Artist: Atraxia
Title: OIL ON CANVAS
Label: Ultra Mail Production
Format: Book+CD
Catalog #: ultramail
Condition: new
Price: $37.00


Description:

Ed. of 800 copies housed in a gorgeous hardbound book and bonus CD. BlRR Highly Recommended!  "Landscapes inspiring soundscapes. A marriage among visual art, poetry and music. " From Autumn 2007, thanks to the collaboration of three talented photographers, six translators and a very engaged designer, Ataraxia have focused their creative efforts to release a new opus in their multimedia tradition. "Oil on Canvas" is a 96 pages book (14,5 x 14,5 cm, full-colour hard cover) featuring three different chapters dedicated to three inspired photographers with whom the band shares inspiration and passion for music. The photos follow three different paths: the first one, with photos by Raffaella Graziosi, is dedicated to ancient Italian houses in ruins, nobleness and beauty confronted with decay; the second, with photos by Mick Mercer, features enigmatic statues standing in wonderful English gardens and parks; the third, with photos by Livio Bedeschi, is dedicated to Mediterranean landscapes, nature and wilderness. Each image is married with Francesca Nicoli's verses and lyrics (in her mother-tongue Italian and translated into English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese) and to Ataraxia's music consisting of a collection album featuring 14 tracks (taken from all their repertory - but not present in other collection albums -, from V. Vandelli’s solo album + 1 exclusive track and 1 rarity). This opus is a tribute to photographic art, far-off places and landscapes that so deeply inspired the band’s creative journey and music. The release is produced by Ultramail Prod., a label from Hong Kong specialized in collector's items. It is released in ONLY 800 copies.
CD : 1 exclusive new track, 1 rare track + 12 digitally remastered songs taken from several Ataraxia’s past album and from Vittorio Vandelli’s solo CD (total length around 70 mn).

PART I
' I AM A TEAR THE SUN LET FALL '
” Like Perceval, I went through nights ad days of unforseen events and enlightenments. Visions always accompanied me pouring fresh and bright into my eyes. My body strolls along a black and greasy downtown street but the limpid visions project me elsewhere. It is no effort to me being somewhere rather than somewhere else, I don’t take decisions, I let myself be transported by a flow of images that becomes a flow of life. I possess the gift of ubiquity “.

photos by RAFFAELLA GRAZIOSI
verses by FRANCESCA NICOLI
music by ATARAXIA
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PART II
' LE SOUFFLE ANIME ‘
”I have lost and regained my chant with its ancient colours which shine whenever I plunge into the vegetation of many greens.”

photos by MICK MERCER
verses by FRANCESCA NICOLI
music by ATARAXIA
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PART III
' ORO ‘
”When burning summer embroiders on the earth purpureal drapes with gracious fingers, and it advances, with sparkling face, in precious sandals, on the black ground of now greener grass, I become receptacle of chants.”
photos by LIVIO BEDESCHI
verses by FRANCESCA NICOLI

music by ATARAXIA
TRACK LIST

Fengari
(from “Kremasta Nera”- 2007)
The bay is white in silent light (from V. Vandelli “A day of warm rain in heaven”- 2004) Pastorale
(from “Simphonia Sine Nomine”- 1994) Zelia
(from “La malédiction d’Ondine”- 1995/2007) Mon Ame Sorcière
(from “Suenos”- 2001) La reine des hommes aux yeux verts
(from “Paris Spleen”- 2006) Blood of cherries
(from “Saphir”- 2004) Daytia
(from “Lost Atlantis”- 1999) Dulcamara
(from “Concerto N.6”- 1996) Flée et Fabian
(from “Nosce te Ispum” – 1991/2008) Eaudelamer
(from “Mon seul désir”- 2002) Temenos
(rare track - 2007) The Ocean Green
(from V. Vandelli “A day of warm rain in heaven”- 2004) Rashan
(exclusive new track- 2008)