has inspired this track, the vibes about the current situation and more.
“Linear Burns” is your new album. What is the main focus of this album and how important is the self-production for your work?
I have always found great interest in all those creative and artistic expressions that are able to intrigue you, to ignite the spark of the desire to deepen and discover and that, in a certain sense, are also able to make you reflect because, in some way, you feel who are bearers of a message. With Linear Burns I tried to do just that: to make a contemporary record that is a bit aimed at a possible future, which is pleasant to listen to and which is capable of arousing interest and deepening. I don’t think I would have been able to do it, as I wanted it, if I had entrusted myself to a producer. I was not interested in bending my work too much to a commercial aspect, just as with Linear Burns I wasn’t even interested in making a record that was too detached from being popular or, in any case, pleasant to listen to. I tried to create the music that I would like to listen to and to do this I had to be completely free from any conditioning. I very much believe that the future of creativity, especially in the music industry, is very much in the hands of independent music, where the most interesting things come from.
Today we share the official video of the track “Much More Funky Than Bacon Eggs”. It is inspired by the concept of “funky”. Is it right? Can you tell us more about it?
Funk is freedom. Freedom of expression, to take life not too seriously. Funk represents the freedom to be yourself. The message of the video is basically to let go, to get caught by your own Funk demon. To look inside yourself and do the right thing for you. Often, in this society, those who do not want to give up being themselves are seen as a displaced person, a madman. Everything that goes beyond a linear bourgeois way of life is always and still seen as something strange, in the worst sense of the term. We often live as zombies who have few goals in life, obsessed with opulence, with wanting more and more. We devour and consume anything and never get enough. Yet this strong demon, which each of us carries within, this inner call that would like us to be free, is powerful and often manages to make even zombies dance.
I think which experimentation and contamination are important for your work. What is your concept of experimentation in music and art?
Experimenting is a philosophical concept for me. Basically it means being able to open up to the world, musical and non-musical. Being receptive and not being caged in closed boxes, made at the table to feed market slices that always reproduce the same sound to go without fail in sales.
In art, as in life, experimenting means pushing yourself beyond what you already know, recognizing that you have never come to know the world, others and yourself completely. Experimentation arises from an act of humility, that of convincing oneself that there is always something to learn.
Novelty arises from contamination. Starting from this vision it is clear that my music could only be dominated by contamination of sounds, atmospheres of places, cultures and I believe that this way of representing the vision of my inner world will always be dominant in my life. And so in art in general: without contamination, art remains immobile, it does not evolve and dies. Creativity has always been synonymous with movement and non-closing receptivity.
Let’s talk about current situation. How are you living these strange times and what are the main concerns as an artist?
This epochal event, the pandemic, has certainly changed the world forever, especially the opulent West. We have experienced first-hand our fragility as human beings and I hope that we have understood how important it is to respect nature, the house in which we live. I hope that a devastating economic backlash does not follow this period.
Art has always had space and reached its maximum splendor in periods of economic wealth. When there is poverty, there is no work and there is social conflict, when the disparities between those who have little and those who have a lot are too many, when there is no equitable redistribution of wealth, there is little space to feed the spirit with the art.
Ritual question. Have you seen or heard anything good recently?
This period I’m listening to a lot of Latin American music of the folkloristic tradition, like Carmencita Lara, which has nothing to do with ragatton so to speak. For the rest, among the last things that struck me I would like to mention the last LP by John Carpenter and the beautiful Ep by Martin Gore called Howler, but I really like looking for independent music that you can’t find in the usual mainstream channels . Recently i discover the last LP of a Canadian Duo called Black Dresses. This band in only on bandcamp. They are two young girls who make absurd music with industrial contaminations between death metal and electronic music. I am increasingly convinced that In the indipendent music scene surely you can find among the most original and interesting productions.
And if you want to hear something really interesting coming soon don’t miss the ep called “Much More Funky Than Bacon Eggs Remixes” with versions of two young but already established producers: “Beautiful Sinners” and ” Matteo Lo Valvo ” who boast collaborations with DJs and musicians of the caliber of Todd Terry and Elisa. You can find it on March 12 on all the best online music stores.