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a hail of bitter almonds
A hail of bitter almonds
2011

volonta d'arte
Volontà d'Arte
2007
corde oblique
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Line-up / Musicians

- Riccardo Prencipe (classical guitar, acoustic guitar, ebow, backing vocals)
- Edo Notarloberti (violin, cello on track 11)
- Umberto Lepore (bass, double bass)
- Alessio Sica (drums)
- Floriana Cangiano (voice)
- Caterina Pontrandolfo (voice)
- Lisa Starnini (voice)
- Annalisa Madonna (voice)
- Francesco Manna (percussion)
- Manuela Albano (cello)
With
- Evi Stergiou (Daemonia Nymphe): vocals
- Spyros Giasafakis (Daemonia Nymphe): recitation,cymbals

 


Style : Mediterranean folk, female voices, world.
October 2013 . 11 tracks - 53'30

This fifth album of melancholic and progressive Folk by Riccardo Prencipe leads us to the most important art sites in Campania (Naples Area). Dreamy acoustic guitar, drums and violin curls like around the corridors of an archaeological site. The adventure is beautiful, moments of past memories, nostalgia, melancholic poetry with this Italian elegance, sometimes explosive like an awakening Vesuvius.

The voices of the singers Annalisa and Caterina are sensual, poignant accompanied by the superb violin of the ‘master’ Edo Notarloberti from Ashram. Discover on this album guests like Daemonia Nymph or a cover of "Requiem for a Dream."

Simply beautiful!

11 Titres :
1. Averno
2. Il Viaggio di Saramago
3. My Pure Amethyst
4. In the Temple of Echo
5. Bambina d'Oro
6. Heraion
7. Due Melodie
8. Le Fontane di Caserta
9. Requiem for a Dream
10. Ali Bianche
11. Uroboro


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MP3 : Due Melodie


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Style : Mediterranean folk, female voices, world.
April 2011. 12 Tracks - 55'

Fourth album from the Italian guitarist Riccardo Prencipe. We were expecting this new beautiful album refined in a New York studio ! On this opus, the sound is extremely pure. Corde Oblique's musical landscape is like a warm wind from the Mediterranean sea, a Folk music tinted of nostalgia, enchanted by Italian female voices. Riccardo welcomes in his line-up the violinist and pianist of Ashram, Argine's drummer, a cellist and exquisite female voices as Claudia Sorvillo... Like a painter, Prencipe composes a musical painting with many guests as Daemonia Nymphe, the Synaulia (musicians on the movie 'Gladiator'), Anathema's Duncan Patterson, Sergio Panarella, singer of Ashram. Special mention to the beautiful acoustic cover of Radiohead 'Jigsaw Falling'.
Corde Oblique's music captivates by its grace, its beauty and the strength of his compositions, like a heady perfume.


15 Tracks :
1. A HAIL OF BITTER ALMONDS   2. TOGETHER ALONE 3. ARPE DI VENTO  
4. PAESTUM 5. LA MADRE CHE NON C'E' 6. SLIDE 7. LE PIETRE DI NAPOLI 8. JIGSAW FALLING 9. CRYPTA NEAPOLITANA 10. GIOIA DI VIVERE
11. RED LITTLE WINE 12. THE MAN OF WOOD 13. LE PICCOLE COSE
14. PIETRA BIANCA 15. SU UN DIPINTO DI GIOVANNI BELLINI



MP3 : 1. A HAIL OF BITTER ALMONDS

MP3 : 4. PAESTUM

MP3 : 8. JIGSAW FALLING

MP3 : 9. CRYPTA NEAPOLITANA


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The stones of Naples  
the stones of naples
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Style : Mediterranean folk, female voices, world.
April 2009. 12 Tracks - 52’12

This is the fifth album of the Napolitano guitarist-composer Riccardo Prencipe. Graduated from the Conservatoire of Naples, Riccardo gathered the most beautiful female voices from Naples & talented bands such as Ashram, mediavolo, Hexperos, Argine... Riccardo composes a warm music between Mediterranean Folk, World & neoclassic, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes “pop” & joyful like the cover "Flying"of the band Anathema. The album is in Jewel case format, with a 24 pages' booklet including English translations of all the lyrics & beautiful photos from Naples, Vesuvius...)

