CMB project was born on the inputs coming from the new discoveries in physics and astrophysics.
The influence of these discoveries on the collective consciousness, the impact they have and will have on our daily lives and on the vision of our being, has led us to communicate these new openings in an artistic and creative way, trying to make granted that we are still in full evolution in the fields of knowledge and spirituality.
Everything still has to be discovered and we really want/need enthusiasm and joy; because we will never give in to fear, discouragement and pessimism.
The CMB project are a musical duo formed in 2013 by Michele Ermini e Lamberto Salucco.
The name of this project comes from the “Cosmic Microwave Background” which is the radiation left over from the Big Bang. It has been detected in 1964 by Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias.
Our main influences are Depeche Mode, Tricky, Mike Oldfield, Radiohead, Jean Michel Jarre, Gorillaz, many ’80 dance artists etc.
(lyrics & vocals)
Michele “Micce” Ermini was born in Florence in 1974.
He’s been playing (guitar & vocals) in pubs. Then in 2000 he joined L.E.S – Lazzeri Ermini Salucco (lyrics and vocals) for three albums. He also wrote the book based on the story of their last cd “Metempsicosis“.
– a hiker
– a gourmand (food & wine)
– a former football player
– a former cyclist
– enrolled in Educational Sciences
– quality & safety manager
(everything except vocals & lyrics)
Lamberto “Luccio” Salucco was born in Florence (1972).
He composed music for advertisements, ballet, short movies and theatre.
In 1993 he played guitars with the band Kalymnos (with Stefano Terzani on drums, Fabio Leocata on bass/vocals and Marco Matteucci on keyboards).
Then he composed and played many albums with Fabio Leocata: “Verso l’isola perduta” (1995), BES1 (1998), BES2 (1999) and the musical “Paride” (2003).
He wrote solo albums like “Raccolta 2000” and “Raccolta n°2” (2000), “Agaph, Mnhmh, Epithymia” and “Rebus Audio 1” (2007). With David Vaggelli he composed the theatre soundtrack “Una storia di streghe” (2000).
He’s also the founder of L.E.S – Lazzeri Ermini Salucco with Fabio Lazzeri and Michele Ermini. L.E.S. recorded three albums “Scene” (2002), “La mia immagine” (2003) and “Metempsicosis” (2012).
In the CMB project he’s writing, playing and producing everything you hear (except vocals).
Luciano Zella (Pisa, 1972) started studying music and electric guitar at Lizard school at the age of 14, joined his first band (Sentence) in 1990 and took his graduation as sound tecnician at 18. He worked with many bands, expecially heavy metal projects (Domine, Death SS, Necromass, Steve Sylvester etc.) as guitar player, sound technician, arranger and composer: remarcable the recording sessions of the Death ss albums ‘Do what thou wilt’ and ‘Panic’. On these occasions he had the opportunity to work with producers as Mags & Keith Appleton (Cradle of filth, Anathema) and Neil Kernon ‘thanks for your adv. on timing and sync’ (Kansas, Queensryche, Dokken, Nevermore, Labyrinth). As studio sound technician he also worked with many bands and projects among which Midgard, Inner Shrine, Aop. As live sound technician he worked with hundreds of artists (Katia Ricciarelli, Dirotta su cuba, Anhima, Neon, Susy q, Alessandro Benvenuti, Rick Hutton, Marco di Maggio, Death SS, Domine, Florence rock opera group etc.). On 2006/2007 he performed vocals as bass baritone in Jesus Christ Superstar and Rocky horror show.
Pier Francesco Cigliana (PiF)
Music for fun more than passion, it became my second voice. Collaborations with Necromass for a single and the first Inner Shrine album: Nocturnal Rhimes Entangled in Silence.
Grown up with Jean Micheal Jarre, Mike Oldfield and Vangelis, in my music you’ll find reminiscences affected by even more commercial environments; Virtual Audio Project has played a key role in sound research and in musical and sound development. Gem, Korg, Yamaha and iPad are the instruments that allowed me to create what you can listen to following my musical journeys, crossing the rooms where my words become music.