Saltworks (2016)

Client: Claudio Conti
Genre: Psychedelic Folk Rock
Release Date: 2016
Format: CD, digital, stream
Catalogue number: SRCD 207
Barcodes: 8016670125815
Label: Seahorse Recordings
Produced by Claudio Conti ©2014
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Davide Sgualdini at Studio LaMorte (Cagliari, Italy)
CLAUDIO CONTI – guitars, vocals
DAVIDE SGUALDINI – drums, percussions
ANDREA MORELLI – tenor saxophone
More information available here: Claudio Conti Facebook Page

Saltworks is about willful detachment. The moment of serious considerations faced among the swaying trees in the wilderness. Dreams can be embroidered with lies but sometimes are much more truthful than reality. A man able to tune in with the sea is the freedom finder. Moon and sun smile and cry and with the messenger clouds are part of our lives, the stars, our water.

Singer-songwriter Claudio Conti balances his impressions and his artistic/stylistic choices twisting and turning between Italy and the United States. Even though he displays a certain influence of Italian and British musicians, most of his repertoire and colorful sound is given by the West Coast.

Undoubtedly encouraged by the souls of Gram Parsons, Gene Clark, Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley, John Phillips, Sam Cooke, Love and The Doors he considers both L.A. and San Francisco his multilateral Mecca. Psychedelia and folk rock try to embrace hues of jazz and rock in a non-imposed, biological journey that after “Saltworks” will allow “Garnet Dusk” to see the light next November, both published by Seahorse Recordings.

Visit the Facebook page Claudio Conti for more information.

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Track listing

1. Veiled Sun
2. All Will Be Well Soon
3. Nestled Feelings
4. Saffron Sinless Sky
5. Rilke
6. Fallen Leaves
7. High Above
8. An Apology To Planet Earth
9. Stars Inspire
10. Underneath The Moon
11. Song Of Love And Karma
12. Nothing Is Beyond You
13. A Dying Kiss
14. Isles



I have known Davide’s accurate attention to details since I started recording professionally with him when I was 27 years old. I can only say that you will rarely find a person who takes you to the core of your ideas in such a short frame of time and succesfully. Artistic delivery is an extremely delicate and difficult process and Davide knows well how to use ears and advice. All the instruments involved in the songs he works on become never orphans. He gives you a mark that helps your musical world last regretless with the passing of time. If you’re a serious, interesting musician you should really give your projects under his wing.