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Two Sing Too Swing

by Sparkle in Grey

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited (40 copies) double CD with:
    - the 'normal edition' CD in digifile + 20 pages booklet;
    - extra CD "Two Scream Too Cream" with unreleased tracks by Sparkle in Grey with OvO, Passo Uno, Von Stroheim, Nicola Ratti and E.S.U.;
    - 24x24 full colour poster;
    - unique hacked and modified drawings by the band and collaborations children from 3 to 8 years old;
    - white paper box package;
    Each drawing can be thread into the poster to build a 3D visual paper sculpture (see image).

    Each copy is numbered and signed.

    TRACKS ("Two Cream Too Scream" CD) only in CHILD LABOUR EDITION:

    1 - Pop Corn Jingle - with Passo Uno
    2 - Comprate il mio tempo - Pt.1 Friday Is Mine - with E.S.U.
    3 - Vooodooodooo - with OvO
    4 - Cigarette Smoke - with von Stronheim
    5 - What Did You Say? - with Nicola Ratti
    6 - Chris Benoit - with Micecars
    7 - Comprate il mio tempo - Pt.2 Diamond in the Head - with E.S.U.
    8 - Yourope Is a TV Madness - all on our own

    Includes unlimited streaming of Two Sing Too Swing via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 40 

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a digifile with a 20 pages booket with the handwritten lyrics of each song, drawings by children and artwork by Matteo Uggeri.
    Limited to 300 copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Two Sing Too Swing via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €11 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €7 EUR  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 18 Sparkle in Grey releases available on Bandcamp and save 80%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Two Sing Too Swing, At the Gate - single, The Last Five Minutes, Milano, Mevlanian Ears, The Bones of Quietness, ﺭﺍﺩﻳﻮ ﺇﺯﺩﺍﻍ, Es Prohibido Cantar, and 10 more. , and , .

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Good evening. This is your Captain. We are about to attempt a crash landing. Please extinguish all cigarettes. Place your tray tables in their upright, locked position. Your Captain says: Put your head on your knees. Your Captain says: Put your head on your hands. Captain says: Put your hands on your head. Put your hands on your hips. Heh heh. This is your Captain-and we are going down. We are all going down, together. And I said: Uh oh. This is gonna be some day. Standby. This is the time. And this is the record of the time. This is the time. And this is the record of the time. Uh-this is your Captain again. You know, I've got a funny feeling I've seen this all before. Why? Cause I'm a caveman. Why? Cause I've got eyes in the back of my head. Why? It's the heat. Standby. This is the time. And this is the record of the time. This is the time. And this is the record of the time. Put your hands over your eyes. Jump out of the plane. There is no pilot. You are not alone. Standby. This is the time. And this is the record of the time. This is the time. And this is the record of the time. From the Air © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
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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 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
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Si chiama Gianluca ma tutti lo chiamano "L'uomo che sussurra agli oggetti". Che poi "tutti" non è mica vero, ci si chiama da solo, davanti allo specchio, dimostrando d'avere mirabile coscienza di sé. Gianluca confida le sue pene d'amore alla caffettiera: "io l'amavo ma lei ha preferito un elettrauto di Lonate Pozzolo Non la biasimo, un elettrauto è pur sempre un elettrauto". Si chiama Gianluca ma tutti lo chiamano "L'uomo che sussurra agli oggetti". "Ciao coltello del servizio buono... no, guarda lascia stare, è un disastro, una catastrofe.... Ciao dischi, ciao libri, come state? Io così così, più sul male che sul bene". Si chiama Gianluca ma tutti lo chiamano "L'uomo che sussurra agli oggetti". Però è bene specificare: non a tutti gli oggetti, solo a quelli di casa. Quelli di fuori sono maleducati e non hanno alcuna sensibilità. "Ho freddo, sto male, sono confuso, non ricordo la strada di casa", disse Gianluca a una cassetta delle lettere di via Benevento. E quella rispose: "E a me che me ne frega?". "Mondaccio schifo... che poi la via Benevento non è neanche una strada importante... pensa un po', caro cuscino, cosa avrebbe potuto rispondermi una cassetta delle lettere di Via Mazzini o via Garibaldi". Si chiama Gianluca ma tutti lo chiamano "L'uomo che sussurra agli oggetti".
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Scopriti scoprimi Arriva l’estate E tu stai splendendo Ma io sto sudando E sono nell’auto La mano sul freno Che freddo mi fa Tuffati bagnami Lo vedi che tremo E mi sto allagando Soltanto per te Quest’acqua che brucia Il seno veleno La vita mi dà È freddo È freddo È freddo
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J'ai dit les élections c'est déjà arrivé dans nos pays il faut que vous faites doucement si vous suivez les politictions Vous allez faire la guerre et eux ils vont assis dans leur maison politique C'est pas bon Il nous a donné la guerre en Afrique Mon population ne pouvait pas faire la guerre dans les élections Sénégal c'est là pays démocratie qu'on doit pas faire la guerre Ibrahima Ils sont tués les autres à cause d'une politique Ils sont frappés les autres à cause d'une politique L'Afrique à bagarrer à cause d'une politique Vive la liberté
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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 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
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At the Gate 04:32
We’re at the gate, Another wait begins. Some walk in a hurry Can be worth the effort. An uncertain reward, Hundreds of blind bets, An endless march, A series of screams In a quiet night. We made it once more, We did it in time, We’ll be paid, Will we end this up together? Some walk in a hurry For the warmest of the hugs
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Lyrics from the original “Salut Ritals” by François Cavanna Voi, Cristiani, Buddisti, Mussulmani, Ebrei, Induisti, Panteisti, Scintoisti, Avventisti, Alternativi, Satanisti, Testimoni di questo e di quello, Adoratori delle macchine, Dei tatuaggi, Dei piercing, Delle streghe, Dei maghi, Dei santoni, Del KKK, Delle Marlboro, Voi, Che pregate in ginocchio, Che pregate a quattro zampe, Che pregate sulla punta dei piedi Che non mangiate e questo e quello, Che vi segnate con la destra, Che vi segnate con la sinistra, Che vi votate al diavolo perché delusi da dio, Che pregate perché per far piovere, Che giocate Lotto, Che pregate perché l’AIDS non vi tocchi, Che mangiate solo il corpo del vostro Dio, Che non pisciate mai controvento, Che fate l’elemosina per guadagnarvi un posto caldo all’aldilà Che sperate di morire dopo i vostri figli, Che mangiate carne solo se uccidete voi la bestia, Che siete favorevoli alla guerra, Che non ammettete di essere delle scimmie evolute, Che pensate che la vita inizi dopo la morte, Voi, Che proponete comunque sempre un capo, Voi, Che avete una causa qualsiasi da seguire, Che volete per forza arrivare, Voi, Gelosi meschini, sanguinari, avidi, buoni, cattivi, Voi, Tutti voi: ci avete rotto i coglioni. E addio.

