The Alpha States are now an “open” project, born among some of the "Violent Bop Generator" members and is made by musicians, singers and sound designers/engineers. This project aims perform good music, from Trance to pure research, including Rock. Its members declare to hate limitations and strongly want to gain a very important musical role in our society. The name of The Alpha States derives from a futuristic vision: the Political States arising from the failures of the modern man, a utopian social perfection so high that it may become real (perhaps) just after a destruction of the existing schemes. The assonance of the name with dream induction gets the previous concept stronger: the dream of a utopian society.
Second single for The Alpha States: a new version for a classic David Bowie song. A great performance with a new style, derived from the idea of a necessary growth for the modern man, who should arise to a new concept of imaginary Political States, named "Alpha". In this release, some special guests perform this great Bowie's song in a new musical dress, among them you can appreciate also the famous Italian singer and actor Andrea Chimenti, who gave a magic touch to the whole song.
-Natale la Riccia: Drums
-Giovanni Mastrangelo: Fretless electric bass
-Lucio Pentrella: Electric guitars
-Edgardo Caputo: Piano, synt
-Marco Maffei: synthesizers and programming
-Roberto Pellicano: Background Vocals
-Vincenzo Mascolo: Vocals
-Andrea Chimenti: Vocals
Music and Lyrics: David Robert Jones – David Bowie
Cover Picture and Art: The Gorky
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Marco Maffei at Mastering.it / VBG Audio Labs 2010-2014
Arranged by Marco Maffei and Edgardo Caputo
Executive production: Mastering.it Studios (Italy)
Artistic production: Marco Maffei - (C) and (P) 2014 RadioSpia records
Publisher: Tintoretto /Jones – RZO - EMI Music
This song is dedicated to the immortal bass player Mick Karn, who would have liked to play this “Ashes to Ashes” with The Alpha States, while unfortunately discovered his disease. We all love you, Mick!
Instruments: Gretsch maple drums - Fender guitars - Pignose Legendary guitar amp - Trace Elliot bass amp - Yamaha piano - TC Electronic and Moog synths - Telefunken, Akg and Sennheiser mics - Drawmer, Urei and Dbx dynamics - Yamaha, Universal Audio and Lexicon outboards - MOTU AD/DA - Drawmer and Focusrite preamps.