Produced by Roberta Cartisano & George S. Rosenthal
all songs written and arranged by R. Cartisano at Trust Your Son Studio – PG (ITALY)
Recorded & Mixed by George S. Rosenthal at The Complex SF Recording Studio – San Francisco (CA)
Mastered by Jonathan Kirchner in San Francisco (CA)
Alto sax, alto and bass clarinet (Out of the box) Synth Jen (Trust Your Son) recorded by R. Cartisano – Trust your Son Studio
Hysterical Ladies strings arranged by R. Cartisano and Francesco Leineri
KC vocals, bass, piano, el. piano, organ, ac. & el. guitars, 12 string ac. guitar, Nashville guitar, synthesizers, synth jen
GEORGE S. ROSENTHAL baritone and el. guitars (Trust Your Son, Sky Stolen) bass (Trust Your Son) additional bass (Let Me Go), lead guitar (Milkshake) additional percussion (Time Never Dies, The Drunk Man)
SONNY PEARCE drums
LEE CORBIE-WELLS cello, violin, hardanger d’amore (Milkshake, Sky Stolen)
MARK NELSEN el. guitar (The Drunk Man)
BEN ANDREWS violin LEWIS PATZNER cello JACOB HANSEN-JOSEPH viola (Hysterical Ladies)
GIANFRANCO DE FRANCO alto sax, alto and bass clarinet (Out of the Box)
Artwork, cover design, layout, photo by R. Cartisano.
“A craze. Sky Stolen it’s a sane craze, with my male and female archetypes playing with each other. Look at her, the main character of the clip, it reminds me of Almodovar‘s women, balanced between masculine and feminine traits. I wrote each and every part of it, from drums to strings, it was a magical, feverish moment. All of the many me(s) are in this song: the bass player, synth addict running with wolves meets the classical piano memories, in the place where folks meets southern Italy. Once in San Francisco, George (the co-producer) turned the song into something much more rock and aggressive, he didn’t spare on the baritone side of the spectrum. Meanwhile Sonny (drums) and Lee (cello, violin, hardanger d’amore) engaged in what I could easily define as a full californication on my original arrangements. There’re many souls in this song, many more than the people who played in it.”
Sky Stolen was written and arranged by Roberta Cartisano and sees KC (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, synth) joined by George S.Rosenthal (baritone guitar) Sonny Pearce (drums).
The Sky Stolen video is a short animated movie entirely scripted, drawn, animated, directed and produced by K.C. herself, during the same emotional drunkenness which sparked the song.
THE DRUNK MAN
During my transatlantic adventure, I entered a Baptist Church in the bay area – just to experience the gospel sermon. I was the only outsider. Everybody came to hug me. It was like being naked. In the middle of all this life. The Drunk Man. Drunk on Life. Feeling like a part of a whole, I suppose. I don’t know. I don’t figure out my songs. Once they are born they just belong to everybody.So the Drunk Man it’s me, it’s you, it could be anybody – dizzy from all the emotion and now in this recording, to be played raw, pure, unfiltered”.
The Drunk Man was recorded and mixed with no special effect, as something that could be touched and felt, and see KC joined Mark Nelsen (guitar) and Sonny Pearce (drums).
LET ME GO
“Both ‘The Drunk Man’ and ‘Let Me Go’ are about freeing the souls, but the tracks are poles apart. ‘LetMe Go’ is a freeing and cathartic scream, while ‘The Drunk Man’ was my spiritual self, exploding in a psych folk tune. Now I’m driving past that metaphorical church, fast, to the rhythm of pounding drums and breathless arpeggios to find a place to call my own. How far or how close it will be, it doesn’t matter.
When making art you have to decide which side of the fence you are on, what is your position? Not much to say when you’re just pissed off and non-aligned, just … Let. Me. Go!”
‘Let Me Go’ was written and arranged by Roberta Cartisano at her Trust Your Son Studio (IT), and sees KC (vocals, guitars, bass, hand claps) joined by Sonny Pearce (drums) and George S.Rosenthal (additional percussion and bass, hand claps). .
MY LAST RELEASE [BEFORE K.C.] - ITA
DISCO DEL MESE CANZONE D’AUTORE/ RUMORE
“Un poema tra le cui pagine è bello perdersi”Barbara Santi Rumore
“Giovane pioniera del suono visionario” Soundgrapher
“Cantautorato (la maiuscola è intenzionale)” Il Mucchio
“Il rock del futuro dovrà essere emotivo” Rock Garage
“Un progetto ambizioso e suggestivo” Il Manifesto
“Un lavoro che lascia senza fiato” Rock it
“Un disco eretico e visionario” Corriere
“Undici tracce tutte d’un fiato” Just Kids
“La post-apocalisse culturale ed emotiva” Ocanera
“Un disco fantastico e molto avanti” Iyezine
“Un mondo sonoro completamente diverso” Mescalina
“Undici gemme indistruttibili” La Scena
“Finalmente un disco che merita” Troublezine
“Un missaggio che pare venire dal futuro” Shiver
“Esperienza mistica” Mag Music
“La dimostrazione che si può fare del nuovo cantautorato rock
in maniera decisamente personale ed originale” Audiofollia
“Equilibrio tra alto profilo e capacità evocativa” Indieroccia
Nord del Mondo.
“I bambini sono i soli a vivere nella verità” Ultimo
In quella fragile era, la guerra per il controllo dei cieli rese macerie le nostre città. Dal cielo stesso caddero sassi e oceani d’acqua fin quando la volta celeste si capovolse e andò in frantumi. Fu così che i bambini fuggirono per non crescere simili ai loro padri, mentre le donne smisero di divenire madri per non rivedere i loro figli andare via. In quella terra svuotata dal gioco di bambini, il popolo dei Viandanti scavava fra le macerie per mettere in salvo libri tramandati nei secoli affinché la nostra memoria non andasse perduta. Fu allora che un uomo di nome Ultimo iniziò a riscrivere la nostra storia: non era neanche l’alba quando quest’ultimo cuore, il cuore più puro rimasto ormai sulla terra, s’incamminò per guarire gli animi dal torpore. Sarà un viandante a condurlo fino alla Foresta del Sud dove vivono i bambini fuggiti ai loro padri; lì l’ultimo cuore ritroverà la piccola Sophia, figlia degli uomini giusti che hanno lottato per proteggere la sapienza e la bellezza dalla nostra incuria.
Year 2333. Northern World.
“Children are the only ones who live in truth” Ultimo (The Last One)
In that vulnerable era, because of the war for the skies supervision, our cities were burned to the ground. Stones and water floods fell from the sky, up until when the welkin turned upside down and smashed. This is why children escaped and ran way, in order not to look like their fathers, whereas mothers didn’t want to be mothers anymore , so that they would not see again their kids leave. In that world, deprived of playfulness, The Wanderers started digging in the ground in order to find the books that had been handed down through the centuries to keep our memories alive .It was then that a man called Ultimo (The Last One) started to re-write our history. The sun hadn’t even risen when this last heart, the purest heart on earth , armed with good sentiments, started walking to heal other hearts from numbness. He was led to the Southern Forest by a wanderer. There he found the kids that had escaped from their fathers and there he found little Sophie, the daughter of good hearted men that had fought to protect wisdom from our carelessness.
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