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Complicated Life - YouTube

On this mix, a huge inspiration came from Max Meazza’s sublime, early work for the Solid Air Record label – whom I’ll circle back to (fate permitting, in the future). Specifically, the mix’s opening track that I borrow the title from. 

 

“Complicated Life” was written in 1986 as a touching tribute to the late, great Nick Drake at a time Nick was, seemingly, quite forgotten. In atmosphere, music, and in plain-sung words Max captured perfectly the reason many people were touched by Nick’s music and life. Rather than deify the man, his humanity was understood as it was – complicated.

 

And I thought this beatific sentiment, this beatific expression, ever-present in Max’s music and in that of others, could be of use to anyone who (heaven forbid) is going through a similar trying time. Sometimes who we love and miss are those whose life itself contained such multitudes. It seems, the “art of living” stems directly from the worth ever-present in the root word found in our vocabulary for complicated, comfort, and comprehension

Life sure is something isn’t it? I imagine, many of you who’ve experienced a great loss in their life (or are experiencing another one, as I am, at the time of this writing) can understand the course of feelings one goes through. They’re complicated. You can call it a certain numbness. Bouts of intense heartache, anger, transition to those of extreme focus, resolve, and dissolve into brief bouts of withdrawal and malaise. Periods of deep nostalgia feed into many sleepless nights. What you try to do is find a positive outlet to explore this complicated world of love and loss. To cope, in such a simple term. To find a way forward. It’s something I tried to comprehend through my latest Digging Deep mix for LYL Radio.
Since I was a child, I think, I’ve felt music has been the perfect vessel to understand and empathize with others. So, when I’m able to share what I like with others, and describe the “why” of it, it’s (in some way) my way of expressing my self to the “self” of others. In essence, using music to form important invisible connections to those we’ve yet to meet.
“Complicated Life” was written in 1986 as a touching tribute to the late, great Nick Drake at a time Nick was, seemingly, quite forgotten. In atmosphere, music, and in plain-sung words Max captured perfectly the reason many people were touched by Nick’s music and life. Rather than deify the man, his humanity was understood as it was – complicated.
And I thought this beatific sentiment, this beatific expression, ever-present in Max’s music and in that of others, could be of use to anyone who (heaven forbid) is going through a similar trying time. Sometimes who we love and miss are those whose life itself contained such multitudes. It seems, the “art of living” stems directly from the worth ever-present in the root word found in our vocabulary for complicated, comfort, and comprehension.
While nothing lasts forever. Imperfection is perfection. In the end, experiencing loss meant you actually had something or someone to value. It’s that value of love’s perfect mix that I hope is something you can easily remember, at least, take with you for the next hour…
Complicated Life
Tracklist:
Max Meazza – Complicated Life
Antonello Salinas & Nana Vasconcelos – Lester
Steve Beresford His Piano & Orchestra – I Was There
Hidefumi Toki (土岐英史) – Magic In The Night
Lucio Dalla & Gianni Morandi – Cuori Di Gesu
Minox – Purgatoryo
Javier Zuazu – Silencio Blanco
Botany 5 – Shadows And Dreams
Alice – Cieli Del Nord
Chika Ueda (上田知華) – ガラスのマリアージュ
Jay H. Alanski – Where I’ll Be With You
Yasuko Agawa (阿川泰子) – It’s Easy To Remember

 

 

 

 

 

Massimo Stella - C'e Una Donna Sola - YouTube

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Massimo Stella’s “C’e Una Donna Sola” sees touches of mediterranean fusion intermingling with romantic disco and galactic AOR. Sometimes planetarium synthscapes, orgasmic diva moans, and polyrhythmic guitar and piano patterns dance over prog basslines and bongo-led lizard funk drum jams as keyboard star-trails ascend towards the sky. Elsewhere, pleading vocals pull at the heart, heatwave pads wiggle and squiggle, and Rhodes chords skip on sunbeams while octave basslines anchor energetic disco rhythmics. And after some evil vocal chanting and enigmatic angel cooing, we flash into a section of anthemic phaser brass riffing and kaleidoscopic piano soloing before working towards a climax of prog fusion pyrotechnics

 

