The French duo take their inspiration from their travels and take the names of their tracks from the towns they have visited. And so they came up with the title Places, a coming together of six destinations, six atmospheres: from the Italian village of Marta to call Imprenta in Granada.
Keeping in tune with their first EP Distances, Il:lo’s sound is a blend of acoustic and synthetic melodies. Difficult to categorise, it could well be perceived as heavy as it is light, with its sombre bass lines as well as floaty brass tones.
On this EP, Il:lo worked with the talented Brain Blake on the track Reine and featured Gregoire Pitt’s trumpet skills in conversation with Dejan Dejado’s accordion in Marta.