NOIR JAZZ FEMDOM BY LORENZO MACINANTI
Macelleria Mobile Di Mezzanotte, also known as MMM, started as Adriano Vincenti’s solo project. The sound was focused on power electronics and harsh noise. Sex explicit lyrics and pictures have been a particularly rough constant, as seen on the first legendary record “Profilo Ottimale delle Ferite” which features raw murder stories, sinister atmospheres and extreme minimal noise. In 2013, “Black Lake Confidence” album got worldwide excellent recognition and introduced doom drone jazz sounds into MMM’s style.
Saxophone player Pierluigi Ferro became a full-time member of the band. In 2015 the band signed with Subsound Records label and released “Funeral Jazz”, a collection of doom funeral jazz ballads, with all lyrics in Italian. Manuele Frau (Der Noir, Blackland) joined the band to play guitar tunes, along with Riccardo Chiaretti (Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Chaos/Order). Brand new MMM album “Noir Jazz Femdom” celebrates the band’s twentieth anniversary (2000-2020). Many years after their noise and industrial debuts, MMM explore corrosive sounds while not giving up their noir jazz touch. “Noir Jazz Femdom” is available via Subsound Records since November 29th, 2019.
People call our music “Noir Jazz” actually a deviation of dark electronica, doom ambient and noise. Other similar acts we are often assimilated with: Zu, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Dale Cooper Quartet. When we started in the early 00s we were playing some sort of minimal noise called power electronics at the time (Whitehouse, Atrax Morgue, Merzbow).
‘Noir Jazz Femdom’ comes after almost 20 years of music under the monicker MMM. Many records after, we have developed a very intuitive way to play music together. We know each other, we are used to jamming like a rock band with buttons and keys. Then we have a saxophone and (sometimes, not in every song or record) we have vocals. We are four and some of us live in the US for the great part of the year, when we have the chance to team up and make music we do really need to optimize the time. Much of the work is made on the distance, then we combine all the ideas and intuitions and finalize the record in a few weeks.
Inspiration comes from noir movies, crime literature and stories of serial killers. Our obsession is the Monster of Florence who killed victims from late 60s to mid-80s in the surroundings of Florence.