Peacock Eyes

by Solki

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about

The opposites do a full turn and touch each other.

The second album by Solki is an intricated domino game played by three players – Serena Altavilla, Alessandro Gambassi e Lorenzo Maffucci – and disclosed by musician-producer Alessandro Fiori. They chose the peacock as an image of frailty, beauty, contradictions in human connections.

“Peacock Eyes” is a concise argument about vanity and the mistakes that it both causes and looks for. The eyespots on the peacock train feathers reveal themselves as an open dilemma, hidden behind a gorgeous yet awkward symbol of rebirth.

“Peacock Eyes” achieves a fusion which is more solid and neater than the lo-fi game of Solki’s debut album, though the band essentially keeps their rooted dream punk instrumentation.

Serena Altavilla’s silvery vocals address the nine songs, laid against the guitar counterpoint and the radical rhythm phrasing carried out by a drum set shrunk to its strictly necessary elements.

A few other instrumental colors, such as violins and synthesizers, are spread over this fabric by Alessandro Fiori, who recorded the album – live, at the most – through a couple of days of springtime work at the Studio Rudere, in the woods of Tuscany.

«There is such an ideal place: an elevated point of view, a hill that overlooks a flatland. From above we observe different conflicts: vanity concealing despair and lack of attention; desire of possession tied to a person as we want him or her to be; desire and yearning for people that we don’t truly know. One can find, hidden in some dark region, the courage to appreciate the ugliness of beautiful things».

credits

released April 7, 2017

Serena Altavilla – vocals, guitar
Lorenzo Maffucci – guitar
Alessandro Gambassi – drums, synth

Lyrics by Serena Altavilla
Music by Serena Altavilla and Solki

Produced by Alessandro Fiori

Recorded and mixed by Alessandro Fiori at Studio Rudere, Casentino (Italy) in April and May 2016

Mastered by Giovanni Versari at La Maestà, Tredozio (Italy) in June 2016

Thank you: Silvia Facchetti, Carla Fiori, Renato Fiori

Thank you tech wisemen: Daniele D’Andrea, Lorenzo D'Anna, Luca Leone, Pasquale Mariniello, Emanuele Ravalli

Alessandro Fiori: violin (tracks 2, 3, 8); synth (tracks 3 and 5); boiler (track 3); harmonium (track 6)

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Siamo i Solki e ci siamo formati il 26 maggio 2014. Siamo: Serena, Alessandro, Lorenzo.

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Track Name: Puddle
In the puddle I live
I found a taste for swimming
I have no time for thinking me and my rage
In the puddle I live
I have no time for hiding
I have no place for hide you and your rage
I just want eat flags hit glass eat flags for dinner
Track Name: Fuck Youth
As she vacuums on my first head
my second head is thinking about revenge
but when I find it I fall asleep again
I have enough to scamper every night
In this huge hose with bed sheets like autumn crunchy leaves
tilt my head, touch his breastbone with my forehead
I can see your heart pumping so hard indeed
I can see your joy pumping so hard for me
I'm so bored so I get lost in the tough about that jump you talked
So I just decided to relax and fuck my youth
while moon is red and release your heart
with her glowing smile for a long long time
Look at you there's a hell on your hair! Someone honey left you dry
Oh please stop talking in backwards, what your rulebook suggest to do
while moon is red and release your heart
with her glowing smile for a long long time
Track Name: Peacock Eyes
You're a bruise deep in my soul
I can't go on in a violet mood
Follow you without a clue
just the red hair and a beautiful tail
Ask my now if I am a clown
well look all around the floor melt down
Watch myself through peacock eyes
I walked a temptation that left me dry
Belong me belong me belong me or I kill you
Don't hurt me don't hurt me don't hurt me or I kill you
I was sure I saw the dawn
stone is warm, the path is red
I walk on that in a violent mood
Peacock's eye is passing me through
You belong me belong me belong me or I kill you
Don't hurt me don't hurt me don't hurt me or I kill you
Track Name: Lizas For All
That night on the bike
Through the fog couldn't chase you
You smiled and had fun
I was sweating a river
Turn turn! You shout
Couldn't steer couldn't focus
Your smile in this smokey place with liver's walls
I won't be your new cage let me be your biggest brave
Complain all day waiting for a date
Not every time is the last time
Waiting for a day waiting for a day
Where every time is the first time
This is the moment that
You said me "Hi" and I said "Why your pants are white but colors fly?"
I won't be your first cage let me be your biggest moon
This is the moment that
You said me "Hi" and I said "Why your pants are white but colors fly?"
I had to lie
Track Name: Empty Bag Jellyfish
Dishes on the shelf are breaking because of the noise
We are tight on time and your heart is already broken
Vibrations insinuating, snakes are choking me
and this ink is so persistence I'm a dirty blot
Because of the noise I'm a dirty blot
I can see many directions and horizon's black
Lick it please I want it white I want it clean
I feel like a jellyfish under the sun
My clearness is confused for an empty bag
Dishes on the shelf are breaking because of the noise
We are tight on time and your heart is already broken
I feel like a jellyfish under the sun
My clearness is confused for an empty bag
Because of the noise I'm a dirty blot
Track Name: Wriggled Arms
I want you do it right
coz I know you know the best way to do it right to be bright
I want you do it right
coz you know and you know the best way the best way to be bright
God got a song that is clung to the top of my roof
Ghost got a soul that is clung to the top of my roof
Got a soul that is screaming from the top of...
They go on wriggling their arms while I smile
I want you do it right
coz I know you know the best way to do it right to be bright
I want you do it right
coz you know and you know
the best way the best way to be bright to be bright to be
Track Name: In A Bounce
Couldn't wait to see you sit on that awesome bench on hills
Secrets that you are bringing in I will shake them out
Silence all around
Looking you prepare this coffee I don't think I let you go
Since we have it we can't go on thinking loud along
This wire mash with holes
I don't touch the ground I follow you in two bounce
Even if you keep not sharing we all see you drive alone
Since we feel it we can't go on thinking loud alone
Looking you prepare this coffee I really think I will let you go
Even If you keep not talking words are running out with a scary bounce
I don't touch the ground I follow you in two bounce
Now that I don't touch the ground I follow you in a bounce
Now that you don't touch the ground I follow you in a bounce
Now that I don't touch the ground I follow you in a bounce
Now that I don't touch the ground you follow me in a bounce.
Track Name: Jealous Girl
You're rolling up just another day
Without you coz it make you feel slave enough
An ancient fault
I understand now what a brave expected me
I wish I could have another day
Running trough on bale of hay so sweet to me
Nothing to pay I got until now
And jealousy just run to me
I define a line I defend the night
I define a line I defend that night
You and I were high so high
I saw her too looking hard for you
She thinks of you laughing loud alone as I hate you know
An ancient fault
I understand now what a cage expected me
I define a line I defend the night
I define a line I defend that night
You and I were high so high
Track Name: Little Planner
All this time you were alive
and in a while you went so far
And if my heart is on a hill
What if my heart is on a hill waiting for a thrill?
Once in a while
You don't know how
You don't know why
You'll start to lie
and in a while you'll go so wild
And if my heart is on a hill
What if my heart is on a hill in harmony?