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This Life Denied Me Your Love

by GIORGIO TUMA

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When these notes will become snow You'll hear singing this song between the stars And the night will be done When these years Will take you the grace Finally you'll understand why This life denied me Your love
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I keep at a distance All the claptrap This race Was trapping my mind It just, defaced, the signs Cold smoke was deforming My smooth landscape of shades And everyone rushed To hide, behind a mask A grin engraved in memory Distance is relieving My smooth landscape of shades From dismal remains Of tainted shattered grins We should have leaped in unison Splitting time into Two half moons Two half moons
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Ancient Medals Blue squares In tidy lines Stray thoughts Warped walls Slumping Into a chasm You can't always settle All the pulsing thrills That stagger out of your mind Blue squares Warped walls Ripples Out of your mind You can't always settle All the pulsing thrills That stagger out of your mind
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Some images released By a book about love and strife They start to walk on eaves Like stealthy crabs at night Then they get lost in mist Milky smoke crawls in veins and tides I cuddle up to trees Hypnotized by owls eyes On a long amber street Are impressed the signs of a strife Memories walk on eaves Like speckled birds on trees Hypnotized by the leaves Just admired and blessed
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Recollections stacked as pillars till they reach the space In a forest of white columns past will guide your steps And all the hopes for growth and change come out and graze your arm With all the possibilities forsaken in a jar In ribbons hangs your heart But it throbs Recollections stacked as pillars till they reach the space In a forest of white columns future takes its place It grazes your arm with its feet so rooted in the past Unravels all the choices concentrated in your hand In ribbons was your heart But it throbs It throbs There in space As far as The eye can see
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Talking on the sea "In a non-place" you say Fleeting glimpse of gulls My trunk is full of waves And if you pry into it The bluish emotions will come out and flood the bridge And in this noisy trip My hair will turn into a thorny wooden twist But treasures light your eyes But treasures light your eyes This treasure shakes with light Grows wan and breaks Iridescent sea In a non-place again Fleeting glimps of gulls My trunk was full of tales At last you pried into it And bluish emotions swallowed up us on the bridge At last the crowd is still And we both got into enormous liquid wheels New treasures light your eyes New treasures light your eyes This treasure grows with light It varnishes desires New treasures light your eyes This treasure grows with light It varnishes desires Crumbling all fears
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Grassy taste In the swings of a large courtyard Dropping grief In holes and lairs, don't mind Read the plot How it's pulling the wires to find Other ways So many tricks in a while Meaning fades With temporary delight Grassy taste Moving swings in a large courtyard Read the plot How it’s pulling the wires to find Other ways So many lives in a while
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Fast supple clouds Catching fire and shot Through with lissome flights And a gust of wind Ruffling opaque streams Hush of sodden ferns And frantic chirps Harmonize With our stride Moss on my knuckles Chastened laughter Renaming things Singing hymns Exploring language Chastened laughter Rename all things Remake all things
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Marbles run off Splinters disperse Backdrops they switch Plunking down Woodpecker's beak Keeps beating time Orchards and breasts Protect our seed The bareness of our life
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Portraits of us hang Till they molder Scented branches of a birch Coil around your knees Intertwined with rows Of ladybirds Eerie time-machines Painting portraits Slender branches of a birch Building galleries Intertwined with horns Of jumping deer Get closer To this perfect scheme Static as a dream This recurring wheel Static as a dream This unchanging ring
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When your comfort zone is pulverized You can multiply horizon lines Open your Open wide your whirling eyes Change the hues Of your scales and dive It's immense Let your whims drift away Towards home Towards home Dazzling lights disclose horizon lines Multiplying the hues in whirling eyes Change yourself Change into A glowing pine With your crown So high Pushing out Towards home Empty coaches derail Towards home, towards home, towards home...
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The brightest kind of dew dresses the lawn chairs While rambling plants Form their own patterns In a swirly green And one by one the awkward knots are loosened In flowing skeins Exquisite movements On an emerald back road Changeable movements Of a shimmery light coat Unsteady movements And the shortness of the dawn Of the dawn Of the dawn...
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Pieces of cloth Put away in drawers Let them stand They'll join themselves Mother of pearl Voices in a cavern Plum trees sprout When you get back Harsh words rip Our fragile pledge Strive to behold Deep down in the cavern Briny voices Fill the gloom Plum trees sprout In back of you

