2015 - Chrysalide - CD, Old Europa Cafe
"Chrysalide" is a work conceived as a metamorphosis, after a long and painful incubation: death is followed by coveted rebirth. The time of deep pain, which we encounter in life, once the cocoon broken, with the rush of new wings is transfigured into a music of desire.
The 11 tracks of the CD all mark moments of this movement.
The music - or the arrangements - though born under the impulse of Daniela Bedeski, vocals - author of the lyrics too - and in some cases of the co-founder Pino Carafa, is signed by all the band members (Marco Bosio, Ermanno Fabbri, Michele Fiore, Zeno Gabaglio, Yann Turrini), besides a track born by the collaboration with Cropcircle.
The musical breath is always a breath opened to experimenting, though still faithful to a melodic inspiration, in an encounter between classical sounds of piano, cello or acoustic guitar and electronic manipulations, onto which the voice, metamorphic itself, draws arabesques of lights and shadows.
The CD opens with a mantra, where at the beginning is breath, and closes with a "Canto nel vento" ("Song in the wind"), which bears a love promise. The changes in rhythm or intensity, evident in such tracks as "Hekla" or "Flood" mark the passage from a time of waiting or preparation to one of burst or rebirth. In "König" - cover of a well-known Nico's song - on a spiralling crescendo of electric guitar and synth, raises a woman's love song to her man, her "king": a psychedelic spell which pervades the whole CD.
Video"Chrysalide" live @ The Villa Festival 2015
"Hekla" live @ The Villa Festival 2015
"WindowPain" live @ Thauma: Specialies Dies 2015
2013 - Tre Ert Tre - CDr live lim. ed., Old Europa Cafe
A selection of the best tracks from the memorable RosaRubea's performance at the Villa Festival 2012: from "Tra l'Urlo e il Canto" to "Le Nozze Alchemiche" through the recurrence of number Three.
RosaRubea's tracks are rearranged and with drums in the live performance; they also contain 1 unreleased track and two covers (Jefferson Airplane and Patti Smith).
The CD is issued in a limited edition of 111 hand-numbered copies, each one customized with a different picture.
Art packaging, 7" format, with double cover by Valentina Gelso Mangieri and Massimo Bertocchi.
Artwork by Michele Fiore.
VideoThe Twa Corbies - RosaRubea Live @ Villa Festival 2012 (Monte del Lago, PG, IT)
2011 - The Fire and the Rose - EP, Old Europa Cafe
On April 28 2011 RosaRubea published its debut mini CD, "The Fire and the Rose", for the Italian label Old Europa Cafe, a concept mini CD centered on Birth-Death-Rebirth through the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
The EP features five oniric, evocative songs based on lyrics by Daniela Bedeski and by the great American/English poet T.S. Eliot and the French poet Christine de Pisan plus an ancient Scottish ballad. Two recited poems by D. Bedeski open and close the EP. Vision meets Music and Poetry in the process of Creation.
With Daniela Bedeski, Camerata Mediolanense's lead soprano voice, and Pino Carafa, alias SynthEthic, at the EP also worked the renowned, talented cellist Zeno Gabaglio (Frankie Hi NRG, Les Jumeaux Discordants, Paolo Saporiti) and the pianist Marco Bosio.
The illustrations are by the painter Massimo Bertocchi.
Photos and artwork by Aimaproject, aided by Massimo Bertocchi.
VideoThe Fire And The Rose - RosaRubea live @ XX Wave Gotik Treffen
A Blue Bird in a Scarlet Spring - RosaRubea live @ XX Wave Gotik Treffen