Star Rovers

by Alice Tambourine Lover

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    "Star Rovers" (2013 - Go Down Records)
    Alice Albertazzi: Vocals, Guitars, Foot Tambourine, Percussions
    Gianfranco Romanelli: Dobro, Resonator Guitar
    Recorded by David Lenci at "Sotto Il Mare Recording Studios" Italy
    Assistant engineer: Luca Tacconi
    Mixed and Mastered by Gregor Marini at Sonorus S.D. / JamesRec
    "Between The Cup And Lips" Mixed by David Lenci
    Ph: Simone Antonelli
    Graphic Design: Davide Clara
    Stellar Guests:
    Matumaini: Ukulele on "Falling Deep Inside" and "Gipsy Mind"
    Miss Patty Miss: vocal on "Rainy Rainy"
    Conny Ochs: vocal on "Gipsy Mind"
    Music and words by Alice Albertazzi and Gianfranco Romanelli
    "The Sweet-Smelling Road" by "ALIX": Alice Albertazzi, Gianfranco Romanelli, Giuseppe de Palma, Andrea Insulla
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"Star Rovers" (Go Down Records / Goodfellas ) 07/11/2013
Recorded by David Lenci at "Sotto Il Mare Recording Studios" Povigliano Veronese (VR) IT
Assistant engineer: Luca Tacconi
Mixed and Mastered by Gregor Marini at Sonorus S.D. - Merano (BZ)
"Between The Cup And Lips" Mixed by David Lenci
Ph. www.simoneantonelliphotography.com
Artwork: Davide Clara info@tolleranzazeroglbt.it

Alice Albertazzi: Vocals, Guitars, Foot Tambourine, Percussions
Gianfranco Romanelli: Dobro, Resonator Guitar

Stellar Guests:
Laura "Matumaini" Masi: Ukulele on "Falling Deep Inside" and "Gipsy Mind"
Patrizia "Miss Patty Miss" Urbani: vocal on "Rainy Rainy"
Conny Ochs: vocal on "Gipsy Mind"

Music and words by Alice Albertazzi and Gianfranco Romanelli
"The Sweet-Smelling Road" by "ALIX": Alice Albertazzi, Gianfranco Romanelli, Giuseppe de Palma, Andrea Insulla

ALICE TAMBOURINE LOVER - "STAR ROVERS" by Heavy Planet
www.heavyplanet.net/2014/01/nuclear-dogs-atomic-split-larman-clamor.html

When first hearing Alice Tambourine Lover's music you catch a bluesy, Americana sound that has gargantuan riffs of blues magic woven in and around subtle but charming psychedelic licks and fuzzy desert melodies.The fuzz on this record is ingenious in its subtlety, yet powerful in presence, engendering power cycles of enormous magnitude managing never to overwhelm, instead creating an atmosphere of physicality and immense satisfaction. Guitarist Alice Albertazzi combines her mastery of the blues and her dulcet, angelic vocals with melodies of exquisite, whimsical adventure. Bassist and dobro wielder extraordinaire Gianfranco Romanelli gives power and grace to the magical melodies, driving them toward amplified glory up and down the entire album track. The songs are sweet and awe inspiring, wrapped tightly with a huge fuzzy blanket of riff and resonation. Tracks like "Digging This Song", "Temptation", and "Between Cupid's Lip" are uptempo and crunchy pleasure rides showcasing mastery and evolution of the blues riff. Sweet songs such as "Venus" and "Falling Deep Inside" haunt deeply, cajoling emotion from deep, personal sources. A trippier, psychedelic experience is to be had on "Gipsy Mind" and "Rainy Rainy".

This duo from Bologna are supremely gifted artists who place a significant metal imprimatur on "Star Rovers" with dexterous, intelligent guitar riffs of exquisite beauty and significant heart.


Alice Tambourine Lover "Star Rovers" by Max Sannella
Se i veri e alternativi geni si vedono dal primo disco, figuriamoci col secondo; sempre freschi, atletici, frizzanti e musicalmente prolifici riecco quei due bei satanassi multi-metedrinici degli Alice Tambourine Lover (Alice Albertazzi e Gianfranco Romanelli) e con loro il secondo capitolo della loro storia magnificamente out of control, Star Rovers, nove interludi posseduti da tutta la malia del blues psichedelico intozzato tra pozzanghere di esorcismi da Baton Rouge, salassi slide, crotali tintinnanti e poetica woodoo, allucinazioni e sensualità conturbante, in pratica un manuale straordinario di musica di confine tra noi ed il loro mondo oscuro, tra sciamanesimi elettrici e lingue di fuoco distorte.

