Cucina Povera - Finnish-born sound artist and vocalist Maria Rossi and ELS - the name under which Edward Simpson of Circuit Breaker makes introspective electronica have joined forces to create The Oystercatcher. It is an album of boiled down improvisations, culled from a two day recording session in London, inspired by a Tove Jansson short Story.
Cucina Povera (who shares her moniker with the 309th best restaurant in Thessaloniki), real name Maria Rossi, is a sound artist and vocalist. Zoom is her very raw document of places and spaces she has found herself in. Using just a Tascam Zoom recorder and a loop pedal, she creates sonic maps which provide an overwhelming sense of being there with her.
Cucina Povera is the name given to a particularly frugal form of cooking in rural Italy. It is also the name used by Finnish-born artist and musician Maria Rossi for her music making. Her third album, Tyyni, explores the meeting of nature and the mechanical world through noise, hymn-like vocals and further vocal experiments.