Squarcicatrici is a jazz splattered afro-punk musical ensemble from Italy fearlessly lead by Jacopo Andreini (L’Enfance Rouge, Ovo, Rollerball, Jealousy Party).
Squarcicatrici utilizes extreme dynamics and presents whispered paintbrush sketches and then sculpts rich brass sound with the fury of a sledgehammer. Interpreting his twelve new compositions of aggressive intensity, Jacopo Andreini has assembled an international line-up which includes Enrico Antonello (Pangolinorchestra), Erwan Naour (Les Hurlements D’Léo), Thollem McDonas, Samuele Venturin (Motociclica Tellacci) and a remix by Bosnian dub heroes Vuneny. Accompanying the cd is an original essay by Brazilian sociologue Chico Caminati titled Preto são todas as cores, branco é ausência de cor! written expecially for this album.
Aggressive Afro-Punk rhythms blend with Bossa Nova guitar and screaming American Jazz Cats. I can hear Fela, Rollerball, Fanfare Ciocărlia, Tom Waits, Jobim, Zu, and tons of other influences that I can’t identify. Featuring male and female vocalists in French and Italian.
This disc is so good…so, so good and I love every nuance of it. Squarcicatrici is produced worldwide through a network of independent labels; Frigorifero Prod., San Giuseppe Records, Burp Publications, Wallace Records, North Pole Records and Nillacat.

Zen Crust

March, 2014
14 tracks
57 minutes

Zen Crust is our second album, but the first one to have two sides. Physically, because it's also released on vinyl. Visually, thanks to the art of Squaz, who signed the artwork. Then spiritually, because we are distant but united at the same time, in these times. Last but not least, musically, because this album goes from whisper to explosion, from themes to absolute freedom in a continuous rhythmic motion and circular motion. Once again friends and amazing artists have helped us: we dedicate this record to them. " Resistance joy wood anarchy anger misery liberation struggle violence steel clash mutation As always Squarcicatrici surround themselves with guests and collaborators: musicians, photographers and filmmakers (Veronica Citi signs the official clip) and a special collaboration with the maestro of Italian comics Squaz. ZEN CRUST represents the evolution of the band's sound and goes beyond all borders, exposing all the musical souls of Squarcicatrici in a red-hot magma of punk, jazz, afro, electro, bossa, noise, angry poetry and world music



September, 2009
12 tracks
41 minutes

Ensemble of extreme dinamycs, ready to trace sketches with a paintbrush as to sculpt with the fury of a sledgehammer, on stage the band is now performing with a new lineup with cello and two basses, swimming into armolodic textures to extract the most powerful intensity.