Arpia was born on February 1984 with the following line up: Leonardo Bonetti - voice, bass, synth; Fabio Brait - guitar; Aldo Orazi - drums. As early as '85 Arpia began experimenting in their concerts forms of aesthetic contamination involving pantomimes and actors around a project that would exceeded the outlines of a traditional musical show in order to address itself to theatrical research. After two years of working in this direction, in 1987 is released, in fruition of all the first writing phase, "de lusioni", experimental demo but rich of forms and ideas later developed in a more organic way. "Resurrezione e Metamorfosi", released in '88, clocking in at 40 minutes, is the work that concludes all of this phase. In the two following years, those previous to the latest release on cassette, "Bianco Zero", Arpia moved its attention with growing energy to the more problematic and rich of consequences aspects of reality in which it has definitively drawn it's blood: these are the grounds on which is implanted the most recent production. And effectively the latest evolution of the band sees a renewed dimension of structuring the shows, which lost that genuinely theatrical measure in order to address with more effectiveness towards a communicative tension; the sonority changes considerably with the introduction of keyboards, which brings us to the tracks released on 7" vinyl on September of 1992: "Ragazzo Rosso" and "Idolo e Crine". In April of 1995, this path finds its natural outlet both on an artistic and discographic point of view, with the release of the first CD: "Liberazione". It is a concept album around the idea of travel in the historical memory of our country (Italy) fifty years back, in fact, from the liberation from nazifascism. There isn't, however, a pure political will, but the need to regain a collective history through individual stories. Lastly, in these last four years, the evolution towards less rarefied sounds and more instinctive rhythmic solutions introduces collaborations with the band that see the participation of Paola Feraiorni on vocals and Tonino De Sisinno on percussions. At the end of this phase, in September 2006, the latest album of the band is released titled "Terramare" whose nucleus can be found in the erotic experience of the world. Earth and Sea, sexual and physical elements, poles of a real and recognizable continuity, horizontal and pertaining both to a game of commonly accepted contrasts, in which every element respects its role from the high of the irony of who already knows the possible combinations of love. Earth and Sea, man and woman, on a common level, where the feeling of the mystery of the other is alive and is put to the test continuously. The divine element is excluded, the sky is without God and the only divinities are the classic ones of forests and the seas, ancient symbols of sexuality. The release of "Terramare" marks a turning point in the bands line-up, which sees the entry as a permanent member of Paola Feraiorni on vocals. From this point on begins a research of the expressive nucleus tied to the relation between music and literature, which leads to a new album "Racconto d'inverno" in March 2009, a combination of poetry, tale and melos. It is in reality two art objects: a novel and a long musical suite. The first one - written by Leonardo Bonetti - is published by Marietty Editors of Milan, the second one by the French label Musea. The expressive turning point is shown by the mainly acoustic matrix of the album, a long song articulated in various moments arranging the places and the vicissitudes of the novel to the sensitive suggestions of an intense dramatic lyricism.