The Colours Seen From Behind is the work of Mauro Costagli, head of OuZeL rec and drummer of Lo-fi Sucks!. Mauro writes and plays his own tunes under this pseudonym since 1999, when the tape-label CVR (ONQ, Cefodie, Burt Reynols Ensemble, Priscilla) released TCSFB's first C46 cassette containing 11 songs. A few years later the Colours shared a split-tape with Morose for the British label Bliss in 2002, and appeared on a number of compilations both in Italy (for OuZeL, Under My Bed) and abroad (Dhyana, Germany; Fighting Godzilla, U.S.A.), but never had a chance to play live until 2006 when, for the first time, Mauro played his songs arranged for gutar and voice only, in a small venue in Tokyo. Since then, Mauro played live both alone and with friends, exploring different types of sound - say, indierock when he played in line-ups with gutars, bass and drums, as well as more experimental setups when accompained only by a cello and a cajon.
In late 2011 Mauro recorded four songs that have now been released as an EP entitled Take to the Ocean and Hit the Sun (OuZeL rec and Under My Bed rec, Autumn 2012).
The current line-up of the band is:
Mauro Costagli - voice and guitar
Simona Motta - cello
Alessandro Zangani - bass guitar
Sebastiano Rossi - guitar
Michele Truglio - drums
Sebastiano and Alessandro play also in Do Nascimiento and June Miller;
Simona Motta played the cello in the first two records of Morose, and is a member of Uncomfortable Cigarettes.
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