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Canto Fermo

by Anatrofobia

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In a field I’m the absence of field. This is always the case. Wherever I am I am what is missing. When I walk I part the air And always The air moves in To fill the spaces Where my body’s been We all have reasons for moving. I move To keep things Whole
Canto Fermo 04:33
Did you see the trains go by? Did you see the engines that gave me chills? Did you make fun of your poor classmates? When you gave up these thrills? These are the beautiful, The rose's petal, The steamship's muscle, The sleight of hand hustle. They're the deepest felt, That do not get questioned. They're the pure aesthetic That give us direction. Like the softest skin, The thickest grin, The perfect pitch, The puppy's chin. The speeding train, The arched ceiling, The curving hip, The soothing shade. Do not be afraid To let it take you Without jealousy It's guiltless pleasure It's freedom to its possessor
Mille 02:06
Rubik 03:41
Russian dolls - orchestrating an exit From this window pane Rubik cube is a game to be played alone From here i see planes takin’ off and landing I’m here cause i’ve unplugged my arms I made a picture A scary one Lost and found And real flesh Grammar teaches that periods need actions So my arms are in the center of the picture to stand Love is for making so Somebody came up here Then what came after Was wondering why i did it The usual script I whispered the answer in his ear Thieves that steal, whatever they want The nasty nurses pretending to sleep Or the man drinking alone Could hear me Forget everything They gave any possible explanation Smoke your cigarette to the end then that’s it The solution Hey it’s raining in here- can you swim? Is the simple one The familiar smell of my knees Or the cruel one There’s nothing to explain Rubik cube rules
Details 02:56
You transparent You are what of me stumbles Give me secrets for food Say you’re hungry you’re hungry And you never sleep All that burns Details with no tails When i wonder When i don’t trust I’m all that burns Air is fire Fire is water Water is ground And ground is nothing And words are nothing And silence is nothing And time is a replay And shadows are djs
Take this, name it please, make a word for it Then tie me to a tree and leave me there
I can do ambitions and distractions. I can do wonderful ones How come then I am always too big - or too small And if it’s me any other day but not today then I You what But if I’d stop dreaming of you where would you be now? I said mind about sense, sound will follow I can give wise advices you know Issue is I get distracted and I know where I am when you do not dream of me.
Once there was a way à To get back homeward Once there was a way To get back home Sleep, pretty darling Do not cry And I will sing a lullaby


After thirteen years from their last album "Brevi Momenti di Presenza", Italian cult band Anatrofobia comes back with a new release, the seventh one in their 30-year long career.

With some news this time. Starting from the line-up that alongside founders Luca Cartolari and Andrea Biondello, includes Cristina Trotto Gatta (already in Masche) who with her voice magically manages to enrich the sound of a traditionally instrumental band, and the punk soul and instruments of Paolo "Makhno" Cantù.

Critic Nazim Comunale said about them:

"Too cultured and cerebral for jazzcore, too punk for academic circles, too quiet for lovers of the more physical free, too intelligent for those who believe that a saxophone means necessarily jazz. Able to move with ease between shadows of contemporary and rock rust, in an unknown and not yet colonized middle ground."

This album is released in collaboration with:

Anatrofobia, Wallace Records,
Adn Records. Lizard Records, Neon Paralleli. With the support of Amirani Records.


released June 8, 2020

Cristina Trotto Gatta - Voice, Melodica
Paolo Cantù - Electric Guitar, Clarinet, Effects, Loops, Electronics
Luca Cartolari - Fretled and Fretless 4-Strings 6-Strings Bass Guitars, Bow, E-Bow, Effects, Csound Programming
Andrea Biondello - Drums

Diatonic Accordion on “Valzer de la Stacada di Breil” by Alessandro Sosso

Music by Luca Cartolari, unless stated otherwise.
Lyrics by Cristina Trotto Gatta, unless stated otherwise.
Music arranged by Anatrofobia

Recorded in 2019 at Trai Studio, Inzago Italy, by Fabio Intraina. Additional recordings by Paolo Cantù, Luca Cartolari, Cristiano Lo Mele

Mixed in 2020 at Trai Studio, Inzago Italy, by Fabio Intraina and Anatrofobia

Photo: Daniele Degiorgis
Woman in the window: painted by Luigi Antonio Presicce, courtesy of Museo Arte Urbana (Torino)




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