Another Year Is Over, Let's Wait for Springtime

by Open to the Sea

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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.

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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
www.grahamcrowley.co.uk

Artwork by Matteo Uggeri.

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Matteo Uggeri invests himself in sound poetry of everyday life, organized around a vast array of personal field recordings and concrete noises meticulously arranged in a story-telling way.

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Track Name: Heavy Like a Falling Leaf
Laskeutui
Tähän käsiini
Väsyneenä
Ja pettyneenä
Niin raskaana
Taivaalta Kuin lehti

Lehdet laskeutuu
Raskaasti maahan
Maa vetää
Niin raskaasti
Puoleensa
Laskeutuu
Ja laskeutuu
Maa vetää
Puoleensa

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Descending
Into my arms
Tired
Disappointed
So heavy
Like a falling leaf

Falling
Down
To the ground
Leaves descending
Heavy on the ground
The earth is pulling
Heavily descending
and descending
the earth is pulling
Track Name: Particles Pt.1
I am feeling like a lion
Just let me sing my story
What about my head in the dark
Like a sparrow I’ll find
Something way behind
The dusty nutty town
None of us is a homeless
I can’t get out of my head
Can’t get out of this melting spread
Can’t get out
Can’t get out of my head
Oh oh oh
Truthiness
Can’t get out of my head
Bubbles come in and I can get them
Even with all my means
Track Name: Uninvited Ghost
I didn’t ask to be here
Actually I’m not in this wide room
You can’t hear me, but I overhear you all
My senses are fed up of your voices
No window is big enough
to watch the outside world

I’m a daily ghost
A walking spirit
But my mind is far from these walls
It runs through waves of particles and ohms
Bewildered by ignorance
While this hollow body grows old
among the plastic weeds

Go.
Go home for another pint of laughter
Forget this shallowness

Pee on the ground, wear your hat and gloves
That’s what I tell to myself
At the sixth tick of the clock
Track Name: Crystal Dog Barks
有一个故事是关于两把椅子的
先是一把椅子
然后是另一把
在那之前还有一个梯子
是真正的梯子
上面放着一瓶气泡水
一只母狗注视着气泡
直到它们消失
当时天还没亮
一些鸡蛋在冰箱里发光
是橘色的光,就像冰箱正在溶解
但同时也在结晶
我想,这是一个明亮的世界
但我想错了,我们都错了
我只想日我的母狗
她已经不是我的母狗

There is a story about two chairs
One chair first
Then another
There was a ladder as well, before
A real ladder
A bottle of sparkling water was on it
A bitch was gazing the babbles
Till they all disappeared
It was before the dawn
Some eggs were shining in the fridge
It was orange light, as if the fridge was dissolving
And crystalizing at same time
I thought it's a bright world
But I was wrong, we were all wrong
I just want to fuck my bitch
She is no more my bitch
Track Name: Facing the Waves
Facing the waves
With the survivors,
It's time now
To start again.

I walk down to the water,
Come find me on this horizon.
It's my life
Of storms and sunlight.
The skies here,
They overwhelm me.
Facing the waves
With the survivors.

Time now
To start again.
Time now
To start again.
Time now
To start again.
...
Track Name: Another Year Is Over, Let's Wait for Springtime
Timidi cristalli di ghiaccio cadono forte, l'uno sull'altro.
Vicino a un piede gonfio di tutti i passi che non ha fatto.
Lontano, un razzo in letargo.
Smemorate dee senza veli danzano su un lago di ghiaccio.
Una vecchia arranca controvento con un gioiello di brina sugli occhi.
Passi d’orco che fanno bum bum. Una porta che si apre e si chiude.
Un vestito giallo spiegazzato da un ballo, dimenticato dietro un vetro appannato.
Chissà quanto dura la telefonata di sciarpe,
che parlano di notti dai piedi freddi e di impronte di fango su marmo.
Un tutù di piume di pavone e una partita a tennis con le ghiande.
Segreti, scarpette, stivali, pozioni, parità.
Poi, il disgelo, un girotondo di gemme e un tuffo nel verde.

Shy frozen crystals fall down loud, one on each other.
Very close, a big foot full of all the steps it hasn't made.
Far, a rocket in hibernation.
Forgetful goddesses dance barefoot on a frozen lake.
An old woman walks against the wind with a frost jewel on her eyes.
Ogre steps make boom boom. An open door. A closed door after a short while.
Yellow wrinkled dancing gown, forgotten behind the glass of a steamy window.
Whoever knows how long will last the phone call between scarves,
speaking of nights with cold feet and mud prints on marble floor.
A peacock feather tutu and a tennis match with acorns.
Secrets, shoes, boots, potions, deuce.
Then, the thaw, a ring-around-the-rosey of gems and a dive into green.

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