Slanting Ray

by Winter Severity Index

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Jack music Life There would be many musical names to try to sum up what Winter does. Not only one or two. No need to try to find. Just listen to these beauties made by beauties. Based on rhythms, you then have nice melodies shaken and tweaked deliciously. Simona works that out at perfection to make you body to be shaken as well. Oh Winter come to me. Sure Winter will come to you dear fan. 10 perfect tracks ! Favorite track: Fishblood.
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wildswan I am engulfed, and drown deliciously. Music like a perfume and sweet light
Golden with audible odours exquisite. Favorite track: At Least the Snow.
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lightnarcissus Confident album brimming with material that's borne out of the best of post-punk/new wave influences. Favorite track: The Brightest Days.
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Madenoiselle Mediterranean melancholy embraces new wave, dream pop and shoegaze. Cold guitar riffs, vitreous minimal beats and occasional saxophone passages enhance the vibe of the music. The soundscape where severity meets secureness.
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    Reprint of the first edition of 2014 via Manic Depression Records.
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    Includes the track A Sudden Cold Remix by Hørd.
    Artwork by Stax

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1.
On the ancient garden where we used to feel the fire my hands livid as the earth, a robin sings on thorns. I watch this silence by the window, I'm so tired to bleed inside, bleed inside. I call you on the telephone, The city streets closed down on the frozen land. You're always been so kind to deal up with my absence on and on. I wished upon the snow, I wished upon, I wished upon the snow, At least the snow. Sclerosis of the skin: I hear something crackle and I'm afraid for my soul, from my hole. My father's cheeks are red again, I need his strength to live in this frozen land I hold grandmother's hand, she's wrapped on her shawl, seems like a child. I wished upon the snow, I wished upon, I wished upon the snow, At least the snow.
2.
Strap the razor, wash the hands, wear the slippers, brush the hair, squeeze the toothpaste, have a shower, lift the seat, clip the nails. I'm naked and helpless, with these flesh and bones. Don't stare at my weakness, but don't leave me alone, …don't leave me alone. A vague psychosis runs through the line: these are the best days of my whole life. Don't want to listen, there's never time. And you won't listen, if I will cry. set the alarm, turn it off, set the alarm, turn it off. I'm tired and dejected, I'm feeling depressed. Don't judge my stagnation, but don't leave me alone, don't leave me alone... Washing up and watch Tv: this alienation is killing me. You say you love me and so do I, A shiver runs, runs down my spine, 'cause I am alive, I am alive, I am alive...
3.
After loosing every shelter remorse will be the only gift of pride. Is that all that you remember? sometimes it's really too late to change your mind... Fall is lying by the river, the morning is sad as it has lost a friend. so it's time to clean your eyes, being a master of disguise, No-one understands your tears and whispers... Silence cuts dreams with its shears, Life reminds me to forgive and survive But all you left to me is my fear: Solitude is a shield and it's cold enough to freeze the tears I've cried. Summer vanishes in a lie, No one seems to feel the weather quickly changes: Wind blows into my heart, It blows into my cheeks and you will find my tear falling from your perfect sky, today.
4.
05:18
5.
Just like a diamond on the forehead staring at the ground, my lucid violence is coming twisting all around, My quite damnation is waiting for a punishment: the wiser's compassion and laughters and confinement. As windows steams on the evening of a winter day, or stars keep crying in the ceiling their blasphemous prayers, I could still hear my voice screaming from the other room and could remember the close hugs of a tired womb. I was still living the brightest days, I was still living the brightest days. The more you push me to the light The more my blackest part is bright.
6.
05:24
From the darkness, the wind of lunacy blows its secrets, whistling in my ears. Far away from wisdom, the mud laces my ankles down. Far away from sunrise, the stunning sea waves all around. Drowning softly into the lure of death, 'round the corner I see the final green ray. Far away from my will, the only shelter for my soul: oblivion.
7.
Branches shade stretches out in the twilight, memories of the pristine fire, day by day walking past power line, yellow lights, pale blue skies. The pain grown in my breast still burn inside, The cold that blaze my face again still makes me smile. Fragile sketch made of light, leaves and water: let it dazzle, let it dance. On my coat, freezing hands, tighten shoulders… There's no need of anyone to keep me alive A drop shines in the thin air, a given sign. A step forward on the stair of peaceful times.
8.
04:31
All my wishes, All my prayers, All my stars, All my cigarettes end. Wear my clothes, step outside, pick up the bus, step inside, eat my lunch, go to sleep, where's my cigarettes? ended. All my projects, All my details, All my truth, All my blood, All my cigarettes end. Wear my clothes, step outside, on the underground, go inside, vomit my lunch, go to sleep, never find a place. Strange reflections on the wall, Strange is the taste of the floor. They lend me a hand, They lend me a hand, lend me a hand...
9.
04:22
In the winter evenings Solitude devours my nerves in large painful bites. An endless dismay deep in the eyes, a sordid hunger leads my furious sadness. My arms beside my body, like a turned off merry go round. Dreams are too precious to be dreamt again, everything becomes forbidden, the crime of living makes me eternally convicted, while the pornography of the common pride abuses us. We are the naked men. Mute carnages hidden in every face: nothing changes in thirty years but the awareness that this sensation is no longer a menace but a bitter truth to face with. There are no real victories, In our past as in our future. Our empty hands desperately try to hang on a so far womb, to hang on a likewise loser: We toss our bodies against each other like in a car crash and we call it love, and we call it life, when it' only compulsion. Compulsion.
10.
Tonight my shoulder will be weak 'cause I'm always weak as I always used to. Perhaps I'm gonna hold you close and silently listen to your voice saying that you care about me swearing you will save me from the pain, but it will be hard standing by my side because my eyes talk always too much about my secret life. Melancholy has poisoned my heart and it made me worse despite all my choices, but please forgive me for this fault that I can't avoid, 'cause I can't forgive me the fact that you decided to run away from me, like everyone I loved made in these miserable years spent condemning myself to this mute slavery to every dusk to come. Please forgive me for this lack of words, because words will miss or they'll turn into lies I can't explain any longer.

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Released by Blood Rock Records and Manic Depression.

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released April 14, 2018

Simona Ferrucci - voice, guitar, bass guitar, drum programming
Alessandra Romeo - synths and keyboards
Pierluigi Ferro - saxophone

Recorded and mixed by Luciano Lamanna at Subsound studios, Roma.
Mastered by Andrea Merlini

All lyrics and music by Simona Ferrucci, except for synths by Alessandra Romeo.

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Winter Severity Index Rome, Italy

Winter Severity Index is a project by Simona Ferrucci ( voice, guitar, bass guitar, drum programming). At the moment Simona collaborates with Alessandra Romeo on synths and keyboards.
In their music a cold vintage drum machine rhythm section meets the liquid melancholic atmospheres of Simona's guitar and the ethereal Alessandra's synths.
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