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Uncomfortable News From The Moon

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UNCOMFORTABLE NEWS FROM THE MOON is a record about the smallness and folly of humankind.
You won't need to read between the lines.

Dedicated to the memory of George Carlin, one of the brightest minds of our time, and Bob Casale and Alan Myers of Devo, one of the bravest bands ever.

Produced by Fabio Trentini
Co-produced by Markus Reuter
Mixed by Fabio Trentini and Markus Reuter @ FabLabs, Italy
Mastered by Modo Bierkamp
Cover by Elisa Fabris
Pic of Fabio Trentini by Francesco Desmaele
Cover pic: ©Crazy80frog / dreamstime.com

Engineered by Fabio Trentini @ FabLabs, except for:
Markus Reuter's Touch Guitar® recorded and produced by Markus and Lee Fletcher in Innsbruck, Austria, and Berlin, Germany
Pat Mastelotto's drums recorded by Pat in Austin, TX, USA
Lisa Fletcher's vocals arranged, recorded and produced by Lee Fletcher in Paignton, UK
Steve Farris' guitar recorded and produced by Paul DeVilliers in Rossland, BC, Canada
Tim Pierce's guitar recorded @ his studio in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Steve George's piano and soprano saxophone recorded in Sedona, AZ, USA
Tony Levin's bass recorded by Tony in Kingston, NY, USA
Simon Michael Schmitt's drums recorded by Simon Michael @ Great Hall studio in Buttenheim, Germany
Luca Casagranda's drums recorded by Fabio Trentini, Luca Casagranda and John Casagranda @ Luca's studio in Trento, Italy
Milan Polak's guitar recorded by Milan @ his studio in Udine, Italy
Tim Motzer's guitar recorded in Philadelphia, PA, USA

All songs composed by Fabio Trentini and published by Copyright Control, except for "Union" (music by Fabio Trentini and William Dotto), and "Beautiful World" composed by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, published Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC.

Thank You:
My wife and my family, Markus and Pat for opening once again the door to my dreams, all the awesome musicians, artists and producers involved in this project and all the good people and friends who support Moonbound.
Special thanks to my old pals Modo Bierkamp and Milan Polak, Vince Font @ The Dividing Line Broadcast Network.

Fabio Trentini plays Markbass amps and D'Addario strings.

www.moonbound-music.com
www.fabiotrentini.com
www.markusreuter.com
www.unsung-productions.com

(p) & (c) 2015 Moonbound/Fabio Trentini

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released October 30, 2017

AS LONG AS THE DREAM IS REAL
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

As long as the dream is real
Our future has no boundaries
For all we do makes sense
And our goals are well in sight

As long as the dream is real
There's nothing to be afraid of
No hidden ticking bombs
No threats up in the sky

Cause all we know
Feels alright
There's no reason to fear the night

As long as the dream is real
The world revolves around us
And when we lose our way
We rely on our third eye

As long as the dream is real
Don't let ourselves be bothered
Our ship is doing great
Led by captains from on high

And all we know
Seems alright
There's no reason to fear the night

Lisa Fletcher: lead and backing vocals
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe
Jeff Collier: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, upright electric bass, keyboards, programming

HERO AND ZERO
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

So you chose the red pill
Welcome to this glorious new world
A place of wonders
Where you can see swine selling pearls
I'm sorry to tell you that
Nothing is quite what it seems
Everything's tweaked to live in a dream

Everywhere we go we must cover our back cause
Ethics and principles have gone to the wall
There's a thin line between hero and zero
Is there in this country a swindle-free area at all?

You will find saviours
Dealing in the name of god
But don't expect to find miracles
Behind the façade
Nothing is as we were told, if you dig to the core
Not even what we learned about the 2nd world war

Every step we take we must cover our back cause
Ethics and principles have gone to the wall
Where is the line between hero and zero?
Is there in this system a swindle-free area at all?

Everything we say we must cover our back cause
Ethics and principles have gone to the wall
Is there a line between hero and zero?
Is there on this planet a swindle-free area at all?

