Genre: Alternative-Metal / Hard-Rock / Glam
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Format: CD, digital, stream
Catalogue number: LAMORTE002CD
Label: Studio LaMorte
Total time: 52:44
Produced by Davide Sgualdini ©2014
Recorded, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Davide Sgualdini at Studio LaMorte (Cagliari, Italy)
PHOTOGRAPHY BY IVAN SGUALDINI & DAVIDE SGUALDINI
BOOKLET BY DAVIDE SGUALDINI
MATT SIDDI (vocals)
DAVIDE SGUALDINI (drums & keyboards)
GIANLUCA MENCHI (bass)
IVAN SGUALDINI (guitars)
Lyrics: ‘Fuoco Lento’, ‘Icaro’, ‘Un Minuto’, ‘Sentinella’, ‘Controsenso’ and ‘Requiem’ by Matt Siddi; ‘Sete’, ‘Disincanto’, ‘Un Uomo Fragile’, ‘Poche Parole’ and ‘Romantica Poesia’ by Gianluca Menchi; ‘Occhi Di Cielo’ by Ivan Sgualdini; ‘Attimi’ by Matt Siddi and Gianluca Menchi. * All lyrics and songs composed by Sibilya except for the bonus cover track “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” written and composed by John Astrop, Mark Shreeve, Pete Q. Harris and originally sung by Samantha Fox (© RCA) for Jive Records.
More info available at this website: www.studiolamorte.com/sibilya
Fuoco lento: Quickly burn out or slowly fade away?
Icaro: The envious man who believes to be a god shows all its fragility when comes before the true Sun.
Sete: Primal instinct, body language: pure passion.
Un Minuto: An appointment with your own muse: face to face with the Inspiration.
Disicanto: The struggle between what we are and what we want to be.
Sentinella: A cry of pain against all wars.
Controsenso: To have the courage to go against a system in decline.
Attimi: Some memories are always quite hurtful.
Un Uomo Fragile: A man knowingly accepts its End.
Occhi Di Cielo: Technological alienation in the face of feelings.
Poche Parole: When words lead you towards extreme choices.
Requiem: To open your heart to a person only when she is no longer.
Romantica Poesia: When there is understanding, words are not necessary. The communication of a new life.
The history of Sibilya begins in early 2006 when the rock band D.G.I., formed by Davide Sgualdini on drums and keyboards, Gianluca Menchi on bass and Ivan Sgualdini on guitar, decided to form a band to fully exploit the great potential of singer Matt Siddi, who starred in a leading role in the rock opera Checkmate.
In this sense, the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm that lavish from all the members in equal measure, in addition to being crucial to the growth of a musical feeling already evident, it offers a glimpse from the outset of what will be the path beaten from the four rockers of Cagliari: an alchemy of intent, notes, words and ideas that is at the service of the common desire to give life, musically speaking, to a communication experience that can draw from the daily dynamics (often contradictory) expressed by modern society.
The birth of Sibilya, therefore, is inextricably linked to the attempt to retrieve the most genuine sides of rock music that have always represented the backbone of a genre that in the past has made us dream precisely because of its ability to evoke what is other than itself, through the lights and shadows that projected in a sincere manner. For this reason, the name of the band refers to the mythological figure of the Sibyl who represented the voice inspired by the transcendent, able to communicate small and great truths on concrete aspects of life: an authentic life, which nevertheless suffers from an obvious and dragged existence of the world and for the circumstances that seems to devour it.
The first full-length album of the band self-titled ‘Sibilya’ develops in 13 previously unreleased tracks plus a cover ‘Touch Me (I Want Your Body)’ originally sung by Samantha Fox. The album lyrics identify civil society as a theater of the incommunicability between human beings. Feelings such as envy, hatred and indifference represent the gall that poisons relationships and they manifest themselves through verbal violence that wears down and drag the human nature to the decline. Sincere communication does not need empty words: true feelings grow in silence and represent the hope of a new life.
01. Fuoco Lento
04. Un Minuto
09. Un Uomo Fragile
10. Occhi di Cielo
11. Poche Parole
13. Romantica Poesia
14. Touch Me (I Want Your Body)*
*bonus cover song originally from Samantha Fox
Sibilya trailer! (1/2)
Sibilya trailer! (2/2)
Touch Me (Samantha Fox cover) – Live@Steel Roses
Strychnine (The Fuzztones cover) live @ Mabba
No Way To Run (DGI) live @ Mabba
Lil’ Devil (The Cult cover) live @ Mabba
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.
Davide’s attention to detail is second to none, that’s why I totally trust him for my projects. If you’re aiming for a great and professional sound, Studio LaMorte is your choice!
Keyboardist, Drummer & Composer (John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension / Allan Holdsworth / Independent)
The day Antoine Fafard discovered Davide Sgualdini and introduced his work to me was a revelation. What a day of joy that was. Like Ken Scott did for the Mahavishnu Orchestra album “Birds Of Fire”, the approach and sonic vision he brought to the mixing of my drum kit (on the album “Sphere” by Antoine) was entirely stellar, refreshingly exciting and had a real unique character that was instantly, MAJORLY arousing to my ears and spirit. I was astounded. At that point he became the new standard for me – an engineer with whom I look forward to working on many projects together. His expertise and relentless, tireless dedication to whatever he’s working on is only the “icing on the cake” element to his vastly superior abilities as an engineer/producer. Davide’ a rare one. And an equally beautiful guy to work with. I cannot endorse his all around excellence highly enough!
Thank you Davide sir!
Jazz-Fusion Composer, Bass & Guitar player
Any musician will tell you – the mixing process is a crucial part in music production. Davide Sgualdini is a master of the sonic world and can make a huge difference to any project, whichever the musical style is. He continuously dedicates careful attention to the music he works on in order to elevate it to its highest potential. Since I began to work with Davide, my music has never sounded better. I can confidently say that there are two periods in my musical life before and after Studio LaMorte!