Hello Listeners, and People-fond-of-the-music-I-make-or-at-least-I-hope-so,
It rains here, I'm ill again, my throat's like a Pelican's throat or something.
Things are progressing quite slowly these days.
I can work 3 days and feel healthy, and then simply crush down on my bed and become useless for days.
The mixing thing down in the studio is going on of course, some test- mp3s of the new album are now available in my mp3 reader for play.
Available to me :-)
We are focusing on the first single's sonic style; I think making the first artistic choices is the hardest part.
"My" handmade work is almost over; I've been writing these songs for a year and a half, writing arrangments, choosing, thinking, doubting, writing lyrics, creating ideas; inside my tiny homemade demo I felt safe, strong and perfect.
Now I'm facing a work with new sounds, studio-quality; the subtle sound balance of my demo is gone, and together with my staff we must look for a new balance.
And I start collecting seasonal illnesses here and there!
Just onother thing to say for now: a very beautiful and talented young lady named Francesca Sandrone is now working on the first single's cover artwork :D
I'll update again soon!
Love and moderately strong hugs (As I'm ill)
P.S. I tried clicking on the link I posted, sometimes I cant' open the page, try copying the link in a new window...maybe myspace is policing :->
Hello dears, or for "Who 's listening/reading".
It's a rainy day today here in Turin, weather is absolutely horrible, with cold winds and shivers, and I'm just reading a book and playing some tunes with my harp in a precious moment of spare time.
I've got some Purcell sheet music to study, some Bernard Andres music to understand (He’s making me think I really suck sometimes), Vivaldi ‘s Concerto for Viola d’Amore in my mp3 player, some Anne Rice books, and hours flowing. So soothing!
“ A thousand unwritten songs fluctuate in my imagination like fishes in the ocean, and sometimes I can see sharks between them. “
Mind always tries to create structures for the future, that's what I'm doing these times for my new album. I'm trying to paint a very strange landscape. As stranger as I can make it. Like the Middle Ages, but with spaceships in them. That’s the way I see present time. An undefined human-non-human soup changing forever, with past present and future eternally boiling and melting. And people from different times and levels of evolution fighting to survive.
Harp, Electric harp and lead vocal recordings are finally done in the studio; we're almost finished with backing vocals too...During the last year and a half I've been taking classical singing lessons on a weekly basis, and I found out : they do help. A lot.
Still there are many things to be done anyway, sometimes I wish I could get on a time machine and see just the results. I am thinking about visual matters too, album cover, pics, and stuff. My chief sound engineer is ill, so no session today. Time to dream a little bit...
Have a nice time there wherever you are, and don't get cold!
Hugs from Turin,
at www.necroweb.de Tialda wrote a very careful review about Fabula Dura, here's the english translation:
Marco Saviolo aka Corso is a singer/composer based in Turin, Italy. “Fabula Dura” is his second album, and it’s like a soundtrack for a movie which has never been created. Four of the eight tracks of the album come with lyrics, explaining the fairy tale, while the other songs are instrumental: a half of the work is open to the listener’s interpretation.
The opening song “Clocks in love” gives you an idea of what to expect from the album itself: harp and flute do play a fundamental role. The track is very melodic; anyway in the main section you can find a darker, electronic shade which perfectly fits into the music, repeatedly. It sounds like the basis on which the whole work takes place, cheerful , solemn and enchanting.
In “Secret Stones” Corso’s voice appears for the first time in the album, singing a quiet melody together with harp, flute and drums. Again, if you listen carefully, you can notice an electronic element which subtly melts into the acoustic sounds.
The first part of “Her memories with mine” is ruled by the pure solo harp sound, creating a melancholy atmosphere with just a few notes. Then, a female voice starts answering, singing a simple tune with the vowel A , powerful and clear, but sweet.
“A stairway in the snow” is an instrumental piece for harp, flute and dark-sounding strings. The melody is simple, not boring, and complex at the same time. Let it flow into the soul...
In “Child of the Winter”, the main role is played by Corso’s voice, singing somewhere between heavyheartedness and darkness, as a gloomy electronic sound surrounds the other instruments. Notes fluctuate from harmonic to disharmonius.
“Natura Piedona”’s lyrics are in Italian. Unfortunately I don’t understand Italian, but it could possibly stand for a delicate dance: slow, hesitating...or maybe waiting, lurking? The song features a strong harp arrangement, and light percussions.
“The Doors of Refasi” sounds quite mysterious. Harp notes guide the flow of the song, together with a Gregorian-like choir, singing the vowel O. The piece would be perfect for a non conventional mess, as it sounds very disturbing.
Explosive finale: “Chance”. Here Corso himself sings again. You can notice harp, vocals and an under-running strings pattern. The refrain is underlined by electric guitars, which sound exotic and gorgeous when mixed with harp sound, like unleashing energy. Then the music goes back to careful vocals on harp notes, like in a dream.
My summary on this album: it largely did beat my expectations, and it’s absolutely charming.
I especially suggest it to instrumental, neoclassic/medieval music lovers.
German original review at http://www.necroweb.de/magazin/neues-album/corso-fabula-dura/
As you can see, we are making noise again :D We're in the studio!
New tools, new year, new songs, everything gets diferent; and as I get older I just feel like I'm doing the right thing once more. First of all, we're programming things now. Noises, sounds, time, beats, everything must be in the right place. You can also notice my next album's title by taking a look at the picture, by the way...
What's my new album name?...
These days we're starting to protect Protect. We make it.
Stay close for new updates, I'll try to post as many news as possible.
Hugs from cold Turin
Corso & team