Andrea Poggio is full of intriguing contradiction. Throughout his music he challenges the traditional, while having a classical Italian air about himself. Just like Milan, the city he lives in, he combines sophistication with innovative and forward thinking.
His solo album “Controluce” (2017) is a lyrical and musical treat for those who appreciate elegant and sensitive narratives of everyday life tided up with original, synthetic sound.
“Poggio, who corresponds to a Lombard Wes Anderson, produces distinct and valuable pop that is both cultured and cosmopolitan” – Le Monde
“In his solo debut the milanese lawyer experiences adventures from his sofa, at a station bar, on a highway or strolling around a seaside. Displays of spring are lived by this dreaming outsider, between bossa nova and The Adventures of Tin Tin in neon” – Internazionale
“Controluce is an album adequately poignant and romantic, the story of a nerd character set in a modern metropolis during the economic boom” – Rolling Stone Italia
“A beautiful musical journey, witty, retrofuturistic and pleasantly misanthropic.
Nine fascinating, ironic, occasionally surreal tracks. Nine effortlessly challenging pieces. A great record.” – Blow Up