Anche questa seconda “puntata” degli ATL non indulge in una sola nota in meno, tutto è sfarzo e eclettismo sonoro che pochi altri saprebbero imbastire in quattro e quattr’otto, un disco che rafforza – se mai ce ne fosse bisogno – il calibro storto e stupendo che questo duo mette in pratica e affida ad una immaginazione d’ascolto senza limite; chitarre maledette, voce ispirata, puzza di Bourbon scaduti e roots rimesse in sesto acuto sulle memorie Jopliane come di una Polly Harvey in fregola di sangue bollente, frustano una tracklist che scotta di bellezza, assolutamente da bilanciare in una notte selvaggia a cavallo di un deserto propiziatorio ed un falò luciferino.
Tracce/trip che viaggiano autonomamente come un mantra al centro di una fantasia Hendrixiana (“Gipsy mind”), brani che oltre che sommergere e rapire l’ascolto, donano quell’estasi southern dei grandi miti essenziali, miti senza compromessi e senza macchia se non quella di essere mostruosamente in linea con divinità alternative al classico pantheon benpensante. Nel mezzo di una tradizione e di una contemporaneità capace di trascinare ed imperversare in un universo capovolto gli ATL si muovono come divini ossessi, fuori da ogni omologazione commerciale, e questo disco di “diavolerie” non fa nulla per apparire un’emulo agèe delle tante influenze seminali che raccoglie dentro, ma una visionaria customerizzazione rock.blues e di tutto quello che satellita intorno personalissima e perfetta. Prendiamo il folkly intrecciato di “Dreams slip away”, la messianicità strisciante di “Falling deep”, lo stomp-corner che balza festoso in “Temptation” o – per definire bene il discorso – lo sdoppiamento mentale alla Grateful Dead che la stordente “Rainy rainy” regala a chi ci gira intorno, non sono altro che droghe legali da assumere in ogni momento che si desidera, tracce che danno la “rota” al pari di un sogno da realizzare in un deserto di Sonora qualunque.

E gli effetti collaterali? Ben vengano anch’essi, come si dice…quello che non strozza ingrassa! Disco irrinunciabile per la vostra collezione di chicche alcaloidi. Satanasso!

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released November 7, 2013

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Alice Tambourine Lover Bologna, Italy

Born in 2011, as side-project of Alix (psych rock band), with five albums out: "G00D 1" the latest work recorded by Steve Albini and "Ground", recorded by David Lenci.
Alice Albertazzi (vocals, guitar, foot tambourine) and Gianfranco Romanelli (dobro resonator guitars) play organic songs stripped to the bone.
That's blues, psych and visionary.
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Track Name: Digging This Song
DIGGING THIS SONG

THEY’LL NEVER PUT US DOWN
A FIRE GOES OUT
AND NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR
IT’S RAINING OVER HERE
EMBRACE INSIDE A GLOVE
WHERE THE HEAT GOES
BETWEEN THE BLACK AND WHITE
SHINING IN THE SKY

DON’T BE AFRAID
WE’LL NEVER BE SLAVES
THEY WILL NEVER PUT US DOWN
THERE’S FEAR OVERGROUND
AND FEAR IS NO MORE IN OURHEAD
AND FESR IS NO MORE IN OURHEAD
AND NOW WE WANNA FEEL GOOD
EMBRACED INSIDE A GLOVE

DIGGING THIS SONG
RUN RUN BABY RUN
LIKE YOU NEVER DONE BEFORE
Track Name: Dreams Slip Away
DREAMS SLIP AWAY


TINY LITTLE PIECE OF WIRE
ROLLING JUST BEHIND THE LINE
ALL OVER ME

CLOUDY EYES. UNIVERSE
WILL YOU HELP ME TO UNDRESS
ALL THAT REMAINS

DREAMS SLIP AWAY
LOVE

I DREAM WITH HUNGER FOR YOUR TOUCH
TELL ME WHEN IT ALL BEGAN
ALL THE SAME

DREAMS SLIP AWAY
LOVE

I GO BACK HOME WHEN DAY IS DONE
I CANNOT FOLLOW YOU MY LOVE

LOVE
DREAMS SLIP AWAY
LOVE
Track Name: Falling Deep Inside
FALLING DEEP INSIDE

IN THE BRIGHTNESS OF MY DAY
I WILL WANT YOU ONCE AGAIN
HOLDING BACK IS WRONG
FLYING DOWN BELOW

WHAT ABOUT THE NIGHT WE CRIED
JUST TO KEEP IT ALL INSIDE
LOVE ME TILL I LOSE
LYING ON THE MOON

AND I FALL INSIDE

TELL ME BABY
HOW DOES IT FEEL
WHILE WE FALL LIKE ENEMIES
HOLDING BACK IS WRONG
FLYING DOWN BELOW

AND I FALL INSIDE
FALLING DEEP INSIDE
Track Name: Gipsy Mind
GIPSY MIND

BESIDE ME ON THE FLOOR
TO BLOW THE CANDLE OUT
I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU CAME BABE
SHAPES IN CLOUDS

