SLOW WAVE SLEEP, pseudonym of Emilio Larocca Conte, is an eclectic music project started in 2015. Slow Wave Sleep is also a pirate ship that writes soundtracks to surreal stories collected while plowing the 7 seas. Inspired by Ernst’s paintings, Kafka literature, Richard Wagner’s drama, Buster Keaton’s madness, and visionary musicians like Björk, King Crimson, Gorillaz, Rammstein, it has nourished a unique style with a strong scenic impact and conceptual meaning. After the production of several demos and collaborations, the experimental attitude of the past has been flowed into the typical structure of pop music with Italian lyrics.

The whole production is entered around Réfles, a fictional character, and the bizarre narration of his life through dreams.

EMILIO LAROCCA CONTE (IL CONTE) is an Italian composer, songwriter and guitar player. He’s also the guitar player of the metal band Relic (IT), and had been a line-up member and session musicians for bands, solo artists and ensembles like Jureduré, OndAnomala, Spookshow Inc. (LT), CiakOrchestra, Leon Buche (GE).
As a composer, he wrote music for featured movies and short-movies awarded in festivals such as Cannes and Venice and in the US as long as pieces for orchestras. He spent the last three years in Paris and Berlin where has been the production assistant for Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi and he founded Nilasphere, a startup formed to experiment with Virtual Reality games and music performance.

Baby Emilio

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