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This story begins in Milan, where Carmine and Matteo met at a very young age. The Lombard capital will prove to be the prologue to their success story, since they now reside in Berlin, their inspiration. Born in Toronto, Carmine moved to Italy when he was just a child. It was at the tender age of ten, when his parents took him to a classical concert, that he experienced “true love at first sight.” He dreamed of becoming a pianist, but in the end he opted for law school. Matteo left New York when he was just a year old and spent his adolescence booking techno artists for his loft parties. After Carmine left law school, the two met while studying music production at the SAE Institute. There, they came together thanks to a mutual love for music and discovered their complementary talents, thus marking the origin of Tale Of Us. The above-mentioned can only be shaped by absorbing inspiration in art, music, literature and cinema. These influences range from Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Ludovico Einaudi to the pure vibrancy and truly original crossover production of “How Much Are They?” by Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay. Other all-time favorites include Italian jazz singer Paolo Conte, Evigt Marker & the Cinematic Orchestra. The ever-changing sound of Tale Of Us has led to numerous collaborations with some of the world's best labels. They made their debut in 2011 on the Detroit label Visionquest. Later, Richie Hawtin's M_nus imprint and the legendary Belgian R&S label arrived. 2010 marked the birth of Life & Death and in a few years, together with some Italian friends, they transformed the label into an anthology in its own right at a pace never seen before. Very quickly, Tale Of Us became the driving force behind the label, attracting a myriad of talents such as Mind Against, Recondite, Steve Rachmad, Vaal and many others. The parties related to the label at DC10 in Ibiza have quickly taken root in the hearts and minds of the clubbers. Of their own free will, Carmiine and Matteo have truly shaken the vibrant Balearic island to the ground. The events peak and the perspective comes at the right time. This is how Afterlife was born: An Odyssey into the Realm of Consciousness. Launched in mid-June 2016 in the open-air Plaza Mayor de el Poble Espanyol in Barcelona, this date proved to be a perfect prologue to their 13-week Thursday residency at Space Ibiza. Through meticulous musical curation and a more experimental, concert-like approach, Afterlife brought Ibiza back to life soundly. Characterized by hypnotic soundscapes and lush rhythms, both critics and club culture as a whole have gone crazy for lineup artists such as Recondite, Nina Kraviz, Dixon, Ame, Mind Against, Vaal, Mano Le Tough and many others. A compilation of 10 tracks followed, launching the label. The records achieved the same objective as the events: to transport the public into another dimension of musical perception with a compelling production. In addition to a sequel to the Realm Of Consciousness compilation (with tracks by Woo York, Mathew Jonson and Hunter/Game), Afterlife Recordings has released EPs by Vaal, Mind Against & Aether and Patrice Bäumel. Now, Afterlife is going global, with additional events so far held in Amsterdam, Bucharest, London, Miami and Tulum. It was only a matter of time before Tale Of Us broke free from the dance music mold. Endless, their album released through Deutsche Grammophon in March 2017, comes into play, a profound and beautiful environment/classic LP. It freed them to express their roots in piano composition and Eno atmospheres, not what most people know about Tale Of Us, but their most complete and honest statement to date. A sign of things to come. With a multifaceted focus, Tale Of Us transcend poetic and emotional boundaries, bringing dream and wonder to multiple scenes and levels, usually distant hemispheres. Watch as this story grows and flourishes.