Formed in 1989 around the gentle acoustic/electronica of Federico Zampaglione and his introspective lyrics, Italian band Tiromancino released four albums (1992's self-titled effort, 1994's Insisto, 1995's Alone Alieno, and 1997's Rosa Spinto) before signing to Virgin Records, which released the group's breakthrough, La Descrizione di un Attimo, in 2000.
An extensive tour, as well as the inclusion of the song "Due Destini" in Ferzan Ozpetek's Le Fate Ignorati, led to numerous awards and exposure. By the time Tiromancino (who by now solidly consisted of Zampaglione, Andrea Pesce, and Luigi Pulcinelli, plus a rotating cast of contributors) were ready with their sixth album, 2002's In Continuo Movimento, they were full-fledged stars. Two years later Illusioni Parallele was issued, and after the retrospective 95-05, Tiromancino released L'Alba di Domani, which also contained the music from Zampaglione's first foray into filmmaking, the dark comedy Nero Bifamiliare, in 2007. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi