Hugo Race Fatalists “We Never Had Control”

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Format: Pink LP + MP3 / CD
Lenght: 38:07
Genre: folk / rock / blues
Catalog Number: LP IBR013-RVRLP1 / CD GRAM1203-IBR013
Bar Code: LP 8056457360046 / CD 5901844972926
Release Date: LP 02/11/12 – CD 28/09/2012
Distributor: Goodfellas / Kudos / Broken Silence 

Hugo Race Fatalists is the collaboration between Australian singer songwriter producer Hugo Race and the Italian instrumental band Sacri Cuori.

Beautiful, brutal, primitive and transcendent, the new album from Hugo Race and his Fatalist collaborators Antonio Gramentieri and Diego Sapignoli is both dark and  uplifting. Acoustic instruments and subtle electronica fused with Race’s deep voice and songwriting trace the scars of experience and sacrifice, set against unique soundscapes merging folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock.

Hugo Race Fatalists are joined by violinists Vicki Brown and Catherine Graindorge, synthesist Franco Naddei and contrabassist Francesco Giampaoli. Hugo Race is an internationally acclaimed Australian singer, songwriter and producer.

Hugo Race – vocals, steelstring guitar, keys
Antonio Gramentieri –electric guitar, lapsteel, baritone guitar, bass
Diego Sapignoli – drums, congas, balafon, treated percussion
Franco Naddei – synthesizers
Francesco Giampaoli – double bass
Vicki Brown – violin, vocals
Catherine Graindorge – violin, viola  (Shining Light, We Never Had Control)
Violetta DelConte Race – vocals (Meaning Gone, We Never Had Control)
Hellhound Brown – vocals (Dopefiends)

Recorded and mixed by Franco Naddei
Cosabeatstudio, Villafranca-Forlì, Italia
Produced by Hugo Race & Antonio Gramentieri
Cover design by Alannah Hill
Photographed by Dejan Patic @ Fotomorgana, Berlin
Sky photography by Christopher Race


1. Dopefiends
2. Ghostwriter
3. Meaning Gone
4. Snowblind
5. No Angel Fear To Tread
6. Shining Light
7. No Stereotype
8. We Never Had Control