From a Distance

by Not a Good Sign

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Not a Good Sign's sophomore album focuses on songwriting and melody, even if you will still find plenty of twist and turns and long instrumental songs.

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released February 28, 2015

Paolo "Ske" Botta: keyboards
Alessio Calandriello: vocals
Alessandro Cassani: electric bass, double bass, vocals
Martino Malacrida: drums
Francesco Zago: 12 strings & electric guitars

Jacopo Costa: vibraphone, glockenspiel (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8)
Eleonora Grampa: oboe, english horn (tracks 4, 5, 10)
Maurizio Fasoli: grand piano (tracks 4, 5, 8, 10)
Gian Marco Trevisan: electric guitar (track 5)

Margherita Botta: heart (track 5)

Recorded by Andrea Rizzardo (effettonote), Gabriel Simoni (Indie Hub), Paolo Botta (South Central Ceppine Studios), Francesco Zago (Ganascia Studio), Antonio Neppo (Q Recording Studio) and Jacopo Costa (Purple House) between October and December 2014

Mixed by Enea Bardi (www.eneabardi.com) at MonoStudio (www.ilmonostudio.com)

Mastered by Udi Koomaran (Ginger Studio, Tel Aviv)

Artwork by Paolo "Ske" Botta

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Resonant vocal melodies and lyrics, gloomy but colourful music.

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Track Name: Going Down
If this journey will go fine
I’ll go down there
where no light shines

I’ll be grateful for my life
feel great inside
and I won’t need anything from you

When I’ll take my leave from here
maybe no one will realize
just your eyes will turn and close

I fear you were right
you’re paying me back now
through this blind alley
Soon I will reach
the end
Going down
I feel cold
and eyes burning

You lose sight of me
too scared of my wounds
hidden in silence
I blame myself
I feel cold
Going down
sweet poison
here I am
Track Name: Flying Over Cities
Flying over cities
Time’s flowing back
Walk through empty streets
You will see just ruins
Under a dim light
Black rain falling down
No room for sorrow
No grief allowed

Enjoy the end of this world
killed by your race

A purple curtain
is hiding guilt
If men were wiser
they’d dig their own graves
No more false warnings
No more quiet waters
You want to be safe
but you fight for dust

Last night I dreamed my life
was flowing back again
Enjoy this barren landscape
That’s what you sowed

Time flows back again
but your fate is lost now
in your flesh
Track Name: Not Now
staring at your sin
on a grey wall
in a dull maze
of barbed wire
not now

another time zone
far from yourself
look in the mirror
your crowded mind

you’re dumb and awake
a cruel truth
please turn me off
or just let me down

not now
not now
Everyday you, try to avoid
not now

sensing light as night fades away
waiting for a trigger
freezing doubts

you stay always in the middle
unsettled by lost dreams
no not now

I think it’s come
to steal your breath
don’t make a fool of yourself
no not now

Allow yourself feeling tired
passive stand-by state
numb and awake
Track Name: Pleasure of Drowning
Cold as the thrill
of a happy death
none but angels
should bathe there

your poor ashes
lost at heavy sea
craving burial
in the water

why can’t I sleep nor wake?
he whispered the answer
I’m afraid to know I’m dead

ancient patterns
working in your brain
blind devices
swirl in vain

just unknown threats
shrouded in your mind
By now what else matters
beyond this watery peace?

during sleep we touch what is better left untold?
during sleep we touch what is better left untold?

Now have you had enough?
Survive. Hang on. Again

Black lightning crept in

You can call it a technique of dying

Silent creatures
sat right on your way
in bleak stillness
won't let you go

The sea froze around
and the sky fell on him
Track Name: I Feel Like Snowing
I feel like snowing

I feel like snowing
while pain goes by
No one could heal that longing
for you to fly

Lost words in the wind
your voice so far
It seems my road will end here
fumbling in the dark

Looking through this mirror
I see just grey faces
Everytime I hear you
I just get empty sounds
That’s breaking my mind

No one could heal this pain
I’ll get through on my own
Hoping next dawn will come
First lights will crack

Looking through this mirror
I see just grey faces
Everytime I hear you
I just get empty sounds
That’s breaking my mind

No one could heal this pain
I’ll get through on my own
Hoping next dawn will come
First lights will crack
Track Name: The Diary I Never Wrote
Behind a wall of words
have to hide to reveal
hidden stories
veil over a veil

voices fade to silence
sense lost in whisper
its thread unmasking
our longing

Days are over
in the diary
I never wrote
white light from the window
chills the air ’round my table
chasing sadness far away

just scattered letters
on a blank paper
enough to show the
secret as long as your eyes can see

trust this random
symphony speaking of
an unknown beauty
forgotten waves look
always the same

Days are over
in the diary
I never wrote
white light from the window
chills the air chasing sadness far away

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