In 2002 Leonardo Barbadoro, at the time a guitarist in several post rock inspired groups, took on the name Koolmorf Widesen and began composing his first pieces. Early in 2007 he released his first official self-titled cd for the Roman label (ECG). After that, there were two years of hard work: many intense live performances around Europe (where he shared the stage with artists like Apparat, The Herbaliser, Dj Spooky, Fuck Buttons, Luke Vibert, Borgore, Legowelt, 808 State, The Bug, Tim Exile just to mention a few) and some serious meticulous music writing composition.These two things gave birth to the two drivers which exist in Melodies Fork Now, his last album released on the EVES label in february 2009. The CD, therefore rich in influences (from electroacoustic music to nervous and abrasive jungle), contaminations and in experimentations was acclaimed by the press and consacrated Koolmorf as one of the best electronic music producers in Italy.
Since “Melodies Fork Now” Leonardo has worked as a sound designer, co-artistic director at EVES records as well as mastering EVES releases, composer for an iPad app (“Find Them” from Murmex Labs), and has also joined an electroacoustic project to experiment with sewing machines, programming and digital processing, field recordings and surround. In 2014 he will finally release his new record “JX-EP” on Wi-Ru Records which is a collection of 5 tracks made using exclusively analog synthesizers and drum machines.
Leonardo Barbadoro is now attending High Education College Cherubini in Florence to get a degree in composition and electronic music and working on two other new records.
Now available from WR! The first collaboration between WR and Synthrotek DIY electronics: a thirteen track compilation CD featuring artists working nearly exclusively with modular synthesizers! Far out electronic sounds from some members of the WR family as well as some special guests. Dive deep into the world of modular synthesis with artists such as […]Continue Reading