Love Is Forever acoustic video

The acoustic video of ‘Love Is Forever’ is out!

In the last few years, there was a shift in my composition workflow, which lead me to write many songs on my piano. The writing process started all acoustic and I was concentrating more on the song itself, instead of the synths and sounds.

Looking for the purest form of artistic idea became a kind of obsession for me, so I thought it was about time to show my songs in the way I originally wrote them, intimate and acoustic.

After finishing the recent renovation of my studio, I equipped a second room for acoustic recordings with my piano. Using only a Neumann and a ribbon microphone I recorded ‘Love Is Forever’, one of my personal favourites from Scintilla.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIWqUi0jGBI

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New Scintilla ‘lyrics video’

As you know I’m never too keen on things diminishing (in my opintion) art, and so I was not very happy when my mates at Kscope suggested a lyrics video for once..

But indeed they meant a ‘Nosound’ lyrics video, not your usual one, and so I accepted the challenge and did one but in my own way..someone might argue quite challenging, if not even annoying, but I DO really like it!

So I’m glad to announce today we’re premiering our new ‘lyrics video’ for Scintilla (the track)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm02zJYLthM

And we’re premiering it with PopMatters and an indepth interview with Jordan Blum about too many things to list here, so go and read it if you want also some anticipations about 2017..

http://www.popmatters.com/feature/in-celebration-of-life-an-interview-with-nosounds-giancarlo-erra-scintilla/

NOSOUND live set audio & video

 

Live at Radio Rock 106.6 FM

We played for the first time two songs from our new album Scintilla, an old classic plus a very special Radiohead cover!

Short video of the set plus interview (in Italian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emz99JoAn5I

plus the RADIOHEAD cover with gallery from Scintilla’s sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMvcwMb-5lo

And the FULL LENGHT AUDIO of the set (all recorded live in stereo without edits or overdubs!): https://soundcloud.com/nosound/sets/radio-rock-2016

In Celebration Of Life, the fourth single from new album Scintilla

https://youtu.be/SxBNKVaJHgU

With the release of Nosound’s new studio album, Scintilla, the band is pleased to be able to premiere their new video for the song “In Celebration Of Life” featuring guest vocals from Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh.

Giancarlo Erra explains how the song is a collaboration with and tribute to music fan Alec Wildley “’In Celebration Of Life’ was probably among the first tracks written for Scintilla, it was inspired by an artist and well known member of the fellow prog community, Alec Wildey. Those who knew Alec Wildey & Cycy June know what happened and I’m not going to delve into details, but it really was a tragedy that shook everyone.

Alec was a big fan of Nosound and our Kscope label mates, in the past Alec contacted me to see if we could work together, but I was always too busy, this time I felt particularly hit by the situation, for personal and musical reasons, so I wrote the track and recorded it all quickly in my studio as I wanted Alec to be able to hear it. His lyrics fitted perfectly the music and the message we wanted to send. His reaction to the song was, and I suspect will always be the highest point in my personal career, with my music I felt part of something bigger and beyond me.

Although it was a very difficult time when we decided to collaborate, paradoxically we created a celebration of life song. As I always say the beauty of music is to transform something negative into something positive, transform pain in beauty, anger in happiness, desperation in hope.”

Giancarlo continues on how Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh became involved “This uplifting anthem to life immediately struck a chord with Vincent. I played him the song without saying anything about all this, and he liked it immediately. When I told him about Alec, his emotional and moving reaction told me that he too was somehow linked to that situation, and we instantly knew that we were going to work together on this track. Anathema and Nosound were two of Alec’s favourite bands and we know now that wherever he is, he’s enjoying the track he worked on with me and Vincent.

For the video we wanted to tell a story, but one that everyone can interpret in their own way: there was a lot of thought put in as to how to leave it open. So,while I’m not going to reveal my personal story, I encourage you to look at the details and enjoy the song we wrote In Celebration Of Life, something we should all remember to do every day.”

