The Other Side

Label: Compost Records
Date: 2010-05-21
Format: CD

Artwork: Compost Records

On "(Why Don’t You Take) The Other Side" Roberto di Gioia, the musical mastermind behind Marsmobil, unfolds the amazing new musical world that Marsmobil has progressed into since their last album Minx.


With more catchy songs than ever and a strong link to the 60’s roots of pop, rock and psychedelica Marsmobil have re-focused their activities and created a pop album of classic dimensions based on Roberto’s outstanding skills as songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. Almost every single instrument on the album, ranging from the Antonelli children’s organ to Mellotron, drums, bass, piano, organs, acc. and elec. guitars, sitar, percussion, chimes, marimba, cello and even a blues harp was played by Roberto di Gioia himself. No wonder that, ever since his childhood, he has earned himself a reputation as musical “Wunderkind”.
Gifted with talent he was employed to play right after he left school at the age of nineteen with big names like Art Farmer, Woody Shaw, Johnny Griffin, James Moody, Mel Lewis and Buster Williams. Invitations to play in the States followed soon after and with less than twenty years he was already a known figure in the Jazz scene. From there his journey led him around the world as well as through musical worlds ranging from Jazz to Indie Rock - he worked with The Notwist on their outstanding Neon Golden album - to electronic works with Console or DJ Hell to pop.
In the same vain as his journeys through musical worlds whilst working with others, Roberto has developed his own project Marsmobil. Step by step it has evolved from the more acid jazz inspired first album "Strange World" on ACT, through the critically acclaimed "Minx" (Compost) to the current full-fledged pop album.