Recorded in his hometown of Brescia (Italy) at Latteria Molloy, Giovanni Ferrario shows his on-stage experience with these three songs taken from his latest release Places Names Numbers.Piano, guitar, computer and Giovanni himself, for a taste of a captivating live show. Enjoy!
During every real journey comes a moment when you wonder how it would be to live in the place that you have travelled to and where you are beginning to feel acquainted with. And you catch yourself wondering if you are meant to be there at that precise moment: “I feel it’s the right time for me to figure out / if this is the place where I belong”. Giovanni Ferrario expresses that feeling in the music and lyrics of Places Names Numbers, an album that gradually unveils like a map, dotted with names of cities and countries, from Bristol to Cecina, from Africa to Australia. The landscapes pass by and Ferrario collects each fragment of the trip in his diary of names and numbers: a bus at four in the morning, the casual confident gesture of a girl,the road down to the bay, the depth of a friendship revealed unexpectedly. “These memories are never revived with nostalgia, a feeling that I don’t want to let in” confides Ferrario. And so this record develops and gains speed dot after dot after dot on the map: it goes from the indie-rock of He Fell to the rarefied electronic atmospheres of Where To Go; from Oaxaca’s sophisticated pop to the summery upbeat rhythms of Wish 33rd, and among elegant arrangements and new directions finds place as well the cover of Costa, written by Robert Wyatt and his wife Alfreda Benge. This album ends up looking like a long road, full of questions and unpredicted events, but we know that Ferrario is a guide of great experience on which we can rely. Producer, musician and author, Ferrario has worked on many albums both in Italy and abroad (among others, those of PJ Harvey & John Parish, Rokia Traoré, Le Luci Della Centrale Elettrica, Scisma, Morgan, GuruBanana, Sepiatone, Hugo Race & The True Spirit). His musical career began in the 80s with the project Views, continued in the second half of the 90s with Micevice, and evolved in the 2008 release by his name, titled Headquarter Delirium. In recent years he has worked primarily as a producer, but continuing to writing songs, some of which have found space in Places Names Numbers, an album released as Giovanni Ferrario Alliance, to emphasize the variety of fellow travelers that characterize the sound of the record. Places Names Numbers is available on a beautiful CD digipack, digital, and black 12″ Vinyl (this last version does not include the cover “Costa”).
Dentro ogni viaggio, se è un vero viaggio, arriva quel momento in cui ti domandi come sarebbe vivere nel luogo che hai raggiunto e che stai cominciando a conoscere. Ti chiedi se magari non è quello il luogo a cui appartiene davvero la tua vita. “I feel it’s the right time for me to figure out / if this is the place where I belong” canta Giovanni Ferrario, quasi alla conclusione di questo suo nuovo album, Places Names Numbers. Un disco che diventa via via una mappa, costellata di nomi di città e paesi, da Bristol a Cecina, dall’Africa all’Australia. Scorrono i paesaggi e il personaggio che narra tutte queste storie raccoglie nel suo diario di nomi e numeri ogni volta un frammento o una luce: un autobus alle quattro del mattino, il gesto casuale e pieno di invidiabile confidenza di una ragazza, una strada che scende verso la baia, la profondità di un’amicizia che si rivela in un attimo quasi inaspettato. “Ricordi, mai rivissuti con nostalgia, sentimento al quale sono refrattario”, confida Ferrario. E così l’itinerario di questo disco si arricchisce dopo ogni tappa: si passa dall’indie rock di He Fell alle rarefatte atmosfere elettroniche di Where To Go; dal pop sofisticato di Oaxaca ai ritmi quasi estivi e in levare di Wish 33rd, e tra arrangiamenti eleganti e passaggi tutti da esplorare trova posto una anche cover di Robert Wyatt e sua moglie Alfreda Benge, Costa. Questo disco finisce per assomigliare a una lunga strada, piena di domande e imprevisti, ma sappiamo che Ferrario è una guida su cui possiamo contare, di grande esperienza. Produttore, musicista e autore, Ferrario ha lavorato alla realizzazione di molti album sia in Italia che all’estero (tra gli altri, quelli di Le Luci della Centrale Elettrica, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Scisma, Morgan, GuruBanana, Sepiatone, Hugo Race & The True Spirit). La sua carriera musicale, iniziata negli anni ’80 con il progetto Views, è proseguita nella seconda metà dei ’90 con la fondazione dei Micevice, mentre è del 2008 la pubblicazione dell’esordio solista dal titolo Headquarter Delirium. Negli ultimi anni ha lavorato soprattutto come produttore artistico, continuando a scrivere molti brani, parte dei quali ha trovato spazio dentro questo Places Names Numbers, disco che esce a nome Giovanni Ferrario Alliance, a sottolineare la varietà dei compagni di viaggio e di incontri che questa musica porta con sé. Places Names Numbers è disponibile in CD digipack, download digitale, e vinile nero 12″ (versione senza la cover “Costa”).
From the California coastal town of Seaside, all the way to Austin via SXSW, the three live videos brought to you today by WWNB3 feature Burnt Palms during a show at the Texas festival in March 2016. The band was a guest at the Carpark Records Showcase at Swan Dive–and anyone who was there can guarantee you it was a memorable night! The videos were filmed and edited by Yr First Crush and the audio was mixed by Alessandro Paderno. Courtesy of SXSW, Yr First Crush, Carpark Records, Swan Dive, and most importantly, Burnt Palms. Enjoy!