TOMORROW YOU’LL BE BACK
STOP THE RUN, YEAH
YOU NEVER TRIED TO HIDE
THE WAY YOU FEEL ON THE OTHER SIDE

FLOAT YOUR GIPSY MIND AROUND
TASTE THE GROUND

TOMORROW YOU’LL BE BACK
STOP THE RUN YEAH
TILL I REACH YOUR EYES
LEADING TO THE OTHER SIDE

TOMORROW YOU’LL BE BACK
STOP THE RUN YEAH
TALES FROM DOWN BELOW
WITH ALL THE SHADOWS GONE
Track Name: Temptation
TEMPTATION

MY DESIRE IS TO BE ALWAYS
FAR FROM HERE
KISS MY BROKEN WINGS
TEMPTATION SONG, FLIES OUT OF THE DOOR
ON YOUR HILL
AND THE WIND BLOWING SNOW AROUND
ON MY DRESS
THE SILENCE IS AMONG THE TREES
WHEN WE BREATHE

ROCKING MY SOUL WHEN IT CRIES
WIPING THE TEARS
WHERE EVERYTHING FLOWS
ON YOUR HILL

TAKE A RIDE BESIDE ME
TEMPTATION SONG
IT WILL BE FINE
TAKE A WALK AND TELL ME
THAT I’M NOT ALONE
BRING MY TIME
Track Name: Between The Cup And Lips
BETWEEN THE CUP AND LIPS

BETWEEN WILD DESIRE
AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
I WOULD LIKE TO LOSE MY SELF
IN YOUR ARMS, ON YOUR LIPS

COME ALONG GET HIGH
FREE IS THE TIME TO REST
COME TO ME FOR FUN
LIVING IN MY HEAD

TAKE THE REST ALL OF ME
JUST TRYING TO FEED
AND YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED
TURN ME ON AGAIN

LET ME TELL YOU LOUD
BETWEEN THE CUP AND LIPS
TOUCH ME WITH YOUR HEART
IN YOUR ARMS , I’M RICH

TAKE THE REST ALL OF ME
JUST TRYING TO FEED
AND YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED
TURN ME ON AGAIN

BETWEEN THE CUP AND LIPS
IN YOUR ARMS , I’M RICH
AND YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED
TURN ME ON AGAIN
Track Name: Venus
VENUS

VENUS BETWEEN US
NOTHING MORE TO TELL
MUSIC PLAYS ALL AROUND
DAYS NEVER END

YOU KNOW THE WAY TO BLUE
THE NIGHT GOES THROUGH YOUR GRACE
BEAUTY AND PRIDE
ON YOUR FACE

ALL AROUND

VENUS BETWEEN US
NOTHING MORE IS REAL
ONE WAY FOR YOUR DESIRE
INTO YOUR DREAMS

YOU KNOW THE WAY TO BLUE
THE NIGHT GOES THROUGH YOUR GRACE
SHUT THE DOOR
STEAL A DAY

ALL AROUND
Track Name: The Sweet-Smelling Road
THE SWEET-SMELLING ROAD

THE SWEET-SMELLING ROAD
LED TO YOUR DOOR
I STILL REMEMBER HOW
IT WAS BEFORE

AND THROUGH YOUR WORDS
I COULD FEED ON YOUR DREAMS
I GAVE MYSELF TO YOU, BABY
TO SET MY SOUL FREE

WALKING THROUGH YOUR LAND
I STILL EMBRACE YOUR SOUL
AWAY FROM THE DARKNESS
I NEVER FEEL ALONE

THE WIND IS BLOWING HOW
IT WAS BEFORE
ON THE SWEET-SMELLING ROAD
THAT LED TO YOUR DOOR

TIME PASSES SLOWLY
YOU’RE LOST IN A DREAM
AND MY HEART TELLS ME
THAT ALL CAN BE REAL

WALKING THROUGH YOUR LAND
I STILL EMBRACE YOUR SOUL
AWAY FROM THE DARKNESS
I NEVER FEEL ALONE

THE SWEET-SMELLING ROAD
Track Name: Rainy Rainy
RAINY RAINY

SOME FLOWERS, HAPPY WATER
WINDING STREAM
JUST TO LEARN TO FLY
THE WAY YOU FEEL IS REAL
EVERYTIME YOU COME AROUND
I FEEL MORE ALIVE
TEARS AND FLOWERS
JUST TO FEED, SOMEONE FLYING

RAINY RAINY
HAPPY WATER
RAINY RAINY
FOR WHAT IS TRUE

PLAY THIS SONG AROUND
ON THE RADIO
DESTINATION IS UPON YOURSELF

RAINY RAINY
HAPPY WATER
RAINY RAINY
FOR WHAT IS TRUE

THERE’S NO BOUNDERY
ON THE RADIO
DESTINATION IS UPON YOURSELF