CantinaSociale was formed in 1996 with the aim of developing the sound of the alternative bands of the
Seventies by adding personal research, as well as an original theatrical approach, to progressive rock. The meeting with
Beppe Crovella, producer and keyboardist of Arti & Mestieri (a long-established Italian band), was the beginning of an
important artistic path that led to the release of “Balene (c'è qualcosa di più)” in 2002, for which CantinaSociale won
the Memorial Demetrio Stratos prize in 2003. Tracks from the same album appear in some compilations, such as Kalevala.
In 2006 a live DVD, “Catturati”, was published. The band's second work, “CUM LUX”, was released in 2009.
The new album, “Caosfera” (2017), represents a turning point and a challenge for the band, as it contains exclusively
instrumental songs. Different artists gave their contribution to “Caosfera”: the eclectic
Antonio Catalano – actor, painter,
sculptor and poet; Livio Musso – writer, director and author of song lyrics;
– a classical guitarist whose past collaborations include Isildurs Bane, Ares Tavolazzi and Richard Barbieri.