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Pretty And Unsafe

by Marta Collica

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Little Gods 03:44
Mavy Sad 02:07
Faded Bloom 04:06
A Motel Song 03:22
Great View 02:59


"...Marta, on the other hand, is a voice of moon dust, trepid keyboards, sour and grumpy guitars (by the excellent guests Basile, Parish, Race), melancholy rumbling in a languorous Beth Gibbons (Great View), rough malice by Kim Carnes distilled (He's Tellin Me All), the alternation of grace and torment wet by a mellotron and bewitching guitar crosses (the wonderful title track). Everything in this album seems to respect the delivery of moderation, restlessness held in check but never pacified, if possible made more tense by the sweet-agra phlegm of ballads caressed by the cello (Little Gods), the velvety pitfalls of steel guitar (Faded Bloom), the smooth enchantment of nenie lo-fi (Mavy Sad), of blues that surrender funk (F.). R.I.E.N.D.S.) or vaporize mother-of-pearl blues (Umpteenth Blue).
No clamor then, but the elusive density of those who make it a matter of persistence and details, of hidden depth, of circumspect palpitations. Marta Collica, yes."

"....Marta, invece, è una voce di polvere di luna, tastiere trepide, chitarre acide e scontrose (a cura degli ospiti eccellenti Basile, Parish, Race), malanimo che rimbomba in un languore Beth Gibbons (Great View), ruvide malizie da Kim Carnes distillata (He’s Tellin Me All), l’alternarsi di grazia e tormento bagnati da un mellotron e ammalianti incroci di chitarra (la stupenda title track). Tutto in questo disco sembra voler rispettare la consegna della moderazione, dell’irrequietezza tenuta a freno ma giammai pacificata, anzi se possibile resa più tesa dalla flemma dolce-agra di ballad carezzate dal violoncello (Little Gods), dalle vellutate insidie di steel guitar (Faded Bloom), dall’incanto mellifluo di nenie lo-fi (Mavy Sad), di blues sciroccati che capitolano funk (F.R.I.E.N.D.S) o vaporizzano mestizie madreperla (Umpteenth Blue).
Nessun clamore quindi, ma l’inafferrabile densità di chi ne fa una questione di persistenze e dettagli, di profondità dissimulata, di circospette palpitazioni. Marta Collica, già."

Pretty and Unsafe review by Stefano Solventi for Sentire Ascoltare (IT)


released June 10, 2020

Songs 1,2,4 mixed by Daniele Grasso at The Cave, Catania.
Songs 6,8,9,10 mixed by John Parish at Toy Box Studios, Bristol and at The Cave, Catania.
Songs 3,5 recorded at home ( Catania, Berlin ) by Marta and Dougald Jayes, 8 recorded at Peter's ( Rotterdam )
Mastered at The Cave by Daniele Grasso.

Bass – Giorgia Poli (tracks: 9), Hugo Race (tracks: 4,6)
Cello – Enrico Sorbello (tracks: 1)
Drum – Cesare Basile
Guitar – Cesare Basile, Hugo Race (tracks: 1, 5, 9), John Parish (tracks: 6, 8, 9, 10), Marta Collica (tracks: 5)
Mastered By – Daniele Grasso
Mellotron – Hugo Race (tracks: 2), John Parish (tracks: 9)
Mixed By – Daniele Grasso (tracks: 1, 2, 4), John Parish (tracks: 6, 8, 9, 10)
Vocals, Keyboards, guitar – Marta Collica


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Marta Collica Berlin, Germany

Marta Collica is an Italian songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist

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- “Her lyrics are a search for the voice of the streets at night. -
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