Ciautistico! Is the debut album from XXL (Xiu Xiu Larsen), a collaboration between the Italian experimental cult band Larsen and James Stewart's mutated-pop project Xiu Xiu. Both groups consider their joint creative clash as a new band in itself more than just an occasional collaboration as it has been already proved by the succesful sold out theater erformances in Italy by XXL. Edited out of long and intense jam sessions the sound of Ciautistico! Is totally schizophrenic, swinging between orchestrated pop songs, almost-techno beats and minimalistic droning tracks, but framed into a common melancholic mood and fronted by the inimitable James Stewart. Ciautistico! Is also the first Larsen's album out on Important after the critical and commercial success of their previous Play and before their forthcoming ep and full length (with special appearances and contributions by Deathprod, Origami, Lustmord, Jarboe, Julia Kent) slated for release later this year. CARGO DISTRIBUTION. 2006.