Street chants and counterpoints go electric, with a trio that begins its inspiration from Moondog and proceeds towards their own personal exotica sounds and compositions through Robert Wyatt and Italian folk traditions.
Hobocombo is a band dedicated to and inspired by the music of Moondog.
Moondog Mask is an exotic trip through medieval canons, african rhythms, call & response blues.
It brings together new arrangements of Moondog's music, traditional Italian folk songs with the field recordings by ethnomusicologis Roberto Leydi, the songwriting of Robert Wyatt and original compositions made during a cold winter stay on the Baltic sea.
All condensed in a experimental, weird and elegant pop music world.
Moondog Mask has been crafted by Obst und Gemuse studio in Berlin. It features musicians from the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene and has been mastered by Doug Henderson (Antony & the Johnsons).
Moondog Mask official release will be on November 4th 2013 on Trovarobato Parade, distributed by Audioglobe/Digitalea.
Upcoming release in Europe on 31.1.2014 distributed by Broken Silence
Francesca Baccolini | double bass, voice
Andrea Belfi | drums, percussion, voice
Rocco Marchi | electric guitar, korg ms-10, voice
"second time around for the hobocombo folks to celebrate the
incredible work of mr thomas hardin (moondog) while at the same time
expressing their own voices in this kind of context - besides the
robert wyatt cover, they split the remaining compositions between
themselves and interpretations of that of their mentor. what I find
here is a genuine dialogue making for very interesting sounds and
feelings that I dig much. turning folks on to the the specialness of
moondog while at the same time creating a very interesting world of
their own is a very happening accomplishment so I holler bravo to
A Buzz Supreme
THE MAGNETIC TOUR
Bologna @ Locomotiv >>>
w/ Der Maurer + De Gennaro
Milano @ Cox 18 >>>
w/ Space Aliens from Outer Space
Berlin @ CTM Festival >>>
w/ James Holden
Barcelona @ Sala Apolo >>>
LP 2014 - LIN 000
out january 31st
CD 2013 - TRB P10
out november 4th
Now that it's the opposite, it's twice upon a time CD 2011 - TRB P 004
Hobocombo plays Videodays
EP 2011 - TRB W 004
WITCH OF ENDOR
nov 22 Ferrara @ Arci Bolognesi
nov 20 Forlì @ Diagonal
nov 19 Bologna @ Secret Show
nov 19 Bologna @ MAPS Rcdc
nov 18 Milano @ Sonica RadioPop
nov 16 Ravenna @ Bronson
nov 15 Fondi @ Beltempo - Casa delle Arti
nov 14 Latina @ Circolo Hemingway
nov 13 Roma @ Forte Fanfulla
nov 12 Roma @ Moby Dick Radio2
oct 5 Roubaix (F) @ La Condition Publique
jun 24 Verona @ Arsenale
jun 14 Berlin (D) @ West Germany
jun 12 Evreux (F) @ Conservatoire de musique
jun 11 Evreux (F) @ L'Abordage
may 12 Milano @ Circolo Magnolia
may 11 Verona @ Red Zone
may 09 Faenza @ ClanDestino
nov 18 Roma @ Circolo degli Artisti
nov 13 Bologna @ Bar Wolf
jul 15 Milano @ Fabbrica del Vapore
jun 29 Berlin (D) @ Ausland
mar 03 Valeggio sul Mincio @ Villa Zamboni
feb 26 Itri @ Museo del Brigantaggio
feb 25 Latina @ Circolo Hemingway
feb 24 Castiglion del Lago @ 909 Café
feb 23 Arezzo @ Karemaski
dec 06 Marina di Massa @ Tago Mago
dec 04 Bologna @ TPO
dec 02 Ponte a Poppi @ Centro Sociale
dec 01 Roma @ Fanfulla 101
nov 23 Verona @ Teatro Camploy
nov 18 Berlin (D) @ Altes Finanzamt
nov 16 Bruxelles (B) @ Cafè Bonnefooi
nov 15 Louvain-La-Neuve (B) @ Ecuries du Biéreau
nov 14 Basel (CH) @ Plattfon
jun 19 Berlin (D) @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
jun 16 Berlin (D) @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien
mar 02 Carpi @ Mattatoio Culture Club
feb 28 Prato @ Black Out
feb 26 Venezia @ Carnevalanga
feb 25 Brescia @ Appletini
feb 23 Roma @ Fanfulla 101
feb 22 Livorno @ Teatro C
jan 29 Mestre @ Flat
jan 28 Milano @ Leoncavallo
jan 24 Verona @ Malacarne
jan 21 Bologna @ Covo Club
sep 16 Verona @ Onirica
jun 20 Torino @ No Fest!
apr 17 Verona @ Verona Risuona
"This is no exploitation of Moondog’s heritage, but a fresh understanding what to do with these songs, Hobocombo’s way."
Digital In Berlin (D)
"An album that negotiates the covers concept with a great degree of savvy"
Cyclic Defrost (AUS)
"In fact it’s a delicate, charming and very engaging set of pieces, played with real compassion, gentleness, and attention to detail."
The Sound Projector (UK)
"un caractère parfois médiéval […] et même quelques variations vocales qui semblent venir de je-ne-sais quelle tribu amérindienne."
Benzine magazine (F)
"un esordio discografico che combina assetto strumentale jazz e allegro spirito rock'n'roll, a cui si accodano echi caraibici e sapori del Morricone più messicano. E, sorpresa, il tutto suona elegantemente pop."
"... Hobocombo são capazes de sintetizar com clareza e inspiração uma obra que ampliou os limites conceptuais da música e lhe deu novos horizontes"
O Domínio Dos Deuses (P)
Hobocombo - Bird's Lament - 2011 by Giovanni Bertani on Vimeo.
Hobocombo @ VeronaRisuona 2010 by Giovanni Bertani on Vimeo.
Less tv presents: Hobocombo "Stamping Ground" [Maps Session] - 2011 from Less tv on Vimeo.