Not a Good Sign

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1.
Almost I 06:37
2.
Almost II 03:12
Clouds moving West swollen and grey with gloomy grace like a solemn swan Slow muffled throbs pulse deep in my bones under the skin in the frozen wind Evening falls down Evening falls down Evening falls You're trapped just close your eyes stuck in your dream without end Last lights through faceless trees soon the white will cover this land Evening falls down just close your eyes trapped in your dream without end
3.
silent in their metal plate bubbles in a row at the traffic lights light blade moving with the moon you seethe waiting for the crash now they listen just to sad and dull lullabies they want just hear their breathless growl it’s not a good sign better shutting oneself in than blowing up and killing someone they plead «leave me in peace» hiding in strangely sweet sounds on the rooftops by a lakeside believe what I’m saying let me take a look into the void it’s not a good sign they plead «leave me in peace» hiding in strangely sweet and boring sounds you seethe waiting for the crash walking for long into this twilight of a winter sunday it’s not a good sign
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5.
I fix mine eye on thine, and there pity my picture burning in thine eye; my picture drown’d in a transparent tear, when I look lower I espy; hadst thou the wicked skill by pictures made and marr’d, to kill, how many ways mightst thou perform thy will? but now I’ve drunk thy sweet salt tears, and though thou pour more, I’ll depart; my picture vanished, vanish all fears that I can be endamaged by that art; though thou retain of me one picture more, yet that will be, being in thine own heart, from all malice free.
6.
coming back home on this september finally summer lights go down distant sounds beyond the window long shadows on my table sitting silent gently shouting always waiting I re-emerge from my summer sleep pure dark doesn’t make sense as much as pure light however on the border of shades you can’t get out of your own deserts once you simply set foot in them time flows back outside my window empty days before me
7.
Flow On 06:07
nerves wracking low rumbles hands seeking for relief and rain don’t stare too much through the water you could choke flow on the journey sprouting wings from nightfire a bone-white sun on a black clear sky as herded shades crossing borders without hope to get back from hollow lands we watched the moon hiding down on the sleeping hills come with me we won’t say anything please come with me flow on the journey sprouting wings from nightfire flow on flow on don’t stare too much through the water you could choke flow on flow on
8.
«I come and go the Demon tags along» this unexpected guest is like a beast inside I simply can’t resist nor beg for its power I’m a blind flesh-puppet in its crafty hands you always miss the words when you’re searching for them but as you chance upon them they’re never enough too easy to say «it was just a dream» it’s so strange walking in the last room on the left knowing it will be the last time of your life my hushed steps on the floor blood pushing on the walls the defeaning sound of moon is burning out my ears your worst enemy has not a face nor a name it will hound you as a stroke sipping your shadow in this subtle prison I’m lost over against «the bloody devices of Destruction».
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about

Not a Good Sign is a project by AltrOck and some bands’ members of the label.
Marcello Marinone, Paolo «Ske» Botta and Francesco Zago, after a successful collaboration in Yugen and Ske, propose a new blend of their musical attitudes. The result is an ominous, fascinating sound melting vintage keyboards, powerful guitars and voice, besides ethereal and autumn nuances, supported by a compelling rhythmic drive.

In 2011 Botta and Zago began to write the music, and Zago provided the lyrics too. Soon Gabriele G. Colombi and Alessio Calandriello, from La Coscienza di Zeno, joined the band. The drummer Martino Malacrida completed the line-up in 2012.

In these tracks many of you will recognize the Old Prog School from the 70s, but in a modern key, with a pinch of hard-rock and psych. Resonant vocal melodies and lyrics complete the gloomy but colourful imagery of the band.

King Crimson, Van Der Graaf Generator, Anekdoten, Ennio Morricone, Michael Nyman, Bark Psychosis, Jaga Jazzist, Steven Wilson, Anglagard

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released June 10, 2013

Paolo «Ske» Botta, keyboards
Alessio Calandriello, vocals
Gabriele Guidi Colombi, bass
Martino Malacrida, drums
Francesco Zago, guitars

Guests:
Maurizio Fasoli, grandpiano (Yugen)
Sharron Fortnam, vocals (North Sea Radio Orchestra, Cardiacs)
Bianca Fervidi, cello

Recorded by Andrea Rizzardo (Effettonote), Paolo Botta (South Central Ceppine Studios)
and Francesco Zago (Ganascia Studio) between March and April 2013

Mixed by Andrea «Hot Rats» Rizzardo

Mastered by Udi Koomran (Ginger Studio, Tel Aviv)

Artwork by Paolo "Ske" Botta

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