This album is the second collaboration between Enrico Coniglio and Matteo Uggeri, now joined under the band name of Open to the Sea.
In the attempt of moving more and more into melodic forms of musical experimentation, this time Coniglio (that cares of most of the instrumentation, playing guitars, piano, synths and the Armenian flute duduk) and Uggeri (in charge of the whole production and providing samples, field recordings and any other weird sound) have enlarged the team of collaborators, including several singers.
Among them, we find an exceptional featuring by Dominic Appleton, of This Mortal Coil and Breathless, providing lyrics and voice for “Facing the Waves”. Beside him, here's the Chinese most known experimental musician, Yan Jun, and beautiful female voices such as the Finnish Lau Nau and the Swiss Romina Kalsi/Animor.
The British actor John Guilor (voice of the Doctor Who BBC radio drama) add variety to a really hard-to-classify album, while other fellows provide trumpet, cello and drums.
The pictures included in the artwork are from the British painter Graham Crowley.
released January 8, 2020
Enrico Coniglio: guitar, piano, duduk, synths, tapes and drones
Matteo Uggeri: laptop, drones, rhythms, samples and field recordings; lyrics on “Uninvited Ghost”
Dominic Appleton: vocal and lyrics on “Facing the Waves”
Alberto Carozzi: bass on “Particles”
Alessandro Sesana: trumpet on “Tapes and Cows” and “Crystal Dog Barks”
John Guilor: vocal performance on “Uninvited Ghost”
Yan Jun: vocals on “Crystal Dog Barks”
Romina Kalsi/Animor: vocals and lyrics on “Particles”
Gaia Margutti: lyrics and vocals on “Another Year Is Over”
Lau Nau: vocals and lyrics on “Heavy Like a Falling Leaf” and “Tapes and Cows”
Simone Riva: drums on “Facing the Waves”
Andrea Serrapiglio: cello on “Uninvited Ghost”, “Duduk Confessions”, “Tapes and Cows PT.1”,
and “Another Year is Over”; backing vocals on “Uninvited Ghost”
Olivia Uggeri: lyrics on “Another Year Is Over”
Nora Uggeri: presence on “Another Year Is Over”
Luo Wanxiang: lyrics on “Crystal Dog Barks”
Recorded by Enrico Coniglio and Matteo Uggeri in Venice and Milan
or by the other artists themselves in their locations.
Mixed and produced by Matteo Uggeri in 2018.
Mastered by James Plotkin in 2019.
Special thanks to Attilio Novellino.
Paintings by Graham Crowley
Artwork by Matteo Uggeri.
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