Orb Podcast 005: Alan Backdrop

Straight from Northern Italy, Alessio Meneghello or better known for his moniker Alan Backdrop, has been alluring his listeners through his productions characterised with deep atmospheres and a diversity of the genre. Simply put, Alan fascination is a reflection of his passion for music and inspiration he gets from the world around.

He is the kind of musician that certainly enjoys his studio jam sessions—this is one of the main reasons why he spends most of the time in his studio filled with synthesizers, recording and experimenting with the aim to capture and create his exceptional sound.

Alan Backdrop released his debut album, VR Plan, in 2013 on Prologue, an album that includes some of his pioneering tracks, such as “Cherber,” “Ere,” and “Siere.” While working on his first album, Alessio was simultaneously producing other singles, and EPs such as Excursion A and Excursion B published on Motoguzzi Records, Shan EP on Ekar, and Salko on Enklav. Shortly, he managed to create his second album, Eria, released in 2014 on Ekar Records, which best reflects his ever-growing deep productions.

One of Alessio’s latest projects is a_000, a project born from the unprompted come across of him and Enrico Rlt, which resulted in the creation of Road to Nauta, a 12’’ EP through Ekar Records. Road to Nauta is one of the works of Alan Backdrop that clearly indicates his long-lasting relationship with Ekar, which is one of the platforms where Alessio released most of his productions. Road to Nauta creation was inspired by a journey in Perù, and it simultaneously reflects these two artists fascination with ‘90s electronica, nature, and travelling.

In addition to spending most of the time in his studio, Alan Backdrop performs in various festivals—the latest in which he performed were Harmony Open Air and Modem Festival—and in different clubs and musical events every once in a while. Fascinated by electronic music and inspired by nature is the best way to describe Alan Backdrop. Focused on creating various atmospheric musical journeys, Alan Backdrop will undoubtedly continue his voyage as a producer and DJ, bringing new projects to his worldwide audience.