Slow Wave Sleep, is an eclectic project founded in 2015 by Emilio Larocca Conte. After a period of demos and collaborations, the debut album L’Ultimo Uomo has been made in home-recording and published on January 23, 2018, a work where Emilio’s background flowed into a surreal song with lyrics in Italian. Few months later Chroma is out, together with the music video of Elogio della Follia, produced thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, and the book Spettro, representing another turning point in which a live band is born to start promoting SWS on stage.
The music of SWS aims to combine emotions and stories in a “liquid” mix because sounds, like water, adapts the idea to any container and nourished our mind. The entire production is focuses on Rèfles, a fictional character and the bizarre narration of life through his dreams.
Emilio is also a member of RELIC (death metal, ITA) and has collaborated with Jureduré (pop/folk, ITA), OndAnomala (mediterranean rock, ITA), Spookshow Inc. (industrial rock, LIT), Leon Buche (pop, GER) and numerous other artists as a guitarist. Furthermore, he worked as a production assistant for the composers Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Michele Tadini, Marco Biscarini, Antonio Rimedio, Daniele Furlati. As a composer, he writes soundtracks for films, short films, videogames as well as ambient music. As a producer, he promotes cross-media project through Nilasphere..
Emilio Larocca Conte – vocals and guitars
Stella Canonico – bass and backing vocals
Gabriele Larocca Conte – drums, percussions and samples
Gilberto Ongaro – keyboards, synths and backing vocals
Andrea Cascini – guitars and synths
Filippo Cresci – guitars