Luca Casagranda: drums
Tim Motzer: lead guitar
Lisa Fletcher: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, 12-string bass, guitars, vocoder

UNION
(Music: Fabio Trentini, William Dotto - Words: Fabio Trentini)

Safe in our homes
Outside our window the world as we know it still looks OK
Feeling somehow secure
Taking for granted that things will be better

But the concerns of today
Are here to stay
Constitutions can be deceived and thrown away

Life can change in the blink of an eye
What if our future's unlit and our freedom's a lie?
Away
From the dream of a sheltering sky
Worried to lose what we've got adding fuel to the fire

Trusting their words
We're holding on to the hope someday everything will be fine
Trusting our minds
Way too diverted to listen to our hearts

But what feels awkward today
Is going to stay
All conventions are there to be infringed and burned away

Life can end in the blink of an eye
What if our future's a swindle and freedom's a lie?
Away
From our dream of a sheltering sky
We've been told that we'll lose all we've got adding fuel to the fire

Pat Mastelotto: drums, log drum
William Dotto: electric guitar
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe
Jeff Collier: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, bass, 12-string acoustic guitar, keyboards, synthetic drums, programming

THE SACRED FLAME
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

Heroes of today
Trying hard to give a sense
To what they say
Soundtracks of a time
Of talents digging in the grime
But no one cares…

Dazzled by their skills
Competence is all you need
To fit the bill
Appalled by my own words
Criticism seems absurd
When all looks OK

So I say...

Maybe I'm just old
All that glitters might be gold
But somehow nothing feels as it should be
Maybe I'm obsessed
Surely we all do our best
But where's the sacred flame in all of this?

Heroes of the past
Back on track for one last time
For one last thrill
There's something in their eyes
Some special vibe although they're all
Over the hill

So I sit here and ask myself
Is it just romantic slush
Or maybe a spell?
All I know is that
Those old voices, those old songs
Still burn like hell

So I say...

Maybe I'm just old
All that glitters might be gold
But somehow nothing feels as it should be
Maybe I'm obsessed
Surely we all do our best
But where's the sacred flame in all of this?

Tim Pierce: lead guitar
Lisa Fletcher: lead and backing vocals
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, bass, electric guitar, synth guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel, talking drum, udu drum, programming

CHEETAH CONQUERS THE MOON (PART ONE)
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

A giant leap for mankind
An even bigger leap for apes
No matter what it'll be tomorrow
No matter how much blood it takes
We're not afraid to step…

Over the line
Over the line

Giant steps for mankind
Or is it just a leap of faith?
Is it our salvation
Or just a way to seal our fate?
Still we never hesitate to step…

Over the line
Over the line

Steve Farris: lead guitar, baritone guitar
Simon Michael Schmitt: drums, percussion
Pat Mastelotto: additional drums, talking drum
Lisa Fletcher: lead and backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, fretless bass, synth guitar, leslie guitar, keyboards, synthetic drums

THE REAL LONELINESS
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

You could face your life and be a strong man
Or retreat and hide your head in the sand
You could wear a smile to mask a frown

You might search for bliss from bed to bed
Cheat your senses for fear of being sad
Never say "I love you" not to be bound

You could go and live your whole life for your own sake
You could spend your time doing whatever you like
You could own an aeroplane or buy the whole town
But the real loneliness might hunt you down

You might find your peace in family life
Be a good father and honour your wife
Stay home and be safe and sound

You could trust your nation and all its laws
Be a hero and fight for the cause
Sacrifice yourself and stick around

You might decide to live all your life for your neighbour
You could give your money to those who need help
Turning into happiness the thorns of your crown
Still the real loneliness might hunt you down

Steve George: piano, soprano saxophone
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe
Pat Mastelotto: tambourine
Luca Casagranda: percussion
Denise Morandi: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, Mellotron

GET ALONG
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

They demand to tell you what to think
And what you shouldn't say
They want you to follow, they want you
To waste your brain away

Don't tell me
What is right or wrong
Cause I know
How to get along

They pretend to care for you
They keep repeating on TV
They hide their commissions
They disguise all what you shouldn't see

