Meet Mimmo Ripa, the multitalented musician who transcends boundaries as a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, artistic producer, and vocalist. Hailing from Italy but now calling the captivating landscapes of Connemara, Ireland home, Mimmo's musical journey is an odyssey of self-expression and exploration.

From his early days as a self-taught bassist and guitarist, Mimmo's love for music propelled him forward, inspiring him to craft captivating melodies and poignant lyrics. With a deep-rooted connection to his original compositions, he pours his soul into every song, creating a profound and personal musical experience.

Throughout his career, Mimmo has lent his talents to various bands:

Even as a teenager, Mimmo embarked on his first solo project, Jeremy's Mere Touch, and later explored the realm of grunge with his Bleeding Scar persona. Fuelled by influences like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Smashing Pumpkins, his music became a vehicle for catharsis and self-expression.

In addition to Aboutmeemo, Mimmo has lent his skills to various bands in Ireland, including Between the Lines, Sean Daly & The Shams, and the acoustic duo Grungehippies. His commitment to musical excellence extends to his parallel hard rock duo project, Bursting Wonderland, where he continues to write and arrange music.

Mimmo's talents have not gone unnoticed, as he finds himself affiliated with Merf's songwriter division in Nashville. His song "Far Out" caught the attention of legendary producer Stuart Epps, renowned for his work with icons such as Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis. Epps contributed to a new release, adding his backing vocals, and further enhancing the song's impact with his mixing and mastering skills. He even enlisted the talents of Johnny Marter to record additional tracks, elevating the project to new heights.

Aboutmeemo,  announces his 3rd album Zugzwang under SORRY MOM! label, set for release in late 2024. The first single, "Hooded man," dropped on January 26th, heralding a return to raw, unadulterated rock devoid of gimmicks and shiny hooks. Brace yourself for an electrifying musical experience.

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"ZUGZWANG" is a profound musical journey that explores themes of introspection, self-discovery, and the struggle to find clarity in the complexities of life. Mimmo Ripa's unique blend of influences, ranging from Italian rock to the American grunge scene, creates a sonic experience that is both captivating and thought-provoking.

The album takes listeners on a captivating journey through Mimmo's thoughts and emotions. From the introspective musings of “They live in denial" to the emotional depth of "Passive aggressive scammers," each track reflects the artist's commitment to authenticity and storytelling. The recurring theme of "ZUGZWANG" revolves around the constant battle between inner thoughts and external distractions, offering a universal exploration of the human experience.

"ZUGZWANG" marks a significant chapter in Mimmo Ripa's musical career as he returns to AboutMeemo, his personal project that took a brief hiatus after his parallel creation “Bursting Wonderland”. The album encapsulates the pride, strength, and passion that drive him to create music with integrity and purpose, even in the face of adversity.

Zugzwang is ready to be known in the world

But what Zugzwang does it mean?  Here explained " zugzwang /ˈzuːɡzwaŋ,ˈzʌɡzwaŋ,ˈtsʊktsvɑːŋ/ nounCHESS a situation in which the obligation to make a move in one's turn is a serious, often decisive, disadvantage."

HOODED MAN is the first single of Zugzwang  

Thanks a mill @mp3hugger for this early review of HOODED MAN

"My oh my Hooded Man sure does not let up, a raging torrent of riffs and singing that has a hollering quality that is rare outside of live performance. It is clear that this act have swallowed the rulebook on hard rock procedural matters because there is no gaps in their delivery of this track.Those on the lookout for a genuine rocker you need not look much further than Aboutmeemo"

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