UR is a sprawling duo formed by Jacopo Bertacco (guitar/synth/vocal) and Nico Lippolis (drums).
Born out of Berlin’s underground scene with the need to communicate an urgent message made of sound, Ur´s music is harsh, experimental and psychedelic, with a visceral trust in the power of rock music as a tool to shake consciences.
The title of UR’s first album “City of UR”, alluding metaphorically to the disappeared Mesopotamian city and society, invites into a reflection on the terminal state of contemporary civilization. The gushing energy of Ur´s sound is a call for what is now still alive and available.
UR’s poetic is one of impatience, a sense of unease and unbalance produced by the de-humanization of life, the rage towards the institutions, the inaccessibility of “the accountable”, the concept of “other” in a historical moment in which political and religious ideologies, continue to divide men fomenting hatred and inciting to point the finger at “the other”, refugee, infidel, or the minority of cases.