Rome’s Weird Black is a never ending bucket of surprises, and they show it once more with a psychedelically contemporary video for the song Our Lies Are True, another gem extracted from their debut album Hy Brazil, out a few months ago and with just a bunch of copies left for you to grab. The band has been busy lately recording the sophomore album planned for early 2017, and still playing shows around Europe. Here the next dates if you are lucky enough to be close to any of those cities:
13 October – Seregno (MI-Italy) @ Honnky Tonky
14 October – Strasbourg (FRANCE) @ Le Local
15 October – Vagney (FRANCE) @ L’Estaminet
19 October – Besançon (FRANCE) @ Bains Douches
21 October – Landau (GERMANY) @ Fatal
With an already considerable number of shows played since the release of the band’s first album “Born in the Woods” and the debut at SXSW earlier this year, BIRTHH continues touring and announces a full fall tour, with more dates to be added soon. Mark your calendars!
07-October-2016 BORGO SAN DALMAZZO (CN – ITALY) – Encode Festival
14-October-2016 RIMINI (ITALY) – Altro Mondo Studios
03-November-2016 MILANO (ITALY) – Cascina Torrette di Trenno @ Mare Culturale Urbano
04-November-2016 ABANO TERME (PD – ITALY) – Laboratorio Culturale I’M
05-November-2016 FIRENZE (ITALY) – Glue
06-November-2016 PARATICO (BS – ITALY) – Belleville Rendez Vous
10-November-2016 COSENZA (ITALY) – Caffè Librairie
11-November-2016 CATANIA (ITALY) – Weak
12-November-2016 MESSINA (ITALY) – Retronouveau
13-November-2016 PALERMO (ITALY) – Fabrica 102
16-November-2016 PERUGIA (ITALY) – 100dieci
19-November-2016 BOLOGNA (ITALY) – Covo
20-November-2016 SANTA MARIA A VICO (CE – ITALY) – SMAV
26-November-2016 VANNES (FRANCE) – Echonova
28-November-2016 KOLN (GERMANY) – Underground
30-November-2016 FUERSTENWALDE (GERMANY) – Club Im Park
01-December-2016 CHEMNITZ (GERMANY) – Odradek’s Nest
02-December–2016 LEIPZIG (GERMANY) – Wärmehalle
05-December-2016 DORTMUND (GERMANY) – FZW
06-December-2016 LUXEMBOURG (LUXEMBOURG) – Rotondes
07-December-2016 PARIS (FRANCE) – Ciao Gnari Enoteca Italiana
17-December-2016 TORINO (ITALY) – El Barrio
23-December-2016 RAVENNA (ITALY) – Bronson @ Passatelli in Bronson
07-January-2017 SORESINA (CR – ITALY) – Sound
If you haven’t yet had the chance to listen to Antony Harding‘s latest single “True Love (Under Sheets of Rain)”, check out the song accompanied by the beautiful animation made by Sahar El Ghali. Enjoy!
A love song. But this one is not about a specific love, or about a smile that made your heart beat faster, or some faded memory of that already distant moment. Antony Harding reignites the magic of his vibrant acoustic pop while outside won’t stop raining, and while it pours, Antony sings of the true love coming back to us, as it always happens. True love found us already in the past, and we believed that was all we needed. But the rain won’t stop and keeps falling on us, until one day we realize we are still waiting for True Love to come back again. “We were always there just waiting waiting for you”. True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) is Antony Harding’s sweetest new song, produced together with Tim Charlton on the Isle of Wight: “We recorded it on a farm by a lake and appropriately the rain came as the afternoon wore on. So we decided to record the rain falling on the wooden barn! We feel we really captured the atmosphere”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) is available for free download and streaming on WWNBB’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Una canzone d’amore, una semplice canzone d’amore. Ma non su un amore, su qualcuno, su un sorriso nuovo che ti fa battere il cuore o su qualche ricordo sbiadito di quella luce già lontana. Antony Harding, mentre fuori piove a dirotto, torna ad accendere la magia del suo palpitante pop acustico e canta del vero amore che torna a trovarci, come ha sempre fatto. Il vero amore ci aveva già trovati in passato, lo avevamo incontrato e avevamo creduto che quello fosse tutto quello che serviva. Ma questa pioggia non smette mai, continua a caderci addosso, fino a quando, un giorno, scopriamo di essere lì ad aspettare che il vero amore torni ancora. “We were always there just waiting waiting for you”. True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) è il nuovo dolcissimo singolo di Antony Harding (voce e chitarre), prodotto insieme a Tim Charlton (basso e batteria) sull’Isola di Wight: “We recorded it on a farm by a lake and appropriately the rain came as the afternoon wore on. So we decided to record the rain falling on the wooden barn! We feel we really captured the atmosphere”.
True Love (Under Sheets Of Rain) è disponibile in streaming e download gratuito via Bandcamp e Soundcloud.
Places Names Numbers is Giovanni Ferrario’s awaited new album, released under the name Giovanni Ferrario Alliance, Places Names Numbers is now available for pre-order (CD digipack, limited edition 12″ VINYL pressed on black, and DIGITAL) and is set to release on October 7th. You’ll receive the singles “Brush” and “Soweija” instantly after pre-ordering your copy.
Dizzyride announced a European tour following the release of the duo’s EP ‘LEND ME YOUR EARS’ and gearing up for the release of the band’s first full length scheduled for January 2017. Check the poster (artwork by Francesco Mancin) to find a show near you, you lucky Europeans!
Lend Me Your Ears EP is an ensemble of b-sides, bonus tracks and outtakes from Dizzyride’s forthcoming, first full-length album (out January 2017 on WWNBB).
The EP began forming during a summer tour, while Donà and Kiefl composed with instruments they came across. Tapes and iPhone Voice Memos brought the material back to New York where the duo currently lives and where the songs were completed. Now lend out your ears, get loose and enjoy Dizzyride’s psychedelic touch.
Streaming and freedownload on out bandcamp’s pages: