Electro trip hop - ambient
– It was the end of 1988 when Ameba saw the light. Their early music was a hybrid of metal crossover and rap vocal lines. After many years of intense...Read biography
It was the end of 1988 when Ameba saw the light. Their early music was a hybrid of metal crossover and rap vocal lines. After many years of intense activity and concerts, their first omonim demo was recorded in 1995, but, despite the increasing success, it couldn t help the guitarist and the drummer leaving the group. The world music trend was changing towards computer music. Brand new words like synth and electronical samples were more and more familiar not only among musicians, and what Ameba did was to replace drums with drum machine and guitars with synth. It was a new start for the band. Amebas sound knew great impulse and reached higher levels when, in 1999, a gifted female voice, a guitarist and a keyboard player joined the band. One year later the group released what can be considered its true first album, Extremely Rare: an exceptionally original electronic mixture of violins, liquid basses, deep feedbacks, electric distorsions, samples, screams, sighs and melodies. The album was a great success and received the approval of the media and of experts. In 2003 the band played in many concerts all around north Italy. The most important was Voci per la Libertà - Una canzone per Amnesty, a music contest for Amnesty International that saw the group coming second and winning the critic award prize. In 2004 the bass player changed, and at the beginning of 2005 a synth and computer player joined the band giving a new electronic impulse to its sound. The band is now working on its second album, Changing, which can be considered a real concept album on the theme of change. More than 60 young emerging artists, coming from all over the world, take part in the realization of this multimedial work of art. Changing will be: - an audio cd including 12 inhedit songs; - a dvd including 12 videos and extra features; - an audio cd including the best 12 remixes of Extremely Rare; - a password to download inhedit and periodically renewed stuff from Amebas website (www.ameba.it); - a 180 colour pages booklet.