BLACK RAINBOW

by THE ILLUSION OF SILENCE

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1.
Winter Light 01:52
2.
Implosion 02:15
WHY THE BIRDS FLY SO HIGH AND THE MORNING LIGHT HAS DISAPPEARED? SUDDENLY A COBALT THUNDER SPREADS ITS ARGENT NET OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALL IS DARK AND THE GATES OF THOUGHTS OPEN THEIR DOORS TOWARD MY GARDEN WITHIN THE RAIN GENTLY FALLS, IT SEEMS ETERNAL AND THE STORM SHOOT DOWN ALL IS DARK AND THE GATES OF THOUGHTS OPEN THEIR DOORS TOWARD MY GARDEN WITHIN I ‘VE LOST MY MEMORIES LIKE NAMELESS RAIN DROPS FLAME OF THE PAST DAWN MELTS IN A RAINBOW ALL IS DARK AND THE GATES OF THOUGHTS OPEN THEIR DOORS TOWARD MY GARDEN WITHIN
3.
MY FATHER WALKED ALONE CROSSED BROOKS AND FIELDS HE LOOKED LIKE A MAN WHO TALKED WITH THE WIND TREES AND LEAVES EMBRACED HIS SHADOW AND HIS EYES DANCED WITH THE LIGHTS OF LONELINESS AND MADNESS. IN A FROZEN WINTER NIGHT HE MET AN ICY DEER THAT PROMISED TO BRING HIM IN A WARMER COLOURFUL HILL
4.
I WALK THROUGH THE GARDEN FOLLOWING THE ORIZON OF THE GREEN LEAVES BEES AND WHITE BUTTERFLIES WHIRL INTO TRANSLUCENT COILS OF COLOURS WAVING PETALS AND SHIVERING ARGENT NETS SHOW ME THE REAL FACE OF THE WIND
5.
TI HO VISTO CRESCERE COME UN ALBERO RADICI FULGENTI SI SONO ABBEVERATE NELLE SORGENTI DI RUGIADA DOVE LE NINFEE SI SPECCHIAVANO NELLE NUVOLE ALATE IL TEMPO E' MUTATO NEL SUO DIVENIRE EVAPORANO NELL' ESISTENZA BARLUMI DI COSCIENZA SI SFALDANO TRA I VENTI I GERMOGLI DELLE PRIMAVERE. L’OSCURATA’ E L’ALBA SI CONTENDONO IL SAPORE DELLE TUE LACRIME L’OSCURO ARCOBALENO E’ SORTO
6.
The Thorn 03:19
I THREW MYSELF OFF THE CLIFF OF DESIRE TO THE SEA OF LOVE. YOU WERE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROSE BUT YOUR LOVE WAS MADE OF THORNS. I HAVE SPENT YEARS CARRYING THAT THORN I HAVE TRAVELLED ALL THE UNKNOWN ROADS OF THE WORLD TO FORGET A CRUEL DEMON. SUDDENLY THE DAWN AFTER NIGHTS OF THUNDERS AND RAIN THE WIND TOOK YOU AWAY SO PURE WAS THE FIRE THAT BURNED MY THORN
7.
NOW HE FEELS SO TIRED LIKE HE WALKED IN A FROZEN LAND THE TIDE HAS WRAPPED AROUND HIM ITS ICY SHARP NAILS HE ROWS IN A SEA OF MUD AND HIS ARMS ARE SO HEAVY NOW HE WISHES HE COULD SLEEP BUT HE IS AFRAID TO SLEEP TO FALL AND NEVER COME BACK THE LOW TIDE INVITES HIM TO TOUCH THE HEADY HORIZON AND HE SWIMS LIKE AN OLD WHALE TOWARD THE WOMB OF THE ABYSS THE LIGHT UNDER WATER EMBRACES HIS BLUE EYES HE REMEMBERS THE TIME HE WAS YOUNG HE KNOWS THAT DREAMS CAN BURN IN A COIL OF MADNESS AND BLOOD HE WISHES HE COULD SLEEP BUT HE IS AFRAID TO SLEEP TO FALL AND NEVER COME BACK THE HIGH TIDE INVADES HIM HE CAN HEAR HER VOICE AGAIN AND HE SWIMS LIKE AN OLD WHALE TOWARD THE WOMB OF THE ABYSS
8.
Butterflies 01:36
9.
LIKE A SPIDER WALKS ON A LEAF LIKE THE WIND CARESSES MY SKIN I BURNT MY BAD THOUGHT
10.
Blooming 02:00
SUN IS SPARKLING ON MY TEARS RISE A RAINBOW AFTER THE RAIN GROWING LEAVES, FRIENDLY FAIRIES I’M LOST AGAIN IN THE MIRACLE OF BLOOM ALL MY DARKNESS IS FADING AWAY AND I FEEL LIKE ALL IS NEW ALL IS NEW ALL IN BLOOM
11.
WHILE YOU WERE AWAY STRANGE FLOWERS WRAPPED AROUND MY SOUL WHILE YOU WERE AWAY WIND CAME TO PUT A WOUND IN MY SOUL AND I CRY, I CRY BECAUSE NOW I AM A DEAD STAR WHILE YOU ARE AWAY LEAVES TURNS INTO THORNS I CARESS THEM AND MY BLOOD PAINTS THE GROUND IN A RED DARK RIVER WHILE YOU WERE AWAY I KNEW DEATH, LIFE AND LOVE WHILE YOU WERE AWAY EVERY LITTLE THOUGHT WAS A LIFE I LIVED SO DISTANT FROM MYSELF
12.
WHEN THE DAY IS FADING GREY I’M A BEE INTO A WEB ALL HAS HIDDEN IN A GHOST LAND AND FROM THE CLOUDS RAIN IS SLOWLY FALLING YOUR WORLDS COME TO ME LIKE A TEMPEST OF DEMONS AND I CAN HATE YOU WITH ALL OF MY LOVE SUDDENLY I CAST A GLANCE AND IN YOUR EYES SPRING IS HERE AGAIN
13.
AND THE CLOUDS HAVE GATHERED IN THIS ICY DAWN CITY LIGHTS ARE SPARKLING WITH THE WINTER STAR WHEN THE DAYLIGHT FADES STREETS ARE FROZEN BROOKS WHERE SILENT WALKING SHADOWS ARE SPARKLING COMETS LOST IN TIME.
14.
Joy 02:23
SPRINGTIME LILIES IN THE FIELDS CHILDREN AND BIRDS: THEIR VOICES OPEN MY WINDOW MY HEART IS SCREAMING FOR HAPPINESS LIKE I WAS BORN AGAIN PARFUMED RAIN DROPS WRITE A RAINBOW IN THE SKY NOW MY FEAR HAS GONE FOR A WHILE MY HEART IS SCREAMING FOR HAPPINESS LIKE I WAS BORN AGAIN
15.
Elysium 02:27

