Blessed Child Opera is a band hailing from Napoli, Italy by former singer/guitar player of post rock band Silken Barb (they released a s/t album through Free Land Records in 1997) Paolo Messere . A little later, he joined the lines of French band Ulan Bator for three promotional tours of their album “Ego Echo”.
Armed with his experience, Paolo Messere decided to form Blessed Child Opera in 2001 and be productive.
Since then, Blessed Child Opera released the albums: “Blessed Child Opera” (2001), “Looking After The Child” (2004), “Happy Ark” (2006), “Soldiers and Faith” (2008), “Fifth” (2011) and “The Darkest Sea” (2013).
The project returned in 2015 with the album “The Devil & the Ghosts Disolved” and started touring Italy.
“I wrote these songs without even thinking somebody would hear them” says Messere. “Not even those who have been following my music for a long time. From the composition to the realization and production of the songs I worked on the sound day by day, with no pressure and with a smoothness I had almost forgot. The result was a collection of 17 songs. Too many. This was a difficult stage: what to choose, what to leave for the sake of an official release. This decision took longer than the very same making of the songs. After six albums I feel this is the time to reinvent myself and I feel this is as a very natural and not a difficult task.
It’s just my seventh record under Blessed Child Opera moniker and it contains the long nights spent writing the songs, before falling asleep exhausted.The album contains images of “maremma” countryside, the place where I lived for 2 years. There’s the usual solitary mood that underlies my music, there’s the desire to lead my life within the path of songs that are as straight as crafted with an obsessive care for the sound.”
Paolo Messere (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, electronics) Carlo Natoli (Bass) Salvo Ladduca (guitars) and Matteo Anelli (Drums) succeeded to create a beautiful 11 track album by blending post rock, folk and dark wave elements.
Try not to miss this band…