At the top of the C-side, Massimo Stella's 'C'è Una Donna Sola' explores another Growing Bin speciality - acceptable fusion. This sweet Mediterranean shuffler makes a delightful defence of jazz's most maligned sub-genre before the esoteric, organic and new age flavours intensify on Trimolo's 'Tempo 100', a subtle groover topped by breezy flute and clipped guitar licks. Moving from woodland to wave, Basso introduces a man who definitely wore his sunglasses at night, unsung synth popper Diedel. Eerie and emotional, 'Wo Seid Ihr' is the sound of Don Johnson driving that white Spyder down the autobahn at night.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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listen to the samples 

CALLING JOHN by SOLID WEATHER - DistroKid

 
 

 

Listen to the samples

EARLY YEARS by MAX MEAZZA - DistroKid

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New EP available on all the digital stores soon 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hollywood Girl

LICENSE TO DRIVE

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NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE ON ALL THE DIGITAL STORES

"Driving to the stars" Feat.Quint Starkie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Japan Edition 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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    Remastered  available on all the digital stores

Featuring Skip Battin of The Byrds 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Remastered available on the digital stores

Max Meazza’s “C’e Una Donna Sola” sees touches of mediterranean fusion intermingling with romantic disco and galactic AOR. Sometimes planetarium synthscapes, orgasmic diva moans, and polyrhythmic guitar and piano patterns dance over prog basslines and bongo-led lizard funk drum jams as keyboard star-trails ascend towards the sky. Elsewhere, pleading vocals pull at the heart, heatwave pads wiggle and squiggle, and Rhodes chords skip on sunbeams while octave basslines anchor energetic disco rhythmics. And after some evil vocal chanting and enigmatic angel cooing, we flash into a section of anthemic phaser brass riffing and kaleidoscopic piano soloing before working towards a climax of prog fusion pyrotechnics

 

New EP  CANYON DRIVE 

Available on all the digital stores

1 Inflammable  2  Remorse

3  Night Influence  4  Desire Code

5  Jean Seberg Smile

 

All tracks arranged by Nicola Demontis ( 1 , 2 )

Leonard Wolf  ( 4 )  and Max Meazza ( 3 , 5 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remastered available on all the digital stores

 

 

 

 

 

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New single  There's a better way  Feat.Loveshadow

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 IMOGENE  Feat.Airtone

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The Years Back 

MAX MEAZZA & PUEBLO

Remastered 

Featuring  ROB TOGNONI and unrealised Live tracks

 

 

THE NEW ALBUM 

"TOGETHER LIKE A CAR CRASH"  OUT TODAY 

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Together Like A Car Crash   Album credits
 
1  Together like a car crash   Feat. Allie Keck
    ( Max Meazza )
Guitars, Rhodes,Synth, Bass,Drums : Nicola Demontis
2  Pascanel ( Get back home )  
    ( John Martyn )
Guitars,Rhodes,Synth,Bass,Drums : Nicola Demontis 
3  Lonely   Feat. Alisa Joe 
    ( Anita Baker )
Rhodes,Piano,Guitars,Bass,Drums : Leonard Wolf
Guitars : Nicola Demontis
4  The beating of your wings 
    ( Max Meazza )
Guitars,Rhodes,Synth,Bass,Drums : Nicola Demontis 
5  Feel you in my bones  
    ( Max Meazza )
Rhodes,Piano,Guitars,Bass,Drums : Leonard Wolf
6  Falling in the dark  Feat.Leonard Wolf
    ( Max Meazza )
Rhodes,Piano,Guitars,Bass,Drums,Strings : Leonard Wolf
7  Jil Sander Sun
    ( Max Meazza )
Guitars,Synth : Max Meazza
8  Solid air   Feat.Rob Tognoni
    ( John Martyn )
Rhodes : Fabio Roveroni
Organ : Stefano Pulga
Guitar : Rob Tognoni
Bass,Guitar : Mirko Giani
Drums : Enrico Ferraresi 
9  A kiss before sunrise 
    ( Max Meazza )
Rhodes,Synth : Atreyu's Horse
Guitar : Max Meazza 
Desolation Angels  2019
    
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