back in stock as of
may 1st, 2012
first in stock on
april 12th, 2007
|die schachtel (italy) #ds z04 cd|
bachi da pietra “non io” compact disc
- casa di legno (4:02)
- altri guasti (4:04)
- non io (3:40)
- fisica elementare (5:51)
- lunedi (3:17)
- farfallazza (5:53)
- check life (4:19)
- bastiano (1:40)
- giorno perso (5:05)
- ofelia (3:44)
|april 2007 release from die schachtel; the second album from the duo of bruno dorella (who also moonlights in ovo) & giovanni succi (who was in madrigali magri) as bachi da pietra (babelfish: “it gets worm-eaten from stone” ... although i think there’s more than a bit of subtlety lost there...)|
this is a beautifully recorded set of minimal guitar-drum interplay, with whispered vocals (in italian, natch) peppering the mood-array throughout. it’s tricky to tag this one into a single genre-scale; there are hints of post-rock timbres & studio-trickery here & there, but it’s considerably more earthen, grounded in “the blues” (or so the press releases below would claim...)
|die schachtel press release...|
|zeit 04 cd |
bachi da pietra
tri-fold deluxe digipak. 12-page booklet in italian and english
bachi da pietra (“the stone worms) is a two-men band whose dark and resonating music wraps around tunes of desolate candour and lyrics (in italian) as dark and imaginative as broken love can be. a relentless drumming hovers over a huge wash of ride cymbal and a deep, plaintive voice, which is able to capture sadness, anger and yearning.
the entire album is a visceral emotional journey: the dissonant blues-based songs develop around the steady drone of the singer’s voice, a trance-inducing vocal presence singing of grim meditations on life that are crafted and performed with disarming sincerity.
just like the mysterious and enigmatic characters that orbited their doom-laden, disturbing world, bachi da pietra is an unpredictable band that leaves the listeners feeling vulnerable, moved, and sometimes totally spaced out.
bachi da pietra is a project that was conceived in 2004 out of a collaboration between the two musicians bruno dorella (ronin, ovo, ex wolfango) and giovanni succi (ex madrigali magri ). both experienced musicians with more than a decade of experience each.
their much anticipated debut album was recorded in january 2005 in the cellar of the san ippolito church in nizza monferrato, italy. recording techniques inspired by the early days of technology was used to give the album the vivid, rusty and deep sound they were looking for - a reflection of nature in a setting that echoes sand, stone and bronze.
the songs are rooted in the spirit of the original blues. harsh at times reflected either in the lyrics or in the musical solutions and arrangements. the ten tracks reveals a musical picture made up by words, spring, life and pulsating blood painted on a background of a tiny yet limitless universe. a fertile ground swarming with bugs and stars made up of dull everyday life and flashes of unexpected light.
bachi da pietra [ pron.: backy da pee-etra ] is a 2 piece band. the name means about rock bugs. someone call it nude cruel blues, someone else talked about medieval blues (!?). the first album title is "tornare nella terra" (to come back in the ground or to torn into ground); it was recoded on a cellar under a church in jenuary 2005. lyrics are about blood, spirng, fucking, fighting, to die and to born again, insects, women, warms, stars, sound, words, work, every day prostitution, life, flowing, something lost, writing, dreaming, and so on. now is too late.