BR079 Mazoni 300

 

 

Créditos

Jaume Pla: vocals, guitar and sinthesizer 
Guillermo Martorell: sinthesizer and guitar 
Miquel Sospedra: electric bass 
Aleix Bou: drums and percussion 

With: 
Núria Graham vocals on “Never Push A Sailor” 
Kathy Sey and Yoli Sey: vocals on “Man In The Shadows”, “Quicksands”, “At War Against” 

All songs written by Jaume Pla except “Never Push A Sailor” (Jaume Pla/Núria Graham) 

Recorded at La Masia Music Lab (Molins de Rei) by Josep Vilagut and Dani Pernas 
Additional recordings at Paracetamol Studios 
Mixed by Brendan Lynch and Max Heyes at Lynchmob studio (London)

 

Nota de prensa (2016)

Tras consolidarse como uno de los grandes nombres de la escena pop de Cataluña, Mazoni sorprende volviendo a sus orígenes con un disco íntegramente en inglés y de marcado carácter vitalista y noctámbulo. Además, lo hace bajo la producción de Brendan Lynch, mano derecha de artistas como Paul Weller o Primal Scream. Y con una colaboración vocal de lujo: Núria Graham. El resultado: un disco para escuchar a volumen alto y que invita a dejarse llevar.

Este nuevo "7 songs for an endless night" es un guiño a una perla de juventud de Mazoni, aquel "7 songs for a sleepless night" que le valió el beneplácito de la crítica en 2003. Más de una década después, Jaume Pla sorprende buscando el reverso de la moneda. Esta vez la noche se tinta de electricidad y de espíritu lúdico. Porque estas siete canciones están concebidas para bailar, para gritar y para dar saltos.

Cada una de estas canciones para una noche sin fin parte de un modelo estético distinto. Grabadas en largas sesiones nocturnas y con margen para captar la magia del momento, en el grueso de los temas se impone el groove y la intensidad ("Man in the shadows", "Quicksands"), pero sin renunciar según el caso a las melodías (la luminosa "Never push a sailor", cantada por Núria Graham), a la velocidad ("Dead singers") o al grito arrebatador ("Pull up the roots"). Sintetizadores analógicos y voces femeninas entran en juego. Y todo el conjunto garantiza un efecto estroboscópico en el oyente, que de inmediato se convierte en cómplice de la banda, en un viajero más de la noche interminable.

Con esta nueva aventura, Mazoni cierra un círculo que abrió con su anterior banda, Holland Park, y especialmente con su primer y enigmático disco, "7 songs for a sleepless night". Y da un giro sorprendente a una carrera musical que le ha dado momentos álgidos en la escena pop-rock independiente en catalán con canciones ya míticas como "Eufòria", "No tinc temps", "La promesa" o "Per primer cop".

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Letras

 

MAN IN THE SHADOWS

 

Through the deepest forests

where the light is gone

where the river is longer

and you are all alone

 

When your bravery is closer

when your fears emerge

and your sleep is over

good and bad converge

 

All those dreams where I used to belong

seem to be a desire from another

man in the shadows who howls at the emptiness,

lost in his homeland, who feels that he’s right when he’s wrong

 

Losing touch with present

as the river flows

as I ride the serpent

while I hear the crows

 

While my seed is growing

and it changes my soul

in the deepest forests

where the light is gone

 

All those dreams where I used to belong

seem to be a desire from other

men in the shadows who howl at the emptiness,

lost in their homeland, who feels that they’re right when they’re wrong

 

DEAD SINGERS

 

Mixed emotions in eerie dreams

she comes in white in a holy beam

crazy patterns, no sense of time

I hear your voice through my wind chimes

and it says

I’m still here and you still want me

I’m still here and you still want me

 

You may think that I’m talking about a girl

but maybe it’s another kind of pearl

It has no form, it has no name

and you can’t find someone to blame ‘cos

this danger, danger comes from inside you

this danger, danger comes from inside

Oh let it rock

 

It dries the pain and hides the shame, with a Judas kiss

a youth to spend, a toxic friend always trying to please

like the black magic of dead singers touching your soul

the feeling that gets you out of the hole

 

NEVER PUSH A SAILOR

 

People talk all the time when there’s nothing to say

and hide their own fears when they point their finger at me

What is the advice of the people who were never there

what is the lesson you feel you have to teach?

 

and I say Oooooh, It’s fascinating

what makes you think my smile meant that I was alright

 

Running throughthe streets of my hometown

with no clothes on, it’s like a damn recurring dream

but it’s asreal as my anger

 

Look! my hand hurts

your soul was deaf

and now it won’t stop bleeding

What was your mistake?

You shouldn’t push a sailor

Never push a sailor

 

Why do you appear years later when I told you the truth

You suffered a lot, well, you deserved it for sure

Conversations I still remember because the words were so painful

I’m still waiting for your present but I’d rather go

 

and I say Ooooh It’s kind of funny

what makes you think my smile meant that I was alright

 

Running throughthe streets of my hometown

with no clothes on, it’s like a damn recurring dream

but it’s asreal as my anger

 

Look! my hand hurts

Your soul was deaf

and now it won’t stop bleeding

again it was your fault

Never push a sailor

 

You shouldn’t, you shouldn’t…

 

 

AT WAR AGAINST

 

Lorries

atwar against cars

atwar against bikes

atwar against pedestrians

atwar against bikes

atwar against cars

atwar against lorries

 

Nations fighting nations

Cities fighting cities

Neighbours fighting neighbours

Me fighting You.

 

PULL UP THE ROOTS

 

All my explosions come singing a devil’s song

All your rejections are digging a deep hole

I’m gonna cut off my ear, don’t wanna hear you

I’m gonna use my rage to

Pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

grab a needle, some thread

and sew up your mouth

sew up your mouth

Then, I’m gonna head down south

 

No time to swallow my pride, it’s time to spit it out

No time to follow your eyes that keep me on a tight leash

I’m gonna cut off my ear, because I hate you

I’m gonna use my rage to

Pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

Grab a needle, some thread

to sew up your mouth

sew up your mouth

Then, I’m gonna head down south

 

 

IN MY VEINS

 

All the world has something to say

I’m tired of hearingtheir words in my mind

It’s time they stoppedtalking for any oldreason

They really make us waste our time

 

So, let’s dance till we fall to the floor

Let’s shout ‘til we loseour voice

Child, there’s no return, only future

“Just for pleasure”, that’s our choice

 

Give me your holy skin and let me touch you

I want to feel you in my veins

Give me your shiny sweat and let me smell you

I want to feel you in my veins

Veins, veins, veins, in my veins.

 

Baby you’re my needle of love

You’re my favourite helpless hope

Youfree me and clean me of everything useless

Baby you’re my needle of love

 

Give me your holy skin and let me touch you

I want to feel you in my veins

Give me your shiny sweat and let me smell you

I want to feel you in my veins

Veins, veins, veins, in my veins.

 

QUICKSANDS

 

Don’t try to put me down

Springtime is here again

Your head is in the clouds

playing this endless game

 

Quicksands

 

You know that it’s no good

starting a fight again

If you win we lose

If I win it’s the same

 

Quicksands

Slave to your words

trapped in quicksand and sinking fast

Slave to your thoughts

don’t use force or you won’t come out

 

And everywhere you go

we all feel the same

same old dirty road

under a different name

 

Videoclips

Man in the shadows