Em 17 de junho virá ao mundo o segundo álbum de Manfredi Lamartina ou se você preferir, Novanta.
Após uma belíssima estreia, "Best-Selling Dreams", Manfredi apresentará a todos "Helo, We Are Not Enemies", o qual o TBTCI tem se deliciado em altas doses.
"Hello, We Are Not Enemies" soa mais denso e soturno que seu antecessor, mas sempre com uma certa esperança pairando no decorrer de suas sete canções. Destaques imediatos para "Mike" com conexões claras ao Slowdive e também para Tell a Story, uma belíssimo exercício de auto contemplação sonora.
Aproveitando todo este momento do Novanta, o TBTCI conversou com Manfredi sobre a concepção de "Hello, We Are Not Enemies" especialmente para vocês.
Salva a data, 17 de junho, o Novanta vai te encantar.
***** Interview with Novanta *****
Well, thanks, I’m glad you like this album. I’m happy with the result, thanks to the help of these ultra-talented artists: Raniero Federico Neri (from the Italian indie rock band Albedo), Claudio Cataldi, Ian Bonnar (aka In Every Dream A Nightmare Waits), Giuseppe Musto (aka Il Ragazzo Del Novantanove), Giampiero Riggo (aka Haas) and Fabrizio De Felice (aka Bialogard).
Q. How was the process of creating Hello We´re Not Enemies?
A very long process, as usual. I started working last year, while I was in Iceland (what a wonderful country, indeed). I recorded some very rough tracks with an iPad. Back to Italy, I worked very hard on the arrangements, with the precious help of the guests of this album. If you like this album, you should tell them, because their contribution has been very important.
Q. What are the main differences between Hello We´re Not Enemies and Best-selling dreams?
“Best-Selling Dreams” is a very dark album, “Hello We’re Not Enemies” is the opposite in a certain way. It’s a thin, little ray of light. The core idea of the album is the importance of empathy in a period where human relationships are often based on aggression and on a division between “us” and “them”. So hey, we’re not enemies.
Q. What were the influences for creating the new album?
One of my favourite album ever is “In A Safe Place” by The Album Leaf: this record has been a huge influence on “Hello We’re Not Enemies”, as well as Slowdive’s “Souvlaki” (I recorded a Slowdive cover for a tribute album released by Seashell Records last year) and the “Gomorrah” tv series soundtrack by Mokadelic.
Q. What are your plans for 2016?
I’m planning a little tour that starts this fall. And then I’m going to write new songs for another album.