Stopping is like death. Without conflicts, life fades away, and without periodic infringement of desires, a person degrades. Happiness is with those who do not depend on stability, those who know how to lose gain peace and do not depend on what they strive for.
Unique album! Deep and superficial at the same time, filled with search, transformation and gaining.
Francesco Maria Narcisi - Wanderer
Wayfarer, your footsteps are the path and nothing more; wayfarer, the path does not exist, the journey is made by walking. Walking you make the journey
and looking back, we see the path that will never again be trampled. Wanderer does not exist the way but only trails in the sea.
Wanderer LP | Francesco Maria Narcisi
"Every man, in the course of his brief existence, must choose eternally between sleepless hope and wise renunciation of all hope, between the pleasures of anarchy and those of order, between the Titan and the Olimpico. Choose between them, or be able to compose, among them, the harmony "
M.Yourcenar - Memories of Adriano
It is not necessarily the physical places through which we unfold our path those that make us travelers, although the genesis of this work lies in a period in which I needed changes that were not only internal but also of place and environment. We are wayfarers because they are restless and in constant search for balance. We struggle to achieve stability, but as soon as we find a glimmer of peace and we calm down, here we are taken away or we tear it up by ourselves out of impatience. Wanderer lives on conflicts and distortions, it is the representation of the awareness of the fact that there is not only peace, but the need for contrasts and acceptance of anxiety as an indispensable part of the vital spirit.
Viandante, sono le tue orme il sentiero e niente più; viandante, non esiste il cammino, il cammino si fa camminando. Camminando si fa il cammino
e girando indietro lo sguardo si vede il sentiero che mai più si tornerà a calpestare. Viandante non esiste il cammino ma solamente scie nel mare.
Wanderer Francesco Maria Narcisi
“Ogni uomo, nel corso della sua breve esistenza, deve scegliere eternamente tra la speranza insonne e la saggia rinuncia a ogni speranza, tra i piaceri dell’anarchia e quelli dell’ordine, tra il Titano e l’Olimpico. Scegliere tra essi, o riuscire a comporre, tra essi, l’armonia”
M.Yourcenar –Memorie di Adriano
Non sono necessariamente i luoghi fisici attraverso i quali dispieghiamo il nostro cammino quelli che ci rendono viandanti, sebbene la genesi di questo lavoro si collochi in un periodo in cui necessitavo di cambiamenti non solo interiori ma anche di luogo e d’ambiente. Siamo viandanti perché inquieti e alla ricerca perenne di equilibrio. Lottiamo per raggiungere una stabilità, ma appena troviamo uno spiraglio di pace e ci acquietiamo, ecco che ci viene tolta o ce la strappiamo da soli per insofferenza. Wanderer vive di conflitti e distorsioni, è la rappresentazione della presa di coscienza del fatto che non esiste sola pace, ma necessità di contrasti e accettazione dell’inquietudine come parte indispensabile dello spirito vitale.
I.I A Quiet Turmoil
I.II Look For An Old Balance
I.III In The Drop
II A Collapsed Counterpoint
III.III Endless Spaces
IIII The Principle Of Polarity
a note from the artist:
"I believe that nothing can better express the desire to go beyond one's own borders, which in German is described by the term “Wanderlust”, that the journey, made 50 years ago, by a handful of men, to reach the surface of the Moon.
In 2015, I let myself be led by this feeling, to work on an album that only now sees the light. Time has passed, but, on second thought, perhaps this year was the year to release this album that talks about journey and other, full of beauty, things." - Francesco Maria Narcisi
released August 27, 2019
Composed, performed, produced and mixed by Francesco Maria Narcisi from May to September 2015.
Mastered by Lawrence English at 158 – November 2015.
One of my top 3 favorite albums of the year. Its not very often and artist brand new to you can have such a profound impact on you. I can't even count how many times I've listened to this album since I stumbled upon it. Haunting, soothing, and deeply moving at the same time, this album truly relates the feeling of loosing a connection with someone or something you love, better than a lot of albums I've heard that have tried to. Animalman
Beautiful, quiet soundscapes with a little harmonic content and repetitive, grand sequences of notes. Slight hints of noise and sounds from daily life sometimes spice up the framework, but never intrude or take the foreground. The result is a deeply peaceful experience that fills out the space you are floating in without ever grabbing your attention. Majestic in it's minimalism. Koen Veldeman