Blakula! Permanent Midnight : arrangiamento orchestrale

  • Produzione: Bear Funk
  • Ideatori: Diaphanoids
  • Musica: Arrangiamento Orchestrale: Cristiano Alberghini
  • Anno: 2010

Il progetto, in breve

Blakula! is one such step; suburbano gothic funk/voodoo disco/slasher-thriller-giallo movie, soundtrack opera. Una corsa disperata attraverso i paesaggi alienati delle tenebre della città.
Bear Funk – BFKCD013 – Release Date: 13 Sep 2010

Blakula! Permanent Midnight
Bear Funk – BFKCD013 – Release Date: 13 Sep 2010
P&C Bear Funk 2010
Published by Dharma Songs
Made in England

Approfondimenti

Cover Illustration and artwork by Dona Coristi

Blakula is a black vampire born in Haiti, hibernated in Transylvania and defrosted in New York City. It’s 1977. After living for too long among the humans Blakula starts to enjoy life to the full, even its darkest aspects.

Gradually Blakula becomes more human than normal people and starts behaving and “feeling” like them. So Blakula posed for Robert Mapplethorpe’s camera, wrote poems with William Burroughs, shared spray cans and brushes with Jean Michel Basquiat, jammed with Miles Davis and the Velvet Underground, starred in David Lynch’s movies, danced at Studio 54 with Andy Warhol, dated Vanessa Del Rio and Joe Dallesandro, got addicted to heavy drugs and alcohol, experimented any possible erotic fantasy, partied hard, tasted the bright lights, learned the language of pimps and derelicts, lived in baroque palaces and shooting galleries, became more human than human then got crushed by the city sickness. The Blakula soundtrack was created at an undetermined period in time by Simon Maccari and Andrea Bellentani (also known as The Diaphanoids).

The music is both unique and at the same time “classic”. Musical touchstones range from funk, seventies’ disco, psychedelia, avant-garde, no-wave vibe, cinematic atmospheric sounds, nightclub sleazy jazz to slow-mo bluesy grooves. Every track on the album has been played by real musicians, orchestral ensembles and choirs.

The album is a miniature suburban gothic funk/voodoo disco/slasher-thriller-giallo movie, soundtrack opera.

Welcome Blakula’s Permanent Midnight, an album that is a bitter and desperate ride through the alienated landscapes of a cities darkness.

Blakula! Permanent Midnightsu Amazon
1. Witches Crew
2. Vampire State Building
3. Where The Angels Fear To Tread
4. Any Soul You Could Buy
5. Miss Morgue
6. Feed Your Demons
7. Blood Supreme
8. Slash Me Tender
9. Surrender To The Shadows
10 Permanent Midnight
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CD registrato a:
Telecine Studio Roma, Sound di Ripetta Roma, Hausmonik Studio Roma 2006-2010
Registrazioni finali, mixaggio e mastering al Peak Studio

Prodotto e composto da Marco “Simon” Maccari e Andrea Bellentani (Diaphanoids)

Hanno collaborato i seguenti musicisti:
Cristiano Alberghini (Pianoforte),
Alessio Alberghini (Sax Soprano, Contralto, Tenore e vari Woodwinds),

Carlo Apolloni, Wilko Zanni, Amos Amaranti, Mirco Tagliazucchi,
Davide Vicari, Italo Satti, Renato Castoldi, Vittorio Schifani,
Alfredo Pasquini, Gio Mazzini, Francesco Luberti, Roberto Grechi,
Paolo Antonelli, Mauro Sica, Patrizio Moro, Aldo Amici, Ennio Fiorini

Arrangiamenti Orchestrali Cristiano Alberghini

Violino: Mario Sehtl nei brani “Surrender to the Shadows” e “Blood Supreme
Strings Ensemble: I Modernissimi, Schema Sinfonietta, Giovane Accademia d’Archi di Roma
Voices: Baba Yaga Choir, Domus Cantorum, Antonella Delli Colli

In questo progetto molto stimolante, ho arrangiato e scritto le parti orchestrali degli archi, oltre ad aver eseguito alcune parti al pianoforte. Una bellissima esperienza, grazie anche alla collaborazione di tutti.

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Approfondimenti

Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Klemens, recorded @ Smecky Recording Studios Prague.

Cristiano Alberghini: orchestral arrangements