BR079 Mazoni 300

 

 

Crèdits

Jaume Pla: vocals, guitar and sinthesizer 
Guillermo Martorell: sinthesizer and guitar 
Miquel Sospedra: electric bass 
Aleix Bou: drums and percussion 

With: 
Núria Graham vocals on “Never Push A Sailor” 
Kathy Sey and Yoli Sey: vocals on “Man In The Shadows”, “Quicksands”, “At War Against” 

All songs written by Jaume Pla except “Never Push A Sailor” (Jaume Pla/Núria Graham) 

Recorded at La Masia Music Lab (Molins de Rei) by Josep Vilagut and Dani Pernas 
Additional recordings at Paracetamol Studios 
Mixed by Brendan Lynch and Max Heyes at Lynchmob studio (London)

 

Nota de premsa (2016)

Després de consolidar-se com un dels grans noms de l'escena pop a Catalunya, Mazoni sorprèn tornant als seus orígens amb un disc íntegrament en anglès i de marcat caràcter vitalista i noctàmbul. A més, ho fa sota la producció de Brendan Lynch, mà dreta d'artistes com Paul Weller o Primal Scream. I amb una col·laboració vocal de luxe: Núria Graham. El resultat: un disc per escoltar a volum alt i que convida a deixar-se endur.

Aquest nou "7 songs for an endless night" fa referencia directa a una perla de joventut de Mazoni, aquell "7 songs for a sleepless night" que li va valdre elogis de la crítica l'any 2003. Més d'una década després, Jaume Pla sorprèn buscant el revers de la moneda. Aquesta vegada la nit es tenyeix d'electricitat i esperít lúdic. Perquè aquestes set cançons estan fetes per ballar, per saltar i per cridar.

Cadascuna d'aquestes cançons per a una nit inacabable parteix d'un model estètic diferent. Enregistrades en llargues sessions nocturnes i amb marge per captar la màgia del moment, en el gruix dels temes s'imposa el groove i la intensitat ("Man in the shadows", "Quicksands"), però sense renunciar segons convingui a les melodies (la lluminosa "Never push a sailor", cantada per Núria Graham), a la velocitat ("Dead singers") o al crit estripat ("Pull up the roots"). Entren en joc sintetitzadors analògics i cors femenins. I tot el conjunt garanteix un efecte estroboscòpic en l'oient, que esdevé immediatament còmplice de la banda en aquest viatge per la nit que no acaba mai.

Amb aquesta nova aventura, Mazoni tanca un cercle que va obrir amb la seva anterior banda, Holland Park, i especialment amb el seu primer i enigmàtic disc,  "7 songs for a sleepless night". I fa un gir sorprenent en una carrera musical que ha donat moments àlgids en l'escena del pop-rock independent català amb cançons ja mítiques com "Eufòria", "No tinc temps", "La promesa" o "Per primer cop".

 

Lletres

 

MAN IN THE SHADOWS

 

Through the deepest forests

where the light is gone

where the river is longer

and you are all alone

 

When your bravery is closer

when your fears emerge

and your sleep is over

good and bad converge

 

All those dreams where I used to belong

seem to be a desire from another

man in the shadows who howls at the emptiness,

lost in his homeland, who feels that he’s right when he’s wrong

 

Losing touch with present

as the river flows

as I ride the serpent

while I hear the crows

 

While my seed is growing

and it changes my soul

in the deepest forests

where the light is gone

 

All those dreams where I used to belong

seem to be a desire from other

men in the shadows who howl at the emptiness,

lost in their homeland, who feels that they’re right when they’re wrong

 

DEAD SINGERS

 

Mixed emotions in eerie dreams

she comes in white in a holy beam

crazy patterns, no sense of time

I hear your voice through my wind chimes

and it says

I’m still here and you still want me

I’m still here and you still want me

 

You may think that I’m talking about a girl

but maybe it’s another kind of pearl

It has no form, it has no name

and you can’t find someone to blame ‘cos

this danger, danger comes from inside you

this danger, danger comes from inside

Oh let it rock

 

It dries the pain and hides the shame, with a Judas kiss

a youth to spend, a toxic friend always trying to please

like the black magic of dead singers touching your soul

the feeling that gets you out of the hole

 

NEVER PUSH A SAILOR

 

People talk all the time when there’s nothing to say

and hide their own fears when they point their finger at me

What is the advice of the people who were never there

what is the lesson you feel you have to teach?

 

and I say Oooooh, It’s fascinating

what makes you think my smile meant that I was alright

 

Running throughthe streets of my hometown

with no clothes on, it’s like a damn recurring dream

but it’s asreal as my anger

 

Look! my hand hurts

your soul was deaf

and now it won’t stop bleeding

What was your mistake?

You shouldn’t push a sailor

Never push a sailor

 

Why do you appear years later when I told you the truth

You suffered a lot, well, you deserved it for sure

Conversations I still remember because the words were so painful

I’m still waiting for your present but I’d rather go

 

and I say Ooooh It’s kind of funny

what makes you think my smile meant that I was alright

 

Running throughthe streets of my hometown

with no clothes on, it’s like a damn recurring dream

but it’s asreal as my anger

 

Look! my hand hurts

Your soul was deaf

and now it won’t stop bleeding

again it was your fault

Never push a sailor

 

You shouldn’t, you shouldn’t…

 

 

AT WAR AGAINST

 

Lorries

atwar against cars

atwar against bikes

atwar against pedestrians

atwar against bikes

atwar against cars

atwar against lorries

 

Nations fighting nations

Cities fighting cities

Neighbours fighting neighbours

Me fighting You.

 

PULL UP THE ROOTS

 

All my explosions come singing a devil’s song

All your rejections are digging a deep hole

I’m gonna cut off my ear, don’t wanna hear you

I’m gonna use my rage to

Pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

grab a needle, some thread

and sew up your mouth

sew up your mouth

Then, I’m gonna head down south

 

No time to swallow my pride, it’s time to spit it out

No time to follow your eyes that keep me on a tight leash

I’m gonna cut off my ear, because I hate you

I’m gonna use my rage to

Pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

pull up the roots

Grab a needle, some thread

to sew up your mouth

sew up your mouth

Then, I’m gonna head down south

 

 

IN MY VEINS

 

All the world has something to say

I’m tired of hearingtheir words in my mind

It’s time they stoppedtalking for any oldreason

They really make us waste our time

 

So, let’s dance till we fall to the floor

Let’s shout ‘til we loseour voice

Child, there’s no return, only future

“Just for pleasure”, that’s our choice

 

Give me your holy skin and let me touch you

I want to feel you in my veins

Give me your shiny sweat and let me smell you

I want to feel you in my veins

Veins, veins, veins, in my veins.

 

Baby you’re my needle of love

You’re my favourite helpless hope

Youfree me and clean me of everything useless

Baby you’re my needle of love

 

Give me your holy skin and let me touch you

I want to feel you in my veins

Give me your shiny sweat and let me smell you

I want to feel you in my veins

Veins, veins, veins, in my veins.

 

QUICKSANDS

 

Don’t try to put me down

Springtime is here again

Your head is in the clouds

playing this endless game

 

Quicksands

 

You know that it’s no good

starting a fight again

If you win we lose

If I win it’s the same

 

Quicksands

Slave to your words

trapped in quicksand and sinking fast

Slave to your thoughts

don’t use force or you won’t come out

 

And everywhere you go

we all feel the same

same old dirty road

under a different name

 

Videoclips

Man in the shadows