UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS

by CONFRONTATIONAL

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    "Under Cover of Darkness" as seen by two of CONFRONTATIONAL's favorite artists:
    Side A by SOLOMACELLO - instagram.com/solomacello
    Side B by BRANCA STUDIO - instagram.com/brancastudio

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    CARPENTER BRUT x YOUTH CODE x CONFRONTATIONAL // poster from the live show in Bologna, March 6th 2018. Artwork by BRANCA STUDIO. A2 size, 420 x 594 mm // 16.5 x 23.4 inches - printed on 170gsm matt coated paper. Each copy signed, only 100 printed. Will ship folded.

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Always the war In 2019 This is the world of today In our minds There is only the money And there is nothing for you Ten hours work No flowers in the mind The life runs without happiness Everyday dreams To go to a better life But they remain only dreams You are the children Your life will be very hard You are the children You're singing every day To have a friend To explain your little problems Can you say now to have it Sometimes you hope It's only an illusion Don't hope, it's better so But children's power Will win I am sure We’ll see sweet lovers for us Your fantasy Will find new nice colours But now it's time to go You are the children Your life will be very hard You are the children You're singing every day
3.
Stockin' away all the details you want to know Day after day all your memories get to grow Putting all that you've stolen In a prison that you've locked forever Taking the place of our imagination But you won't erase my heart There is no way you can understand what I feel You never pray 'cause your soul isn't even real You might know lots of things now But you can never be a lover Winning the race with your information But you can't replace my soul Future brain, you make me wonder Is it sane to make a sample of my love Future brain, you're getting stronger It's a shame you'll never know how to find love Living today but tomorrow will be the same I know I can say that you will never win this game No matter how much you know now You will never get to know us never Taking the place of an institution But you can't replace my love Future brain, you great computer It's insane to program everybody's love Future brain, your list is longer But you're to blame 'cause you don't know How stupid you are Future brain Are you listening?
4.
Got my Plymouth at the E-Z Park It At the rock & roll supermarket Muzak music makes me feel so funny I went and spent all my money We're riding on the escalator of life We're shopping in the human mall We're dancing on the escalator of life Won't be happy 'til we have it all We want it all Escalator of life - up and down Escalator of life - round and round There's 111 choices Don't listen to those little voices I don't let the guilty feeling shake me You can have your cake and eat it baby We're riding on the escalator of life We're shopping in the human mall We're dancing on the escalator of life Won't be happy 'til we have it all Hey girl, I'm a personal friend with Tobias Bernstrup I got all the gold in the world around my neck Come ride the steel dinosaur Run wild in the jungle It's a dying nation Seduction, sacrifice, a new sensation Nothing ever changes We're riding on the escalator of life We're shopping in the human mall We're dancing on the escalator of life Won't be happy 'til we have it all
5.
Deep in my heart there's a fire, a burning heart Deep in my heart there's desire for a start I'm dying in emotion It's my world in fantasy I'm living in my, living in my dreams You're my heart, you're my soul I'll keep it shining everywhere I go You're my heart, you're my soul I'll be holding you forever Stay with you together You're my heart, you're my soul Yeah, I'm feeling that our love will grow You're my heart, you're my soul That's the only thing I really know Let's close the door and believe my burning heart Feeling alright? Come on Open up your heart, baby
6.
You took the fall You floated down You took the jump You fell through clouds You watched the world Beat the crowd Come on ride me high Stranger eyes You took the fall You landed soft You thought to yourself Well i'm not alone You with your dark red soul And your chaperone Come on ride me high Stranger eyes Well I need your touch Because it means so much Come on ride me high Stranger eyes
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Christine Cruising down for sins My animal machine Her lust, blood and steel Christine Coming in for the kill She knows just how to please Hot metal, adrenaline Christine She'll never realize Her love has made me blind She'll bring me down Christine
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Sunshine's down So come to town Set your body free Hold me tight My love tonight Tell me you believe Everybody, summertime love You'll remember me Everybody, summertime love Be my lover, be my baby I'm looking for a good time Get ready for my love I'm looking for a good time Get ready for my love Stay around The sun goes down Babe I'm feeling right Take a chance With love romance Have some fun tonight Everybody, summertime love You'll remember me Everybody, summertime love Be my lover, be my baby I'm looking for a good time Get ready for my love I'm looking for a good time Get ready for my love

about

There is a thick red line that binds the worlds of darkness and disco together - a line that can be traced through some of the tracks that unsuspectingly topped international charts between 1975 and 1987, going straight from Goblin's "Deep Red" to Sabrina Salerno's "Boys." A story originated on the dance floor through lyrics that, when read through a certain peculiar angle, attest to a number of severe implications. A wild ride into the night, ripe with possibilities, fear and excitement.

UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS is a tribute to the musicians and the sounds that set the canvas for CONFRONTATIONAL to exist: a dedication to those who paved the way.


"HAPPY CHILDREN" feat. Adrien Grousset:

Video premiere on NewRetroWave
May 13th, 2019
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGa4gu1wB0c

Single premiere via NOISEY
May 14th, 2019
www.vice.com/it/article/gy45yx/confrontational-under-cover-darkness

credits

released October 28, 2019

Produced & mixed by CONFRONTATIONAL for CONFRONTATIONAL RECORDINGS, Ltd.

Vinyl release by SYNTHSTORM - synthstorm.bandcamp.com
Vinyl master by Riccardo Pasini, STUDIO 73 - www.studio73.it

MASSIMO USAI: Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers, Programming
JUAN ZURDO: Simmons Drums, Live Percussions

All vocals, instrumentation, programming by CONFRONTATIONAL except where noted.
Recorded between October 2018 / 2019 in Cagliari, Sardinia & Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy, EUROPE. Mixed at THE CRIMSON DOME.
Cover artwork by BRANCA STUDIO.

This album is for Benjamin Orr, Ric Ocasek, Robert Hazard, Johnny Marr, Stephen King and all the listeners: YOU ARE CONFRONTATIONAL.

Very special thanks to P. Lion, Cody Carpenter, Tobias Bernstrup, Adrien Grousset, Giorgio Mameli, Emilio Bellu, Yared Befecadu, Andi Harriman, Linda Poulnott, James Doviak, Amedeo Alessio and Giulia Biancu.

Musical compositions are © of the respective authors and are used with permission.
Mechanical licensing facilitated by easysonglicensing.com.
Seal Of Authenticity: www.idblm.org/108540

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