Everything arises from the desire to develop a sort of artistic “venting” coming out from classical studies and a visceral passion for rock, trying to tie two cultural currents so far and, at the same time, idealistic nearby.
Lorenzo Masotto (vocals, bass, piano), Laura Masotto (vocals and electric violin) and Bruce Turri (drums), all three with classical studies behind themselves, play in various chamber ensembles and for a variety of projects ranging from pop to rock, from jazz to electronic experimentation.
Two-thirds of Maschere (Lorenzo and Laura) are brothers and have played together since childhood, respectively, the piano and violin. Being three allows them to work harmonically on the concept of Bachian counterpoint, using bass as tonal harmonic carpet and the violin as regards the melody. Voice is intertwined between the two instruments, creating a sort of chamber trio, spiced with the rhythmic precision of the battery.
In 2009 Le Maschere di Clara release an EP “23″ for Jestrai Records and in 2010 the debut album“Anamorfosi” for the label Black Widow.
Anamorfosi reprinted in 2011 in a makeover with valuable unreleased songs, produced by Max Monti (Quintorigo), shock critics and audience who consider it one of the best productions of 2011 (the album is available as a free download on http://lemascherediclara.bandcamp.com).
In September 2012, Le Maschere di Clara win the contest “Modena 29 Settembre: Via Mei di Faenza” with the best cover of the beat song “29 Settembre” written by Battisti and Mogol in 1966. They open the concert in Piazza Grande, Modena, and perform at TEK Faenza for MEI – Meeting of Independent Labels.
After months and months of touring around the peninsula and great hard work, finally they enter the studio to record the new album “L’Alveare”, released in April 2013, only vinyl and digital format.
L’Alveare marks the evolution of a rock full of distortion and melody, focusing on the human being as a whole, with its emotions and its history. Very strong messages and themes permeate the fabric: evil, war, racism, disillusionment and reflection on pain and constructive power of love.
The album is refined, complicated and pays homage to the authors of Italian literature in the titles of the nine tracks. First single video is “A SE STESSO” homage to the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi.
L’Alveare Summer Tour 2013 brought Le Maschere di Clara to perform around Italy and abroad to Burg Herzberg Festival, historical festival active since 1968, which takes place in Germany, near Alsfeld.