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RadioSpia 17 - At Night


Maurizio Rana: At Night [E.P. 5 songs]

Label: RadioSpia
Release date:
10th Apr 2021
UPC: 195999798042
Catalog: RadioSpia 17 - RS 17
Genre: New Age / Ambient - World Music / World Fusion - Acoustic
Artist sound like: David Kuckherman – Bri
an Eno - Kabeção - Adrian J Portia

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Notes about the release: In Greek mythology, the divinity Nyx (daughter of Chaos and Caligine) was the personification of the earthly Night, as opposed to her brother Erebus, who represented the night in the infernal world. Nyx was also at odds with her own children Aether (the light) and Emera (the day). As in mythology, the mini album "At Night" also features five entities that narrate different characteristics of the nocturnal experience: from time running to dream, from hope to nightmare, from the passing seasons to awakening in a wide sense.


Songs:

1 - At Night - [3:35]

Music: Maurizio Rana, Marco Maffei (BMI)

Publisher: RadioSpia publishing (BMI)
ISRC: IT-WIW-20-00003

Performed by:
- Maurizio Rana: Handpan
(AsaChan AnnaZiska)

- Gerry Ruotolo: Piano

- Marco Maffei: Percussions, bass, glockenspiel, ocarina, fuzeau

Arranged by Marco Maffei and Gerry Ruotolo

Strings arrangement: Marco Maffei


Clock

 

2 - Intro - [2:48]

Music: Maurizio Rana, Marco Maffei (BMI), Torindo Michele Colangione (SIAE)

Publisher: RadioSpia publishing (BMI)
ISRC: IT-WIW-21-00002

Performed by:
- Maurizio Rana: Handpan

- Mickael Brest: Handpan, gong
- Torindo Colangione: Bass

- Giovanna Russo: Tibetan bowls, shruti box

Performed live at Sala Rosa (Palazzetto dell’arte – Foggia) in May 2019

Overdubs:

- Marco Maffei: Percussions, effects, ebow guitars

Arranged by Marco Maffei, Torindo Colangione, Giovanna Russo



3 - Passages - [2:00]

Music: Maurizio Rana, Marco Maffei (BMI), Torindo Michele Colangione (SIAE)

Publisher: RadioSpia publishing (BMI)
ISRC: IT-WIW-21-00003

Performed by:
- Maurizio Rana: Handpan
 (Soma Sound Sculpture D Sabye)

- Mickael Brest: Handpan, gong
- Torindo Colangione: Bass

- Giovanna Russo: Tibetan bowls, shruti box, percussions

Performed live at Cineporto (Foggia) in May 2019

Overdubs:

- Marco Maffei: Percussions, effects, ebow guitar, glockenspiel, sitar

Arranged by Marco Maffei, Torindo Colangione, Giovanna Russo



Rana_sfera


4 - Autumn - [5:17]

Music: Maurizio Rana, Marco Maffei (BMI), Torindo Michele Colangione (SIAE)

Publisher: RadioSpia publishing (BMI)
ISRC: IT-WIW-21-00004

Performed by:
- Maurizio Rana: Handpan
(Soma Sound Sculpture D Sabye)

- Mickael Brest: Handpan
- Torindo Colangione: Bass

- Giovanna Russo: Tibetan bowls, shruti box, percussions

Performed live at Cineporto (Foggia) in May 2019

Overdubs:

- Marco Maffei: Crystal glasses, percussions, effects, ebow guitar, glockenspiel, sitar
- Edgardo Caputo: Electric piano
- Angelica Morgese, Cinzia Diaferio, Mario Pio D'Angelo: vocals

Arranged by Marco Maffei, Torindo Colangione, Giovanna Russo



Yellows


5
-
Amo la Notte - [6:38]

Music and lyrics: Maurizio Rana

Publisher: RadioSpia publishing (BMI)
ISRC: IT-WIW-21-00005

Performed by:
- Maurizio Rana: Handpan
(AsaChan AnnaZiska), kalimba, glockenspiel, effects, vocals
 

Credits:

