Bliss

by Captain Mantell

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about

"...after chasing a UFO
after years lost in Space
after crashing back on a mutated Earth
with 2167 hours of Flight History
now following his roots to find Comfort
ladies and gentlemen: Captain Mantell..."

Bliss eí il titolo del quinto album dei Captain Mantell,
power trio guidato da Tommaso Mantelli
(omonimo del Capitano Thomas Mantell,
primo pilota a morire inseguendo un UFO...).
Un lavoro ispirato alle radici del rock
che rappresenta un deciso punto di svolta stilistica per la band.
La matrice compositiva rimane la medesima di sempre,
pop ma capace di soluzioni sempre originali.
Il raggio d'azione pero' si muove verso orizzonti piu' vasti,
anche grazie all'introduzione del sassofono,
capace di evocare nuove suggestioni.
La versatilità compositiva della band emerge più che mai,
come una macchina del tempo impazzita attraverso la storia del rock
che salta dai King Crimson a Jack White, dai Beatles ai Nirvana,
da John Zorn a Jeff Buckley...

Le ritmiche potenti dell'Ammiraglio Dix, il sassofono sperimentale del
Sergente Zags, i riff di chitarra che sembrano usciti dall'epoca d'oro
del rock creano delle basi sonore perfette per la voce del Capitano
Mantell, espressiva ed efficace nei pezzi piu' tirati come nelle ballad.

I testi, cupi e disincantati ma con una vena di speranza
ci accompagnano poeticamente alla ricerca della beatitudine (Bliss)
intesa come evasione dallo stile di vita moderno
e simbolicamente rappresentata
attraverso la rivincita sulle rigide regole
delle macchine elettroniche che fino ad ora
avevano governato il suono della ciurma.

credits

released 10 November 2014

CAPTAIN MANTELL's crew:
Admiral Dix aka Mauro Franceschini: drums, backing vocals
Captain Mantell aka Tommaso Mantelli: vocals, guitar, bass
Sergeant Zags aka Sergio Pomante: saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals

Produced and engineered by Captain Mantell
Recorded at Groove Studio - Treviso IT, Cà Rudere - Treviso IT,
mixed and mastered at Noise Lab - Giulianova (TE) IT and Groove Studio - Treviso IT
between late 2013 and early 2014

All music by Tommaso Mantelli and Captain Mantell
All lyrics by Tommaso Mantelli except for track 05 by Liam McKahey

Vocal introduction on track 01 by Jason Nealy
Vocals on track 05 by Liam McKahey
Addictional voice on track 13 by Simone Tez Tessariol
Guitar solo on track 13 by Jason Nealy
Strings on tracks 02, 04, 09, 11 by Nicola Manzan

Artwork by eeviac

Thanks to:
Captain Thomas F. Mantell, Jr. (rest in space),
Liam McKahey, Nicola Manzan, Bleeding Eyes, Dj Muto, Nunzia J Tamburrano, eeviac,
Emanuele Brizzante, Emanuele Lombardini, Andrea Lombardini, Davide Vettori, Matteo Gaggiato, Fabrizio Paladin, Alessia Finazzi,
Dischi Bervisti, Astarte, Blend Noise Studio, Sotterranei, Ca' Rudere, Cheap Studio
otto dix, string theory, ama, cagnara, bologna violenta, mondo naif, hobos, vetro, svertexx

DB014 ODR014 DGR024 XX02

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Track Name: Love/Hate
intercom vibrates
in my pocket like a snake
and you keep me calling
keep me calling
even if i know you don't understand what i say
you don't understand a word
can you hear me or not at all?

do i speak a language
which sounds so strange to you
and you keep me calling
keep me calling
even if i know you don't understand what i say
you don't understand a word
can you hear me or not at all?

you don't understand a word
can you hear me or not at all?
you don't understand what i say
is it love or is it hate?
is it love or is it hate?
Track Name: With My Mess Around
it was a long and dirty night
i can't remember maybe i had a fight with you
woke up this morning and i found it out
i found a letter it said you want me out
of here again and now now now

i wish you feel much better now
without a man with all my mess around
i wish you feel much better now
without a man with all my mess around

guess this time
i'm not going to annoy you anymore
guess this time
i'm gonna leave you with my mess around
Track Name: To Keep You In Me
hey you my mind is blown
i'm gonna take it slow
i wanna make you mine
i want to take a bite

i wanna make you proud
i'm here by your side
i could commit a crime
just let me take a bite please

just a word to show you how i feel
i could lie
to take you with me
to keep you in me

hey you, don't feel alone
i'm here with all my bones
i wanna make you mine
just let me take a bite please

just a word to show you how i feel
to make it happen
to make you wonder
to show you that is real
i could die
to take you with me
to keep you in me
Track Name: The Ending Hour
this time i'll face my demon
it blows my mind
it gets me nowhere

would you lead me
where i don't need no mojos
don't you want to ask me why

i live my life as i think it's right
i still survive and i don't know why
there's no more pain in the ending hour
you're still out there
come on get here and take me away

to find something greater
i'm too blind and i wonder why

would you take me
where i don't need no mojos
don't you want to watch me die

i lived my life as i thought it was right
i faced the truth in a world of lies
i sold my soul and i forgot why
now if you dare
come on get here and take me away

you nailed my life with any right
nothing remains if you say goodbye
there's no more pain in the ending hour
if you're still out there
come on get here and take me away
Track Name: Side On (feat. Liam McKahey)
like bone on bone,
or a heavy blow from a catapulted stone
like a kick in the head from Mirko Cro Cop,
i went down
you could say i was shocked,
that i was surprised as a man could be
to say i was unprepared would be the understatement of the century

