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Patrizia Tranchina: Vocals

Danilo Carnevale: Guitars, Soundscapes, Electronics

Lunaires is the new project by Danilo Carnevale and Patrizia Tranchina, ex-members of ‘Jeunesse d’Ivoire’, an underground cult Italian wave band active in the early and mid-Eighties. A project stretched in time, from the post-punk of the early eighties to the post-everything of today.


The duo  has remerged twice in changed guises during the span of over 30 years, first as Jeunesse d’Ivoire, then as Ivoires.

Jeunesse d’Ivoire – beginning in early 80s Milan with the historic group Jeunesse d’Ivoire, immediately receiving critical acclaim from influential italian magazines such as Rockerilla , Rumore and Fare Musica. JdI featured in Body Section in 1983 – a historical compilation of the magazine Rockerilla – along with Litfiba, Kirlian Camera and Diaframma, among others.

Their songs have been featured on many compilations, the most appreciated of which is “A Gift of Tears”, a  cult tune, included in: “Milano New Wave 1980-83” (Spittle Records, IT); “Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics vol.1” – 2010 (Angular Records – UK); “New Wave Italiana 1980 – 1986” – 2012 (Spittle Records); “Danza Meccanica vol. 2″ – 2012 (Mannequin); ” Italia Synthetica 1981-1985 ” 2013 (Spittle Records).

Ivories – The experience is reiterated in a modern key in 2010 with the name Ivories, updating both sound and line-up. Their repertoire developed in parallel to an intense live activity.

Discography: EP “In Between” (2013 – Big Drop Records)

Full-length CD “Light Years” (2017 – Swiss Dark Nights).

The band has been touring extensively throughout Italy, including Milan, Turin, Florence, Rome, Bologna, Modena, Pisa, Brescia, Naples etc., supporting acts such as Kirlian Camera and the German band No More. Thanks to these experiences the act has been growing a strong reputation for their powerful and dynamic live sets.Lunaires is the landing point of a long musical journey which embodies and testifies two very distant and still related musical eras, that of the crudest and most innocent post-punk of thirty years ago and today electronica, bordering on psychedelia, shoegaze and krautrock. Having experienced the beginnings of post-punk in real time and as forerunners allows Lunaires a long look and a musical richness not easily found in contemporary bands.