Don't tell me
What is right or wrong
Cause I know
How to get along

They have found their ways
To let you believe this world is true and free
They feel on the safe side
Cause they know you'll hardly disagree

Don't tell me
What is right or wrong
Cause I know
How to get along

Don't tell me
What is right or wrong
Don't bother me
And let me sing this song

Simon Michael Schmitt: drums, percussion
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe
Paolo Vettorello: Hammond organ, Mellotron
Jeff Collier: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, bass, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitars, additional keyboards

GUIDANCE
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

On this little spot, lost in a billion stars of billions of stars
We need your guidance
In this little world, lost in a billion worlds of billions of worlds
We need your words

On this lonely path, lost in a billion steps of a billion feet
We need this comfort
On this leaky boat, caught in a billion waves of a billion seas
Life could be worse

Tell us what we want to hear
And give us what we want to have
Tell us what we need to know
And give us what we deserve

In this black, cold night, lost in a billion nights of somebody's nightmare
We trust your voice
In this endless war, lost in a billion screams of a billion wars
We'll do what must be done

Tell us what we want to hear
And give us what we want to have
Tell us what we need to know
And give us what we deserve

In this rising fever, careless of a billion stories already told
We'll kiss your ring
And in this painful noise, louder than the silence of a billion graveyards
We know we're not alone

Tell us what we want to hear
And give us what we want to have
Tell us what we need to know
And give us what we deserve

Tony Levin: bass
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe
Milan Polak: electric guitar
Jeff Collier: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, kalimba, keyboards, synthetic drums, programming

BEAUTIFUL WORLD
(Music & Words: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale)

It's a beautiful world we live in
A sweet romantic place
Beautiful people everywhere
The way they show they care
Makes me want to say
It's a beautiful world

For you…

It's a wonderful time to be here
It's nice to be alive
Wonderful people everywhere
The way they comb their hair
Makes me want to say
It's a wonderful place

For you…

Tell me what I say
Boy 'n' girl with the new clothes on
You can shake it to me all night long

It's a beautiful world we live in…

…but it’s not for me

Pat Mastelotto: drums
Jeff Collier: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, bass, electric guitar, synth guitar, keyboards, vocoder, programming

ALMIGHTY GAME
(Music & Words: Fabio Trentini)

It's good to know
All the things that we shouldn't do
Good to forget all that we left behind
It's great to have
Someone near you to light your way
A place of shelter where we can let
Ourselves fall

Save me
Save my life
I could never find my way
Without you
Save me
Save my mind
Cause I could never stand
All I'm going through

It's good to find
All the answers in someone's book
It's great to have another chance to fail
It's good to share our devotion
Around the world
And to be part of this big
Almighty game

Save me
Save my life
I could never find my way
Without you
Save me
Save my mind
Cause I could never stand
All I have to do

Save me
Save my life
I could never find my way
Without you
Save me
Save my mind
Cause I could never stand the things
You want me to do

Pat Mastelotto: drums
Steve Farris: slide guitar, baritone guitar, rhythm guitar
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe solo and soundscapes
Jeff Collier: backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, upright electric bass, electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, synth guitar, keyboards, synthetic drums, programming

BONUS TRACK 2017 Edition:

ETHER
(Music: Fabio Trentini / Words: Jeff Collier)

Get my feet back on the ground
Back inside my shoes
Pull my head out of the clouds
Before I float away like some helium balloon

The world awaits me on the ground
All those things to do
But I just want to hang around
Up in the stratosphere taking in the view, and…

Breathin’
Her angelic fumes
Dizzy on the thin air as she floats around the room
Like ether
Cloudy and confused
God, I’ll need a parachute to get back down
On the ground

Skies are grey down on the ground
Not a trace of blue
Gravity just drags me down
No wonder I prefer a higher altitude
Up in the stratosphere taking in the view that…

She is
An angel twice removed
Devilish the way that she just floats around the room
Like ether
So pleasantly confused
God, I hope my parachute won’t let me down…

Sven Petri: drums
Jeff Collier: additional & backing vocals
Fabio Trentini: lead and backing vocals, bass, 6- and 12-string electric guitars, synth guitar, Hammond organ, percussion

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