“This planet we’re living in really seems upside-down. We can sense that something definitely got lost along the way. Sometimes music helps us to better understand all that. Music allows us to just stop and reflect, enabling us to see things clearer and, above all, to know what is beyond words and thoughts. And, ultimately, it’s exactly what’s beyond that counts. What’s inside us - and beyond at the same time - is what we leave behind, everything else is like autumn clouds.” - Fabio Puglisi
A word that better describes the new Soul Basement album is “epochal”. “What We Leave Behind” sounds, in fact, like a record that definitely seems to mark the beginning of a new age.
Eight songs straight from the heart, eight anthems to life, in all of its many aspects. Love, joy, spirit, poetry, revolution, freedom, justice: the music flows across different places and topics, like a journey into the mind and soul.
Recorded live in the studio, “What We Leave Behind” also pays tribute to some of the artists Fabio and Jay love, like Coltrane, Monk, Mingus, Pharoah Sanders, Gil Scott-Heron.