MUSIC TO DISAPPEAR - Description
Link to buy: http://itunes.apple.com/it/artist/perry-frank/id201161508
MUSIC To Disappear is Perry Frank’s third album and was released by Idealmusik in August 2012. The album consists of 12 tracks all instrumental. The style of the music goes from Ambient Psychedelic to Chillout, with influences Downtempo, Acoustic, Ethnic, Folk, and Rock.
The album was written and recorded by Perry Frank between January and December of 2011 in his "homestudios". Perry plays all the instruments in the songs on the album and he is the author of the recorded ambient sounds like the sea, the wind and leaves etc made by a digital zoom.
CandleLight exception, which was recorded and mixed by Marco Usai in his recording studio in Gonnesa.
The main theme of the album is the ability to hide ourselves in the music.
Music is the only way people have to disappear from reality and transport their mind into another dimension, a world of memories, thoughts that become alive, dreams, hopes.
A Music to disappear from reality and all his problems.
In the album are prevalent the ballads in which the main instrument is the acoustic guitar as Song for the Afternoon, Another Place Another Time, The Sound of Memories, White Ocean Daisy.
There are rock episodes as CandleLight and folk moments such as The Ballad of the Late Clock.
2. Ode to the Sea
3. Landscape of a Twilight Lamp
4. Song for the Afternoon
6. The Sound of Memories
7. Another Place Another Time
8. And the Dawn begins at Dusk
10. The Ballad of the Late Clock
11. White Ocean Daisy
12. Pleiades Star Cluster
The first track Ultramarine starts almost gently with the piano reverbed and delaied that plays immersed in the performance of some dreamy ambient sounds until a large-scale orchestral crescendo that characterizes the final.
Perry Frank wrote this song after watching the documentary film by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi.
Video link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlww19_perry-frank-ultramarine_music
A morning spent sitting on a bench in the port of Cagliari can suggest a song, and that's what happened to Perry Frank. The sounds of the sea with the background of city traffic, sounds of ships sailing along and the gulls gave him the inspiration for Ode to the Sea.
The song is composed of only tracks of keyboard and guitar treated to accompany the melody. A slight drum machine in the distance takes the beat and remains almost behind the ambientl sounds.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm1AQ2I0dqw
Landscape of a Twilight Lamp is a song borderline, it starts with some sad chords of guitar/synth that creates a carpet of notes inspired by a shadowy landscape that becomes in the next few minutes in a soundscape of contemplation and peace, and then return to the initial chords which closes the piece in minor.
The video of the song is a movie with the frame of the card, with a particular of a lamp, from dusk to night and darkness.
The video features a poem by Giovanni Marco Pruna entitled "A ritroso".
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEP3mjpD5S8
The fourth track is the first acoustic song of the album, Song for the Afternoon.
The light and the sounds of a summer afternoon are the protagonists of the video shot in the old washery at Nebida and Fontanamare.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BjnYz6E9xI
CandleLight is a little experiment into the Rock of this album.
The song was recorded and mixed by Marco Usai in his studio at Gonnesa.
Link Video Studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMmY5euR7aU
Video link candles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB_fD0jTc9M
The next episode is The sound of memories, an acoustic track, accompanied by the melody of piano and mellotron as a carpet in the background.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYDHSG4RUno
Another Place Another Time is the next piece and consists of four parts. The first part opens with some chords of classic guitar, accompanied by piano and keyboards orchestra until the key change that prepares the ambient for the piano solo in the second part.
The piano gives way to "memories" and a short acoustic part together with the slide guitar that introduces the third part accompanied by the organ treated with the Leslie effect.
The final section returns to the initial chords and dissolve into silence.
It's definitely the song that best represents the meaning of the whole album.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWvRAen9eg4
And the Dawn begins at Dusk is the title of the track number eight.
The end is always a beginning, a natural law, everything that dies and ends is always a beginning of something else. Each person can find the strength to start, a new light, a new day, even when it is believed to be at sunset.
The theme of the song is simple and consists of a few piano chords accompanied by mellotron and guitar.
The beginning, made gloomy and sad by the sounds of the wind in the woods and the verses of nocturnal animals, becomes progressively peaceful thanks to the typical sounds of a dawn in spring.
The video for this song picks up this theme and enlarged and colored it with other meanings and references.
The music has always existed and will continue to exist without humanity. The music is in the frequencies of the sounds of nature and it's just been discovered by the human people who has only deciphered the laws
In the video, the gramophone is the music, and Perry Frank’s expressions and movements are a tribute to silent films, in particular to Charlie Chaplin.
Through music we can get lost in time, space and infinity.
The video was shot in various locations of the Iglesiente, such as Piscinas dunes and the village of Ingurtosu, forests Marganai the Buoncammino hill and countryside Villamassargia.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPmKGq1ZlkA
The next track is OceanMirrors, written in 2007, but after several versions completed in 2011.
The light, reflected from the waves forms infinite mirrors that can restore memories, feelings, past, dreams we thought lost forever.
The structure of the song is very simple and consists of an acoustic guitar arpeggio with a background of Mellotron and keyboards, and the sound of the sea.
Video link 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoU7CvJrArQ
The Ballad of the Late Clock is an episode quite alien and abnormal throughout the album, it is in fact a folk ballad that recalls the style of Ennio Morricone.
It's a very simple song that develops in a few chords on a beat section created with the sound of an alarm clock.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0DLnSdsy0A
The last but one song of the disc is called White Ocean Daisy, and was written in February 2011.
The song, like others on the album, features an acoustic guitar arpeggio that slowly introduce the melody of piano and mellotron background.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W68515g50y8
Pleiades Star Cluster is the song that closes the Music to Disappear album and is also the longest track with its almost nine minutes.
The start features a series of relaxing soundscapes created by the sound of a hair dryer and a fireplace.
Then enter several pads that create a carpet where a slide with Glimour style slowly draws a psychedelic landscape.
In a epic crescendo enters the drum machine and bass, guitar and synth.
The final part is lost in the sound of the rain, like tears, like the memories, lost in some nebula, definitely missing in music.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8jd8ycmKho