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Band, *1979 IT
A.k.a. Federico Fiumani

Born on the ashes of the Italian punk band C.F.S. (1979-1981), the Tuscan band DIAFRAMMA changed many times line-up and music style during the 80's. In 1982-1983 the band consisted of Federico Fiumani (guitar, ex-C.F.S.), Gianni Cicchi (drums, ex-C.F.S.), Nicola Vannini (vocals, later with Soul Hunters) and Leandro Cicchi (bass, brother of Gianni Cicchi). With this line-up DIAFRAMMA released two 7" "Pioggia/Illusione Ottica" and "Circuito Chiuso" (split with PANKOW, another post-punk band from Florence) and one 12" EP "Altrove". They were acclaimed by the music press as the Italian Joy Division and as one of the best Italian post-punk bands of the period. In 1984 the singer Miro Sassolini was choosen as a more suitable singer for the new music direction taken by the band. In December 1984 the acclaimed debut album "Siberia" was released by the second line-up. DIAFRAMMA became in 1985 one of the best-selling Italian new wave band. In 1985 the second line-up released another new wave masterpiece: the 12" EP "Amsterdam" including a re-recorded version of the title-song together with LITFIBA (the most important Tuscan band ever), another dark-wave piece called "Ultimo Boulevard" and a third song "Elena", which introduced the new sound of the following albums. After some disagreement about the new music direction, Cicchi brothers left and bassist Leandro Braccini joined. Together with different drummers (among them Renzo Franchi from LITFIBA), the trio released two LPs: the acclaimed "Tre Volte Lacrime" (1986 - IRA Records) and the high-quality self-produced album "Boxe" (1988 - Diaframma Records). The sound of the band in the period 1986-1988 is directed towards a more "rock" sound. After some disagreement among Sassolini and Braccini (on one side) and Fiumani (on the other side), the band split into two pieces towards the end of 1988. Since January 1989 DIAFRAMMA is the artist name of FEDERICO FIUMANI, who sings, plays guitars and writes all the songs. Sassolini and Braccini founded the experimental band VAN DER BOSCH which lasted at least a decade. "Gennaio EP" (1989 - Diaframma Records), "In Perfetta Solitudine" (1990 - Ricordi), "Da Siberia All'Ultimo Weekend" (1991 - Ricordi) and "Live and Unreleased" (1991 - Abraxas/Spittle) still maintain some contacts with the sound of the previous two albums, while "Anni Luce" (1992 - Abraxas) switched towards an alternative rock sound. "Il Ritorno dei Desideri" was released in 1994 on the famous Italian indipendent label Contempo Records and produced by members of CSI (Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti) Gianni Maroccolo (bass), Francesco Magnelli (keyboards) and Pino Gulli (drums). This album is a comeback to the "Italian new wave" sound. The following albums are more into Italian mainstream rock, but still pretty good: "Non è Tardi" (1995 - Abraxas), "Sesso e Violenza" (1996 - Flying Records), "Scenari Immaginari" (1998 - Diaframma Records).

PortraitFederico Fiumani
g, voc *1960 IT
Leandro Cicchi
b IT
Gianni Cicchi
dr IT
PortraitNicola Vannini
voc IT
PortraitMiro Sassolini
voc *1963 IT
Fabio Provazza
dr IT
Leandro Braccini
b, eb IT
PortraitLorenzo Moretto
dr IT
PortraitRiccardo Onori
g *1969 IT
Alessandro Raimondi
bvoc, dr IT
PortraitGuido Melis
eb, bvoc, b IT
PortraitAlessio Riccio
dr, perc IT
Luca Cantasano
b, eb IT
Massimo Buffetti
p, key IT
PortraitValter Poli
eb, b IT
Edoardo Daidone
g IT
Popular Tracks   
Siberia on Siberia by Diaframma
Labbra blu on Il ritorno dei desideri by Diaframma
L'odore delle rose on Anni luce by Diaframma
Gennaio on Live 09-04-2011 by Diaframma
Amsterdam on Siberia by Diaframma
Caldo on Boxe by Diaframma
La mia vita con una dea on Anni luce by Diaframma
Neogrigio on Siberia by Diaframma
Diamante grezzo on Live 09-04-2011 by Diaframma
Fiore non sentirti sola on Live 09-04-2011 by Diaframma

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
The Self Years (1998/2017)Diaframma2017Compil.
Siberia Reloaded 2016Diaframma2016Album
Demos 1982Diaframma2013Compil.
Studio Sessions ('95-'96)Diaframma2013Compil.
Preso Nel VorticeDiaframma2013Album
Live 1983Diaframma2013Compil.
Niente Di SerioDiaframma2012Album
Imperfetta SolitudineDiaframma2011Compil.
Live 09-04-2011Diaframma2011Album
Difficile Da TrovareDiaframma2009Album
Live @ Caracol - Pisa 6-7 Febbraio 2009Diaframma2009Album
Camminando Sul Lato SelvaggioDiaframma2007Album
Passato, PresenteDiaframma2005Album
All The VideosDiaframma2004Album
[Volume 13]Diaframma2004Album
First RecordingDiaframma2003Album
Live Al Big Club, 1988Diaframma2003Album
Electroboxe - The IRA TapesDiaframma2003Album
I Giorni Dell'IraDiaframma2002Album
Sassolini Sul Fondo Del FiumeDiaframma2002Compil.
Live In MonterotondoDiaframma2001Album
Demos, Rarities And Interviews - Volume 2Diaframma2001Album
Il Futuro Sorride A Quelli Come NoiDiaframma2001Album
Demos, Rarities And InterviewsDiaframma2000Album
Le Canzoni PerduteDiaframma2000Album
Live Al RototomDiaframma2000Album
Coraggio Da VendereDiaframma1999Album
Scenari ImmaginariDiaframma1998Album
Albori 1979-83Diaframma1997Compil.
Sesso E ViolenzaDiaframma1996Album
Non È TardiDiaframma1995Album
Il Ritorno Dei DesideriDiaframma1994Album
Anni LuceDiaframma1992Album
Live And UnreleasedDiaframma1992Compil.
In Perfetta SolitudineDiaframma1990Album
Da Siberia Al Prossimo Week-EndDiaframma1990Album
Diaframma 8183Diaframma1989Compil.
Io Ho In Mente TeDiaframma1986Single
3 Volte LacrimeDiaframma1986Album
AmsterdamDiaframma / Litfiba1985Album
AmsterdamDiaframma, Litfiba1985Single
Pioggia / Illusione OtticaDiaframma1982Single
Circuito Chiuso / WitherDiaframma / Pankow1982Single
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