Porcelain Raft New Single is out. Mixed and Mastered by Manolo Remiddi

Porcelain Raft to Release New Album Next Month (May 15 2020).
Today his new single “Come Rain” is out and with an out of space video created by Rä Di Martino.

“The world stopped. I managed to come back to Italy the day before the airports were on lockdown. As I stepped in Rome I felt frightened, it’s surreal to see Rome silent. You can feel how tense people are. On the other side, you can tell there’s a lot of solidarity. Helping the neighbour with little things for instance. We have been confined in our houses and exposed to big numbers and huge-scale operations. This is why I decided to share these songs now. What a better time to hear our inner voice. This album is my rain chant in the time of drought, Come Rain is an invitation to look inward, into our micro-cosmos, whatever we may find. To look for that place within us that is everything but hell, so we can give it space and let it dance.” – Porcelain Raft

Musicians playing on this album are
Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate) on Bass,
Gaspar Claus (Jim O’Rourke, Sufjan Stevens, Rone) on Cello
and long time collaborator Matt Olsson on drums

Music and Lyrics by Mauro Remiddi
Produced by Mauro Remiddi
Mixed and Mastered at CNXL STUDIO by Manolo Remiddi
Art cover by Ra Di Martino

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Song of the week – Love Is Blindness – Jack White version

Love Is Blindness” is a song by rock band U2, and the twelfth and final track on their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The song was written on piano by lead singer Bono during the recording sessions for U2’s 1988 album Rattle and Hum. Originally intending to give the song to singer Nina Simone, the band decided to keep it for Achtung Baby after playing it together. Thematically, the song describes a failing romance, mixing personal themes with imagery of metaphorical acts of terrorism. (Keep reading on Wikipedia)

Listen on Spotify the Jack White version. and here the original U2 version

“Love Is Blindness” has been covered several times. Cassandra Wilson included it on her 1995 album New Moon Daughter. Dutch band Kane recorded a version for their 2000 album With or Without You.[Trespassers William covered it on the 2001 tribute album Even Better Than the Real Thing and on their 2002 self-released album Different Stars. Sixpence None the Richer recorded a cover for the 2004 benefit album In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa. The Devlins featuring Sharon Corr included a version on the 2005 tsunami relief album Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol. 3. Angolan musician Waldemar Bastos recorded a cover for the 2008 album In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2.

A rendition by Jack White appears on the 2011 tribute album AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered, and as the B-side of his own single, “Sixteen Saltines”. It was later released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of White’s Blunderbuss album. This cover is also featured on the album The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film.

Love is blindness
I don’t wanna see
Won’t you wrap the night
Around me?
Oh my heart
Love is blindness
In a parked car
In a crowded street
You see your love
Made complete
Thread is ripping
The knot is slipping
Love is blindness
Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness
Love is blindness
I don’t want to see
Won’t you wrap the night
Around me?
Oh my love
A little death
Without mourning
No call
And no warning
Baby, a…

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