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).