Hypnagogic Vol. 1
Elogio della Follia
Slow Wave Sleep is a surreal band founded in 2015 by Emilio Larocca Conte, born on July 14th, 1988 in Maratea, in the Italian region of Basilicata. After a period of experiments with collaborations and cross-media projects, the debut album L’Ultimo Uomo has been produced in a single room in Berlin and published on January 23th, 2018, a work where Emilio’s background flowed into an eclectic music style with lyrics in Italian. Few months later, Chroma is out together with the music video of Elogio della Follia, produced thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, and the book Spettro, representing another turning point in which a live band is born to promote SWS on stage. In the meantime, he continues to release instrumental tracks with the Project Vena.
SWS aims to tell stories through a “liquid” style of music because sounds, like water, adapts the idea to any container feeding our souls and showing the best version of ourselves. The entire production is focuses on Rèfles, a fictional character and the bizarre narration of life through his dreams.