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UTR - 127

Wanderer LP | Francesco Maria Narcisi
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Wayfarer, your footsteps are the path and nothing more; wayfarer, the path does not exist, the journey is made by walking. Walking you make the journey
and looking back, we see the path that will never again be trampled. Wanderer does not exist the way but only trails in the sea.
A. Machado
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"Every man, in the course of his brief existence, must choose eternally between sleepless hope and wise renunciation of all hope, between the pleasures of anarchy and those of order, between the Titan and the Olimpico. Choose between them, or be able to compose, among them, the harmony "
M.Yourcenar - Memories of Adriano

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A note from the artist:

"I believe that nothing can better express the desire to go beyond one's own borders, which in German is described by the term “Wanderlust”, that the journey, made 50 years ago, by a handful of men, to reach the surface of the Moon.

In 2015, I let myself be led by this feeling, to work on an album that only now sees the light. Time has passed, but, on second thought, perhaps this year was the year to release this album that talks about journey and other, full of beauty, things.

It is not necessarily the physical places through which we unfold our path those that make us travelers, although the genesis of this work lies in a period in which I needed changes that were not only internal but also of place and environment. We are wayfarers because they are restless and in constant search for balance. We struggle to achieve stability, but as soon as we find a glimmer of peace and we calm down, here we are taken away or we tear it up by ourselves out of impatience. Wanderer lives on conflicts and distortions, it is the representation of the awareness of the fact that there is not only peace, but the need for contrasts and acceptance of anxiety as an indispensable part of the vital spirit."

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Italian translation:

Viandante, sono le tue orme il sentiero e niente più; viandante, non esiste il cammino, il cammino si fa camminando. Camminando si fa il cammino e girando indietro lo sguardo si vede il sentiero che mai più si tornerà a calpestare. Viandante non esiste il cammino ma solamente scie nel mare. - A. Machado

“Ogni uomo, nel corso della sua breve esistenza, deve scegliere eternamente tra la speranza insonne e la saggia rinuncia a ogni speranza, tra i piaceri dell’anarchia e quelli dell’ordine, tra il Titano e l’Olimpico. Scegliere tra essi, o riuscire a comporre, tra essi, l’armonia”
M.Yourcenar – Memorie di Adriano

Una nota dall'artista:

"Credo che nulla possa esprimere meglio il desiderio di andare oltre i propri confini, che in Tedesco è descritto da un termine ben preciso, “Wanderlust”, che il viaggio, fatto 50 anni fa, da un manipolo di uomini, per raggiungere la superficie della Luna.

Nel 2015 mi sono lasciato condurre da questo sentimento per lavorare ad un album che solo ora vede la luce. È passato del tempo ma, a ripensarci, forse doveva essere proprio questo l’anno per pubblicare questo mio album, che parla di viaggi ed altre, meravigliose, cose.

Non sono necessariamente i luoghi fisici attraverso i quali dispieghiamo il nostro cammino quelli che ci rendono viandanti, sebbene la genesi di questo lavoro si collochi in un periodo di cambiamenti di luogo e ambiente. Siamo viandanti perché inquieti e alla ricerca perenne di un equilibrio che sfugge sempre. Lottiamo per raggiungere una stabilità, ma appena troviamo uno spiraglio di pace ce la strappiamo, da soli, per irrequietezza. Wanderer vive di conflitti e distorsioni, è la rappresentazione della necessità di contraddizioni e dell’accettazione dell’inquietudine come parte indispensabile dello spirito vitale."

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I.I A Quiet Turmoil
I.II Look For An Old Balance
I.III In The Drop
II A Collapsed Counterpoint
III.I Wanderlust
III.II Ascension
III.III Endless Spaces
IIII The Principle Of Polarity

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released August 27, 2019

All tracks composed, performed and mixed by Francesco Maria Narcisi from May to September 2015.

Mastered by Lawrence English at 158 - November 2015.

Artwork/Design | Mark Kuykendall

Released by Unknown Tone Records

Thanks to Mark, Gloria, Mirco Salvadori, Lawrence English.

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Francesco Maria Narcisi is an architect and musician with many influences from electronic, ambient, electroacustic and abstract music who explore noise, manipolation of soundscapes and acustic instrument and the relationship that involves music and arts. ... more

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