After the completion of the new record’s lyrics, I noticed that Paris was popping up several times, in different and unrelated contexts. The link between those “appearances” was that France’s capital was always evoking sillyness and shallowness. Paris was the archetypical place where people post selfies, where they feel like they’re authorized to behave like idiots. Now that I think about it, this may be reflecting the way a lot of people see Bologna, our hometown, and in which we refuse to see it. Lyrics-wise, Paris is a record made of quick glimpses both to the outside and the inside, of ongoing attempts of self consciousness, of a confrontational relationship with the reality that surrounds us. But, unlike our previous work, this is an expressionist, moving record. Flashes are fast and violent, whereas in We Never Really Came Back the main character mumbled from where he standed and thoughtfully painted evocative landscapes. Soundwise as well, the atmospheres are more thrusting and incursive than in the past.
Dalle sue dieci tracce emerge una maggior tensione che prende il posto delle atmosfere rarefatte del lavoro precedente. Si possono individuare influenze punk, dark, funky, art e street rock. Il tutto al servizio di un album che vuole comunicare senza filtri con chi ascolta senza nascondere nulla dietro stili di moda e pose di comodo.
released November 18, 2016
Oscar Astorri (drums)
Nicola Di Virgilio (bass guitar)
Riccardo Fedrigo (guitars and vocals)
Dodi Germano (vocals and guitars)
Piano on Thin played by Angelo Epifani
Written and arranged by Phidge
Lyrics by Riccardo Fedrigo;
Mouth of Love lyrics by Riccardo Fedrigo and Dodi Germano.
Recorded, mixed and mastered from february to april 2016
by Angelo Epifani at Raw Studios, Bologna.
Artwork by Alessandro Trapezio and Paolo Masiero
The band wishes to thank:
Riff Records, Angelo Epifani and Jaime de Santis @ Raw Studios,
Bruno Germano @ Vacuum Studios, Locomotiv Club,
Sheena Is, Serial K - Le serie TV in radio, Francesco Locane @ Maps,
Valentina Bellè, Stefano Orzes, Matteo Dicembrio @ Vertigo,
Lorenzo Massa @ June Lab, Entrofobesse, Elia Penna, Matteo Pavani,
Gianluca Dardi, Dario Di Nardo.
In memory of Davide Bergonzoni (1980 - 2014).
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