about

Do Sparkle in Grey sing? In more than 20 years of their career, the voice has been a sort of a hidden element of their music, tracks that can seldom be considered “songs”. But since their birth, friends, collaborators and passers-by have lent their vocal talents to the Milan-based project.

Now, in the weird year that is 2021, Sparkle in Grey are finally releasing a whole album of “proper” songs. If we consider the CD included in the special and very limited “Scream Edition”, the material here covers a span of exactly 20 years, from 2001 to today.

Most of these tracks are unreleased, some others are new versions of previously issued ones: you’ll hear a lot of different voices, languages, voiceprints and the usual mass of instruments played by the band itself, including violin, sax, bass, guitar, harmonica, drums, percussions, laptop, electronics and an ocarina.

Sparkle in Grey even dare to sing on their own, in the (so far) unique track whose lyrics are written by Matteo Uggeri and sung by Alberto Carozzi. It’s called “At the Gate”. Although the track was recorded in 2018, it was pre-released as a single on April 25th 2020 in the very heart of the pandemic. All revenue from that single release was donated to a Milan charity that supports those who (more than others) are in difficulty by the consequences of the outbreak and of the lockdown.

credits

released July 20, 2021

It's nearly impossible to report all the credits of the album here one by one.

So here is the list that includes all the people that is involved in the album:

Kiddycar
Valentina Cidda
Stefano Amerigo Santoni
Roberto Bianchi
Paolo Ferri
Guglielmo Ridolfo Gagliano
Fridge Records
Deborah Arnold
Cristiano Santini
Thierry Binoche
Giuseppe Ielasi
Reem Soliman
Il Lorenz
Daniel Merrill
Maisie
Cinzia La Fauci
Alberto Scotti
Edson Zuccolin
Gaetano Sciacca
Gianmaria Aprile
I Camillas
Zagor Camillas
Ruben Camillas
Theodore Camillas
Michael Camillas
Africa Bambino
Andrea Serrapiglio
Le Forbici di Manitù
Vittore Baroni
Manitù Rossi
Vasco Viviani
Attila Folklor
Passo Uno
Stefano De Ponti
Estremisti Semantici Uniti
Alberto "Le Magnifique" Rigettini
Peter Bassi
Claudio Valerani
OvO
Stefania Pedretti
Bruno Dorella
von Stroheim
Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock
Raphaël Rastelli
Yannïck Daïf
Olivia Uggeri
Nora Uggeri
Pietro Krostopovic
Bibi Krostopovic
Alide Sassu
Anna Olivia Ondedei
Nicola Ratti
Micecars
Emanuele Sterbini
Little P.
Matteo Portelli
P. L.
Peter T.
Francesco Donadello

Mastered by James Plotkin and Marco Milanesio.


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Dischi di Plastica(ITA)
stella*nera (ITA)
Moving Records & Comics (ITA)
Grey Sparkle (ITA)

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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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