Life Is A Tape 2007​-​2017

by Didascalis

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about

I was going to release a 'best of' for the 10 year career, and as any collection that respects, it should have included some unreleased or alternative versions.

I started collecting some tracks, remastering some of them, digging the archives for unreleased material, and at the end of the day I found myself with 11 tracks.
Virtually an album.

Agreed with my label, I've welcomed the suggestion of adding another couple of songs, and put out next release as an 'album', not to confuse and surrender the new material, while the 'best of' will be out later this year.

Both always and only in digital, the album on all download and streaming platforms, while the 'best of' only for iTunes at a very low price.

'Life Is A Tape 2007 - 2017' will not be a real album as "23:32" was conceived and the tracklist will consist of:

- a 12 minutes suite I never dared to release before

- the original version of 'Springtime', so far only available in 'Remix'

- 2 covers released last year in "Papeetecafé Saudade" plus another cover that did not find room in the tracklist of the same

- 2 instrumental tracks with Andy G, part of 4 experiments, one of which, "Essence" has recently been released by Lounge Masters.

- 1 remastered track and one remastered and revisited from the first album 'Beautiful Memories ...'

- a new version of 'Basically I'm Fine'

- 1 track that was initially instrumental for a commercial project and I turned it into a song

- 1 song that comes to its third garment

- And finally a track composed yet before Didascalis released something officially, even dating back to 2003, but never done in the studio to this day.

So I can say that the seventh album will be a collection-non-collection, with the sound and flavor that distinguishes my latest productions.

I forgot: it will be called 'Life Is A Tape 2007 - 2017' because it also contains a new, almost acoustic version of 'Life Is A Tape', featuring Garduz - who since playing live with me, adores this song, and sang by Mary.

After all, I think 'Life Is A Tape's' lyrics are one of the deepest and most original things I've ever written.

P.S. As usual, each track will be posted along with a description and a story about it.

P.P.S It will be a more downtempo album than I wished, so: relaaaaaaaax

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credits

released June 26, 2017

Didascalis – Life Is A Tape 2007-2017

Davide Marani:

vocals, keyboards, programming/production, acoustic & nylon guitars, electric bass, shakers

Andrea ' Andy G' Guerrini:
mute & open trumpet, flugelhorn, mellophone, brass section on 04, 06, 09, 11, 13

Luca ' Garduz' Gardini:
alto sasxophone on 'Life Is A Tape 2017'

Maria 'Mary' Passaro:
lead vocal on 'Life Is A Tape 2017'

01, 02, 03, 05, 08, 10, 12 written by Davide Marani

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Didascalis Italy

Didascalis is the chill-out project, behind which lurks Davide Marani.
Born in Cesena August 10, 1973, graduated in oboe at the Conservatory of Cesena 'B. Maderna ', keyboardist, bass player, singer, composer, arranger and studio musician.
The project was born by chance, earlier "live" during his evenings as a piano-man and lately developed in studio.
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Track Name: Bitterness, Curiosity & Impatience
Instrumental
Track Name: Così... (Revisited Remastered)
Instrumental
Track Name: Desert Blowing
Instrumental
Track Name: La Nuit Est (feat. Andy G)
Instrumental
Track Name: Let Me Stay
1st verse
Two hearts in a room
Good deeds falling into gloom
Will we make it out,
Unfolding what it's all about?

Chorus:
It's time for me to go
My body wish to stay
But if you say that word
I will not go away

I've never been so sure
Of something to adore
The words I wish you say
Hey baby let me stay

2nd verse
Forty-second floor
Watching all the lights below
Still we're in a room
But the universe locked in our minds
Is screaming out we're two of a kind
Track Name: A Matter Of Time (feat. Andy G)
1st verse
It's just a matter of time
Before she'll be gone away
Don't know how to shake my mind
And simply ask her her name

I'm so afraid I'm so shy
We're playing games with our glance
Telling myself a weak lie:
Will there be just a small chance?

Chorus:
I need to take my time
To realize that I have to move on
I can't keep standing still
Searching my will before then it's too late

2nd verse
She sees I'm looking at her
And spread the new to her friend
But as time is running by
This path leads to a dead end

It's just a matter of time
Before she'll be gone away
Don't know how to shake my mind
And simply ask her her name

Chorus:
I need to take my time
To realize that I have to move on
I can't keep standing still
Searching my will before then it's too late
Track Name: 4 Chords (Remastered)
Instrumental
Track Name: Springtime
SPRINGTIME

1st verse
Close the door
It’s you who I’ve been waiting for
Let’s go out
There is something I want to talk about
Take my hand
It’s so hard to walk across the sand
Watch the sea
This peaceful feeling it’s you and me

Chorus:
Springtime is coming and winter is leaving
Don’t you feel a warm sensation inside
When I’m beside you what’s in my heart it’s like growing tide

2nd verse
Talk to me
Open your heart let your thoughts run free
Take the chance
To let me know about this romance
If you’re wise
You’ll tell me everything without lies
You and me
We are alone in front of this blue sea

Chorus:
Springtime is coming and winter is leaving
Don’t you feel a warm sensation inside
When I’m beside you what’s in my heart it’s like growing tide

Bridge:
I lose my breath looking in your eyes
I’m in your hand.. this I realize
I don’t get enough of the time together
You’re the sweetest fruit ready to be gathered
Track Name: Basically I'm Fine (New Version)
1st verse
Basically I’m fine,
even if days go by so fast.
I try to resume time,
viewing some wasted videotapes.
I don’t sleep so fine,
Sometimes some more sometimes some less.
Don’t know what I miss
In this everyday mad race

Chorus:
Do I need somebody..
Maybe I need somebody..
Should I need somebody..

2nd verse
Basically I’m fine,
But my restless brain maybe not.
Questions, answers, thoughts: they season every day.
Mysteries of life took me to this golden age.
But there’s something that I miss
In this everyday mad race

Chorus:
Do I need somebody..
Maybe I need somebody..
Should I need somebody..

Bridge:
Whether I’ll find her, will I be able to keep her?
Questions, answers, thoughts: they season every day..
Ask me how I am.. basically I’m fine
Track Name: Your Guiding Voice (feat. Andy G)
Instrumental
Track Name: Life Is A Tape 2017 (feat. Garduz & Mary)
1st verse
Life is a tape you can’t rewind
Listeners are us for only once
Looking back the things we have done
With a soundtrack made on our own

Life is a tape you can’t rewind
Learning to crawl by previous falls
Don’t mistake in letting you down
Something wrong can be a treasure found

Chorus:
Live the life, breathe the air, feel a king everywhere

2nd verse
Nobody teaches you how to love
I guess does it come natural
Every day’s a lesson to take
Don’t forget that life is a tape

Chorus:
Live the life, breathe the air, feel a king everywhere
Watch the sun shining high, lithium in your eyes

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Watch the sun shining high, lithium in your eyes…

Life is a tape you can’t rewind…
Life is a tape you can’t rewind…