Mevlanian Ears

by Sparkle in Grey

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Special 7" transparent orange Vinyl with illustration and artwork by Matteo Uggeri, limited to 50 copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mevlanian Ears via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Special 7" vinyl with illustration and artwork by Matteo Uggeri, limited to 150 copies.

    This is also available within the "Süper Baüscia Edition" of the "Milano" album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mevlanian Ears via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 150 

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 15 Sparkle in Grey releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Milano, Mevlanian Ears, The Bones of Quietness, ﺭﺍﺩﻳﻮ ﺇﺯﺩﺍﻍ, Es Prohibido Cantar, Perversions of the Aging Savant, The Calendar, The Echoes of Thiiings / Fadiiing Echoes, and 7 more. , and , .

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This is the first single ever from Sparkle in Grey, and features two other great artists: the Egyptian singer Reem Soliman on one side, and the legendary experimental Italian band Le Forbici di Manitù on the other one.

Both provide vocals for two songs that are likely to be some of the most accessible tracks ever done by "the paladins of non-genre", as Sparkle in Grey have been defined in the past.

Mevlanian Ears is a welcoming gesture. To the unknown, to strangers, to different languages, to aimless wanderers persecuted by something, by themselves, by their own troubles, by conflicts.
A welcome to anyone, being her or him orange, black, white, yellow, Italian, Arabic, American, Chinese, Mexican, Austrian, Martian or Vulcanian.

This single anticipates the release of Sparkle in Grey new full-length CD, “Milano”, that will be out on ADN/Stella Nera/Moving Records/Grey Sparkle.

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released October 10, 2018

Drawings and artwork by Matteo Uggeri.
Mastered by James Plotkin.

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Sparkle in Grey Milano, Italy

Sparkle in Grey are active since 1999 in electronic and post-combat rock musical experimentations influenced by a strange variety of musical genres.

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Track Name: Sparkle in Grey with Reem Soliman - Mevlano (7" version)
I went on my rooftop to call on my bird
طلعت فوق السطوح انده علي طيري

I found my bird drinking from someone else’s pot
لقيت طيري بيشرب من انا غيري

I screamed my heart out and said: come, my bird
صرخت من عزم ما بي ، و قلت يا طيري

It replied: your time has gone, find another.
قاللي زمانك مضي ، دور علي غيري

The bird here culturally resembles anyone she was faithful to and gave lots of care to.

I had a friend for years, but time is a cheat
كان ليا صاحب عاشرته و الزمن خوان

He turned out to be unreliable, just like time
اتاريه قليل التني زي الزمن خوان
Track Name: Sparkle in Grey with Le Forbici di Manitù - Vulcanian Ears (7" version)
Now it’s just a vintage alien touch
And it doesn’t annoy me that much
If the relic of so many adventures
Is only good for costume parties
Those greenish pointed ears
Oh, for so many light years
Not a faun nor an elf on a rock
It could only be me as Dr. Spock

Now that I’m old and with my feet on the ground
I often wonder as I have a beer
Who knows what this world would sound like
Through Vulcanian ears?

The Enterprise flying in outer space
The stillness of void I want to embrace
A Vulcanian heart with no emotion
Doesn’t miss a beat for an explosion
Shouldn’t be worried by this buzzing pain
That I tried and I tried to stop in vain
But fearing I could lose this battle
I explored the space inside the bottle

[refrain]

I wouldn’t mind waiting seven years
To have a go at my next pon farr
Nor to eat as a veggy every day
And keep them tasty drinks away
Humans may get it, as Captain Kirk
And other spacemen of that ilk
But I knew that alien physiology
Does not contemplate Tinnitus for me

[refrain]

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