Esoteric Antenna & Cherry Red Records are very pleased to announce the release of the new album by Italian Progressive Rock legends Acqua Fragile.
A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera, Franz Dondi and Bernardo Lanzetti, who have reunited after forty-four years to record brand new material.
The project is also notable for the presence of some very special guests, including Pete Sinfield, Nick Clabburn, Tango Spleen and Grammy Award winning drummer Jonathan Mover.
Acqua Fragile - A New Chant is released on Esoteric Antenna on October 14th 2017
Acqua Fragile # 3
Bernardo telling us:
Ok! We had no dedicated hands on keyboards but we could have strings, piano and intriguing bandoneon from Tango Spleen!
Some minor health issue would, temporarily, keep Piero away from his kit?
Well, Alessandro Mori could drum along!
Alessandro Sgobbio, formerly with “Acqua Fragile Project” (an experiment carried on by Franz Dondi where young musicians would live perform A F music, around 2005) and now jazz pianist and composer for “Charm”, “Pericopes+1” e “Debra’s Dream”, popped in at Elfo Studio to do a flashy synth solo.
Michelangelo Ferilli, also from “A F P ”, left some guitar arpeggios!
I had been quite busy in the last two years so I thought I could get some help with lyrics.
The idea came up after working around a nice short poem by Pete Sinfield turning it into a touchy song. Mr.Sinfield loved it so I moved on along getting friend Nick Clabburn...
John Hackett’s lyricist, to put words on another track. Italian friend Andrea Anzaldi, after being a musician in the US for ten years, had been chosen to work on A F oldest numberas my original lyrics got lost over the years.
Though some additional actions were taken in centre Italy and Costa del Sol in Spain...
... in Tavernago (PC) Italy where sound man Alberto Callegari was sharp and patient enough to produce it.
For the album cover, we could pull out an original 1973 drawing by Alberto Baroni (Acqua Fragile #1) and Gigi Cavalli Cocchi), previously recording with CCLR and on stage for VOX 40 as a drummer, did all the art work.