10 Tracks: 1 La quinta ricerca - 2 venti di sale - 3 Flower bud - 4 Flying - 5 Like an ancient black & white movie - 6 La città dagli occhi neri - 7 Nostalgica avanguardia - 8 The quality of silence - 9 Barrio Gotico - 10 Dal castello di Avella - 11 La gente che resta - 12 Piscina Mirabilis



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MP3 : venti di sale

MP3 : Like an ancient black & white movie

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Style:Mediterranean folk
References: Dwelling, Ashram, Argine, Lupercalia, Francesco Banchini...
September 2007 - 13 Tracks

This Napolitan project is a masterpiece. Riccardo, the composer, plays classical guitar and medieval lute accompanied by female voices and musicians from: Ashram, Spiritual Front, Dwelling, Argine, Lupercalia. Enter a magical medieval romantic journey surrounded by fairy like female voices.

Dicover 'Kaiowas' an excellent tribute acoustic version of 'Kaiowas' from Sepultura's album 'chaos A.D'!

Tracks: 1. Cantastorie - 2. Amphiteatrum puteolanum - 3. Casa hirta - 4. Before Utrecht - 5. Atheistc woman - 6. Kaiowas - 7. My harbour - 8. Kunstwollen - 9. Panneggio - 10. Cuma - 11. La pioggia sui tasti - 12. Olhos cinzentos - 13. Piazza Armerina


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MP3 : Cantastorie

MP3 : Before Utrecht


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DISCOGRAPHY      
 
Volontà d'Arte - 2007
(Prikosnovénie)
Respiri - 2006
(Ark Records)
Florilegium- 2004
(Equilibrium Music)
Soehrimnir - 2000
(2000 World Serpent)
 

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Riccardo Prencipe: Composer. He plays all classic guitar lines; in this album he also plays the medieval lute. Riccardo took classical guitar degree at Naples’ conservatoire San Pietro a Majella. Since he was young, he felt soon the importance of composing music, lyrics and vocal lines, not only to execute classical music. Enriched by many live experiences in Italy and Netherlands (recently at Summer Darkness festival, together with bands like Moonspell and Bauhaus), he performed many concerts with ensembles as: QNTAL, Ataraxia, Kirlian Camera, and Spiritual Front.

In this new album he increases the number of the guests, coming from ensembles of different kind. They give a precious touch to the whole production:
Caterina Pontrandolfo: singer-actress also present in the album “Respiri”. Her great voice performs three wondeful songs of this new chapter. She works on a traditional musical project and also worked in the album "Tribù italiche - Basilicata" (WMM).

Floriana Cangiano: wonderful ethereal voice who interpretates a song dedicated to the medieval town of Casertavecchia. She is the solo voice of Carlo Faiello’s band. Floriana also works with her band named Discanto ensamble.

Simone Salvatori:
the singer-guitarist from Spiritual Front, very well known band in the neofolk scene that performed concert throughout Europe.

Sergio Panarella: Ashram’s voice. His style is so melancholic and melodic, the fusion with Riccardo’s guitar gives a very intimate result.

Claudia Florio: soprano voice of Lupercalia’s second album (Florilegium). She works now with Roberto Marino on a new project named Realgar. After several years, Riccardo wrote a new song for her voice, inspired by the ancient town of Cuma.

Catarina Raposo: singer of the band Dwelling, She sings melodies really close to the Portuguese Fado, her style is very passionate and she was present in the first album “Respiri” as well.

Alfredo Notarloberti: the great Argine’s and Ashram’s violinist. He gives a wonderful value to the violin lines, with his great touch, warm sound and considerable music-intelligence.

Luigi Rubino: Ashram’s pianist. He co-wrote, with Riccardo, the melancholic song “Before Utrecht”, inspired by that beautiful city. He also plays keyboards in the other tracks.

Eugenio Catone: talented classical pianist. He interpretates the virtuous song “La pioggia sui tasti”.

Francesco Paolo Manna: talented percussionist. He gives new colours to Riccardo’s music, by arranging wonderful rythms and by giving an ethnic touch originated by his beautiful fantasy.

Francesco Perreca: talented clarinettist. He already worked for folk popular music (with bands like Spaccanapoli).

Alessio Sica: Argine’s drummers. He plays drums in two tracks; the fusion of drums together with percussions gives a powerful touch to our music.


The band shared the stage and performed in festivals together with bands like: Bauhaus, Coph Nia, Moonspell, Ataraxia, Spiritual Front, QNTAL, Kirlian Camera, Of the Wand and the moon, and more. In Riccardo's albums there are lot of guests, some of them from the following bands: Spaccanapoli, Spiritual Front, Argine, Ashram, Pinknruby, Gothica, Hexperos, Mediavolo, Dwelling.