Original recordings: A May Afternoon, Clinical Shyness, Wish talker, Words and To Apologise: Stefano S.: Acoustic & electric guitar, voice, noise generation, tapes, filters; Lorenzo T: Guitar and filters (on Track 1, 3 and 7). Recorded with a eight-minus-one reel-to-reel recorder (TEAC Tascam 80-8) on a ½ inch Ampex 499 mastering tape by Lorenzo T. and Stefano S. in the Lake’s Land (August 2001).
Additional recordings. [Easter Session] Phone Calls and (I Fear) Time. Stefano S. Electric guitar, voice, mess, chicken. Lorenzo T.: Bass (track 5) recorded as above in April 2002. [Summer Session @ Under My Bed studios] on (I Fear) Time and To Apologise by Marco G.: lap-steel guitar, tapes and noise generator and Stefano S.: electric guitar, noises; recorded in Milan, June 2003 [Summer Session #2] on Clinical Shyness. Keyboards by Mauro M. and Luca S. Recorded by Mauro M in Castelfraco Veneto, July 2005 [Winter Session @ The Burroughs, London] on A May Afternoon, Clinical Shyness, Wish talker, (I Fear) Time by Niki E. and Stefano S. (electric guitar, noise generators, filters) with a Tascam 424 Mk II Cassette recorder, October 2005.
Samples on A May Afternoon and Clinical Shyness are from ‘The Night of the Hunter’; samples on To Apologise are from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
Mixed, mastered and digitalised @ MafarKa BoX by MdK
released May 5, 2005
It would have impossible to complete this record without the invaluable coordination skills and dedication of Onga (Boring Machines), who put together other members of the “Shyness Syndication”: Alex Viccaro at Eaten By Squirrels, Stefano ‘Momi’ Doro, Under My Bed Recordings, Federico Zanatta, Paolo Moretti & Madcap Collective, Figlio Tucano. We would also wish to acknowledge the support of all the special people we have met, shared time and lived with in the last three years. In particular, we would wish to thank Lorenzo at Magnetic Punch-in Floor, Marco at Under My Bed and Mauro for the efforts and the troubles shared during the recording sessions, spread over several years. We would also like to acknowledge the support from family (Mary and Luca) and friends, in particular Andrea Brovelli (The Kuan), Carolina & Gavin Baker (Jet Johnson, Billie Mahonei), Myriam Bardino, Ian Scanlon (Hey Colossus!), Kenneth ChuHelen Leech, Amanda Brindley, Chris Syme (Atlas Cedar), Helen McGoldrick, Paula Friar, Andrea Lombardo, Luigi Foscarino (BuioOmega), Matteo Laudati (My Shell, BuioOmega), Rachel & Andy Jones (Silver Rocket), Jim Taylor, Rachel Queen, Mark Hester, Luca Galuppini (ONQ), Lynsey Callaghan, Davide Landini (Morose, Straight Saranza), Lorenzo Detomasi, Rachel Greenway, Luciano Perondi (Molotro), Ian Anscombe, Mauro & Luca & Marco (Mr60).
A special note is due to Elio DeAngelis, Mika Hakkinen and Damon Hill for their incommensurable genius.