"Shape of Fear And Bravery" is the title of the debut album as a soloist of Suz: matters of fear and bravery, histories of complicated years, years to be told in original ways through veins of futuristic sound with the care for the melodic sketches and the tones, years to paint through musical trips that look to the evolution of certain visionaries Anglo-Saxon sounds (from the trip hop of "Choke" to the dubstep of "The gathering", passing through the drum'n'bass echoes of "Countdown") digital trajectories always looking for however with clear intensity a personal voice, warm, pulsating, "human", of strange sweetness. Suz in fact it is most of all an adventurous emotional chronicle in music. Everything started in the 2007 winter from the collaboration of the bolognese singer Susanna La Polla with musician El Reverend M (synth and handsonica, already author of the soundtrack of the documentary film "Killing" directed by SS Sunda), and with the internationally renowned harpist Duccio Lombardi. Susanna, known as Suz, in the past has worked with one of the kings of the italian raggamuffin', Papa Ricky (whom with she has recorded the two albums, "Lu Papa Ricky" and "13 semplici ricette"). She sang also with the bolognese punk rock group Sushi a la Suntory alongside the guitarist and writer Riccardo Pedrini (Nabat, Wu Ming 5), further she worked with hip hop producer from Lecce Leg-No, with bolognese reggae sound system Godzilla, with funk producer Gopher D/ Wastasi and with bolognese producer Katzuma (who under the alias Deda, has been one of the columns of the greatest italian hip hop crew: Sangue Misto).
After entering the recording studio No.Mad Studio in Turin last January 2009, the three were followed by the artistic production of Ezra and the artistic consulence of Alessio "Manna" Argenteri (historical bass player of the italian band Casino Royale). Beside Alessiomanna, whose bass lines characterize five tracks of the record, special guests of "Shape of Fear and Bravery" are the Turin guitarist Paolo Spaccamonti, the three drummers Alessandro Soresini (Smoke, Casino Royale), Davide Compagnoni (Stearica), Mark Alonzo of the recording studio No.Mad, the Turinese saxophonist Cecio (Mr. T-Bone) and the bolognese jazz musician Bruno Briscik.
Next release is a cd containing the remixes of all the tracks of "Shape of Fear and Bravery" among which are the one of "The Gathering" by Thavius Beck, the Los Angeles producer collaborator, among the others, of Saul Williams and Nine Inch Nails, and also the remixes of "Fear" by Katzuma / Deda, of "Choke" by Gopher / Wastasi, of "Soulminer" by dj TayOne, "Countdown" by Macro Marco and many more.
Live Suz plays with Ezra (dubmaster), Alessiomanna (bass), the ex N.A.M.B:. Luca Cognetti (guitar) and David “Little Tony Negri” Nerattini (Drums).