LINGUA IN GIOVA• digital album •
Digital reissue of the album originally released on April 30, 2011.
"Thursday that friar of S. Domenico, of Nola, a stubborn heretic, was burned alive in Campo di Fiore, with his tongue in a young man, for the very ugly words he said".
Thus recited one of the notices posted in Rome in February 1600, giving news of the execution of Giordano Bruno the Dominican friar to whom the album is dedicated. The eight tracks looks like damp and dark frescoes of a coercion in the broadest sense for what religions often tend to manifest themselves. A concept album performed in gloomy environments that recall the dungeons of the Tribunale del Sant'Uffizio. The spiritual tragedy of the Nola friar is punctuated by disturbing voices manipulated in an extreme and obsessive way, soft pads supported by impressive sub-bass and an ever-changing but at the same time strongly cohesive rhythm. One gets the idea that it was conceived and played all in one breath, lost in a mystical exaltation interrupted only by the macabre epilogue. The title of the album alludes to the "torture within the torture" which was reserved for the burnt friar in Campo de' Fiori: a curved nail driven into the tongue so as to make it impossible for him to spread his "diabolical" convictions.
Written, composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Paolino Canzoneri at Multiverso Studio (2011 Palermo)
New mastering: Nicola Manzan
Digital reissue: 7 November 2021
Audio Track: Foi et raison