- Cover: Picture by Marco Elia Morea, art by The GorkyGiovanna Russo
- Recorded by Marco Maffei at Mastering.it audio labs (2018 / 2021), at Sala Rosa - Palazzetto dell’Arte in Foggia (07/05/2018) and at Cineporto in Foggia (09/05/2018).
- Edited, mixed and mastered by Marco Maffei at
Mastering.it audio labs (2020 / 2021)
- Executive production: Mastering.it
- Producer: Marco Maffei

- (C) and (P) 2021 RadioSpia records
- Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing


Some instruments pl
ayed: AsaChan and Soma Sound handpans - Fender Telecaster guitar – Digitally emulated guitar amps – Fender Jazz Bass - Fender Jazz fretless bass - B1 el. bass - Tibetan Bowls – Crystal glassess – Asian percussions - Ocarina - Shruti Box – Ebow – Sitar - Telefunken, Akg, Shure and Sennheiser mics - Drawmer, Focusrite, Urei and DBX dynamics - Yamaha, TC, Universal Audio and Lexicon outboards - MOTU AD / DA – Drawmer and Focusrite preamps – Fostex recorders - Telefunken M15 reel tape.
 

Crazy

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⇒ Videoclip (released on Apr 04th, 2021): It was shooted in 2020 using special photographic techniques, that made visions and facets of a night regenerating sleep tangible:

At Night [Official Videoclip] – YouTube (link) - ISRC: IT-M9O-20-00001

 

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Maurizio Rana discovered the handpan about six years ago, in 2015, and decided to play it to compose his music, with strong passion and abnegation.
He recorded his first album in 2017, "The Moon and The Sun" (CD) and later he released the E.P. "Music for Handpan" (2018) and the album "Hypnos" (2019). The synergy with different forms of art allowed him to play in concerts with surround sound, in prose and music performances, in sound-induced meditation performances, as well as in percussionists concerts such as, for example, the one with the famous Loris Lombardo.

Thanks to his publications and videoclips, Maurizio has gained an international respect in the Ambient / New-Age style which, with this latest release, it even finds him surrounded by many particular instruments. His technical and expressive research leads him to interact also with a parallel poetic production and, in track 5 of the mini album “At Night”, we find that his poem “Amo la Notte” also blends perfectly with his music.

 

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Amo la Notte - lyrics


Amo la notte,

da sempre intensa e profonda

per la luce che sprigiona nei miei pensieri

mentre oscura tutto intorno
 

Amo la notte,

per il suo rigenerante aiuto,

perché spegne le tensioni e prelude la rinascita


Amo la notte,

perché pone fine alle lotte quotidiane

ed aiuta ricostruttive riflessioni
 

Amo la notte

e l’atmosfera che si crea, densa di colori e di profumi

in ogni meandro che attraverso,

ricco di vocii
 

Amo la notte,

per le luci fioche e perché calda come i cuori

che s’incontrano dopo il vagare mattutino

Amo la notte,

perché mi travolge con suoni scintillanti

e con melodie suadenti

che accompagnano i gusti che assaporo

Amo la notte,

perché ritrovo in essa la serenità

che rinnova in me la forza per affrontare nuove sfide


Amo la notte,

perché libera i desideri, perché aiuta a cavalcare i sogni
perché mettendo a nudo le nostre paure
ci rende più vulnerabili ed umani.


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Colangiona_Rana

 


⇒ Ci troviamo innanzi ad un universo che mescola new age, musica ambient e world music. La canzone, del tutto strumentale, ci riporta alla mente le migliori produzioni di artisti del calibro di Brian Eno. Interessante. (VivaMag / "At Night')

⇒ We like so much this song. You were able to create a dreamy atmosphere, thanks also to the choice of sounds you made. Perfect production. Nice project! (Salotto Musicale / "At Night')

⇒ Beautiful music. We really enjoyed your composition. Beautiful sounds and very cool production. Nice mysterious atmosphere.
(Raighes Factory)


“At Night” by Maurizio Rana: a delightful composition that takes the listener on a sonic journey without the need for lyrics. Due to the instrumental nature of this composition, listeners are able to focus purely on the rich layers of instruments; the percussion, the strings, piano, glockenspiel, music box, and tubular bells. All of this comes together to create an impressively intricate, and captivating, piece of music that results in a wonderful musical experience. (Pillar Artists Music Radar - UK)

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