Novanta – Hello We’re Not Enemies (Seashell Records 2016)

24 Aug

Milan-based Novanta releases ‘Hello We’re Not Enemies’ LP.

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Two years after releasing ‘Best-Selling Dreams’ to wide acclaim around the world, Novanta has released his new album ‘Hello We’re Not Enemies’ on Seashell Records. The first single from this release is‘Goðafoss’

Novanta is Manfredi Lamartina, a musician who is originally from Palermo but has been based in Milan for many years now. On this album, Novanta further evolves his sound, falling effortlessly between shoegaze, post-rock and electronica.

This release underlines the importance of empathy as its core idea. In a period where human relationships are often based on aggression and on the division between “us” and “them”, here we find that we’re not enemies. This album is also an expression of love towards Iceland, a country where Manfredi Lamartina spent some time traveling last year.

“Goðafoss is about a man who wants to be a god, shaking the world and erasing all the evil. But mankind is indifferent to everything: love, compassion, empathy. ‘Hello We’re Not Enemies’ is about empathy: we are living in a world where all men are involved in an absurd battle against each other,” explains Manfredi Lamartina. “Iceland seems a little piece of paradise, with breathtaking landscapes and a general feeling of wonder. I went to Iceland last year and I really fell in love with that country. “Hello We’re Not Enemies” is deeply influenced by Iceland, which is why the album came out on June 17th, Icelandic National Day.”

The songs featured on ‘Hello We’re Not Enemies’ involve collaboration with some very talented artists, including Australian Ian Bonnar (In Every Dream A Nightmare Waits), Claudio Cataldi, Fabrizio De Felice (Bialogard), Giuseppe Musto (Il ragazzo del Novantanove), Raniero Federico Neri (Albedo), and Giampiero Riggio (Haas). Joining Novanta on “Goðafoss” are Raniero Federico Neri on lyrics and vocals and Giuseppe Musto on drums.

“Hello We’re Not Enemies” released on June 17 and is now available in digital download and limited edition cassette via Seashell Records‘ Bandcamp site.

1. Sonder
2. Goðafoss
3. Mike
4. Tell a Story
5. Akureyri
6. Blue Lagoon
7. Melted Eyes

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Posted by on August 24, 2016 in Alternative


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