about

Tapso II‘s musical experience starts in Catania in 2005, thanks to the enthusiastic meeting between Giancarlo Mirabella (drums), Stefano Garaffa Botta (guitar, voice) and Giovanni Fiderio (violin, combo organ).

Music is our personal rock’n’roll, it is influenced by contemporary experimental composers and enhanced by the disquieting life in a city of blinding lights, loud sounds and charming human combinations...

Thapsos was a Sicilian pre-greek site, where things were made by craftsmen and business was still linked to the human nature and direct creation, far from today’s “all-embracing” industrial speculation...

Our past activity grounds on years of experiences with other bands and on several previous projects: Jerica’s, Theramin, Mashrooms, 100%, Noema, each of them gravitating around Indigena Records constellation, led by Agostino Tilotta and Giovanna Cacciola (Uzeda and Bellini).

Our first work was recorded by Sacha Tilotta with Dreams Factory Analog Studio and mastering by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, it is now published on Tapso Records and available on line in this site...

At present, we are dedicating ourselves to an ongoing musical exploration...

crew discography

Giancarlo Mirabella drums

AA.VV.


Noema


Indigena Records (2003)

100%


Have you seen it?


Indigena Records (1996)

AA.VV.


095 codice interattivo / vol. II


Rock 86 (1992)

Stefano Garaffa Botta guitar / voice

Theramin


We were gladiators


Psychotica Records (2004)

AA.VV.


Noema


Indigena Records (2003)

Jerica's


Edison's last machine


Indigena Records (2002)

Jerica's


Two ships


Indigena Records (1998)

AA.VV.


Lapilli


Indigena Records (1995)

Giovanni Fiderio violin / combo organ

Mashrooms


The ginko


Zahr Records (2005)

Baffos


s/t


autoproduction (2001)

Todomodo


Dovrebbe restare il desiderio


autoproduction (2000)
guest in

H-C.B


Soundcheck for a missing movie


Radio is down (2007)
guest in

Diane and the Shell


30.000 feet tarantella


Australian Cattle God (2006)
guest in

Theramin


We were gladiators


Psychotica Records (2004)