The COMPACT MOROBOSHI project was officially inaugurated in 2008 in Livorno. The band blends visual arts, punk, and electro. The band was founded by three musicians (2 bass players and 1 guitarist), who are also DJs. They met while working as DJs and combined their efforts to put together an experimental band in which they now play other instruments and produce samples and computer-assisted compositions. This has resulted in a blend of punk, grunge, and electronic music; as well as pop and rock.
The founders of the band are Giacomo Iasilli (bass, synth, samples, and voices), Alessandro Quaglierini (voice, bass, samples, and guitars), and Michael Rotondi (voice, guitar, drums).The band was joined by N_Sambo (guitar) and Alessio Carnemolla (drums) for their live gigs in 2010.
They have been recording since they started out. They compose during recording sessions and rehearse what they have recorded. The members email each other their pieces to exchange ideas. They perform at 2 a.m. in clubs and in visual arts performance/installation settings.
The bands that have inspired the group are many and diverse: The Ramones, Nirvana, Justice, Daft Punk, Peaches, Le Tigre, Eagles, Death Metal, and The Sex Pistols. The most appropriate definition of the genre is electro-clash.
In May 2011, Compace Moroboshi's first CD was released. It was self-produced with the sponsorship of Tacoma Arte, a contemporary art company that deals in low-cost works.
The name of the band was Michael Rotondi’s idea, but it soon became a threesome project, therefore a fully-fledged band. Compact Moroboshi is a compound name. Compact refers to a CD (the 3 founding members refer to themselves as CJs, compact jockeys), a tribute to their predilection for CD sets. Moroboshi is dedicated to a character from Japanese Manga which invaded Italian television in the 1980s.