FRANCESCO PALADINO & THE DOUBLING RIDERS
Doublings & Silences Volume I
The Doubling Riders were born in the middle of the '80s from the ashes of the great experimental / minimal wave project A.T.R.O.X. around the trio of Francesco Paladino, Pier Luigi Andreoni, and Riccardo Sinigaglia (Professor of Electronic composition at Milan's Conservatory) .
Starting from an electronic music approach and working freely with ethno, folk and wave elements, the sound of the Doubling Riders was extremely original and hard to classify.
Mostly quiet meditative stuff, with folk, experimental electronic influences and some unusual vocalisations, some sang in a strange italian dialect.
Even if often compared to the more intellectual electronic experimental bands like Tuxedomoon, Coil or Vox Populi, Doubling Riders can be easily considered a unique project within the Italian new music scene.