“With a mixture of originals and covers (...) the group combines jazz, funk, and art rock in a manner nearly as appealing as the original films they strive to evoke!”
“I’m already planning on getting my hands on some classic 70s Italian crime cinema. Take a ride with Calibro 35, and don’t be surprised if you end up feeling the same. Ciao for now…”
“Every once in awhile we come back from the future and celebrate something amazing from the past, and today marks the release of a record that highlights classic and obscure themes from ’60’s and ’70’s Italian film soundtracks with Milan’s CALIBRO 35 delivering “Ritornano Quelli Di..””
“RECORD OF THE WEEK “Formed to recreate the funky and creepy Italian soundtracks of the 1970s, Milan’s Calibro 35 has evolved into something much more, creating original pieces that rival some of their inspirations in range and “jam kicking.””
“Italian soundtrack funk that sounds like Goblin recording at Stax!”
"Calibro 35 is just fun for the listeners! A wild mixture of jazz, surf and electrical sounds, to be settled somewhere between the Euro Boys and Bootsy Collins. Let´s hope Quentin Tarantino will listen to this record someday, the soundtrack to this movie would be impressing."
" This is Calibro 35 and I really can not say enough good things about their self titled Album!”
“They say Italian’s do it better and that is definitely the case when it comes to Calibro 35. The Milan based band remake 60’s and 70’s Italian film soundtracks and they do it with such energy and skill you can almost see the car chases happening before your eyes.”
“One spin led to two spins and interest led to rapture. ”
““Imagine the Budos Band and The Black Keys sitting in with Marc Ribot and David Holmes. This is an incredible band with top notch musicians and we proudly say that this is ESSENTIAL!””
"Extraordinary and brillant! The band sounds extremely authentic"
"We are definitely preserving Italian music here on KCRW with Calibro 35..."
“Italians do it better with a new album of cult retro film scores. ”
"Italian groove at its best!"
“Don't download; buy it. Buy two copies. Hell, make it four copies. And tell them The Great Tyrant sent you.”
“Calibro 35 gave us a memorable performance. Groovy as hell and psychedelically warped.”
“played with verve and passion... FANTASTIC!”
“live instrumentation handled beautifully, in ways that bring something new to the tunes, but remain very faithful to their original inspiration"”
“Calibro 35 director Tommaso Colliva taps into the vibe of 60s and 70s Italian soundtracks for this grooving contemporary album which ebbs from smoking to sinister. Cool studio effects color the live instrumentation, as the free-flowing mix of jazz, funk, rock, classical and improvisation sets the cinema ablaze. Recommended.”
“Really digging this band from Milan, Italy called Calibro 35”