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We made the announcement just a few short weeks ago - after three singles of collaborations with Malik 'theFreq' Moore, Laetitia Sadier and Lena Karlsson, and after a few months of waiting, we finally have Giorgio Tuma’s new album in our hands. “This Life Denied Me Your Love” is a collection of songs made for a galactic cocktail party, where glamour and elegance go subtly and delicately hand in hand, making a highly exciting but hard to classify collection of songs.

The album substitutes the psychedelic fantasy of previous releases for a dreamy elegance, without letting go of the small trademark hallucinogenic touches, to which we also have to add the goldsmith’s accuracy we have come to expect. In this case, the hallucinogenic touch comes from the synthesizers and arpeggiators (which curiously links him to our beloved MODULAR, using that collaboration with Laetitia Sadier, that delicious “Maude Hope”, as a tie), which intermix with silky chords and acoustic guitars. But at the same time this is probably the most introspective of all of Giorgio Tuma’s albums so far. From that opening full of synthesizers that is “The Wings Of A Loser” to that fragment of acoustic folk-blues that closes the album (“In Back Of You”), a certain melancholy runs through the album from beginning to end, with its luminous moments and other silent ones, but always with that feeling of unease that stays in the body after a sharp pain.

The album has a complex and diverse production, with the intervention of up to five different producers. The majority of the songs, up to 6, were produced by Matilde Davoli, one of the emerging figures of electronic shoe-gaze in Italy, whose sound defines songs like “Mat Matite” and “Two Half Moons”, among the atmospheric evanescence of bands like BROADCAST or even the forgotten THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Another name that is an important protagonist as a pilot of this spaceship is Stefano Manca, a regular on Tuma’s recent releases and inseparable partner in numerous musical adventures. Matias Tellez’s - leader of YOUNG DREAMS and in charge of the controls on the last Sondre Lerche and KAKKMADDAFAKKA albums - participation deserves a special mention on “My Last Tears Will Be A Blue Melody” and with the deep participation of Michael Andrews as important multi-instrumentalist and arranger on three songs (protagonist of the version of “Mad World” that was used in “Donnie Darko”, and producer of artists like Brendan Benson and Van Dyke Parks); POPULOUS (one of the most reputable names in Italian electronica right now, and once part of the reputed Morr Music label) on “All These Snowy Days In Farö”; and Stephen Kaye (who has worked with people like Ziggy Marley, Zooey Deschanel, Mayer Hawthorne, Alicia Keys, Cee-lo Green and HAIM) sound engineer for all the Mike Andrews instruments recorded and mix engineer on “Release From The Centre Of Your Heart”. This collection of names is proof of the complexity of the sublime production, and makes “This Life Denied Me Your Love” have a cathartic and hypnotic effect, presented almost like an emotional trip to outer space, pleasant and disturbing at the same time, creating almost unprecedented ambiances.

All of this is demarcated by the two giants that are the advance single - the precious “My Last Tears Will Be A Blue Melody”, and that “Release From The Centre Of Your Heart” that Laetitia Sadier appropriated for her solo album, and here is sung by the aforementioned Matilde Davoli. The are two enormous songs, somewhere between the neoclassicism of Ravel and soft-jazz, between chamber music and the most precious pop, between psychedelia and electro-pop, that put the cherry on the top of what is probably Giorgio Tuma’s most demanding album, but also probably his most solid. What is unquestionable is this Italian composer’s ability is far beyond normal, and it gives shape to unprecedented and unheard of pieces, a breath of fresh air with pop foundations and universal tailoring. The universality that includes everything and can do anything. Emotional universality.

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released February 26, 2016

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