We live in Catania, not bad, right? Maybe a bit out of the way, but then the almond trees bloom and everything gets better. My name’s Federica, I sing and I play the toy chimes. Carmine plays an old Rhodes. Luca bangs the motherpearly drums. Gilu dreams the bass. We had a great wine to celebrate the critics’ prize at MEI 2009. We had comfy dressing rooms with the excuse of getting on stage before Massimo Volume, Dente and Offlaga Disco Pax.

We are releasing ‘Twimog’, our debut album, with IRMA records. We’re a guitarless band. We’d love if some of you, in any part of the World, made love to one of our songs at least once in their lifetimes. ‘Twimog’ means ‘This World Is Made Of Glass’. ‘Twimog’ means that a way to communicate to others the things we cannot say exists. We have put in a box (with a SIAE sticker on it): the moon, bonfires, the almond tree, Italo Calvino, the dream, the journey, black and white, green grass, the distance, lumps in our throats, yesterday, silence, lightness. ‘Twimog’ is all we’d like to do. No guitar, some surface noise, a lot of Rhodes. We’ve self-produced our dreams in one year, you should only believe in dreams. ‘Twimog’ is by Locomotif and Locomotif is Carmine Ruffino (Rhodes piano), Luca Barchitta (drums), Federica Faranda (voice and chimes), with the collaboration of Gianluca Ricceri on bass. Locomotif believes that all is still to happen. Feet on the ground and dreamy eyes, we’d better stay here to feel well. The touch is delicate, but we can get to the end without making noise. There’s a little gloom, good to warm our hearts. And then more dreamlike melodies, far away.

Locomotif lives on an island.


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