BIO

ENG

The Star Pillow is the drone-ambient-experimental project of the italian composer and guitar player Paolo Monti, born in December 2007 and mainly based on the research of expression and relation between sound, space and human emotions.

The Star Pillow actually has published 16 albums on labels like Boring Machines, Midira Records, Time Released Sound, Paradigms Recordings, Dead Vox. Continues uninterruptedly to play several tours and live gigs throughout Europe with intense and loud performances.

He shared the stage with people like William Basinski, :zoviet*france:, Thisquietarmy, Nadja, Dirk Serries, Roy Montgomery, Jessica Moss, Lea Bertucci, Dead Neanderthals, Big Brave, Machinefabriek, N, [Bolt], BARST, Treha Sektori, Fuzz Orchestra, VipCancro, Ornaments, Lento, Bologna Violenta, Mombu, Neo, Thank U for Smoking, Simon Balestrazzi, Giulio Aldinucci and more. He took part at Le Guess Who? Festival (NL), Moving Noises (DE), Kukemuru Ambient Festival (EST) , H.A.N.S. (NL), Gaudeamus Festival (NL), Suono Prossimo (IT), Banday Festival, Tago Fest (IT), MVP Fest (IT), Rock Valley Festival (IT), AMM Beyond Festival (IT), etc.

Constantly collaborates with the director Roberto Beani (Zimmerfrei) that release all the official videoclips. Original soundtrack for the films "Nascono i Fiori" (Mauro Bartoli, LabFilm 2016), "Tutta colpa di una ragazza alimentata ad elio" (Giancarlo Fruzzetti 2015), "Il Disassociato" (Cristina Picchi 2014).
He's also part of the experimental drone trio DAIMON with Simon Balestrazzi and Nicola Quiriconi.

www.thestarpillow.bandcamp.com
www.thestarpillow.blogspot.com



ITA

The Star Pillow è il progetto sperimentale drone-ambient del chitarrista e compositore Paolo Monti, nato nel 2007 e principalmente basato sulla ricerca di espressione e relazione tra suono, spazio ed emozioni umane.

The Star Pillow attualmente ha pubblicato 16 album su etichette come Boring Machines, Midira Records, Time Released Sound, Paradigms Recordings. E' costantemente in tour in tutta Europa con intense ed estreme performance.

Ha condiviso il palco con gente come William Basinski, :zoviet*france:, Thisquietarmy, Nadja, Dirk Serries, Roy Montgomery, Jessica Moss, Lea Bertucci, Machinefabriek, Dead Neanderthals, Big Brave, N, [Bolt], BARST, Treha Sektori, Fuzz Orchestra, VipCancro, Ornaments, Lento, Bologna Violenta, Mombu, Neo, Thank U for Smoking, Simon Balestrazzi, Giulio Aldinucci e molti altri. Ha preso parte al Le Guess Who? Festival (NL), Moving Noises (DE), Kukemuru Ambient Festival (EST) , H.A.N.S. (NL), Gaudeamus Festival (NL), Suono Prossimo (IT), Rock Valley Festival (IT), Banday Festival (IT), AMM Beyond Festival (IT), Tago Fest (IT), MVP Fest (IT), etc.

Collabora costantemente con il regista Roberto Beani del collettivo Zimmerfrei che ha firmato tutti i videoclip ufficiali. Ha inoltre firmato la colonna sonora dei film "Nascono i Fiori" (Mauro Bartoli LabFilm 2016), "Tutta colpa di una ragazza alimentata ad elio" (Giancarlo Fruzzetti 2015), "Il Disassociato" (Cristina Picchi 2014).
E' anche parte del trio sperimentale DAIMON insieme a Simon Balestrazzi e Nicola Quiriconi.

www.thestarpillow.bandcamp.com



DISCOGRAPHY

  • "Christmas Session" (Taverna Records 2009)
  • "Non t'illudere" (Taverna Records 2011)
  • "Fattore Ambientale" (Taverna Records 2012)
  • "The Beautiful Questions" (Setola di Maiale 2013)
  • w/ Bruno Romani "Via del Chiasso" (Setola di Maiale 2013)
  • "All is Quiet" (Paradigms Recordings 2014)
  • Livorno” (Taverna Records/ManzaNera Label 2015)
  • "Above" (Time Released Sound 2016)
  • with Tacet Tacet Tacet "Concurrence" (Laverna netlabel 2016)
  • "The Star Pillow/Larkian" split (Dead Vox 2016)
  • "Invisible Summer" (Midira Records 2017)
  • "Symphony for Intergalactic Brotherhood" (Boring Machines 2018)
  • "Syncretism" split with Anice (Priceless 2018)
  • "Hidden" collaboration with Giulio Aldinucci (Midira Records 2018)
  • "Quattro Movimenti Fuori Campo" (Delete Recordings 2019)
  • "Music For Sad Headbangers" (Midira Records 2019)

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