Archive, the British musical collective formed in 1994 and led by the two keyboardists Darius Keeler and Danny Griffits, arrive on 6 November at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone for an unmissable concert as part of the Call To Arms & Angels European Tour.
Archive were born as a trip-hop group, on the same scene as bands like Massive Attack and Portishead. The evolution of their project, though, has led them to overcome the limitations of the early style and move away from it, although some echoes are present in some pieces.
Their sounds are now much broader, ranging from acoustic to electronic, from ambient to psychedelic music, passing through progressive rock, probably the definition most frequently used by the group members to describe their music in interviews.
Elements such as the mélange de genre, the complexity of the music writing, the long instrumental parts, and the melodic parts have created their characteristic sonority.
Although the actual group are Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths, they prefer the term "collective" to "band."
6 novembre 2023