Emily – the third video/single from Scintilla is out

The third single/video from Nosound new album Scintilla is out for preview for our fans.

An unusual track, a ‘Nosound song’ without being properly a song, featuring amazing cello by Marianne De Chastelaine and live brass section, together with some very emotional and personal lyrics:

“I think I said enough about this song in the recent diary…still and by far a very special song for me, personally my favourite one although short and quite ‘not a song’.

Amazing work by Marianne De Chastelaine on cello and our small live brass section. Musically speaking the start is as weird as deeply emotional is the end.

I will struggle on stage to keep myself together singing this one..”

Giancarlo Erra

Sogno e Incendio – Second single/video from Scintilla

NOSOUND – Sogno e Incendio (feat. Andrea Chimenti)

Director // Editor // Storyline: Erika Errante
With: Maddalena Ansaldi, Olivia Giovannini

Second single from new album Scintilla, available from
http://www.burningshed.com/store/nosound

Pre-orders get free signed prints/stickers, guitar picks and digital EP download!

Finally we can preview exclusively for our fans the second single/video from new album Scintilla! Again something different from the first single and from what we’ve done before, with a fully italian language track!

A lengthy minimalist ballad featuring the amazing Andrea Chimenti at vocals and rich in arrangement and guitars work.

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Scintilla – The EP

SCINTILLA – The EP

 
All preorders placed on our store before midnight 30th of June (GMT) will receive a FREE digital EP on 15th of July!

 
The EP will include the three singles in high quality MP3 320kbps plus high resolution PDF booklet.

 
You can get it here: https://www.burningshed.com/store/nosound

 
You said you wanted something soon, and so we hope this will be a good free starter while waiting for the full meal!

 
Sales from our store are going very well, and official press/promo campaign will start mid-June, so please remember we’ll do only a few hundreds of the free transparent guitar plectrums and signed vinyl postcards/prints.

SCINTILLA (the new studio album)

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Nosound – Scintilla (Kscope)

Nosound’s fifth album marks a major departure and includes guest appearances from Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh and acclaimed Italian singer Andrea Chimenti

Inspired by personal upheaval and a desire for change, Scintilla is an emotionally complex and musically direct work presenting a stripped-down set of compositions that mark a major departure from Nosound’s trademark symphonic lushness and production precision.

After a decade of crafting a very particular type of widescreen melancholia and wistful imagery, Nosound’s fifth studio album Scintilla introduces a wholly new musical and visual approach for Giancarlo Erra’s ever-evolving band.

Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh lends his distinctive vocals to two of the album’s tracks, and cellist Marianne De Chastelaine returns once more to the Nosound fold. Acclaimed Italian singer Andrea Chimenti co-writes and sings on the serene Sogno E Incendio.

Tracklist:

1. Short Story (2:24)
2. Last Lunch (7:00)
3. Little Man (4:38)
4. In Celebration Of Life (5:34)
5. Sogno e Incendio (4:44)
6. Emily (3:19)
7. The Perfect Wife (7:27)
8. Love Is Forever (2:51)
9. Evil Smile (4:33)
10. Scintilla (6:27)

Scintilla is available in the following formats:

A deluxe CD/Blu-Ray in Mediabook with a 24 page booklet. The Blu-Ray contains HD stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes, plus additional video content.

An audiophile double 180g vinyl edition (cut at 45rpm to ensure maximum quality) in a gatefold cover with booklet and poly-lined inner bags. Also includes a download card featuring the vinyl master at 320kbps.

Ladies and Men high quality t-shirt Fruit Of The Loom in charcoal grey featuring our new striking logo.

Pre-orders from our store (until stocks last!) come with: signed A4 print for vinyl, signed vinyl postcard/sticker for CD/Blu-Ray Mediabook, plus a transparent guitar plectrum featuring the new Nosound logo.

T-Shirts pre-orders will receive as well the transparent guitar pick.

Pre-order available for late August shipping / September 2nd release

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