About Me


Music composer, musician and performer, mostly known as the main guitar player and song co-writer for the band Frine, active in the ’90s in the post Grunge and alternative scene in Salerno, Italy.

Mario currently lives and works in Hamburg, Germany, where is active with the media collective LadyBug, composing and producing scores for independent movies and theatre music, as well as sound design.

Mario’s music draws influences from across the whole spectrum, including classic artists like Pink Floyd and Queen, grunge and post grunge era Nirvana and Radiohead, and legendary synthesist bands like Tangerine Dream and trip-hop super heroes Massive Attack, but also from composers like John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Philip Glass.

Releases

Listen to the latest releases here:

For All The People

For All The People

Available now on Bandcamp and on all the major streaming platforms.

Recorded, mixed and engineered by Mario Torre at LadyBug Studio One, Hamburg.

This is a very intimate album, a soundtrack for the terrible Pandemic that hit the world between 2019 and 2020.

“And This Is How They Went” is dedicated to the memory of all the people who died of the virus in Bergamo, New York and Ecuador. And anywhere else.

All this people who had stories and were suddenly lost, in silence.

Tomorrow is hope, understanding that nothing will be exactly as before, but we can work together to create a better world, a better future.

This album is dedicated wholeheartedly to my family. To Fiorenza and Luca, because there is no greater joy than that of being a father. And to my wife, Monica, thank you for giving me the time, I love you.

 

Naturale Apparente Casualità

Frine was an influential experimental rock band that was active in the late ’90 and early ’00s having collaborated with many of the artists in the post grunge community in Salerno. We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band formation with the release for the first time in a single package a collection of the original songs published initially between 1999 and 2006 as a series of short EPs, “Naturale Apparente Casualità” is an album that offers fan of this influential band an insight into their musical evolution.