Ruin or repair and hope or despair are the album‘s parallel narratives and if shapes of the fall are the myriad endangered forms that make up the mosaic of our environmental collapse, the descent, Faccini sings, is of our doing or undoing. »Bring me my home back » the chorus of the album’s emblamatic opening song They Will Gather No Seed is not then, the singer’s personal cry for a home but the animal lament of innumerable species on the brink of extinction.
Faccini who has previously collaborated with cellist Vincent Segal for their 2014 duo album Songs of Time Lost has collaborated over the years with musicians far and wide in search of musical dialogue such as Ballake Sissoko, Ibrahim Maalouf or Jasser Haj Youssef. Two exceptional voices feature on the album; Californian singer-songwriter Ben Harper, a collaborator from his 2005 album, Tearing Sky and Moroccan singer and master of the trance traditions known as Gnawa, Abdelkebir Merchane. The album was co-produced by Piers Faccini and Fred Soulard.
PRODUCED BY PIERS FACCINI AND FREDERIC SOULARD
ALL SONGS BY PIERS FACCINI EXCEPT *
* DUNYA – MUSIC AND LYRICS BY PIERS FACCINI AND MALIK ZIAD
* ALL ABOARD – LYRICS WRITTEN BY PIERS FACCINI, MUSIC BY PIERS FACCINI AND MALIK ZIAD, ARRANGED BY KARIM ZIAD
FOGHORN CALLING AND REMEMBER THEM, ARRANGED BY MALIK ZIAD
ARRANGEMENTS FOR STRING QUARTET ON DUNYA, TOGETHER FOREVER EVERYWHERE, LAY LOW TO LIE AND PARADISE FELL BY LUC SUAREZ
ARRANGEMENTS FOR STRING QUARTET ON THEY WILL GATHER NO SEED BY LUC SUAREZ AND FREDERIC SOULARD
RECORDED AT BLACKBOX, ANGERS, FRANCE BY FREDERIC SOULARD AND ETIENNE CLAUZEL
DRUMS BY SIMONE PRATTICO ON DUNYA AND LAY LOW TO LIE
RECORDED BY FRANCESCO DE NIGRIS AT NGR (ROMA, IT)
BEN HARPER RECORDED HIS VOICE AND ACOUSTIC SLIDE GUITAR ON ALL ABOARD AT HOME IN L.A, ABDELKEBIR MERCHANE ON ALL ABOARD RECORDED BY TARIK HMITI, AT HMTI, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
STRINGS RECORDED BY SÉBASTIEN TONDO AT STUDIO 12 TER, MONTREUIL, FRANCE
MIXED BY FREDERIC SOULARD ASSISTED BY LÉO NIVOT AT STUDIO MÉCHANT, PARIS, FRANCE
MASTERED BY CHAB AT CHAB MASTERING, PARIS, FRANCE
PUBLISHED BY BEATING DRUM / NØ FØRMAT!