EEF Early Ettringite Formation


Hi folks thanks for joining us. What inspired the name “Early Ettringite Formation” and how does it reflect the band’s musical philosophy?

The name EEF Early Ettringite Formation, takes its cue from the world of chemistry: primary ettringite is a compound that forms during the setting phase of cement, and is what gives it its compactness and typical stone character.

The project was born from this purely scientific explanation, where its most philosophical meaning was understood: “EEF Early Ettringite Formation is the combination of five elements of different extractions which, mixed together, give rise to a solid compound such as cement.”

What themes or emotions do you aim to evoke with “Something for You,” and how does it resonate with your audience?

With a slow, enveloping melody, the song captures the essence of the early stages of a love story, with a unique sensitivity and a touch of irony. The almost ethereal atmosphere evokes sheets, coffee brewing in the pot, caresses, silences, glances, and the well-being of doing something special for the person you’re learning to love day by day.

What was the experience like filming the music video for “Something for You” at the Antonelli Castracani Augusti Palace, and how does the setting complement the song’s atmosphere?

Antonelli Castracani Augusti Palace, is a historical residence that has hosted eminent figures over the centuries such as Benedetto XIV, Gabriele D’Annunzio, and Winston Churchill, and is located on a hill in the hamlet of Brugnetto di Trecastelli (AN).

This majestic palace provides a picturesque and perfect backdrop for the song. It was truly a great emotion to shoot the video for “Something for You” in a mansion rich in history. Something for You” explores romantic and nostalgic themes.

Could you delve into the storytelling aspect of the song and how it connects with your listeners?

“Something for You” tells the story of a budding romance filled with moments of tenderness, affection, and the excitement of getting to know someone special. The lyrics evoke nostalgia for those early stages of falling in love, capturing the magic of intimate moments shared between two people.

The song’s storytelling aspect resonates with listeners by tapping into universal experiences of love, longing, and connection. It allows them to reminisce about their own romantic encounters and cherish the emotions associated with them.

How does EEF maintain a balance between experimenting with new sounds and staying true to your distinctive musical identity?

Musical identity, in our opinion, isn’t determined by the sounds used or the musical genre proposed. Many times, genre gets confused with “sound”… the genre encompasses the set of sounds used, which in our case, is quite variable.

The sound, or precisely the musical identity, pertains to how those sounds are used, the “musical solutions adopted,” and the “intention” behind the composition.

EEF Early Ettringite Formation

Can you share any anecdotes or memorable moments from the creation or recording process of “Something for You”?

The song came about in a very simple and spontaneous way, almost on a whim. One evening in company, Umberto, the guitarist, began playing a chord progression, and Edoardo let himself go and started humming something over it and… voilà! That’s how the track was born.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

We’ve always been close to music in every phase of our lives. We spend much more time listening to records and playing, which are the things that make us feel good, rather than doing anything else… It wasn’t a decision; it was a natural and spontaneous process that brought us here.

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

The band was born from the minds of Mattia Leoni (drums) and Umberto Ferretti (guitar). After several years of research and writing, they decided to bring the project to life by assembling the right members for the complete lineup; Giovanni Golaschi on bass, Edoardo Gili on vocals, and Leonardo Rosselli on saxophone.

We are 5 young musicians with an album already released, “Horror Vacui,” and several singles. Over the years, in addition to live performances, we have participated in various events and competitions, achieving significant milestones such as placing 3rd in the “Tour Music Fest 2018” across Italy. In February 2023, we participated in “Una voce per San Marino,” a competition that opens the doors to the “Eurovision Song Contest,” reaching the Final and ranking 9th in the Top Ten out of over a thousand participants from around the world.

In March 2023, we won 2nd prize at the international contest “On The Music Waves” with the song “Downtown.” In June 2023, we participated in “Music For the Next Generation,” where the jury, composed of Gegè Telesforo, Malika Ayane, and Alberto Martini, awarded the band 2nd place.

What was life like for you before music?

For some of us it is difficult to answer this question, because we all began listening, feeling, dancing or playing from a very very young age, we don’t remember what life was like before we met music

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

There wasn’t a real first song that started us, but we can say that we’ve always liked all those artists who didn’t set limits for themselves. Starting from the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic experiments of the 70s, up to the modern ones of today

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

Maybe not in the top world charts, but we certainly have something to say in terms of musical explorations, perhaps in that sector dedicated to music “insiders”, and enthusiasts of all those sub-genres that take inspiration from jazz

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry

The fact of always being yourself, always getting genuine and fresh ideas. Not to be influenced too much by external factors

What was the worst experience on stage?

We have been very lucky because we have never had any major catastrophic events on stage so far, but they are experiences that every musician knows could happen at any moment and we remain vigilant.

Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about.

Various musicians of different backgrounds coexist in our group. Edo the singer is a great connoisseur of vocal technique and it is always nice to see how he consciously uses his nuances on what he sings. Giovanni the bassist was born with the instrument so it is rare to see all that natural musicality in a person, Mattia the drummer also known as papa mat, he is our anchor for the group, as well as being a musician with an extraordinary talent

He is also our sheepdog, Umberto is our guitarist architect who delights us with his sometimes noble dialectic and manages with serenity to manage his prolific compositional and instrumental side. I am Leonardo the saxophonist, after my studies at the conservatory I met EEF and I try to apply all my knowledge and also my instrumental skills to what was proposed to me, but My real talent is selling our CDs during concerts and I think I’m the best at this.

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

With the band we are experimenting with various strategies to go to another level. What we seem to notice is certainly that taking care of all the various aspects that concern our musical activity is leading, for example, to the whole aspect that concerns promotion and the relationship with the listeners is something we are learning to take care of.

What was the recording process like?

Our recording process is quite standard, that is, we go to the recording studio and record in multitrack, but first of all we do pre-productions almost as if they were the final recording and this helps us to be clear on how we want the album to come out. The clearer the sound is to us, the less effort the sound engineers make.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

It’s typical of an author to want to change something in a song after you have finished it. Time changes you and your perception of everything. The important thing to do Is to remember why you made that choice when you were writing or recording it and focus on that.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Of course we have new material and we are working on it right now. We are very proud of It and when it’ll be the right moment we will finally share it with you all.