Black Hearts in Black Suits

The idea of the ‘Black Hearts in Black Suits’ appeared, as the frontman of SPIRITUAL FRONT Simone Salvatori and Stefano Puri started to get in touch again after seven years, when they recorded together the album ‘Armageddon Gigolo’. “The initial idea was to record a bunch of piano/vocals songs as a re start. Slowly this collaboration started to take a bigger form unless it became a sort of real opera with strings and choir.” – Simone says. Even if the album came out with the label “Spiritual Front” – forget everything you heard before by this band. There is neither a suicidal Neofolk of ‘Armageddon Gigolo’, nor the dirty pop-cabaret of ‘Rotten Roma Casino’.

Arranged with classical piano and other real instruments and formed by Simone’s vocals and choir this album is rather a theatrical musical drama. Maybe this piece isn’t for the stage of the Milan opera house “La Scala”, but it is already too big for MP3 format. The album is out on vinyl as well. And this is for good, because you possibly will have a wish to listen to this marvellous work in the best quality. You’ll dream about this album, you’ll listen to it and forget about everything in this world, swallowing every tiny detail and blessing every minute of listening to it. As for the lyrics, the songs are telling the stories of difficult love relationships: love agony, jealousy, passion, sexuality, love addiction, sickness – everything what poets of all the times and nationalities tried to describe. The main inspiration was Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the legendary German director. The cherry on that pie is interpretation of the song ‘Each Man kills the Thing he loves’ (lyrics by Oscar Wilde, music by Peer Raben), which is the leitmotif of the Fassbinder’s film ‘Querell’, and SPIRITUAL FRONT creativity as well (you’ll find that lyrics, for example, in the booklet of the album ‘Armageddon Gigolo’).

Listening to this album could be as challenging, as when you’re looking up into the skies and realize, that you’re so little and unimportant in this huge universe. The ‘Black Hearts…’ is so big and beautiful, that there is no chance to overvalue it. Dear music lovers with black hearts, how many times have you asked yourself, if the modern musicians are able for something real and impressive? I’m happy to find a positive answer on this. And if you are ready for the real thing – open your ears and hearts for the ‘Black Hearts in Black Suits’.

(c)Reflections of Darkness

Tracks list:

1. Requiem AEternum (2:47)

Inside of me there is no truth
A street that won’t change after all
Grant me today a better change
May everything remain the same
My gaze among dirty glasses
And many stupid fake intentions
Where’s progress when you talk of me?
Am I brave enough to change?

Should I believe u again?
Your mom would have preferred a better life for you
She’s right cause a loser remains a loser anyway
And you know it too
But life’s too long when you
Can’t achieve anything
Few coins to shut their mouths
Too long when you

Can’t adore anything
Too many drinks to shut my mouth today
Give me a drink and some love crumbs
If I would die now in your arms
Would you see what I see?
I will be able to surrender
Because it’s how you like me
I wanna give you what you deserve
Do you still need me in your bed?
Take him, or chose another one

I never meant to run away
I will work hard if I need to
Paying love ifhave to
Obey if it could make me
Nice toeverybody’s eyes
And then I’ll leave or praise
But life’s too long when you
Can’t achieve anything

Few coins to shut their mouths
Too long when you
Can’t adore anything
Too many drinks to shut my mouth today
Remember? Do you remember?
But I would never like to talk about the past
It could make us even more tired and bored

Swept away by the sense of guilt that carried me
I’ve tried to be better a man but far from you all
Don’t mention love, don t mention love
Remember? Doyou remember? Don’ t mention love

3. Martha (2:17)

I was just curious to see you
I spent a lil’money for you
Cause I knew you wouldn’t have last for a while
It’s sad to sad but you had few chances to succeed
Would you wear elegant?
Your ruined but shining shoes
If only your will would be enough to make us-satisfied
I’m living every wild desire like it would be
I’m living every wild desire like it would be eternally yours
Chose ‘em if you want
Never so far from a constant pale love
Would they give you real certainties?
How much should you give me of your real sexuality?
I’m desperately looking for you
Never so far from the light
Everything will be different tomorrow
And every time I swear there won’t be anyone else
Those like us stink of destiny
Help me unlessyou should
And then no I won’t have any questions
Maybe until the unwelcome tomorrow
I’m livingevery wild desire like it would be
I’m living every wild desire like it would be eternally yours

5. Veronika (3:14)
6. The Only Sin (5:23)
7. Dies Irae (1:04)

To forget is to survive
Destroy ourselves for not loving anymore
Will you make my pain revive feeding it with yoursmile
With a lie tomake you come back
Do you want me as me man or want me as a girl?
Then I deceive myself
Let everything remain the same
Let all my work be blamed
And my name mean shame

I’ve been deceived by your kindness
Flattered by your vague promise and desires
Adore the vile who adore us deceived so easily
And Make my heart of stone and resignation
I remain emotionless
Cut my throat while I face our agony
I deceive myself to serve you again

I’ll be far from you all Chased away and blamed
Just ready tobe sacrificed
no father to imitate no mother to blame
Naked I implore you to not leave me
You who seat upon on your throne
I will lie next to you like the sacrificial lamb

There’s no forgiveness if you have denied yourself
Even if you are disgusted by me
Your life values more than mine
How could you love me or hate before you havecomprehended me?

There’s no forgiveness if you can’t renegade yourself
Oh let everything remain the same

9. Erwing (3:05)
10. I Just Can't Have Nothing (9:01)
11. Lacrimosa (1:12)
12. I Believe I Was Yours (5:26)
13. Franz (1:52)

Who consumed my dreams?
Who hide my name
for not being idolized?

May I be deprived
of every virtue or praise
May every petty
recrimination decry
all my history

I will choose
I will choose the death
That’s the way
That’s the way to love
love life
May this life would look like you

I will choose
I will choose the death
That’s the way
That’s the way to love
love life
May this life would look like you

Every man has the right to fail
you should grant
And you should grant it to me now

You convinced me
to wave useless flags
To immolate me for
an ideal that never existed

Curve on my flesh
the seal of the most
miserable end
But never deny
that you really loved me

Remember me if you can
Remember, remember

I will choose
I will choose the death
That’s the way
That’s the way to love
love life
May this life would look like you

I will choose
I will choose the death
That’s the way
That’s the way to love
love life
May this life would look like you

Every man has the right to fail
you should grant
And you should grant it to me now

Every man has the right to fail
you should grant
And you should grant it to me now

15. Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves (4:59)

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Released: November 13, 2015

Label: Rustblade Label

Music (conceived, composed, arranged and conducted): Stefano Puri (except “Each man kills the things he loves:: words by Oscar Wilde, music by Peer Raben)

Worlds: Simone Salvatori

Recorded by Fabio Colucci at “Herzog Studios”, 2013

Produced by Fabio Colucci, Stefano Puri, Simone Salvatori

Symposium Ensamble

Patrizia De Carlo: violin I

Roberta Pelmigiani: violin II

Eleonora Grasso: viola

Francesco Marquez: cello

The Black Hearts’ Choir

Alessia Scarabotti: soprano I

Giula Trabucchi: soprano II

Chciara Bulgarini: alto I

Adalgisa Condoluci: alto II

Antonio Culicigno: tenor

Allesio Trillò: baritone

Simone Cappelli: bass

Artwork by Gianni “Ian” Puri

Photography by Antonio Culicigno

Reviews

“Black Hearts in Black Suits” is an unusual album. It is not music that you can listen to in the background, by the way. It is not music, which you can pass by indifferently.

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