Promo for Tender Claim, taken from the The Northern Religion of Things album on Kscope, filmed and edited by Giancarlo Erra himself.
The Northern Religion of Things was recorded by Giancarlo Erra during the rehearsal process for a special one-off 'Nosound solo' gig that took place in London in August 2010. Giancarlo explains: 'Last year I was asked to perform Nosound songs on my own in a small club, in a more intimate setting. I immediately liked the idea and welcomed the challenge to create a completely new live setup'
For the gig Giancarlo had to create new arrangements for all the tracks along with the new live setup that allowed him to play keyboards and/or acoustic guitar while singing as well as using and recreating all the original sounds and effects from the original studio albums. No backtracks were used, only loops/tapes and real live played instruments.
He was so pleased with the way the results that the rehearsals were recorded and a selection from the best takes and the songs are presented here. The tracks were recorded straight from stereo outputs with no overdubs or edits involved resulting in unique interpretations of tracks from throughout the band's catalogue, which Giancarlo has described as 'a very personal take on the Nosound music that I really felt inside, and I hope everyone listening to this will share similar feelings."
The album was written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at Nosound Studio (Rome) by Giancarlo Erra. Additional production was by Paolo Martellacci, Gigi Zito, Alessandro Luci, Paolo Vigliarolo. Additional recordings made at PanPot Studio (Rome) by Gigi Zito and Diapason Studio (Rome) by Simone Satta.
Tracklist for the album:
Some Warmth Into This Chill. (7.55)
Fading Silently. (8.27)
Tender Claim. (8.07)
My Apology. (5.41)
Constant Contrast. (5.42)
Winter Will Come. (15.39)