Cucina Povera

Cucina Povera is the solo project of the Luxembourg-Finnish musician Maria Rossi.

Taking its name from the Italian culinary concept that emphasises the use of a small number of simple ingredients, Cucina Povera creates otherworldly music from layered voices and electronics, melodies and harmonic drones.

She released her debut album, Hijla, in 2018 on Glasgow's Night-School Records, her second album Zoom (2019) is a collection of recordings using mainly her voice alone, documenting different places and moods.

His latest album Lumme (2021), recorded in Rotterdam, London, Luxembourg and Glasgow, explores glossolalic magic in a 60-minute swirl of extended excursions for voice, organ and synthesizer, filled with ambient-pop anthems.

Cucina Povera