Asa’s Mezzanine is an Italian alternative rock and metal band, formed in 2021 between Siena and province. The band’s line-up includes drummer Filippo Nassi, guitarist Antonio Mugnaioli, keyboardist Virginia Lisi and bassist Lorenzo Morellini.
Class ’92 and ’93 and constantly inspired by the sacred monsters of progressive rock and by a multitude of influences and different life and work paths (medicine, physics, cinema, literature and much more), in 2021 they produce and publish their first single entitled “Onibaba”; an explosive and impetuous musical journey that plays with changes of rhythm and rending atmospheres, percussive riffs and tribal explosions. In July 2021 they debuted live at TvSpenta dal Vivo festival (Siena, Italy), opening Elli de Mon and There Will Be Blood.
In the following months the project expanded into the studio through new ideas and unreleased material in progress until the publication, in July 2022, of their first studio-produced album entitled “When She Met Herself”. A concept album consisting of eight instrumental tracks available for listening on all official streaming platforms.
When She Met Herself corresponds to the completion of a journey. Construction and deconstruction, hypnotic atmospheres and twisted sonic descents in a story that mixes industrial and metal, progressive and psychedelic, electronic research, organic and environmental sounds and jazz echoes. A free, claustrophobic and lysergic sound journey on the birth of contradiction in a storm of eerie odd sounds, on the intertwining of the upper and lower floors, on thinking against acting in the most hidden part of ourselves.
Composed, recorded and produced in total autonomy, the album is flanked by an illustrated novel written by novelist Paolo Sirio and designed and distributed by the band, which puts in black and white the hidden vision hidden behind the notes.