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Random Alarms EP

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This EP came from the urge to try something completely new and different from the music I used to listen and make. It took me longer than a year, studying and looking into a lot of various genres in electronic music, for these five songs to find a concrete form.

Last year's album, "ástarsaga", was an intense and an exhausting intimate emotional journey that took me more than I can ever retrieve. For everything it meant to me, I consider that my "ultimate pop album" and from the moment that album came out, It was clear to me I couldn't keep making the same kind of music anymore. There, the romantic-melancholic-pop style that drove all my releases was at its fullest state.

so this EP arose slowly since then, from diverse electronic experimentations and from the learning and sharing techniques and ideas with other independent musicians around the world. The usual melancholic guitar riffs and arpeggios that crafted my music on previous albums were then replaced by dance beats, glitchy rythms and heavy electro bass lines.

"Random Alarms" suggests something annoying, something we can't get rid of, like an inevitable bewildering feeling; or the loss of the sense of belonging after having been to too many different places in a short time. Just like the creative process these songs went through to be born, ideas and inspirations came from any place, any time, without a definite form or purpose, but always through life-changing experiences. You end up not knowing where you are or where you belong to anymore; you are only sure of where you are heading for.

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released 20 November 2013

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All songs written and produced by André Graciotti

mastered by Lutiani Donatelli
final mix on "Pilgrim In a Cage" by Luis Calil

lead vocals on "Uneven" by Sinéad McCarthy (soundcloud.com/sinny_mac)

drone intro on "A Moment Rather than a Place" by Gimu (gimu.bandcamp.com), and orchestral arrangements by Andrew Bennet (factoreight.bandcamp.com)
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passage on "A Moment Rather than a Place" taken from the novel "Invisible Cities", by Italo Calvino.
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all my gratitude to everyone who had influenced me during the long and rich creative process of this EP. They know who they are.

For the complete audio-visual experience, please visit: cellardoor.com.br

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cellardoor São Paulo, Brazil

A solo project by brazilian musician André Graciotti, cellardoor tries to build deeply emotional songs - pop music with a relentless sense of drama and melancholy.
Influences come from the sweet dark pop from The Cure and Beach House; the soundtrack-like landspaces from Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor; until the high-detailed electronic textures from Depeche Mode and Radiohead
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Track Name: Dystopia
I have got to fight the feeling that lets me down
Track Name: Pilgrim In a Cage
I am stranded
I am hopeless
waited so long to resign
you always knew I would be the one
who would one day leave them all behind

I have seen the brightest days
I have walked the darkest nights
but what they told the world would be
was nothing more than a misguide
I have seen all my old fears
turn themselves into desires
I can’t get loose
so would you help me now?

help me to become now
what I could never be

I have seen the brightest days
I have walked the darkest nights
but what they told the world would be
was nothing more than a misguide
god has vanished from the seas
and from the clouds in the sky
I can’t get loose
so would you help me now?

so help me now
Track Name: Uneven (feat.Sinéad McCarthy)
All I know
there's a need
I couldn't take
so missed the beat
we're dancers on thin ice
heedless and unwise

All I know
it's tearing me
the fear to know
who I might be
if every thrill I can find
is born and soonly dies

I never said "it's what I needed"
All the things I can't explain

Can we work out our little time
to mend all asymmetry
together again?
And work out this little time
these uneven heartbeats
uneven thoughts in mind?

All I know
it's chosen me
and I refused all harmony
when it seems to be settling down
it starts to fall apart

I never said "it's what I needed"
All the things I can't explain

Can we work out our little time
to mend all asymmetry
together again?
And work out this little time
these uneven heartbeats
uneven thoughts in mind?

Are we the same me and you?

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All I love deeply in my heart
will disappear as it did before

Hear the words within
Are we the same me and you?
Track Name: A Moment Rather Than a Place (feat.Gimu and Factor Eight)
“...entra numa cidade; vê alguém numa praça que vive uma vida ou um instante que poderiam ser seus; ele podia estar no lugar daquele homem se tivesse parado no tempo tanto tempo atrás, ou se tanto tempo atrás numa encruzilhada tivesse tomado uma estrada em vez de outra e depois de uma longa viagem se encontrasse no lugar daquele homem e naquela praça. Agora, desse passado real ou hipotético, ele está excluído; não pode parar; deve prosseguir até uma outra cidade em que outro passado aguarda por ele, ou algo que talvez fosse um possível futuro e que agora é o presente de outra pessoa. Os futuros não realizados são apenas ramos do passado: ramos secos. Os outros lugares são espelhos em negativo. O viajante reconhece o pouco que é seu descobrindo o muito que não teve e o que não terá.”

(from "Invisible Cities", novel by Italo Calvino)