After many solo efforts and collaborations, the band came together to prepare their debut album, produced entirely by Davide, G.u.p and Branco at Superbudda Studio in Turin. The album was mixed by Francis Caudullo Madaski (better known as Mada), at Dub The Demon Studio and mastered by George Marino at Stearlin Sound in New York City. Their eponymous album was published by Mescal on 28 January 2005. N.A.M.B.'s first three singles are: "Fermo", "Un istante un limite" (with two bonus tracks: "End of Days" and David Bowie's "Telling Lies"), and "Black Hole Sun", a remake of Soundgarden's famous song. The video clip of "Black Hole Sun" was directed by Lorenzo Vignolo and broadcast by the major Italian television channels.
N.A.M.B., with Mada on keyboards, started playing live on Italian main stages, supporting artists like Spoon (U.S.A.), Cikinki (Great Britain) and Afterhours (Italy). The beginning of 2006 saw N.A.M.B. record songs for Filippo Cipriano's Still Life movie soundtrack. N.A.M.B. also made appearances in several performances during the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games.
The Band participated in the humanitarian aid project, Rezophonic, established by Mario Riso, with a remix of "Can You Hear Me". They played with the following line up: Mada (vocals and harmonies), Branco (bass and keyboards), Davide (guitar and synthesizer), Olly (vocals), Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil (vocals), Marco Cocci from Malfunk (vocals) and Gianluca Perotti from Extrema (vocals). In May 2006, N.A.M.B released "Torino Capitale del Libro 2006", a video with Luca Pastore and writer Younis Tawfik playing "La Cura" of Franco Battiato.
They released their fourth single "Snake Love", accompanied by their second video, a Hitchcock-oriented piece, filmed by Riccardo Struchil.
September 2006 saw the release of their third video, this time directed by a friend of the band, SoulJacker Film. "Solo un'idea" is the song's original title, but, was also released in English, entitled "Crashing Apart".
In November 2006, work began on the second album, BMAN, an epic, multi-layered, tale of one robot and his quest for musical freedom. The album was mastered in April 2009 by Bunt Stafford Clark (also known for producing albums for Cher, Graham Coxon, Elbow, Placebo, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Alison Moyet) and was released in October 2009 on the British label Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, Barzin). Accompanying the album was a 100-page booklet of original drawings by the artist Maq4ka, illustrating the story of BMAN. BMAN was intended to be the ultimate sonic adventure, with a psychedelic flair, dynamics, and industrial elements, in addition to the multi-layered instrumental and effects tracks, some of which were mixed in "bmono". BMAN was also released in the U.S. on 23 February 2010.
Davide Tomat also runs Superbudda Studio in Turin, where he produced both N.A.M.B. albums and also produced albums by Medusa, Drink To Me, and Niagara. N.A.M.B. have also done remixes for several other artists like Morgan and 99 Posse.
"L.O.N.", a song from BMAN, was chosen as the soundtrack of the official trailer of the 13th Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Davide Tomat - Singer, guitarist, synth e programming,
Gabriele Ottino - Guitarist, backing vocals, synth e programming,
Davide Compagnoni - Drummer
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