The Giallo Princess returns.
Raised into a unique popcultural landscape surrounded by Giallo Comic books, whistling Morricone film
scores, vibrant religious imagery and expensive furniture design, Italian born Emma Tricca's childhood
playground formed a very different backdrop to that of the many whispery femmefolk revivalists that have
popped up and poopedout over the last humstrummed decade.
Emma Tricca didn't fall into a comfy kaftan via her parents bottle fed record collection during her prepaid
college offyears nor was she torn out of a style mag via a few guitar lessons to decorate the postclub chill
out festivals. Emma Tricca is the real deal, unaffected by whimsical presspenchants and influenced by long
European roadtrips, heavy guitar cases and tough love relationships. In danger of spitting paganistic fluff,
Emma is simply an ergonomic reaction to her environments and their stories folk music personified. While
splitting her time between Rome and London she awkwardly melts a stiff upperlip into the hotblooded
passion which has fuelled her fingerpicked momentum through all of her adult life.
As folk slips from the newspaper colour supplements and becomes a four letter word once again, Emma
Tricca basques in its exorcism and stands hand in hand with her peers, counting the likes of John
Renbourne, Bonnie Dobson and Judy Collins as friends and stage mates, while eerily drawing comparisons
with the lost music of EnglishItalian 70s acidic folk mystery Mark Fry.
Tricca was first recognised by her long black hair, battered guitar case and sturdy Italian heeled boots by
Jane Weaver and Andy Votel on stage in 2006. It was ultimately her unique and infectious vocals talents
that inspired the Northern nonlabel bosses to release her unanimously fivestar rated debut LP Minor White
via the Bird Records imprint, a family of which Emma has been a faithful friend and ambassador ever since.
Taking trips across central Europe to the West coast of America and stopping off at too many English, Irish
and Welsh Festivals to count in between (Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown, Festival Number 6, Green Man) the
emergence of Emma's new set of songsofexperience come from a creative soul that has travelled far,
practiced long and shared a heart, through intimate songwriting, with unfaltering abundance.
Previously honing her craft with minimum means fuelled by maximum motivation her ability to
spontaneously exude yearning melodic handcrafted folk songs to dewyeyed audiences still renders todays
hitech backlines and expensive studios surplus to requirement. 2014 will see Emma undertake more live
commitments, as well as her first musical appearance in a film starring Sir Patrick Stuart as she winks back
On her new LP, Emma, for the first time, embraces the minimal use of mechanical percussion and home
made orchestrations collaborating with Italian and English musicians such as members of Welsh proggists
Colorama, Edwyn Collins producer Carwyn Ellis and Sam Mcloughlin (N.Racker) who brings some
Northern rural radiophonics to this ROMANtic relic.
To subtitle a John Fahey song... behold the Giallo Princess.
Emma tricca feat Marco fabi - southern star