and the ground began to rumble,
with a thunderous sound
and my senses began to tumble and i hit the ground
your love it hit me,
side on, side on

i stumbled and moaned , i fumbled and groaned
and i slowly rose,
too scared to look and the ground still shook,
i just stood there and froze
i saw something move from the corner of my eye
a fleeting glimpse between the earth and sky
with the sound of a freight train rolling in my head
a mixture of ecstasy and dread

and the ground began to rumble,
with a thunderous sound
and my senses began to tumble and i hit the ground
your love it hit me, your love it hit me
side on, side on, side on........
Track Name: Dead Man's Hand
the five-card draw hand held by James Butler Hickok (better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok)
when he was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall on August 2, 1876,
in Nuttal & Mann's Saloon at Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
Reportedly, Hickok's final hand included the aces and eights of both black suits.
Track Name: Ugly Boy
ugly boy was not shy
he came with me to keep his dream alive
ugly i said fine
hold your breath forget about the rest
ugly boy followed me
wearing a mask forgetting all the rest
but ugly boy he was not lucky
it was his first time but it seems it was the end

ugly boy break the ice
love is blind but love is in your eyes
ugly boy shut your eyes raise your head
you knew you should have paid the price
Track Name: Wait For The Rain
going alone through an amazing street
warm is the sun and cool is the wind
come on and on and i'll let you feel
just like the time when the love is free

i've got to wait for the rain

baby i spend all my life for you
baby i save all my time for you
maybe you think i'm here for you
oh that is wrong 'cause i wait for the rain

going alone through an amazing street
warm is the sun and cool is the wind
come on and on and i'll let you feel
just like the time when the love is free

i've got to wait for the rain
Track Name: The Age Of Black
i think i'm done with hatred
i think i'm done with control
i think i'm done with the turning tables maybe

we are under attack
upon this crack
the age of black
is what we are living in

but it's dirty and sweet
i know you like it
i know you'll never leave it
you do not want to
you don't listen
don't see
don't think
don't feel
prepare yourself to the age of black
the age of black
the age of black

we are under attack
don't look back
the age of black
is what we are living in

but it's dirty and sweet
i know you like it
i know you'll never leave it
you do not want to
you don't listen
don't see
don't think
don't feel
so let me introduce to you the age of black

ready or not here i come
i'm right here
close to your fear
dressed in black
now watch your back
'cause i'm the age
the age of black

the age of black
dressed in black
watch your back

i think i'm done with you
Track Name: The Day We Waited For
walk to get closer
you should walk till the morning comes
walk without any care
you know all is fair in love and war
so forget every little thing
don't look back and go straight on your way
now forget any other thing
the day we waited for is just today

down sun is falling down
a few steps increase the distance
now it's only now or never
every step is taking us apart
so forget every little thing
don't look back and go straight on your way
now forget any other thing
the day we waited for is just today

so forget every little thing
now turn back and shoot straight on your way
don't forget to remember this
the day we waited has been today
Track Name: First Easy Come Then Easy Go
it's just a matter of timing
today or tonight
just a matter of timing
what i fear is floating through my head

it's just a matter of waiting
today or tonight
another butt in the ashtray
while my life is burning in the wind

i spend my life looking for something
sometimes i get it sometimes i don't
an aim is what can let my light shine bright
sometimes you win but sometimes you lose
first easy come then easy go

it's just a matter of life style
today or tonight
just a matter of life style
if you know what i'm trying to say

i spend my life looking for something
sometimes i get it sometimes i don't
first easy come then easy go
an aim is what can let my light shine bright
sometimes you win but sometimes you lose
first easy come then easy go

i spend my life looking for something
sometimes i get it sometimes i don't

i spend my life looking for something
sometimes i get it sometimes i don't
first easy come then easy go
an aim is what can let my light shine bright
sometimes you win but sometimes you lose
an aim is what can let my light shine bright
shine bright shine bright
an aim is what can let my light shine bright
to make a long story short
first easy come then easy go
Track Name: Better Late Than Now
you cheat me once but you won't cheat me twice
oh my black lady i'm far from reaching out
i told you once and i'll tell you twice
you are so fair but you won't fuck my mind

you want my time you think it's fine
meanwhile the whole thing is running out
i told you once and i'll tell you twice
you are so fair but you won't fuck my mind

'cause i feel like your kiss is not a bliss for a broken heart
now i really wanna taste what's the best when you come around
but i'll meet you in the end 'cause i know it's better late than now
better late than now better late than now

you cheat me once but you won't cheat me twice
oh my black lady i'm far from reaching out
i told you once and i'll tell you twice
you are so fair but you won't fuck my mind

'cause i feel like your kiss is not a bliss for a broken heart
now i really wanna taste what's the best when you come around
well i'll meet you in the end 'cause i know you are my special friend

'cause i feel like your kiss is not a bliss for a broken heart
i really wanna taste what's the best when you come around
i'll meet you in the end 'cause i know it's better late than now
Track Name: Picture Me Floating
picture me floating while i take the white album on the moon
Track Name: Won't Stop
i've got mine
and you've got yours
i can't understand the reason why you want some more

you've got yours
but you want mine too
i can't understand the reason why you want some more
can you tell me why you always want some more

get your hands off of me and be scared
cause i'm the one who will destroy you all

i'll break it
i'll fight it
and i won't stop