label: A SILENT PLACE - cat.nr.: ASP13 - barcode: 8032644745131 Tracklisting: 1. Lost Aurora; 2. Hidden Flower; 3. Red Apple Devil; 4. Hollow Earth theory; 5. Sex Rituals of the dead; 6. Hiss from nowhere; 7. The Cannibal Club;8. Church of the Black Emptiness; 9. “What did you say?”; 10. A Classification of Clouds; 11. Music from Mars; 12. Last Aurora; 13. Me and Joe on the Moon. [Eng]A New Astronomy - Dedicated to Giovanni Paneroni, amateur astronomer and misunderstood genius. He was born in 1871 and made a living out of peddling sweets and ice-creams around Northern Italy's towns and villages. In his free time, he developed his own, revolutionary astronomical theories: the Earth is flat, surrounded on every corner by perennial glaciers; the sun is nothing more than a small silver ball with a 2 meter diameter and a weight of approximately 14 kilos; Copernicus was wrong: the entire official astronomical science is just a bunch of lies; planets don't move, stars are just little fires hung in the sky, the universe doesn't exist . He also invented a new solar compass based on his “extraordinary discoveries”. In his unstoppable attempts to promote the truth, Paneroni tried everything and suffered countless humiliations: he stalked professors, was arrested and became a well known character in many Italian universities. After some years spent in a mental institution, he died in 1950. Thousands of people from all over the country attended his funeral. "A new astronomy" is probably the most eccentric and out-there JG release to date. Recorded mostly in Marco Fasolo's bedroom on a 4-track cassette machine, the album has been conceived as the imaginary soundtrack for some of their most bizarre, vivid dreams - obviously interspersed by the occasional nightmare. It's made by grainy, hallucinated musical scores trying to depict the beautiful, the scary, the annoying and the simply absurd inhabiting dreams. It runs the gamut from ghostly ambient drones to brain-damaged acoustic sketches, covering everything in between - furious guitar freak-outs and a hommage to British 60's producer Joe Meek included.
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 19 January 2007 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 19 January 2007 20:20 (6 years ago) Permalink
― A knife to his wife Eve and his credibility. (goodbra), Saturday, 20 January 2007 19:48 (6 years ago) Permalink
I think its still too much! :)Anyway, Jarvis Cocker asked them to support him for his concert in Milan. Weird.
― Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Saturday, 20 January 2007 19:52 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Dominique (dleone), Sunday, 21 January 2007 04:09 (6 years ago) Permalink
:-D You must share stories about this when it happens! (And if you don't play that show I will lecture all of you.)
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 21 January 2007 05:19 (6 years ago) Permalink
They played together last Thursday and everything went down really really well: Cocker was supernice and supportive (apparently he's a fan), both performances were great, the venue was packed. All in all a great night.
― Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Sunday, 21 January 2007 08:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
for those who can be interested, a little pop ditty recorded for the soundtrack of the new Toni Servillo movie (Gomorra, Consequences of Love, Il Divo etc):
― Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 09:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
cool, it's almost bubblegum :)
― Dominique, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
Just discovered their cover of "If it's in you" on the Mojo tribute to The Madcap Laughs and I really really like it. A lot.
― Trip Maker, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
Are they still going? Valende and The Midnight Room were amazing. I dont think they are on Sub Pop anymore and their last album was in 2010 and barely got any notice.
― Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:24 (9 months ago) Permalink
I too would love to know what happened to these guys. Was Concentric any good? I still haven't heard that one.
― wk, Thursday, 23 August 2012 17:11 (9 months ago) Permalink
You are not really missing much. Still love to see them back.
― Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 24 August 2012 01:53 (8 months ago) Permalink