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Brian Harnetty & Bonnie Prince Billy

Silent City

https://www.inkoma.com/k/2478

(12tx CD, 41'14'' - Ruminance 'o9)

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Needless to say again Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is an amazing musician, songwriter and his vocals can tear You apart. But, shit, i cannot but write this here too, - such i'm listening over and over to His new record Silent City, four hands with Brian Harnetty.
It's like You're sitting all night long in a small bar, - it's not that crowdy, and You're not sure it's still 2009 (Sinclair Serenade) - You're drinking and sleepy, listening someone telling an old story: actually "Well, There Are A Lot Of Stories".
Outside the bar it's Autumn time, a deep black, silent night. You have the sensation You're living in a small small town, an american rural one, - the old toothless man sitting next to You actually is
gently playing an ukulele (It's Different Now), then You hear a piano, a piano accordion, some dreamy glockenspiel calling, humming drums, - and it is like if Yann Tiersen's pastoral magic was drowned into a glass of whiskey, where the folk sounds are next to silence, to death (Some glad day).
Hmm, no, i guess You won't have anything to laugh about, tonight. It's about the inescapable loneliness, - coming soon or later in Your life,
As Old As The Stars, - loneliness of aging, of living (Sleeping In The Driveway), of 'being' (To Hear Still More), - i mean, this is a dangerous record. It might make You stop and think.
Distributed in Europe by Ruminance, and in USA by Atavistic rec, - even if You're made of stone, i dare You to listen to this record alone in your room: after that, i'm pretty sure You'll desire to watch a video of Boney M..

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Non c'è bisogno di dire pure qui che
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy è un geniaccio di musicista, scrittore di canzoni e che la di Lui voce in un attimo ti spezza in due. Ma, azzarola, - eppure lo devo scrivere pure io, - tanto mi sto divorando questo nuovo disco a titolo Silent City, a quattro mani coh Brian Harnetty.
E' come ritrovarsi seduti tutta la notte in un piccolo bar, - c'è poca gente e Voi non siete nemmeno più sicuri che sia il 2009 (Sinclair Serenade), - voi bevete e siete lí lí per addormentarVi, nonchè qualcuno accanto a Voi comincia a raccontare una storia: anzi, in verità "Well, There Are A Lot Of Stories".
Fuori il bar è Autunno, una notte nera pesta e silente. E avete la sensazione di essere in una piccola cittadina, una cittadina rurale di quelle americane, - e il vecchio sdentato che Vi siede vicino comincia a pizzicare un ukulele, gentilmente
(It's Different Now), quindi giungono le note di un piano, di una fisarmonica, un pò di sognante glockenspiel, - un accenno di batteria, - ed è come se la magia pastorale di Yann Tiersen fosse affogata in un bicchiere di whiskey, - dove i suoni folk sono prossimi al silenzio, alla morte (Some glad day).
Hmm, mi sa che stasera non avrai niente di cui ridere. - Riguarda l'ineluttabile malinconia che prima o poi arriva,
As Old As The Stars, - malinconia di invecchiare, di vivere (Sleeping In The Driveway), di essere (To Hear Still More), - mi spiego? E' un disco pericoloso. Potrebbe farVi fermare e pensare.
Distribuito in Europa dalla Ruminance, e negli USA dalla Atavistic rec, - benchè possiate essere fatti di pietra, Vi sfido ad ascoltare questo disco da soli in una stanza chiusa: suppongo che dopo desidererete guardarVi un video dei Boney M..





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