- *** 2008 May 27 ***
- "The End Of Time" on n°1
Just a quickie: our song "The End Of Time" is
number one of all non-American entries in category
"Pop" this month on Ourstage: see
- *** 2008 May 14 ***
- NEW SINGLE ONLINE!
Hello all! The mixdown of "Please Please
Please" has been approved by all three members of
Basic Idea and you can hear these efforts on the
sounds page. Hope you'll
like it, if so let us know please (please please)
!!!! Lyrics also online
HERE. Bon appetit!
- *** 2008 Apr 18 ***
- BABY NEWS!
A new member of the Basic Idea family is born:
welcome to Ella, Gino and Ellen's youngest daughter!
Congratulations to the parents and family, and to
Musicwise we've been quite busy as well: we're in
the process of mixing down a new song; as previously
mentioned it is called "Please Please Please". We've
done a draft mix and it sounds very promising. Next
week we'll have another go at it to have a definitive mix.
Meanwhile we're also doing overdubs for a remake
of "19 Years An Hour", a song we've written and
recorded in the mid-90's. As a matter of fact, that
particular version of the song is competing in "Alternative
So stay tuned for more rock'n'roll.
- *** 2008 Feb 06 ***
- NEW SONG ALERT!
After some technical struggles we finally got the
recording and mixdown of our new song ready!
Hallellujah! This song is called "Cool"
and is the remake of a song we've recorded in 2000
(we have included the early version in the
Take a listen
and drop us a line here.
As mentioned earlier, we have decided to
enter an online competition on
www.ourstage.com with all four songs. Not
under the assumption to win something, but as a
sort of barometer as to how a certain song is
perceived by music fans from all over the world.
Ofcourse all your support is welcome! You can
leave comments, become a fan, see how our songs
are ranked, etc:
So, on to the next song! This one will be
called "Please Please Please" and is currently
still in the (basic) idea-phase. We hope to have
it ready somewhere in March.
- *** 2008 Jan 16 ***
- STATUS UPDATE
Happy New Year everyone! May at least one of your
dreams come true in 2008!
We're still working on the song "Everybody
Loves You" which we'll rename to "Cool", which
was its original title when first
recorded in February-March 2000. Mario has
just added the definitive bass-part last Monday
(it was actually Tuesday morning by the time he
finished...). Now we'll add some more guitars,
redo the synth, add the lead vocal and sprinkle
some fairy dust.
Bad news: as you might have noticed, we have
temporarily put some older audio material
offline due to a minor issue with the
authorities (too long to explain, it will be
back very soon - don't worry).
Good news, too: the new recording of "Cool"
will, together with "(Gonna) Hit The Ground"
enter a sort of online battle of bands on
www.ourstage.com. It is an American
initiative, so we're not sure that we'll have
100% equal chances being an European band. But
we do like the concept and by means of
experiment we want to send these two songs to
participate in the February competition in
- *** 2007 Dec 31 ***
- GEAR pages added
As the last update for this year, we present you
more info on some of our gear. We start off with the
pedal board of The Niz and a small bit of info on
our sixteen-track recorder. For all you gearsluts
Have a nice New Year's eve everyone and come back
in 2008 when we will release quite some new sound
- *** 2007 Dec 29 ***
- NEWS page added
Hi all, it's time to add a news page to keep you all
updated on whatever is happening in BASIC IDEA-land.
For the moment we're still composing new songs, as we
want to have enough for a full album. As usual we're
recording a couple of songs at the same time. The song
that's closest to completion is one that we've recorded
before, somewhere in the early 00's, but we've never
Today we think it definitely deserves a "make-over"
taking advantage of the quantum leap in audio quality
that we've got with our Bandatta Studio. Perhaps we'll
post the old version as well so you can compare.
Its working title is "Everybody Loves You". Last
night some guitar and synth overdubs were made. It needs
some more overdubs and a little bit of work in the
When done you'll be able to have a listen in our
- *** 2007 Nov 26 ***
- AND ANOTHER NEW TUNE
This one is called "The End Of Time", and it started
as an idea in The Niz's notebook somewhere in 2001.
- *** 2007 Nov 19 ***
- ANOTHER NEW SONG ONLINE!
"With Tears In Her Eyes" is the title of
this new song. It's a more traditional pop-rock song
that goes back to the end of the nineties. We hope you