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Paradox Etheral Magazine review 2016
"A melancholic masterpiece that flirts with alternative ambient, dark folk and neoclassical music" (Mary Vareli)

Santa Sangre review april 2016
The Illusion Of Silence has managed to say everything there was to say, and to create a small poetic gem. (Damiano Lanzi)

Music Won't Save You review march 2016
È un cristallo fragile e oscuro “Black Rainbow”, un lavoro dalle tante sfaccettature e a suo modo singolare, nella sua coniugazione di mondi espressivi diversi in una sintesi intesa a coglierne i fremiti più minuti e volatili, inglobandoli in misteriose atmosfere cameristiche. (Raffaello russo)

DarkRoom Magazine review april 2016
"Black Rainbow" è un primo passo decisamente positivo per il compositore piemontese, il quale col tempo e l'esperienza potrà ambire a traguardi rilevanti nel panorama folk a tinte scure, avendo tutte le carte in regola per raggiungere presto più alte vette nel proprio cammino artistico. (Roberto A. Filippozzi)

SoWhat review march 2016
È un disco molto ispirato “Black rainbow”, capace di lasciare trasparire in ogni brano la passione ed il trasporto con cui il suo autore si approccia alla scrittura musicale, regalandoci un sentito e sincero autoritratto delle sue sensazioni. (Peppe Trotta)

Sounds behind the Corner review march 2016
Il resto della scoperta di “Black Rainbow” lo lascio a voi; esploratelo, ammiratelo, ascoltatelo all’infinito, lasciandone dipanare la bellezza estetica e la profonda coerenza stilistica tra il gotico e il barocco ‘sfiorito’, depresso. Una lacrima di cristallo che riflette la luce di una candela consunta …o di un arcobaleno scuro … (Nicola Tenani)

Versacrum review Febraury 2016
Un ottimo lavoro, emozionale, intenso, degno di stare in una collezione a fianco dei migliori gruppi ethereal (Natalie C.)

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released January 20, 2016

Lyrics and music written by The Illusion Of Silence
Produced, arranged by Aleks Popov, Jhonnie (The Thorn) and Tios
String arranged by Tios, Annie Ivanova, Larion Dyakov (Butterflies)
Recorded, mixed and mastered at AV Studio, Königsberg by Jhonnie

Luca Bonandini: voices, piano, keyboards, percussions
Aleks Popov: guitars, percussions, flute, sounds
Tatiana Korotkova: voice, harmonica
Jhonnie/Kratong: sounds on “The Thorn”
Anna Ivanova - cello
Larion Dyakov - viola
Anna Ermolayeva - violin
Olga Glibka - violin
Miroslav Lelyukh - accordion
Igor: speaking voice on Black Rainbow
Thank you: Igor, Tatiana Korotkova, Aleks Popov, Ketti Bonandini for the love and support, Jhonnie, Alexey Kochkin & Sulphur Flowers, Axel Meβinger, Mary Vareli, Anna Ivanova, Jinkyun Heo, Marco Formica, Giovanna Formica, Carlo Zenone.

Sulphur Flowers 2016

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THE ILLUSION OF SILENCE Turin, Italy

THE ILLUSION OF SILENCE: Luca Bonandini has been releasing music under the name of The Illusion Of Silence since 2012. He writes quiet, wistful songs combining various styles employing piano, guitar, string accompaniment and age-old instruments (bowed psaltery, zither, santoor, kankles, percussions). His style is described as dark-folk, neoclassical and ambient. ... more

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